Social Inclusion in Education conference

Dec 2, 2013 to Dec 3, 2013

Location 30 Pitt Street, Sydney
NSW 2000, Australia
Cost $1314.50
Details Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion in Higher Education.

As the Australian tertiary sector continues on a path of expansion with widening participation at the core of national policy and institutional mission, social inclusion has become an underpinning for university strategy. With the globalised environment reflected in the high diversity of campus populations, continuing efforts to embed equity, diversity and inclusion goals across the university have become a focus for planners.

The 5th Social Inclusion in Higher Education Conference progresses the discussion on how our high diversity campuses can put in place deliberate and high impact strategies to support and enable equity in higher education.

Professor Sally Tomlinson, Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths College, London University and Senior Research Fellow, Education Department, University of Oxford, England (via video link)

Over the two days the forum examines best practice, shares insights on ongoing challenges for participation and discusses the opportunity to positively frame diversity and inclusion.

What are some of the historical and ongoing challenges for students for access and participation?
In the wake of the Bradley Review have Australian universities progressed effective initiatives?
How can we strengthen the research and evidence base to support sustainable long term interventions and initiatives?
How does inclusive education impact graduate outcomes?
The leaders for inclusion at universities across Australia will join government representatives and researchers on equity and diversity to discuss a broad range of issues including;
Best practice equity initiatives and the contexts in which they are implemented
Opportunities offered by current policy and funding settings for widening participation
Positive framing of diversity within learning and teaching to prepare students for engagement in a diverse democracy
Designing socially inclusive learning environments and experiences

Venue Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel

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