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Salon des Refusés 2017

Salon des Refusés 2017


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Presenter:  CDU Art Gallery

Date: Aug 10, 2017 to Sep 09, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Contact person:  Eileen Lim, Exhibitions and Collection Officer
T: 89466621
E: artgallery@cdu.edu.au

Location:  CDU Art Gallery, Building Orange 12, ground floor

The SALON is back! Celebrating five years of the Salon des Refusés, and its second year hosted by CDU Art Gallery, this exhibition is sure to be a winner!
Presented by Paul Johnstone Gallery and Outstation – art from art centres, the Salon des Refusés has gone from strength to strength and is now firmly established as a key cultural addition to Darwin’s Dry Season activities.

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Seminars by Prof. Dany Adone, University of Cologne, Germany

Seminars by Prof. Dany Adone, University of Cologne, Germany


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Presenter:  Professor Dany Adone, University Professorial Fellow, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University & Head of School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Head of Department of English I, University of Cologne, Germany

Date: Sep 01, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 12:15pm

Contact person:  Northern Institute, CDU
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open To The Public - All Welcome

Seminar 1: “What are Alternate Sign Languages? Well…they are Languages in their own right”
Abstract:
Recent development in the field of Sign Languages reveals different types of sign languages. One type is known as alternate sign language, which has been identified in Indigenous Australia and outside Australia (Kendon 1988, Adone and Maypilama 2014, among others). The main aim of this paper is to raise public awareness on this are of research. First, it addresses some current misconceptions on sign languages. It then presents some useful definitions, especially of ‘alternate sign languages’, followed by a discussion of the prominent grammatical features that make alternate sign languages distinct.

When:         01 September 2017 @ 10.00 - 11.00am
Where:        Northern Institute, Yellow 1.2.48 (Savanna Room - MAP)

Seminar 2: Not Just Bilingualism!
Abstract:
While most studies on bilingualism concentrate on the use of two or more spoken languages (speech), studies on Bimodal Bilingualism (speech-sign) are rare. The term ‘Bimodal Bilingualism’ is used for the use of two or more languages in two modalities (spoken and signed). Although Bilingualism in Indigenous Australia has been studied, ‘Bimodal Bilingualism’ which is the norm in Arnhem Land, is still not well known. Thus, this paper is a contribution to raising public awareness on this phenomenon which is rare in the world and yet culturally anchored in Indigenous Australia.

When:         01 September 2017 @ 11.15 - 12.15pm        
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Northern Institute, Yellow 1.2.48 (Savanna Room - MAP)

About Professor Dany Adone
Professor Dany Adone is currently the Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Head of the Department of English I at the University of Cologne, Germany. She also holds the Chair of Applied English Linguistics and is the Director of the Australian Studies Program (Linguistics) in the English Department. Since 2013 Prof. Adone is a University Professorial Fellow affiliated with the Northern Institute/CDU. She is also a Honorary Professor at the University of Seychelles. She has worked in and with several countries including Mauritius, the Seychelles, Australia, Jamaica and the Solomon Islands on several projects, some of which are concerned with the development of the Indigenous sign languages. In Australia, Professor Adone is currently working on three community-driven projects, two in the Northern Territory and one in Western Australia. She has published several books and articles on the L1 Acquisition of Creole languages, and Sign Languages. Professor Adone and Dr. E. Maypilama have pioneered the publication of the first grammar of Yolŋu Sign Language together with a team of Yolŋu researchers. The Yolŋu communities involved in the project have asked to continue this work through the Northern Institute. Together with Dr. E. Maypilama she organised a workshop on Indigenous Sign Languages in 2013 hosted by the Northern Institute, CDU. Read her full profile HERE.    

RSVP by Thursday, 31 August 2017 via Outlook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au
Light refreshments will be served

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Salon des Refusés 2017

Salon des Refusés 2017


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Presenter:  CDU Art Gallery

Date: Aug 10, 2017 to Sep 09, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Contact person:  Eileen Lim, Exhibitions and Collection Officer
T: 89466621
E: artgallery@cdu.edu.au

Location:  CDU Art Gallery, Building Orange 12, ground floor

The SALON is back! Celebrating five years of the Salon des Refusés, and its second year hosted by CDU Art Gallery, this exhibition is sure to be a winner!
Presented by Paul Johnstone Gallery and Outstation – art from art centres, the Salon des Refusés has gone from strength to strength and is now firmly established as a key cultural addition to Darwin’s Dry Season activities.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Philosophy: Nature & Humanity – Where Has Western Thought Gone Wrong?

Philosophy: Nature & Humanity – Where Has Western Thought Gone Wrong?


