Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne
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What is dark matter? And why do we need to go 1000 meters underground to find it? ‘Dark Matter’ is a physics term you may have heard before, but if you don’t know exactly what it is, you’re not alone - the top particle physicists in the world have exactly the same question!
In this talk, William Dix and Madeleine Zurowski explain how dark matter might interact with the world of physics they know and love, and how scientists might be able to try and spot it. They address the challenges of searching for such a rare signal, and the local effort to detect it that is ramping up deep underground in Victoria.
Professor Nicola Yelland will be drawing on her Global Childhoods Australian Research Council (ARC) project, which explores how policy contexts, school experiences, and the everyday life-worlds of year four students (aged 9 & 10 years old) in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore shape children’s orientations to educational success.
In this Research in Effective Education in Early Childhood Hub (REEaCh) seminar Professor Yelland will share some of the findings from a survey of the (627) children in the three global cities and from data generated by the children themselves in the forms of learning dialogs about how they feel about school and what they learn.
Pending COVID-19 restrictions, this seminar will be delivered as both an online webinar and face-to-face event at Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Please firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend this event in person.