Learning Analytics –the Data Describing Learning ActivitiesThis is a satellite event of the Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) conference; the premier research forum, providing common ground for academics, administrators, software developers and companies to shape and debate the state of the art.
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The ALARA Conference focuses on Action Learning, Action Research and Process Management, with particular emphasis this year on dialogue and engagement to allow delegates to learn and discuss the best methods, techniques and outcomes in Action Learning and Action Research.
The Australasian University Building Educators Association (AUBEA)was established 37 years ago to bring together all those involved in building research and education. The principal aim of AUBEA is to promote and improve teaching and research in building through communication and collaboration. Our highly acclaimed annual conference brings together researchers and educators from Australasia and other regions and provides them with a strong platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration.
The annual conferences of AUBEA are hosted by universities in Australasia. The 2011 AUBEA conference was hosted by Bond University in Gold Coast. in 2012,the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales is proudly hosting the AUBEA 2012 conference.
“The Third Sector as Civil Society in Australasia: Identity, Role and Influence in the New Century”
As we move into the next decade of a rapidly changing and challenging world, we need to constantly revisit our role for ANZTSR. This is a good opportunity, not only to continue our interest in third sector organizations and their governance, but to reassess the wider role of civil society in our region. Accordingly we invite papers along the following, or related themes:
1. Social, Political and Economic Issues/Theorisations of the Role and Function of the Third Sector
2. Entrepreneurship and the Third Sector – From Grassroots to Corporate
3. Third Sector Organizations – Value and Role in Civil Society
4. Practice-Based Research in Third Sector Organisations
5. Sector Capacity Building (teaching and learning)
The 2010 Conference will be co-jointly hosted by ANZTSR and the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Centre at the University of Technology, Syndey. Further information regarding the venue and accomodation will be posted on the CCS website.
This website is for the submission of abstracts only
Keynote presentation: Embedding graduate attributes Simon Barrie, University of Sydney
As well as keynote presentations, the forum will offer staff a variety of parallel sessions that examine aspects of teaching at UTS This year's forum focuses on the UTS Model of Learning. Papers or posters will address a variety of aspects of the theme including innovative curriculum design, practice-oriented learning and teaching, innovative uses of new technologies for learning, developing the internationalised curriculum and curriculum initiatives that support research inspired learning.
Cities Nature Justice: dialogues for social sustainability in public spaces
: a 3-day international symposium addressing the social science and science of sustainability.
Can social sustainability be achieved in cities at the same time as environmental sustainability?
Cities Nature Justice will bring together researchers, environmental activists, Indigenous advocates and communicators from India, China, South East Asia, Australia and the United States to discuss this question. They will be exploring new approaches to understanding city environmental issues by bringing both social science and science to bear on key questions of public space, water and social justice.
* Setha Low (USA & Costa Rica: urban parks and cultural justice; author: The Politics of Public Space),
* Dai Qing (China: water environmental advocate: Three Gorges Dam & Beijing),
* John Maynard (Australia: Indigenous historian; author: For Liberty & Freedom),
* Amita Baviskar (India: Narmada River & Delhi: environmental politics: author: Waterscapes),
* Kartik Shanker (India: Marine biologist, editor Conservation and Society)
'Be part of the future'
Sydney Australia Sept 30 - October 3 2008
Key speakers include:
Prof Robert Manne
Prof Kevin Dunn
Prof Hurriyet Babacan
and over 100 others from universities, government, NGOS and community organisations
Australia remains the only Western democracy without a national human rights framework.
"Australia has entered a new political era and, while guarded optimism is appropriate, we are emerging from more than a decade of fear, suppression of debate and destruction of civil society. This conference will construct a framework for moving forward as a society and call on political commitment."- Professor Andrew Jakubowicz, conference convenor.
The conference organisers see the critical importance of understanding the many ways in which human rights are intertwined with social and political wellbeing. Many groups and individuals are directly involved, and moving for change. The 4Rs international conference at University of Technology Sydney, 30 Sept - 3 Oct 2008, will draw on the expertise and thinking of more than 100 speakers and many delegates from across Australia and overseas to explore opportunities for building a more inclusive and just society. The four themes of the conference traverse human rights, Indigenous reconciliation, inter-cultural relations and citizenship in a globalising world.
The themes explore opportunities for building a more inclusive and just society, recognising the value of cultural citizenship and the role of the arts in building creative cities, in Indigenous reconciliation, and a charter of human rights for Australia.
"This is a conference for scholars and activists, administrators and policy developers, artists and writers, community leaders and media practitioners, educators and students", says Professor Jakubowicz . "It's about connections - exploring how key dimensions of Australian life in a globalised world intersect and interact with each other. Its culturally diverse society - Indigenous people, early settlers and their descendants, and recent immigrants and refugees - tests both how to mobilise the qualities of this diversity to improve the well being of the whole society, and how to ensure that social inclusion can be properly extended to the full range of that diversity.
"The conference will bring both a public and scholarly role to advance debate and research on the interrelated issues of human rights, Indigenous reconciliation, citizenship and inter-communal relations. It's a timely endeavour to assist people from a diverse spectrum, to open a window of dialogue, and decide how to achieve a fair and just society." - Maqsood Alshams, conference secretary.
Papers are invited that deal broadly with technology in architectural history, education and culture as a site of moral, political and aesthetic disagreement. Specific technologies are continually transferred to architecture from fields such as logistics, psychology and medicine, media and entertainment, warfare, transportation, mining, food and agriculture. Technology transfer includes 'hard' material technologies of manufacturing and construction as well as 'soft technologies' of imaging and information that are taken up in the design process and penetrate the very structure of architectural practice. Such technology transfer is sometimes seen to threaten the supposed internal consistency and specificity of architectural techniques at the same time as it is keenly sought after. Its effect on notions of design intentions and their realization is a key problematic of interest to this conference.
More focused scholarship is also invited on the teaching of techniques for realizing and evaluating buildings. 'Architectural Technology' has become a qualification and specialist area distinct from architecture with, in Europe and North America, a three-year degree. These emerge with professional bodies, and far greater responsibilities than the traditional support role of producing working drawings under the direction of an architect. The emergence of the architectural technologist could be viewed as a response to increasingly complex building and information systems, but it might also be seen as further erosion of the architect's purview. How well are architects and architectural graduates prepared for the proliferation of new technologies of communication, representation, manufacture and construction? What historical events and theoretical arguments have led to technology being a distinct field of knowledge and practice in architectural practice and architectural education?
Scholarship addressing the challenges and potentials of new technologies in construction, manufacturing, design and documentation in architecture and architectural education is called for.