The University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health will present a hybrid event with Dr Philip Roberts Associate Professor in Curriculum Inquiry & Rural Education who will speak on Engaging Rural Knowledges in Education – Spatial Justice, rural schooling and the sustainability of rural communities. (An important issue when school knowledge clashes with rural knowledge.) This session will present on Tuesday 14th March 2023.
Dr Philip Roberts is an Associate Professor in Curriculum Inquiry and Rural Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra. He is the research leader of the Rural Education, Curriculum and Communities Research Group in the Centre for Sustainable Communities at the University of Canberra and an ARC DECRA Fellow (2020-23). Philips’ research focuses on the role of knowledge in curriculum, rural knowledges and the sustainability of rural communities.
Philip is the research leader of the Rural Education, Curriculum and Communities Research Group in the Centre for Sustainable Communities at the University of Canberra and an ARC DECRA Fellow (2020-23). His research focuses on the role of knowledge in curriculum, rural knowledges and the sustainability of rural communities. Prior to moving to the university sector 14 years ago, Philip was a teacher and school executive in rural and remote schools for 12 years. He has held various positions on state curriculum boards, departmental boards, teacher registration boards and the teachers union. He teaches pre-service teachers, and post graduate classes on curriculum development, the use of data in educational decision making, and the preparation of professionals for rural communities. Philip has spent his career advocating for and supporting initiatives aimed at enhancing equity for rural, regional and remote communities.
Throughout his research career he has been awarded in excess of $8m for research projects with a focus on education and the development of professionals in rural, regional and remote areas, and published over 60 academic publications on these topics. Philip’s work has included publications in the Australian Journal of Rural Health and projects related the UCAT. He teaches pre-service teachers, and post graduate classes on curriculum development, the use of data in educational decision making, and the preparation of professionals for rural communities.
This public lecture is for parents and school teachers to discuss how school based knowledge can conflict with the knowledges of rural communities, and how to develop approaches to bridge this divide. The lecture aims to assist rural, regional and remote community members and teachers develop a shared language for talking about social justice from the perspective of their place. Through highlighting the spatial dimensions of social justice and the implications for recognising different knowledges and careers, this lecture outlines a road map to achieving more inclusive educational practices and valuing the specialist knowledge of teachers in these communities.
This is our first face to face public lecture for over 3 years, and it will also be available on webinar if you prefer. There is the opportunity to ask questions when registering and on the night.
This Public Lecture is brought to you by the Department of Rural Health and will be available online or face to face at the Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne, 49 Graham St Shepparton.
We are committed to sharing health and education expertise with our communities to build their knowledge and resilience. Our keynote speaker will share his insights and offer solutions.
For further information on previous webinar recordings check out our website: https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/rural-health
Program: Spatial Justice, Rural Schooling and the Sustainability of Rural Communities
Speaker: Dr Philip Roberts, Associate Professor in Curriculum Inquiry & Rural Education, The University of Canberra Engaging Rural Knowledges in Education
Date: Tuesday 14th March 2023,
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Location: School of Rural Health, 49 Graham St, Shepparton
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