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Forum for Practitioners: International approaches to social inclusion, outreach and science communication by universities

Event Details
Level 2, Swinburne CBD Campus, 169 Flinders St, Next to St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne VIC
8 May 2015
9:00AM to 4:00PM

The Victorian chapter of EPHEA invites higher education practitioners to a forum with international guest speaker Tricia Jenkins MBE (UK).

International approaches to social inclusion, outreach and science communication by universities will appeal to those practitioners involved in equity and access, science communication, outreach, community engagement and associated research, as well as school staff involved in activities with universities.

About the Forum

There is a global movement of Children’s University activities where traditional producers of knowledge such as universities engage with young people for the purposes of outreach, empowerment or science communication. Australia has a track record of success with rich data sources and innovative approaches. This forum is an opportunity to build upon this success and participate in the next wave of Children’s University development, namely:

  1. the involvement and empowerment of young people in the co-creation of equity and science communication activities, and
  2. the identification of the overlaps in the STEM and social inclusion agendas.

The forum will be hosted by the Victorian tertiary Equity Practitioners’ network and Tricia Jenkins MBE, from the International Centre for Excellence in Educational Opportunities at the University of Liverpool, UK. Trisha was the Principal Investigator of the four-year European Union-funded SiS Catalyst Project which concluded in December 2014.

A link to a short video about Children’s University-type activities is available on page 51 of the free e-book, “Children as Change Agents for the Future of Science and Society.”

To reserve your place at this free event, or for further information, please contact Stephanie McCloskey via email at involvestephanie@gmail.com or by telephone on 0415 189169.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to interested colleagues.

Posted 28 April 2015