Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne
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Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is delighted to welcome Professor Sandra Milligan to deliver the fifth Dean’s Lecture in the 2022 Series:
More than a mark: how to measure learning success without ranks and tests
“Can schooling be designed so that every young person succeeds?
In this lecture, transformative, new ways of assessing and credentialing are explained, along with what they mean for learners, their teachers, employers, and tertiary selectors. The main ideas, risks, and benefits of the new approaches are examined, and the objections that education authorities have raised are tested.
At the moment, students who start behind end up finishing behind. Some of them graduate without ever learning to read. Others, as many as 15 per cent, never graduate.
Our current methods of measuring success leave many students—including those who perform well—bored, disengaged, crushed, and unable to see the point of their work.
The University of Melbourne has partnered with several ‘First Mover’ schools that understand how counterproductive and even harmful reliance on standardised tests, pass/fail numeric scores, examinations, and rankings are to their students. They seek to equip every student with the skills required to be confident, thriving, lifelong learners prepared for an uncertain world. The research partnership with these schools is changing what they assess, and how they assess it, as well as how they represent success in learning.”
Date: Tuesday 20 September, 2022
Time: 5.30pm Refreshments + Registration | 6.00pm Lecture
Venue: Theatre Q230, Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry Street, University of Melbourne
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Please join us for the next MSD Public Lecture with Professor Jorge Otero-Pailos, Director of Historic Preservation, Columbia University.
Dust, the kind the atmosphere deposits on buildings, is an important historical and environmental record that usually goes unrecognized. The artworks in The Ethics of Dust series isolate dust and make it tangible by transferring it from the surface of buildings onto translucent casts. In this lecture, I will present a selection of dust casts taken from buildings around the world, and discuss the unexpected histories that each of them unveils. I will connect the dots between these punctual histories to outline a larger concept they all contribute to, namely that of atmospheric heritage.
Taken together, The Ethics of Dust amounts to more than the sum of its particles, challenging the conceptual duality of tangible/intangible heritage, the limits of governmentality, and the politics of belonging, or so I will argue.
We will be hosting a live-stream screening of the lecture with complimentary breakfast in the Singapore Theatre (B120), Glyn Davis Building, University of Melbourne. If you would like to attend this on-campus session, please select ‘in-person’ on your ticket type when registering.
Image: The Ethics of Dust at Westminster Hall, by Jorge Otero-Pailos, 2016. An Artangel commission. Photo by Marcus J Leith.