ELN events in 2012
4 May 2012 - Launch of ELN
The ELN was launched was launched at the Geelong Conference Centre with a live address by Dr Robert Burke and Dr Damian Blake, and an address by Prof Bill Lucas, via Skype.
Prof Bill Lucas, Centre for Real World Learning, University of Winchester
Prof Bill Lucas, via Skype, launched the Australian chapter of the ELN to 100 educators, community and industry leaders.
Dr Robert Burke, Melbourne University Business School
Futurist Dr Robert Burke challenged the audience to be comfortable being uncomfortable with the complex and exhilarating idea of creating a future that we as a community want to achieve.
Dr Damian Blake, Deakin University
Dr Damian Blake introduced the idea of expansive learning, engaging with thought leaders in order to make the changes needed to build regional economic and social success for our young people.
31 Aug, 2012 - The future of work
Speaker: Adam Smith
Keynote speaker Adam Smith challenged the 60-strong audience to engage with the philanthropic sector and workshopped practical strategies.
19 Oct 2012 - Expansive Education and Learnable Intelligence
Speaker: Bill Lucas
Over 80 people from schools, colleges, universities, businesses and community agencies participated in an inspiring session with Bill Lucas.
We CAN learn to be more intelligent. If we set high expectations for our young people, they will rise to the challenge.
12 Nov 2012 - Presentation on Professional Learning
Speaker: Tom Whittingham
The keynote speaker, Tom Whittingham develops and helps to sustain innovative and creative leadership learning communities, in and across a variety of organisations, linked in to high quality research and development at national and international levels.
A key message - learn from others, learn with others and learn on behalf of others.
This event provided support for the formation of future Professional Learning Communities.
7th Dec 2012 - Building cultural intelligence - three community strategies
A full day program of activities for local community members to build their cultural knowledge base. For the morning session, participants could choose from either a 'walk on country' or an interactive workshop with The Storyteller, a board game education resource. These sessions were followed by a presentation reading of the award winning community story 'Three Magpies Perched on a Tree.'
Below: The Storyteller board game/educational resource - developed by Glenn Shea
Below: Photos from 'A walk on country’, including a tour to Wurdi Yuwang (You Yangs), and Big Rock with the Wathaurong Cultural Heritage Education Language Carer.
Below: Photos from Three Magpies Perched in a Tree, a play written by Glenn Shea.
A challenging, innovative and award winning play revealing the dark side of urban Aboriginal culture.
Performers: Lisa Maza, Luke Elliott, Jessica Lesosky, and Glenn Shea.
Dramaturgy/director: Julian Meyrick
Assistant director: Judith Sears
Movement director: Kirsty Reilly