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Presenter:  Andreas Weber and Charlotte Klonk in Conversation with Kieran Finnane, Paul Ah Chee Ngala and Professor Rolf Gerritsen (Northern Institute)

Date: Sep 11, 2017

Time: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Contact person:  Jochen Gutsch
T: +61 2 8356 8321
E: jochen.gutsch@goethe.de

Location:  Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, 17 Grevillea Dr, Sadadeen, 0870 Alice Springs

PANEL DISCUSSION
PHILOSOPHY: NATURE & HUMANITY – WHERE HAS WESTERN THOUGHT GONE WRONG?

Andreas Weber and Charlotte Klonk in Conversation with Kieran Finnane and Professor Rolf Gerritsen (Northern Institute)
German speakers: Andreas Weber is a biologist, philosopher and nature writer. His work focuses on a re-evaluation of life as an embodied commons. Charlotte Klonk is Professor of Art History and New Media at the Institute of Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität Berlin.
Australian speakers: Kieran Finnane is a journalist and arts writer. She has lived in Alice Springs since 1987, writing for the Alice Springs News as well as national publications. She is the author of the book Trouble: On Trial in Central Australia.
Moderator: Professor Rolf Gerritsen, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University

Language: English.

This event is part of the series Responsibility & Humanity – Nature, Culture and Terror presented in Australia by the Goethe-Institut. The series investigates key philosophical questions of our time. Curated by a German-Australian team of experts, the events explore topics that challenge and move us. ​A group of four contemporary German thinkers will join an equally interesting range of Australian guests in a different kind of dialogue.

RSVP via Facebook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

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Vocational Education and Training: The Northern Territory's history of public philanthropy

Vocational Education and Training: The Northern Territory's history of public philanthropy


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Presenter:  Dr Don Zoellner

Date: Sep 12, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Contact person:  Kathryn Bailey
T: 08 8959 5235
E: kathryn.bailey@cdu.edu.au

Location:  CDU Alice Springs Campus Library, Grevillea Drive, Alice Springs

Target audience:  This event is open to the public. No RSVP required.

CDU Alice Springs Campus Library invites you to a talk by Dr Don Zoellner on his recent publication, Vocational Education and Training: The Northern Territory's history of public philanthropy.

The talk will be held at the CDU Library Alice Springs Campus on Tuesday 12 September from 5pm to 6pm.

Book copies are available for purchase online or download the free eBook from ANU Press.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Bailey on 08 8959 5235.

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Pedagogies of reconciliation: challenging social injustice and forging new social pacts

Pedagogies of reconciliation: challenging social injustice and forging new social pacts


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Presenter:  Fernando Serrano-Amaya, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney

Date: Sep 13, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open To The Public - All Welcome

Abstract
In this paper, Fernando Serrano-Amaya will present the first stage of a research project on the teaching of reconciliation. The purposes of this project are,

  1. to map the educational practices currently used to support reconciliation, focussing on the cases of South Africa and Latin America;
  2. to develop a conceptual analysis of reconciliation as education, building on contemporary work in peace education;
  3. to develop a framework for policy development in this field.

Two specific features of this project will distinguish it from previous work on peace and education. First, it will take forward the emphasis in his previous research on the gender dimension in social conflict and peacemaking. Second, the project will involve a comparison between two important cases of reconciliation projects which are well known, but rarely considered together: South Africa and Colombia. Reflection on Australia´s experience on promoting reconciliation will be useful to test some of the patterns found in the two cases studies.

About Fernando Serrano-Amaya
Fernando Serrano-Amaya is currently Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney. He is PhD from the same University and received a Master in Conflict Resolution (University of Bradford, UK, 2004) and a BA in Social Anthropology (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1994). He has developed his career as researcher, consultant and lecturer. He has extensive experience working for NGO, international cooperation agencies and state institutions in Colombia. Whilst working in non-academic environments, he has been a productive independent scholar. A book based on his PhD research will be published in September 2017 by Palgrave McMillan.    

RSVP by Tuesday, 12 September 2017 via Outlook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

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Seventh Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance

Seventh Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance


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Presenter:  Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

Date: Sep 19, 2017

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Contact person:  CDU Events Team
T: 08 8946 6554
E: CDUEvents@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Nitmiluk Lounge, Level 4, Parliament House, Mitchell Street, Darwin

Target audience:  This event is open to the public. RSVP is required.

Join us for the Seventh Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance, beginning at 5pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, will present 'Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a generation opportunity?'.

Please RSVP to CDUEvents@cdu.edu.au

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Heat Stress, Heat Mitigation & Climate Impacts in Darwin

Heat Stress, Heat Mitigation & Climate Impacts in Darwin


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Presenter:  Darwin City Deal partnership CDU, NTG & City of Darwin

Date: Sep 22, 2017

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Contact person:  Nadia Reid
T: 89996004
E: nadia.reid@nt.gov.au

Location:  CDU Waterfront Campus, Room 3.13

Target audience:  All welcome - open to the public event

Sorry! Due to a huge response we’ve reached capacity and this event is now fully booked.  

