Events

2015 National Summit on Student Engagement, Learning & Behaviour

The 2015 Summit program included keynote presentations by Dr Andrew Martin, an expert in student motivation and engagement, Professor John Smyth, who specialises in pedagogies for disadvantaged school contexts, and Maxine McKew, who discussed the successes and challenges facing Australian classrooms.

2016 National Summit on Student Engagement, Learning & Behaviour

Experts including Professor Russell Skiba and Professor Stephen Lamb examined where and how “traditional” teacher-centred styles and strict school discipline have been tried previously, why they failed, and what we can and should do instead.

Oral language skills and the transition to literacy

This presentation outlines the developmental importance of early oral language competence, both for the emergence of prosocial interpersonal skills and for the transition to literacy in the first three years of school.

The Current State and Future of Inclusive Education

On 4 April 2017 at QUT Kelvin Grove, Prof. Roger Slee delivered a public lecture on the current state and future of inclusive education in Australia.

Teacher education for inclusive education: Form, content and impact

On Friday 30 June 2017, Associate Professor Elizabeth Walton delivered a public lecture which considered the form, content and impact of teacher education for inclusive education and argued that teacher education for inclusive education needs the development of a language of practice that is grounded in systematic, propositional professional knowledge.

2017 QUT Inclusive Education Forum – What do we need to DO to make inclusion happen?

On Wednesday 6 September 2017, #SELB hosted the Inclusive Education Forum in partnership with CRU, All Means All, and the Queensland Department of Education and Training.

Trauma Aware Schooling: Building Knowledge Skills and Practice

The inaugural Trauma Aware Schooling Conference took place on 15 & 16 October 2017 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Conference attendees discussed, learned about and responded to the issues of complex childhood trauma and the need for trauma aware practice in schools.

Why school is bad for us: lessons we need to learn

On Thursday 23 November 2017, visiting scholar, Professor Jonathan Rix (The Open University, UK) discussed how school can create divisions among learners and provided solutions as to how we can bridge the gap.

Communication is a human right: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

At this presentation, Professor McLeod discussed “Communication is a human right: Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

Assessment and learning for everyone: Taking advantage of opportunities for positive change

The introduction of new processes and greater prescription around assessment with new Senior Curriculum and Assessment in Queensland from 2019 is already bringing substantial changes to many practices in schools, and not just in Year 12.

2018 QUT Inclusive Education Forum – Lessons learned, Actions needed

This year’s forum focused on the theme of Lessons learned, Actions needed. This event discussed some of the successes and challenges currently informing inclusive education practice, and provided stakeholders with positive and effective approaches that are supported by research evidence.