The 3rd Aspirations Matter Symposium will be held on
Wednesday 19 October 2016 from 9.30am to 4:30pm
at the Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre
on the Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania
The symposium will showcase the educational aspiration work done in Tasmania and consider the impact it has in our communities.
This is an excellent opportunity to learn what has been occurring and accomplished in educational aspiration programs and activities, and to speak with members of staff engaged in this work from both the university and the community.
Aspirations Matter 2016 Program
Registration will open at 9:30AM in the foyer of the Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre.
10.20 – 10.50
Keynote Speaker 1 – Professor Elaine Stratford, Director Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
10.50 – 11.20
Keynote Speaker 2 – Ms Gill Berriman, Principal Rokeby High School
11.30 – 1.15
Session 1 – Partnerships
Session 2 – Parents Matter
Session 3 – Aspirations into Science
Session 4 – Rural Aspiration
11.30 – 11.50
Brett Williams & Sonia Hodgetts Pathways to Success
Marcel Kerrison, Sue Kilpatrick & Robin Barnes Parents Matter: raising children's post-year 10 educational aspirations
Adele Wilson Young Tassie Scientists - Bringing science into Tasmanian communities
Lizzi Shires, Kayla Millhouse & Anne-Maree Temple Recruiting the next generation of rural doctors should start in rural schools. Medical students as peer educators, increasing aspirations in rural children.
11.55 – 12.15
Mary Ann Hunter & Wendy Morrow Raising aspiration through creativity: Impacts for school and creative industry partnerships on student engagement and life-long learning aspirations in Tasmania
Judith Hudson Community engagement with dyslexia in Tasmania: A Case Study
Jenni Klaus & Sarah Bayne The Festival of Bright Ideas: Engaging young people in STEM
Robin Barnes & Sue Kilpatrick Rural Aspirations Project
12.20 – 12.50
Lorise Clark & Miriam Doi UTAS Teaching for Togetherness: Utilizing Student & Community Partnerships to Deliver the Clemente Program in Tasmania
Sue Kilpatrick, Susan Nystrom, Robin Barnes & Elaine Stratford Facilitating school-parent-community partnerships throughout Tasmania to help children realise their educational potential
Susan Bowler Project Based Learning Using Robotics
Barbara Kameniar Raising Aspirations and Scripting Ways to Meet Them: Insights from the Indigenous Academic Enrichment Program
12.55 – 1.15
Robert Alderson & Juanita Hack University Students in Schools: Student volunteers leading the way in shaping aspirations
Matthew Jago Parents role in Whats next
Jeannie-Marie Leroi, Clarissa Forster & Leanne Arnott Science Investigation Awards: Providing a model for informing aspirations in partnership with the community
Dr Emma Warnecke, Dr Allison Turnock, Dr Kristen Fitzgerald, Dr Lizzi Shires Developing a Rural Application Process to increase the number of rural students in Medicine
1.15 – 1.45
Panel, Chair: Adam Mostogl, illuminate Education & Consulting
Panel Members: Elaine Stratford, Director Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment, Gill Berriman, Principal Rokeby High School, James Riggall, Managing Director, Bitlink, Angelika Patras, Health Practitioner
3.10 – 4.15
Session 5 – Educational Aspirations
Session 6 – Research
Session 7 – Educational Aspirations
3.10 – 3.30
Adam Mostogl, Tasmanian vs Australian Students: Is It Really That Different?
Jessica Woodroffe Where is the evidence? Exploring the challenges of evaluating aspiration raising programs
Helen Hortle & Sue Stack Let’s Get Together, a Tasmanian Diversity Education Program
3.35 – 3.55
Susannah Coleman-Brown Children’s University Tasmania
Sarah Fischer, Sue Kilpatrick & Robin Barnes Equipping Parents to support their children’s aspiration: What works?
Darlene McLennan & students Aspirations for a university life - panel discussion with students with disability
4 – 4.20
Stuart Thorn Bigger Things
Michael Corbett, Heidi Smith, Robyn Reaburn, Janine Roberts, Robyn McCarthy, Jill Wells & Sharon Fraser Let's Dream: Researching the effectiveness of the Dream Big Program in Burnie Schools.
Bernardo A. León de la Barra Attracting girls to the STEM fields: Is it really that hard?
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