Sciences of Learning in Education Public Lecture Series: see webpage

Doing Schooling Differently

Presented by: Mr Peter Hutton, Principal of Templestowe College

Date: Friday 17 February 2017, 9.30-11.30am

Venue: Education Building, International Room 5.34

Flyer: Dialogue with Mr Peter Hutton Friday 17.02.2017

PPoint Presentation: Presentation by Peter Hutton of Templestowe College 17.02.2017

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research in Practice

Engaging in lived experiences

Conference: 11 and 12 April 2016  l  Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide

The convenors of the Hermeneutic Phenomenology (HP) Conference invited participants interested in applying HP for research and scholarship within the domains of the human sciences, to engage in this 2 day event. The conference is structured around being in conversation. Day 1 is an Open Day where lived experiences were shared, and the practice of HP was discussed. Day 2 was a hands-on Master Class for students using HP as their methodology, and for those considering using HP in their research.

Day 1: The Artistry that is Hermeneutic Phenomenology

A day of inspiration, instigation and integration. It included exploring the history of HP, individual researchers’ stories of their HP research journey,  and how HP is being used as a practice.

Day 2: Unpacking the Mystery: A Master Class

This day involved participants who started to engage with HP, and those students who were thinking of doing it. Experienced HP researchers covered aspects of the HP research journey systematically by way of personal stories and case studies. It included working together in small groups to discuss the HP process and meaning during  the different stages of research.

The Brain and the Nature of Knowledge

Presentation: Tuesday, 29 March 2016

by Professor Billy O'Connor, Head of Teaching and Research in Physiology, University of Limerick, Graduate Entry Medical School (Ireland)

The relationship between our left and right brain-hemispheres is not just as an interesting neurological problem but provides differing insights, values and priorities in shaping language and reason; in how we understand ourselves in the world and what we choose to learn from it. This talk reports on the latest findings from brain research to explain how and why the brain learns and to clarify how attention and empathy contribute to optimal learning.

Professor William T. (Billy) O’Connor is Foundation Professor of Physiology at the University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School since 2007. Prior to this appointment he was Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, and Head of Neuroscience Research at University College Dublin, Ireland. In 2014 he spent a one year sabbatical at the Department of Health Professional Education at Flinders University School of Medicine where he worked on the-brain-science-of-learning or neuroeducation as it is sometimes called. This arose from his long-standing interest in education, particularly those factors which allow the human brain to learn optimally. Professor O’Connor has a strong commitment to scientific outreach and communication. This is best illustrated through his popular Inside-the-Brain website, Facebook and Twitter which report on the latest from the world of brain research.

Sound file: Prof Billy OConnor lecture 29.03.2016 (MP3 62MB)  

FEFRI & The Prideaux Centre for Research in Health Professions Education

Combined Research Forum

Friday 1 April 2016  l  Health Sciences Board Room (3.33)

Presentations by Professor Lambert Schuwirth, Prideaux Centre, and Associate Professor David Curtis, FEFRI, School of Education

For details and RSVP: FEFRI and Prideaux Centre Research Forum 1.04.2016