The challenges of building creative skills and capacity in secondary education will be the focus of a public lecture by visiting scholar Associate Professor Anne Harris, hosted by the University of Tasmania tonight (Monday, 18 September).
An Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2017-2021) exploring creativity in Australasia, and a Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University, Associate Professor Harris is a scholar and performance writer who has published more than 10 books and 60 articles/chapters in the areas of creativity, digital ethnography and social inclusion.
A native New Yorker,
she has worked professionally as a playwright, teacher, dramaturg and
journalist in the USA and Australia.
Harris will present several public events during her visit.
What and when:
The Creative Turn:
Fostering Creativity in Secondary Schools
This lecture examines
the Australian Curriculum’s call to incorporate ‘critical and creative
thinking’ and the ongoing confusion and frustration in finding consistent
definitions, strategies and real-world approaches for incorporating reativity
into our classrooms, especially in secondary school contexts.
When: Monday, 18 September 2017
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm.
Venue: Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre
University Centre, Churchill Avenue
Working Cross Culturally in school-community research partnerships presentation (co-hosted by the Peter Underwood Centre)
details how creative practice answers the urgent need for more innovative,
creative and expansive approaches to cross and intercultural access and equity
in education service provision.
When: Wednesday, 20 September 2017.
Where: Social Sciences Room 209, Sandy Bay campus, with
links to the Immersive
Video Conference Rooms at Newnham and Cradle Coast.
Heavier Than Air:
LGBTQ Teachers and Ethnographic Performance Research
(Play excerpt reading and discussion)
This performance is
an excerpt from a full-length play developed for Feast Festival in Adelaide
(Australia) from the transcripts of teacher interviews in an ethnographic study
of LGBTQ teachers.
When: Monday, 25 September 2017
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Performance Screen Studio
Moonah Arts Centre
23-27 Albert Road
Published on: 18 Sep 2017 9:11am