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2016 SPEAKER SERIES Melbourne

2016 Speaker Series - MELBOURNE

Inquiry Learning in a digital environment: differentiation and the new routines


Professor Erica McWilliam


10 May, 2016


6.30pm - 9.30pm


James Tatoulis Auditorium

Methodist Ladies' College
207 Barkers Road 
Melbourne, Victoria 3101



$70.00 AUD

If you wish to only attend the complimentary session from 6.30pm - 7.30pm please email your details to Rebecca Hammond, Executive Assistant, IB Schools Australiasia office@aaibs.org

How to Pay
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This will allow you to submit your registration.  Payment must be made prior to attending the Speaker Series. 
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Brett Darcy, Treasurer, AAIBS, Brett.Darcy234@schools.sa.edu.au
EFT Payments can be made to the Association of Australasian IB Schools:

Account Name: Association of Australasian IB Schools (AAIBS)

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Format of Event

The format this year will include a complimentary session commencing at 6.30pm which will be presented by Dr Marcia Behrenbruch from the IBAP Office and will provide insights into an IB education.


This will be followed by a presentation and Q and A at 7.30pm from Professor Erica McWilliam, a prestigious leader in innovative thinking in education. The title of Professor McWilliam’s presentation is: Inquiry Learning in a digital environment: differentiation and the new routines.


Event Details

Inquiry Learning in a digital environment: differentiation and the new routines (7.30pm - 9.30pm)


Prof Erica McWilliam 

Erica McWilliam (Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Creative Industries, QUT) is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of pedagogy with a particular focus on preparing young people for ‘over the horizon’ futures. In her numerous presentations to educational leaders, teachers, parents and students, she elaborates on the challenges faced by all those who are seeking to ensure that our young people will live, learn and earn well in this demanding century. In particular, she stresses the importance of providing ‘low threat, high challenge’ learning environments that assist young people to welcome error and the instructive complications of unfamiliarity and complexity. She has been instrumental in directing the Creative Workforce 2.0 Research Program in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, and has also performed professorial duties as an educational researcher at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Australian Council of Education, an Honorary Fellow of the Australia Council of Educational Leadership and an Associate Fellow of the Learning and Teaching Council of Australia. A recent sole-authored book, ‘The Creative Workforce: How to launch young people into high flying futures’, is published by UNSW Press, and number of her more recent papers are available on her website - http://www.ericamcwilliam.com.au/.  

Complimentary Session

(6.30pm - 7.30pm)


The International Baccalaureate is now implemented in over 300 schools in Australia and New Zealand, constituting the 4th largest concentration of IB schools in the world.   This twilight session will explain the IB programmes’ alignment with version 8 of the Australian Curriculum, the individual state accountabilities, the plans for the NZ curriculum analysis and the changes to the MYP ‘gap rule’.   The session also presents the latest recognition initiatives including the IB Student Registry, the successful early offer scheme for DP graduates which will be extended in 2016, and the alternate pathway recognition to further education for the Career-related programme.   Finally there will be a summary of the current research relevant to all IB programmes, focusing on research findings from Australasia. 


Dr Marcia Behrenbruch

Marcia Behrenbruch has extensive experience in primary and secondary education.  She has lived and worked in Canada, the Netherlands, Western Australia, Vietnam and Victoria, Australia.  She is currently the International Baccalaureate (IB) Regional Development and Recognition manager for Australasia.  Prior to starting this role in April 2015, she was the IB head of school services for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore, supporting all four IB programmes through authorization and subsequent re-evaluations.  Marcia has a BSc (honours) from University of British Columbia, a Bachelor and Master’s in Education from Monash University and completed her doctorate the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. 


Contact Details

Rebecca Hammond, Executive Assistant, IB Schools Australasia

+61 (0) 407 325 735 office@aaibs.org


The 2016 Speaker Series is sponsored by ManageBac www.managebac.com