Reminder: Fellowships and Networks Grant applications close soon

The next funding round for the OCIES Fellowships and Networks Grant closes on 1 December 2017.   The grant will enable individual researchers and/or groups of researchers to undertake collaborations or networking initiatives between institutions and OCIES members, thereby deepening these exchanges and relationships. Applicants must be current members of OCIES and must not have been awarded a Fellowships and Networks programme grant within the past three years. Application criteria and the application form are available on the OCIES website.

Talking Transformations Culture and Wisdom Visual Arts Sharing Sessions

with Dr Sarah Jane Moore & Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall

September 26, 27 and 28, 2017

Would you like to be part of a group exhibition that travels from Sydney to Noumea?

Would you like to work on a canvas that shares your cultural wisdom?

Would you like to develop an image that shares your Reconciliation journey?


The Talking Transformation Culture and Wisdom project offers three storytelling and visual art workshops to anyone who would like to be involved and is keen to work together on a collaborative visual arts and storytelling project.

Facilitated by Dr Sarah Jane Moore and Associate Professor Bagnall the project is supported by the Oceania Comparative International Education Society and the School of Education and will be run over three days and held at the School of Education at the University of Sydney.

The project will:
Bring together teachers, researchers, students, academics, creative and visual artists to share and exchange conversations about their cultural wisdoms and experiences in the Reconciliation space. In the free one hour workshops participants will create a small canvas that will be displayed in a group display at the University of Sydney. The canvases will then travel to the University of Nouvelle Caledonie, Noumea, New Caledonia and be exhibited as part of the 45th Annual Conference of the Oceania Comparative and International Society Conference in November 2017.


The free workshops will be held at The University of Sydney in the School of Education.


Tuesday 26th Sept 10-11am Room 325, School of Education at the University of Sydney

Wednesday 27th Sept 12-1pm Room 325 School of Education at the University of Sydney

Thursday 28 Sept 2-3pm Room 459, School of Education at the University of Sydney

All materials are provided 

If you would like to book into one or all three of these sessions

please contact Dr Sarah Jane Moore at

The workshops are in the NSW School holidays and all are welcome!

Day Seminar at Monash University: Pedagogic Possibilities of New Diaspora Formations and Transnationalism

Tuesday September 26th 2017 10.00 – 3.30 pm Monash Club, Clayton

Migration is not what it used to be. Advances in transport and communication technologies have transformed the nature of migrant experiences, enabling globally mobile people to remain in touch with each other across vast distances and national borders, transforming their sense of belonging, stretching their imagination and aspirations. It has also ‘transnationalized’ the nature of our classrooms and schools. Examine the pedagogic challenges and opportunities associated with the dynamic conditions and logics of transnational mobility with Professor Fazal Rizvi.

Fazal Rizvi is a Professor of Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fazal has written extensively on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts, globalization and education policy and Australia-Asia relations. His book, with Bob Lingard, Globalizing Education Policy (Routledge 2010) is used widely in courses around the world. A collection of his essays is published in: Encountering Education in the Global: Selected Writings of Fazal Rizvi (Routledge 2014). Fazal is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, a past Editor of the journal, Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education, and past President of the Australian Association of Research in Education. He is a co-author, with Jane Kenway and others, of Class Choreographies: Elite Schools and Globalization (Palgrave 2017), and of a major report, Australia’s Diaspora Advantage, produced for the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA 2016).

9.30 – 10.00am Morning tea

10.00 – 12 noon Presentation

12 noon – 1.30 pm Buffet lunch

1.30 -2.30 pm ECR Workshop

2.30 – 3.30 pm HDR workshop

Registrations essential for all three events:

Contact: Dr Niranjan Casinader (  or Assoc Prof Lucas Walsh (

Transnational Pedagogy Seminar Poster 26 Sept (1) (1)

Comparative Education Seminar in Melbourne

Exploring challenges in education through innovation and collaboration

3-5.30pm, Thursday 27 July, 2017


Are you a Melbourne based researcher, student or practitioner interested in comparative and international education? Do you want to meet others who are working or researching in similar areas as you and to have the opportunity to learn about their work and experiences in an informal setting?

Then join us for an interactive afternoon for an opportunity to hear from speakers, share your ideas experiences and socialise at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, over drinks and nibbles.

Three speakers will stimulate our conversation with a panel discussion sharing their experiences and ideas about working and researching in a globalised, transnational world:

  • Professor Fazal Rizvi; Professor in Global Studies in Education, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor David Clarke; Director, International Centre for Classroom Research, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Radhika Gorur, Senior Lecturer in Education, Deakin University, DECRA Fellow


The panel discussion will be followed by structured networking sessions, focusing on different geographic regions exploring a variety of issues related to education reform, policy and practice.

We will be offering drinks and nibbles during the seminar.

Time: 3-5.30pm

Date: Thursday 27 July

Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne

To attend, please register on Eventbrite by 25 July.