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Research Seminar: The affective power of counter stories: Race critical pedagogy for thinking and feeling

Dr Samantha Schulz presenting "The affective power of counter stories: Race critical pedagogy for thinking and feeling".
Teaching for racial equity is important but challenging work. Despite its importance, such work remains largely optional in Australian schooling. Policy frameworks that reference ‘diversity’ or ‘racial inclusion’ tend to be conceptually limited and satisfied tokenistically. Genuine racial literacy requires confronting our differential investments and complicities in racism as structural violence. To support this work with Australian teachers requires negotiating the discomforts necessary for transformative learning.

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Research Seminar: Unsettling the reason of time: Indigenist epistemology and the child in the Australian Curriculum

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Dr. Stephen Kelly, Chief investigator in the ARC Discovery Project: Culturally Responsive Schooling (2022-2024) is co-presenting with Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney.

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A Decade of Wellbeing Education: Implications for Schools During the Disruption and Recovery from COVID-19

Mathew White

This research seminar explores the impact of wellbeing education - a growing international change initiative - in schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has now accelerated the scale of this challenge, revealing knowledge gaps in education systems, wellbeing policies and approaches.

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Teaching Individuation – towards a pedagogy of personality growth

Dr Robert Matthews

The field of education is something of a hybrid, continually incorporating insights from other disciplines such as psychology. Given educations emphasis on learning, the behavioural and cognitive psychologies have naturally dominated to date. In comparison the psychodynamic or depth psychological approaches have had limited impact in the education field. There are many reasons why this is so, and I am not arguing for a reversal of this score, however I do think the ground has been broken for a deeper influence in the future. 

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