Thursday, 12 May 2016

2016 Richard Selby Smith Oration: Professor John Hattie


Contact: Jill Abell, Australian college of Educators
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Date: 12 May 2016          RSVP: Online
Location: Stanley Burbury Theatre

Intended Audience: All Schools

Richard Selby Smith Oration 2016
Thursday 12 May 2016 5.30 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Professor John Hattie
Chair: Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania

The lecture will be chaired by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania.
Professor Selby Smith made significant contributions to education nationally and in Tasmania over a long period. Selby was a foundation member of the ACE and an active and long serving member of the ACE Tasmanian Branch

The Richard Selby Smith Oration is a high profile free public lecture, organised by the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian College of Educators, supported by the Selby Smith Family and the University of Tasmania. Professor Selby Smith made significant contributions and in Tasmania a long period. Selby was a foundation member of the ACE and an active and long serving member of the ACE Tasmanian Branch. Oration 6.00 - 7.30 pm


Professor John Hattie Director of the Melbourne Educational Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Chair of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leaders, co-director of the Science of Learning Research Centre.

Professor John Hattie will address the title: "Education Futures in an Island State". The lecture will review the status of Tasmania's current education system, and place it in the larger Australian context. The overarching themes will relate to teacher education, cooperation across schools, and education outcomes.

Professor Hattie's areas of interest are measurement models and their applications to educational problems, and models of teaching and learning. Previous appointments were in Auckland, North Carolina, Western Australia, and New England. He was chief moderator of the NZ Performance Based Research Fund, Past-President of the International Test Commission, associate editor of British Journal of Educational Psychology, American Educational Research Journal, and Nature: Science of Learning, and is part-time cricket coach and umpire. He has published and presented over 900 papers, and supervised 187 theses students.