2021 Kevin Marjoribanks lecture, presented by Emeritus Laureate Professor John Hattie

On the 20th of October 2020, the School of Education was honoured to host Emeritus Laureate Professor John Hattie ONZM, Melbourne Graduate School of Education from the University of Melbourne and Chair of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leaders, to present the 2021 Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture. This year’s event occurred online due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Over 600 teachers, parents, government, independent and Catholic sectors in Victoria, Queensland, ACT and New South Wales, and worldwide, including the United Kingdom, United States. Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore joined this event. View the lecture on Youtube

Joining also were our VIP guests Mrs Janet Marjoribanks, Professor Timothy Marjoribanks, Professor Karen Farquharson and Genevieve Marjoribanks zooming in from Melbourne and the United Kingdom.

Emeritus Laureate Professor John Hattie's talk touched upon how COVID-19 has shown the power of parents knowing about the language of learning—outlining the 10 major mind frames for parents engaging with their children and the implications for schools. Discussion on how the mind frames relate to parents developing high expectations, making reasonable demands and being highly responsive, developing Professor Hattie highlighted a love of learning, knowing optimal feedback and valuing struggle and errors, knowing how to communicate with schools and teachers, and focusing on evaluating the impact on their students.

To learn more about Emeritus Laureate Professor John Hattie ONZM work in the field of Visible Learning, click here: https://visible-learning.org/

The Kevin Marjoribanks Memorial Lecture is named in honour of Professor Kevin Marjoribanks (1938 - 2006) who was appointed a Professor of Education at The University of Adelaide in 1974, served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide from 1987 to 1993, and retired as Dean of the School of Education in 2006. His life-long research focused on the analysis of inequalities in education. He was visiting scholar at universities such as the University of Oxford, Stanford University and Harvard University. Foundation Editor of the Oxford Review of Education and Australian Journal of Education.

For more information about Professor Kevin Marjoribanks, his career and research click here:  https://www.adelaide.edu.au/adelaidean/issues/12121/news12143.html

You may watch the recording of the Webinar

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