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Haben Girma: Access, Innovation and Disability Futures
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Haben Girma is hugely accomplished by any standards. She's a Harvard Law School graduate. She's been…
Tell Me a Story: Mem Fox on Reading Aloud
Mem Fox is a legend of Australian children's literature. More than 35 years after her first book, Possum Magic, was published, it is still printed in hardback, with its iconic original illustrations by Julie Vivas.
In the intervening years, Fox has somehow managed an academic career as a literacy expert, while writing 40 more books. She’s charmed generations of…
How to Teach and Learn Consent
There was 'no means no'. Then 'yes means yes'. Now, we have notions of 'enthusiastic consent' and 'continued consent'. Sexual consent might seem like a simple thing to understand, but the continued prevalence of harassment and sexual assault tells us it's anything but.
Is our culture sending mixed messages? Can the tricky terrain of consent ever be reduced to a…
Pass it On: Preserving Australian Indigenous Languages
‘Budgerigar’, ‘quandong’, ‘Torana’, ‘Canberra’ – there are many Aboriginal words in everyday use by both non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians. What do we gain from knowing and learning First Nations words? And how can we embed more traditional language into the daily lives of all Australians?
At least 250 Indigenous Australian languages were spoken on this continent in 1788. Today only…
John Marsden: The Art of Growing Up
The demands placed on young people are ever-growing. What does it mean to educate children and teenagers in the era of social media and climate change, when they’re acutely aware of the pressure to succeed – whether via NAPLAN results, university entrance scores, extracurricular activities, or fulfilling jobs?
John Marsden has long been part of the lives of young Australians…
The Wheeler Centre
Comic In Tuition: Can Comedy be Taught?
Wes Snelling, Steph Tisdell, Patti Fawcett, Meg Upton and Evan Watts at the Wheeler Centre
Are ‘funny bones’ something you’re born with, or can they grow with time?
In partnership with Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we look at ‘Nature vs Nurture’ in comedy. Schools around the country are now using comedy as an educational tool to improve literacy and confidence, and to explore different points of view. How can comedy help us learn? And what else can it teach?
With host Wes Snelling, our panel of comedians and educators – Steph Tisdell, Meg Upton, Patti Fawcett and Evan Watts – discuss mentoring and directing, comedy as a learning tool and its place in the school curriculum.
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