INVITATION

You’re invited to attend a presentation of recent research around heat stress, heat mitigation and climate impacts in Darwin.


Hear from a panel comprising:

- CSIRO;
- Northern Institute;
- NT Government; and
- Bureau of Meteorology

Friday 22 September, 12pm to 1pm
Charles Darwin University, Waterfront Campus, Room 3.13

Light refreshments will be provided

RSVP to Nadia Reid at nadia.reid@nt.gov.au

An initiative of the Darwin City Deal partnership Darwin City Deal

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Powerful language for educationally marginalised students: Developing a subversive pedagogy for the language and literacy of science

Powerful language for educationally marginalised students: Developing a subversive pedagogy for the language and literacy of science


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Presenter:  Dr Helen Harper, Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research

Date: Sep 26, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open To The Public - All Welcome

Abstract: In this seminar I present the research I have been conducting with Bronwyn Parkin from the University of Adelaide, for a project titled ‘Scaffolding academic language and literacy in disadvantaged contexts’.  The project is supported by a grant from the Primary English Teaching Association of Australia (PETAA).
The aim of our project is to articulate a set of pedagogic principles for teaching language and literacy in science and mathematics to educationally marginalised students. It has involved collaborating with four highly skilled teachers in two schools: one, a remote Indigenous Northern Territory School, and the other, an urban Adelaide school with a low socioeconomic multicultural demographic. A key tenet of our work is that gaining control of subject-specific language, or ‘power language’ as Jim Martin calls it, is fundamental to successful learning at school. The term ‘subversive’ in my title is drawn from Martin’s interpretation of Bernstein’s educational sociology and refers to the intention to challenge the social order by making powerful language and knowledge explicit to those who would not otherwise be able to access this knowledge and language. In our project we worked with the teachers to develop a pedagogic framework that enables this. Two important elements of this framework are: (i) systematically using teacher-designed focus texts as a pivotal tool to guide the scope and sequence of the teaching; and (ii) developing a scaffolded teaching sequence for integrating language and literacy into the science lessons. In this presentation I will focus on one of the science teaching sequences, about lunar eclipses, that we devised in the course of the project, working with Year 7 ESL students. I will draw on transcribed extracts from the lessons to demonstrate the students’ appropriation of scientific language.

About Dr Helen Harper: Dr Helen Harper is a researcher at the Centre for Child Development and Education, Menzies School of Health Research. Her main research interest is in pedagogies of language and literacy. She is particularly interested in how classrooms operate, and how classroom discourse works to support students learn to read and use language, especially in challenging settings. In 2016 Helen was the co-recipient of the PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association of Australia) Research Grant, in collaboration with Bronwyn Parkin from the University of Adelaide. Their project is titled ‘Scaffolding academic language and literacy in disadvantaged contexts’. The project involves working with teachers in Indigenous and ESL settings to articulate a set of pedagogic principles for the teaching of language and literacy in science and mathematics. Previously Helen has worked as a lecturer in literacy education, as a linguist in remote communities, and as a teacher of English as an Additional Language. Read her full profile here

RSVP by Monday, 25 September 2017 via Outlook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

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Presentation on Norwegian and Scandinavian Elder Care

Presentation on Norwegian and Scandinavian Elder Care


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Presenter:  Professor Karen Christensen

Date: Sep 28, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Marilynne Kirshbaum
T: 08 8946 6093
E: marilynne.kirshbaum@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Building Blue 2A.1.01, Casuarina campus

Target audience:  This event is open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Join Professor Karen Christensen for her presentation Norwegian and Scandinavian Elder Care on the 28 September at 10.30am.

Karen Christensen is a Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Bergen, Norway.

Her research and publications focus on welfare sociology based on her interests in social care, work, gender and migration.

She has led or collaborated on a range of research projects, nationally and internationally, within areas such as elderly care, welfare and disability, comparative social policy, and the lives of migrant care workers.

She is currently co-editor of ‘Handbook of social care work around the world’, that will be published by Routledge in 2018.

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Tips to writing a successful Fulbright Scholarship application

Tips to writing a successful Fulbright Scholarship application


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Presenter:  Professor John Leslie, Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University (K-State) & Professor Ruth Wallace, Director, Northern Institute

Date: Sep 28, 2017

Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact person:  Northern Institute
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  Open To The Public - All Welcome

Professor John Leslie is a Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University (K-State) and a Fulbright Alumni. K-State is recognised annually by the Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges and currently offers two Australian Fulbright scholarships:

  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Fulbright Senior Scholarship

Professor Leslie will be presenting about the Fulbright Scholarship process and how to write a good application.  The seminar will be co-presented with Professor Ruth Wallace who recently returned from the US after completing a 6 month scholarship as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Agriculture and Life Sciences at K-State.   

RSVP by Wednesday, 27 September 2017 via Outlook or thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

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