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Masterclass: Aboriginal Education

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 9am–3pm
Venue: Education Building, The University of Sydney
Presenter: Cathie Burgess
Further details: Download flyer (pdf, 325kB)
Cost: $297 (lunch included)


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Description: Purposeful and ethical leadership is fundamental to establishing and maintaining a culture of learning and education success. In schools, strong and proactive leadership facilitates high expectations, high academic achievement and engagement with colleagues, students, parents and communities. However, many teachers and educators lack the knowledge, skills and confidence in leading culturally responsive sustainable change in their schools or education system that makes a difference to Aboriginal student outcomes. This has significant social justice and human rights implications as the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal student outcomes persist.

This masterclass aims to develop your culturally responsive leadership skills in Aboriginal education contexts that will contribute to improving the educational outcomes of Aboriginal students.

It will provide you with opportunities to critically analyse policies and practices within the broader context of education in order to consider the implications of these for your school. Responsive innovative approaches to the challenges of preparing educational leaders committed to social justice and equity for Aboriginal peoples will be discussed.

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal models, styles and purposes of leadership will be explored including theoretical frameworks such as social justice, ethical, instructional, distributive and transformational leadership.

Professional practice supervision for practitioners in human, health, community and social services

  • 9.30am–3.30pm
  • Presenter: Suzy Velkou
  • Cost: $495* lunch included (incl. GST) (*subject to change)

 

24 & 31 October 2019 7 & 14 May 2020 22 & 29 October 2020

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This two-day course examines and critiques different approaches to professional supervision in the health, human and community services. You will learn to identify key features of a working environment that can enhance or inhibit supervision. It will also assist you in identifying and developing knowledge and skills in the application of both staff and student supervision.

At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge of theoretical approaches to professional practice supervision of staff
  • identify and develop supervision processes that are critical to the enhancement of professional practice and the appropriate strategies and skills to implement them
  • critique the relevance of these approaches in a range of practice settings
  • identify and analyse key features of an organisational environment in which supervision plays a positive role and demonstrate the skills to do this
  • analyse issues that may arise in the supervision process and identify appropriate strategies to address these (for example, the influence of power on the relationship between supervisor and supervisee; and structural inequalities such as race, gender, age).

Contacts


Nina Goodwin

Project coordinator
Address
  • Professional Learning Sydney School of Education and Social Work Education Building A35 The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Rachel Payne

Project coordinator
Address
  • Professional Learning Sydney School of Education and Social Work Education Building A35 The University of Sydney NSW 2006