Date: Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 November, 2017
Location: ACU Leadership Centre, Level 3, Cathedral House, 229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Hear from local and international speakers on topics including Catholic Social Teaching, Critical Pedagogy, Human Rights Education, Social Justice and findings from the ACU’s Identity and Curriculum in Catholic Education project. Engage with experts in their field and experience intellectual stimulation, rigorous discussion and practical applications for the classroom.
Keynote speakers include:
- Most Reverend Mark Coleridge BA DSS, Archbishop of Brisbane
- Professor Gerald Grace, St Mary’s College, London (pre-recorded)
- Dr Katharine Stevenson, Ontario Catholic Education
- Professor Annette Woods, QUT
- Professor Nina Burridge
Wednesday 8 November
Introduction and Prayer
The formal school curriculum and the fair-based identity of Catholic schools
Archbishop Mark Coleridge
The Identity and Curriculum in Catholic Education Project: lessons learned
Professor Jim Gleeson, ACU
Catholic Social Teaching should permeate the Catholic secondary school curriculum: an agenda for reform
Professor Gerald Grace, St Mary’s College, London (pre-recorded)
Integrating a Catholic perspective across the formal curriculum
Katharine Stevenson, School Principal, Ontario
Respondent: Professor Peta Goldburg, ACU
Teaching for social justice: critical pedagogy in neo-liberal times
Professor Annette Woods, Queensland University of Technology, President Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Respondent: Professor Jim Gleeson, ACU
Close of day one
Thursday 9 November
Integrating human rights education across the curriculum
Professor Nina Burridge, University of Technology, Sydney
Respondent: Professor Jim Gleeson, ACU
Young people leading social innovation: a force for social justic
Rachel Collier, Co-Founder and CEO, Young Social Innovators, Ireland
A whole school approach to the integration of Catholic Social Teaching
Katharine Stevenson, Ontario, Jan Bentham, Ottawa, Kirsten Karey, Sue McIntosh, Our Lady of the Angels, Wavell Heights
Conference overview and close
Professor Peta Goldburg, ACU
The Identity and Curriculum in Catholic Education Project is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Brisbane, Queensland Catholic Education Offices, the Sisters of Mercy, Edmund Rice Education and the Presentation Sisters in partnership with Australian Catholic University. The purpose of this project is to bring a Catholic perspective to the general school curriculum that will complement Religious Education and the religious life of the school.
This project is led by Dr. Jim Gleeson, the inaugural Professor of Identity of Identity and Curriculum at ACU. In collaboration with the Catholic Education authorities and schools, Professor Gleeson collates and conducts research that will inform the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative approaches to the integration of a Catholic perspective across the curriculum in a range of disciplines.
The feasibility of this initiative depends primarily on the support of school leaders and teachers. The project is currently seeking teacher volunteers who are prepared, in collaboration with the project team, to explore and research ways of integrating a Catholic perspective across the curriculum.
This initiative will inform and enhance professional learning opportunities for teachers in Catholic schools and for pre-service teachers who plan to work in the Catholic Education system.
Main project activities
- Establishing base-line data through:
- an electronic survey of the relevant opinions and practices of teachers and school leaders in Queensland Catholic schools;
- in-depth interviews with a sample of volunteer survey respondents to illuminate the survey findings
- Enquiry-based action research with volunteer teachers to establish the feasibility of integrating a Catholic perspective across the formal school curriculum. Preparation of case reports on schools where key principles of Catholic Social Teaching are already being integrated across the curriculum
- Networking with relevant international agencies, groups and individuals.
- Conducting longitudinal research with ACU student teachers.
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