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: http://bit.ly/2vOu5Ia

Contact: Dr Niranjan Casinader (niranjan.casinader@monash.edu)  or Assoc Prof Lucas Walsh (lucas.walsh@monash.edu)

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Reminder: Abstracts for ECR Connect due Monday 27 March

This is  a reminder that abstracts for the Early Career Researcher (ECR) collaborative research project are due on Monday 27th March. Details of this project are as follows:

 

Monash-OCIES Symposium, 26 June, 2017 (Monday) One-day symposium  at Faculty of Education, Monash University (Clayton Campus), Melbourne, Australia.

• 8 Abstracts will be selected through external peer review by the program mentors.

• Two keynote speakers (programme mentors: Professor Bob Teasdale and Associate Professor Zane Ma Rhea)

• The flight cost of one OCIES member participant from a Low Income Country will be provided (maximum AUD$1,000).

• Two-night accommodations and meals at Monash University (Mannix College) will be provided to all participants (Maximum 7 people).

Important dates:

Deadline for submitting Abstract (250 words): 27 Mar. 2017

Notice results of Abstract: 17 Apr. 2017

Monash-OCIES Symposium Day: 26 Jun. 2017

Please contact the project conveners if you are interested participating in this initiative

Dr. Hongzhi Zhang; email: hongzhi.zhang@monash.edu

Dr. Philip Chan; email: philip.k.chan@monash.edu

Invitation to all Early Career Researchers

ECR Connect invites all Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to be part of a collaborative research project in 2017-2018 titled: Integrating local wisdoms/theories into educational research in Oceania.  This program aims to establish an academic alliance of ECRs to investigate transOceania educational issues through examining and incorporating local wisdom and theories. It also helps us to de-centre ourselves from an obsession with the West and Western knowledge, culture, theories and epistemologies.

Upcoming research activities:

Monash-OCIES Symposium, 26 June, 2017 (Monday) One-day symposium  at Faculty of Education, Monash University (Clayton Campus), Melbourne, Australia.

• 8 Abstracts will be selected through external peer review by the program mentors.

• Two keynote speakers (programme mentors: Professor Bob Teasdale and Associate Professor Zane Ma Rhea)

• The flight cost of one OCIES member participant from a Low Income Country will be provided (maximum AUD$1,000).

• Two-night accommodations and meals at Monash University (Mannix College) will be provided to all participants (Maximum 7 people).

Important dates:

Call for Abstract: 27 Feb, 2017

Deadline for submitting Abstract (250 words): 27 Mar. 2017

Notice results of Abstract: 17 Apr. 2017

Monash-OCIES Symposium Day: 26 Jun. 2017

Please contact the project conveners if you are interested participating in this initiative

Dr. Hongzhi Zhang; email: hongzhi.zhang@monash.edu

Dr. Philip Chan; email: philip.k.chan@monash.edu

You are invited to join: ECR Connect

ECR Connect is a program to equip OCIES Early Career Researchers (ECR) with the knowledge and skills to increase the impact of their research and careers. This will be an active group which meets in person and through its Facebook site as well as running events throughout the year both in person and online. The ECR Connect aims to facilitate networking opportunities amongst ECR in OCIES and foster new collaborations. It will help develop an appreciation of the work of other ECRs and to facilitate future intercultural comparative research partnerships. ECR Connect events are specifically for research professionals based in OCIES including ECRs and late-stage PhD students. In addition, two OCIES later career mentors will be invited to join the ECR Connect, who offer help, guidance, advice and support to facilitate the research collaborations for ECRs in the Society.

The expected outcomes of the ECR Connect are:

  • Enabling ECRs who are involved in OCIES to actively make connections throughout the year both in person and online;
  • Promoting and facilitating ECRs’ future intercultural comparative research partnerships in the Oceanic region;
  • Providing space for ECRs to network and share knowledge at transnational and international level;
  • Connecting the wider OCIES community with a valuable ECR population;
  • Encouraging OCIES ECRs to become members of the Society.
  1. Proposed activities and expected outputs, including time-frames:
  • One-day research symposium: Examining Oceanic education issues in international and comparative perspective
  • A symposium with 8 presentations will be organised at Monash University (Clayton campus), Melbourne, Australia in 3rd July 2017 (Monday).
  • The two OCIES mentors will be invited as the keynote speakers.
  • The flight cost of one OCIES member participant from a Low Income Country will be provided (maximum AUD$ 1000).
  • Two-night accommodations and meals at Monash University will be provided to all participants.
  • Two conference symposia (8 presentations) at OCIES Annual Conference in November 2017. The two OCIES mentors will be the discussants for these two symposia.
  • A special issue in the Internal Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives in 2018/2019. Two mentors will comment final draft of the articles before submission.

If you are interested to join the ECR connect program, please contact our program conveners:

Dr. Hongzhi Zhang, Hongzhi.zhang@monash.edu

Dr. Philip Chan, Philip.k.chan@monash.edu