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Asia Education Foundation (AEF) and Australia India Institute (Aii), Delhi are pleased to announce a series of virtual events exploring Equity in Education: Shared Perspectives between India and Australia. Over the coming months, join AEF, Aii, Delhi, and a series of specialists to discuss three key determinants for Equity in Education in Australia and India; Technology, Gender, and Wellbeing 


Webinar Two: Gender


In 2015 the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a commitment to gender equality featuring prominently in that vision. While governments have made pledges and legally binding commitments to fulfil women’s human rights, gender disparity in education and gender discrimination in education are complex realities that require gender-responsive policies and accountability processes. 

With March the UN ‘gender equity awareness’ month, Asia Education Foundation (AEF) and the Australia India Institute, Delhi (Aii Delhi) are pleased to announce the second virtual event as part of the Equity in Education: Shared Perspectives between India and Australia series on Gender. 

This webinar will explore gender equity in education from Australian and Indian perspectives, through the prism of policy and research, education providers and recent graduates in entrepreneurship. Panelists will explore how school leaders are shaping programs for gender equity in schools, and how role models and provider programs impact a student’s perspective and future opportunities. Policy and research experts who will speak to broader objectives in education equity and the wider workforce challenges that may impede this. And discussion on the journey of school leavers who’ve become entrepreneurs, and how their experiences in school, study and profession may have shaped their journey and careers. This will be an informative discussion across Australia and India, bringing greater awareness and understanding to equity in education. 

Presenters

2016 AEF Autumn School

Sydney/Melbourne

  • Dr Kathleen Turner, Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute
  • Mr Mohamad Abdalla, Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University
  • Dr Indigo Willing OAM, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
  • Mr Aaron Seeto, Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and previously Director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in NSW
  • Mr Keith Shangare, Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland

Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks

Keynote


Dr Brian Adams

Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University



Panel


Dr Kathleen Turner

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute


Mr Mohamad Abdalla

Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University and the Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (QLD Node)


Mr Aaron Seeto

Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and previously Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art NSW


Mr Keith Shangare

Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland


Presentation


Dr Indigo Willing OAM

Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research


Workshop


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding


The Asia Education Foundation

This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding




Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks






Education Panellists 

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Dr Mary Leahy, Senior Lecturer, Continuing, Vocational and Educational Policy research hub at Melbourne Graduate School of Education 

Dr Leahy is a Senior Lecturer based in the Continuing, Vocational and Educational Policy research hub at Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has made significant contributions to the development of evidence-based government policy in Australia through commissioned research reports for governments and non-government organisations. Recent research projects have examined transitions within education and between education and employment; the nature of vocational education; young people’s decisions about tertiary education; vocational education funding and quality vocational teaching. Her work draws on comparative education; theories on gender; Nussbaum and Sen’s capabilities approach; and theories on choice and preference formation. She is the Lead Chief Investigator of an Australian Research Council funded project exploring the history of trade union education in Australia. 

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Christopher Buswell, STEM Leader, Mountain Creek high School  

As a STEM leader at Mountain Creek State High School on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Chris Buswell was named the Showcase Queensland Teacher of the Year in 2019, and awarded a Commonwealth Bank Australia Teaching Fellowship in 2020. Chris currently leads the school’s critical thinking strategy as the Higher Order Thinking Coach, developing pedagogical practice and expertise within his school and region. His experience extends globally as a team leader as part of the PNGAus Secondary Schools Initiative, aimed at promoting equity, cultural understanding and leadership in STEM education across Papua New Guinea and Australia. Chris has co-developed an immersive Virtual Reality Chemistry resource and his team recently won a Silver Award at the global Reimagine Education Awards in the VRAR Category. 

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Damien Aldridge, Education Director, STEM Punks 

Damien is a STEM Education Evangelist and is the Education Director of STEM Punks. He has been teaching for 10+ years, Winner of Telstra Business Awards in 2019, in 2020 he was recognised as a Global Education Influencer and recipient of the Global Teacher Award. 



Industry Panellists 

Nishta Satyam

Nishta Satyam, Deputy Country Representative, UN Women

Nishtha Satyam is the youngest Deputy Country Representative for the Entity of the UN across 193 countries. She formerly managed Strategic Partnerships, Policy Impact and Public Relations for the UN Women Multi Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Nishtha has also served as the Private Sector Partnerships Specialist with the Office of the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and UNDP. Prior to her career with the UN, Nishtha worked with leading firms such as KPMG and American Express as an Economist. Nishtha has authored a number of studies on the business value of inclusion and continues to be excited about using her multi-sectoral experience to inform the interplay of policy, politics and people to foster lasting change for the most marginalized. Nishtha holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Bachelors in Economics from Delhi University.


Sanjay Yadav

Sanjay Yadav, Principal, Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar

Mr. Yadav has 29 years of experience in institutions of International repute in India and abroad. He has been the Nodal Supervisor for evaluation work of seven different subjects for spot evaluation / on screen marking. Mr. Yadav’s guidance and recommendations have been crucial in proud placements of his students in world renowned institutes like Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), California Institute of Technology (CalTech), University of Pennsylvania and other Ivy League Colleges in US as well as in UK, Canada and Australia. He has written articles on various educational aspects, series of articles for popularizing Science as well as parenting tips.


Ms Mallika Bajaj

Mallika Bajaj, Founder Director, Little Yellow Beetle Media

Global media entrepreneur, sportscaster, and Member Alumna Council, University of Melbourne, Mallika Bajaj did not grow up knowing she would become a media professional. However, she was brought up to believe that whatever she did would make a difference. She is a celebrated name when it comes to inspiring women or empowering the youth through digital media. Mallika completed her BA in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne and went on to successfully pursue a Masters in Media and Communications, from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she acquired knowledge, skills, and the confidence to establish her own company at 23. Her desire to empower women, and talented young professionals, using digital media as her tool, led her to conceive the idea of Little Yellow Beetle Media Pvt Ltd (LYB), which of functions on the dual focus of ‘Digitizing India’ and connecting India to the ‘Digital Globe’, one leap at a time, offering young professionals the opportunity to explore their creative best.




For more information please contact aef-support@asialink.unimelb.edu.au or (03) 8344 3590.


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