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01 AUGUST 2013
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01 DECEMBER 2013
President’s Reception
02 DECEMBER 2013
Conference Commences
05 DECEMBER 2013
Conference Closes

Radford Lecture

Jill Blackmore

Jill Blackmore

Professor Jill Blackmore is Alfred Deakin Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Director of the Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Her research interests include from a feminist perspective globalisation, education policy and governance across education in universities, TAFE, schools and community; local/global articulations of internationalisation; educational restructuring, organisational change and innovation; educational leadership and spatial redesign; teachers' and academics’ work and equity policy. Recent Australian Research Council projects have focused on redesigning education focusing on issues of locational inequality, network governance, innovative learning environments and spatialised, digitalised and arts based public pedagogies. Other ARC projects have focused on disengagement with and lack of diversity in leadership, access and equity in higher education and a third ARC is on on professional employability in globalised labour markets and workplaces.

Publications include Troubling Women: Feminism, leadership and educational change (Open University Press); Performing and Re-forming Leaders: gender, educational restructuring and organisational change (with Judyth Sachs 2007, SUNY; American Educational Studies Association Critics Award for Performing and Reforming Leaders 2008); Repositioning the university: Changing governance and academic work (co-editors Brennan. M and Zipin, L., Sense, 2010). Forthcoming publications are Spatialised Pedagogies and School Redesign (Blackmore with Bateman, Cloonan, A. Dixon, M. Loughlin J., O’Mara, J.,and Senior, K. ; forthcoming, Routledge 2014), Mobile teachers and curriculum in international schooling (Coedited with R. Arber and A. Vongalis-Macrow, forthcoming Sense). She is co-editor (with P. Thomson and H. Gunter) of a new Routledge book series Critical Theories and Educational Leadership including her own forthcoming text, Nancy Fraser and Feminist Perspectives on Educational Leadership and Management (2014).

Professor Blackmore is past president of the Australian Association of Research in Education (2002) and Managing Editor of the Australian Educational Researcher (1993-2000, 2011-13). She is on the Editorial Boards of 8 international journals including the British Journal of Sociology of Education, Gender and Education, International Journal of Leadership in Education and British Education Research Journal. Professor Blackmore has contributed to the field of educational practice in higher education, schools and technical and further education with over 60 keynotes nationally and internationally.

Keynote Speakers

Peter Buckskin

Professor Peter Buckskin PSM FACE

Professor Buckskin is a Narungga man from the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. He is currently the Dean: Indigenous Scholarship, Engagement and Research at the University of South Australia. As an educator and professional bureaucrat for more than 34 years, Professor Buckskin’s passion has been the pursuit of educational excellence for aboriginal students. Professor Buckskin’s international work has involved being appointed to the Australian National Commission to UNESCO for a term, and the 2009 Working Group of Experts to the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples responsible to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. He is currently an Executive Member of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. In recognition of his work Professor Buckskin has received the Commonwealth Public Service Medal in the 2001 Australia Day Honours, Frank G Klassen Award for Leadership and Contribution to Teacher Education from the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) in 2003 and in 2005 the National Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education. In 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators. Professor Buckskin currently serves as Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium, Chair of the South Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Consultative Body, Co-Chair of Reconciliation South Australia, member of First Peoples Education Advisory Group and member of the Australian Research Council’s Advisory Council.

Michael Peters

Professor Michael A. Peters

Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at Waikato University, Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Adjunct Professor in the School of Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and School of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou University. He is the executive editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory and editor of two international ejournals, Policy Futures in Education and E-Learning and Digital Media. He started a new journal called Knowledge Cultures (Addleton, New York) in 2012 and he edits the open online Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory which he founded in 1999. In addition, he has some twelve book series and sits on twenty-five editorial boards. His interests are in education, philosophy and social policy and he has written over sixty-five books, including most recently  Education, Science and Knowledge Capitalism: Creativity and the Promise of Openness (2013); The New Development Paradigm: Education, Knowledge Economy, and Digital Futures (2013); and Citizenship, Human Rights and Identity: Prospects of a Liberal Cosmopolitan Order (2013).  He was invited to contribute a volume of his selected works to the prestigious Routledge series World Library of Educationalists which was published under the title Education Philosophy and Politics: Selected Works of Michael A. Peters (2011). He has also published books on Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida and Lyotard. He has focused in recent years on education in relation to the knowledge economy, cognitive capitalism, creative economy, openness and science in a variety of publications including:  Education, Cognitive Capitalism and Digital Labour (2011), with Ergin Bulut; Neoliberalism and After? Education, Social Policy and the Crisis of Capitalism (2011); The Last Book of Postmodernism: Apocalyptic Thinking, Philosophy and Education in the Twenty-First Century (2011); Bakhtinian Pedagogy: Opportunities and Challenges for Research, Policy and Practice in Education Across the Globe (2011), with Jayne White; The Virtues of Openness: Education, Science and Scholarship in a Digital Age (2011), with Peter Roberts; Education in the Creative Economy (2010), with D. Araya; the trilogy,Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy (2009) Global Creation: Space, Connection and Universities in the Age of the Knowledge Economy (2010), Imagination: Three Models of Imagination in the Age of the Knowledge Economy (2010), all with Simon Marginson & Peter Murphy; Subjectivity and Truth: Foucault, Education and the Culture of the Self (2008), and Building Knowledge Cultures: Educational and Development in the Age of Knowledge Capitalism(2006), both with Tina Besley. He has won the American Educational Studies Association Critics Book Award three times. He is a lifelong Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of Humanities, an Honorary Member of the New Zealand Royal Society, and a life member of the Society for Research in higher Education (UK), and the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from State University of New York (Empire State College) for his work. SUNY Empire State College President Alan R. Davis says the Honorary Doctorate of Letters is the highest form of recognition, given to people of exceptional distinction and Professor Peters is very deserving of the title. “His commitment to social justice and educational policy, and the depth and breadth of his scholarship align perfectly with both Empire State College and the State University of New York’s mission and purpose. Professor Peters is a visionary whose ideas expand our understanding of teaching and learning and of open education in all its forms.”