Research Festival

6 – 10 June 2022

University of Canberra Research Festival

Faculty of Education

These events are targeted to Faculty of Education staff and students, but are also open to the general UC community. For all Research Festival open to the UC community go to the General Events page.

Learning to live ‘the good life’: Cultivating curiosity and building sustainable communities from an ethics of possibility

Date: Monday 6 June
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Location: Ann Harding Conference Centre

Drawing on her research in health, education and international development, and the work of members of the Centre for Sustainable Communities, Professor McKinnon discusses how curiosity-driven research and an ethics of possibility are crucial to efforts to build more-than-human communities that can flourish in the long term.

Faculty of Education Research Showcase

Date: Wednesday 8 June
Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
Location: Online and in person at Inspire Centre Seminar Rooms 1 and 2

Valuing diverse ways of knowing, being and doing: Learning for change
Centre for Sustainable Communities, Faculty of Education

A Collaborative Approach for Quality Physical Education in Early Childhood using a Personalised System of Instruction
Dr John Williams and Dr Michael Davies, Faculty of Education

Teaching for Country: Exploring transformative opportunities in initial teacher education through enacting Indigenous way of knowing being and doing
Dr Benny Wilson and Dr David Spillman

Morning tea

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Three Minute Thesis Heats — BGL, FAD & FOE

Date: Wednesday 8 June
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: 11B44

Come and support HDR candidates from the faculties of Business, Government & Law, Arts & Design, and Education, as they battle it out with 3 minute research pitches to convince the judges to fund their project.

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Faculty of Education HDR Milestone Seminars

Date: Friday 10 June
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Inspire Centre TEAL Room

Confirmation Seminar
Master of Education (Research) – Amy Dennis
Exploring teachers’ understanding of the personal and social capability in the secondary STEM environment

Morning tea

Introduction Seminar
PhD Candidate – Chris DeBritt
Data Literacy and Data Culture as Predicators for Sensemaking and Pedagogical Action

Pre-submission Seminar
PhD Candidate – Geoff Taylor
Citizenship Education in the classroom: How the orientations of effective experienced teachers influence their knowledge and practice

This event will be held on campus and online.

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Want to know more about the Research Festival? Email the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise at DVCR&

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