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2013 Annual Harold Wyndham Memorial Lecture
Professor Andrew Martin
Professorial Research Fellow
University of Sydney
Growth approaches to students’ academic development: The role of individuals’ academic growth as a basis for optimising personal, school and national potential
Abstract: Drawing from current research fidings, the 2013 Wyndham Lecture uses the perspecties of motiatio and assessment to examine the efect of using academic growth goals to improve students’ academic achievement and engagement. Growth goal strategies to optmise students’ academic potentialwill be presented and include novel and practcal approaches to assess and map students’ academic trajectories. Growth approaches as a fundamental basis for realising school and natinal potential will also be discussed.
Friday, May 31, 2013
6:00 — 7:00 pm (afteroon tea at 5:30)
Australian Catholic University
25a Barker Road, Strathfield
Public lecture is FREE and starts promptly at 6:00 pm. Places are limited so please register early. Light refreshments will be available before the lecture at no cost from 5:30 – 6:00 pm. Dinner will be served after the lecture at $35.00 per person (inc GST). If you wish to join this function, please tick this option in the registration form. Payment for Dinner and/or Workshop can be made by CHEQUE payable to Australian Catholic University and posted to School of Education NSW, Locked Bag 2002, Strathfield 2135 or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). Only credit card payments are accepted for online registrations. Enquiries to: email@example.com
Linked to this lecture is the Inaugural Sir Harold Wyndham Memorial Workshop
Enhancing student growth through Motivation and Engagement
You must attend the Lecture to attend the workshop, see the flyer above for registration details.
NSW IeR Executive member Hon. Associate Professor Alan Watson BA MEd DipRE PhD recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012
Alan Watson is Hon. Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales where he has taught human growth and development in relation to education. He is a former President of the NSW Institute of Educational Research and has served on the Board of the Australian Council for Educational Research. His main areas of research and publication have been the cognitive development of children in relation to teaching and learning with special interest in reading. He has also published research on educational quality and school staffing, teachers in mid-career and children’s understanding of secrecy.
For twenty years he has worked to combat poverty and to lift educational standards in Tanzania. In 1998 he established the Katoke Trust for Overseas Aid – a Sydney based agency which provides medical, educational and agricultural assistance to Tanzania. In 2009 the Trust founded the Katoke-Lweru Secondary School. His work in education and in third world development was recognized in 2002 with the award of the International Citation of Merit by the International Reading Association. In 2012 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
The citation for the award of the AM reads, “ For service to the international community as Founder of the Katoke Trust for Overseas Aid, to the people of Tanzania, and to education.”
Further information about this worthy charity can be found at http://katoke.com.au
2013 Annual Student Research Conference
This conference is open to students at Honours, Masters and Doctoral level.
More details coming soon!