Sydney School of Education and Social Work events - 2013 Archive

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Nadia Wheatley and Caroline Jones AO, in conversation

30 October 2013

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work invites you to an “in conversation” featuring school honorary Nadia Wheatley and broadcaster Caroline Jones AO.

Nadia Wheatley's recently published Australians All: A History of Growing Up from the Ice Age to the Apology (illustrated by Ken Searle) provides the starting point for this discussion of our nation’s history and how it can best be addressed to a new and culturally diverse generation. 

Does our past need re-interpreting in the light of Mabo and Wik? Is the land still a central issue for our predominantly urban population? How have we previously dealt with questions of immigration and refugees? Should young people be shielded from some of the unpleasant facts of our history? Do kids even need a history book, in a Wikipedia world? What contribution have children made to the development of Australian society, over some 40,000 years? And can the biographical stories of children from the past help contemporary young people develop a sense of belonging and identity?

This timely and compelling discussion will appeal to all those interested in Australia’s story.

The event is hosted by Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts Robyn Ewing and will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Event details

  • When: 5.30–6pm – refreshments in the school Common Room
    6–7pm – 'In Conversation' in Lecture Theatre 351

  • Where:

    Education Building A35, Maning Rd, University of Sydney

    Click here for interactive map.


  • Cost: Free but registration is essential.

  • Contact:

    Helen Loughlin

    Alumni Relations & Events Manager

    helen.loughlin@sydney.edu.au / 02 9351 2791

  • Speakers Nadia Wheatley is the author of more than 20 works of fiction and non-fiction. She was recently nominated by the International Board on Books for Young People, Australia for the prestigious 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing – the highest international recognition given to a living author whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature.

    Caroline Jones AO is a writer and broadcaster. She has worked on the ABC’s top current affairs programs. Today she is presenter of ABCTV’s Australian Story. Acknowledged as one of Australia’s National Living Treasures, Jones's many achievements include involvement in The Peer Support Program to train teachers and students in leadership and communication.



    Robyn Ewing is Professor of Teacher Education and the Artsin the Sydney School of Education and Social Work. She is currently national president of the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) and vice president of Sydney Story Factory.


Nadia Wheatley and Caroline Jones AO, in conversation

Where

Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Click here for interactive map.
5.30–6pm: refreshments in the school Common Room
6–7pm: 'In Conversation' in Lecture Theatre 351



When

30 October 2013


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