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GIER Twilight Lecture Series:
Learning in the STEAM Studio
What : STEAM Studios or makerspaces provide interested students and community members with space, resources and expertise to create technology-based solutions. In STEAM Studios, coding and programming are authentically linked to robotics, electronics, and more complex creative work. They have the potential to support interdisciplinary, creative, collaborative problem solving for school students and teachers. Under the OLT-funded STEP-UP project, the researchers ran STEM Studios at Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses of Griffith University and nvited school students from local schools to participate as well as preservice primary and secondary teachers, and science and engineering students. This presentation is an opportunity to share observations related to a) the nature of school students’ learning; b) implications for preservice teacher education; and c) the role of the many experts in teaching and learning.
Who: Dr Kate Thompson and Dr Harry Kanasa
When: Tuesday 21 February 2017 4.30 - 5.00pm for Afternoon Tea 5.00-6.00pm Presentation
Where: Building M10, Room 5.02/3 Griffith University, Messines Ridge Road, Mount
Cost: Free of Charge
GIER Lunchtime Lecture :
Chunking in Chess: Expertise Differences in Eye Movements and Recall Performance
What: Chess players were often used to examine cognitive processes of pattern recognition and recalling chess patterns within psychological studies of expertise. Experts are superior in recalling chess patterns, as long as they are confronted with real game positions. This is due to their experience of chess that enables them to build larger chunks. However, most of the chess expertise studies have not investigated the process of acquiring the chess position information. The presented ongoing study aims at examining whether expertise and chunking processes are identifiable via eye-tracking. The participants (N = 40) represented four levels of chess skills: i) laypersons, ii) novice players, iii) intermediate and iv) expert players. The experiment consisted of eight trials. Four of the trials were real middle game positions, four were random positions. The stimuli were shown for 5 seconds each. The participants then completed the recall task using a chess software without time limit. Eye-movements and recall performance were recorded. The presentation reports preliminary results of this investigation.
Who: Professor Christian Harteis, University of Paderborn, Germany
When: Friday 24 February 12.00noon - 1.00pm
Where: Building M10 5.04 and linked to G34.1.02
Cost: Free of Charge
GIER Lunchtime Lecture:
Move for Well-being in Schools
What: ‘Move for Well-being in Schools’ is a large scale RCT study involving 24 Danish public schools and approximately 3000 children between 10 and 13 years. The project was implemented last school year (2015-2016) and is targeting active breaks during sedentary lessons; recess activity; and physical education. Furthermore, the children are involved in the planning and development of the intervention during three theme days. Our primary research interest is in the impact of the project upon the self-perceived physical self-worth and physical activity competences of the children and teachers, and we focus more on the type of physical activity and the social inclusiveness, rather than on the duration and intensity of activities. An important focus in our project is its actual implementation (which we have completed) and the knowledge translation between research and practice – both before, during and after the intervention
Who: Associate Professor Lars B. Christiansen, University of Southern Denmark
When: 28 February 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Where: Building M10 5.04 linked to G39 4.27
Cost: Free of Charge
East meets west: Exploring the practice of distributed leadership in early childhood education in a Chinese context
What: As educational models are culturally bounded, much concern has been expressed regarding the relevancy of Western ideology to be imported for use in Chinese societies. Therefore, a key issue in theorizing distributed leadership in those countries is related to indigenization. The connotation of indigenization is referred to as adapting/modifying imported theories to fit local needs.
When: 12.30-1.30pm Monday 9 January 2017
Where: Building M10 Room 5.04 Griffith University, Messines Ridge Road, Mount Gravatt (this presentation will be live streamed to G34.104 Gold Coast Campus)
Who: Associate Professor Dora Ho (Education University of Hong Kong)
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What we can learn about learning before there was mass educationWhat: Given that the many developments, innovations and contributions that have arisen across human history have not been restricted to school societies and the era of teaching raises questions about how that learning has arisen and what lessons does this offer for contemporary times, and, for instance, the lifelong learning agenda or the role of educational institutions and that of educators.
When: Thursday 17 November 2016
Who: Professor Stephen Billett, Education and Professional Studies
Politics of Affect: A People Yet to Come?What: Gabrielle’s work with Emma Renold in the south Wales post-industrial valley communities is framed within growing concern with bodies and politics and in particular the potential for thinking in new ways about affects, potentiality, resistance and power. By working with young people in post-industrial places across two projects, Young People and Place (2009-2013) and Mapping, Making and Moving in Merthyr (2014-2015) and in the on-going project ‘Runaway Methodologies’ (2016-2017), Hardt and Negri’s (2001) optimism about the potential of aleatory materiality as a basis for social resistance is explored.
When: Monday 5 December, 2.00 - 3.00 pm
Where: Mt Gravatt campus M10_5.04 (Social Science building) with a link to the Gold Coast G23_3.01 (Multi Media building)
Who: Gabrielle Ivinson, Manchester Metropolitan University
Griffith Social Behavioural Research College EventsThe Griffith Social Behavioural Research College supports GIER members through its organisation and delivery of a year-long series of workshops designed specifically for social, behavioural and humanities research staff and students.
- Find out more about the Centre's previous events.