[Offtopic] Fwd: MVteacher update: The Melbourne Forum series

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 20:42:05 EST 2007

Please accept my apologies if you already subscribe to MOV and know about
this ..

The Museum of Victoria has a good mailing lists for news and events. Here
are some free lectures that might interest other educators. The last one has
pricked my curiosity.

Regards Roland

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From: mvteachers at museum.vic.gov.au <mvteachers at museum.vic.gov.au>
Date: 25-Jul-2007 12:29
Subject: MVteacher update: The Melbourne Forum series

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The University of Melbourne and Museum Victoria present *Kids & the City*
A free series on the joys, perils and challenges confronting children and young
people in Melbourne.
Venue: The Age Theatre, Melbourne Museum - Bookings essential!

*Suicide and Self-harm in the Young*  Thursday 2 August, 6:30–8:00pm
Why are rates of youth suicide and self-harm at an all-time high? And what
is to be done?
Adolescent psychiatrist George Patton will discuss the issues, together with
people who've been
touched by suicide in the young.

*They don't play like they used to?*  Thursday 16 August,
Play is crucial to the happiness and development of children. When should
adults help children play,
or just give them freedom, time and space? Children's folklorists June
Factor and Gwenda Davey join
curator Carla Pascoe to discuss play in the past and today.
Sex, kids and advertising* Thursday 30 August, 6:30–8:00pm
Do advertisers overstep the mark when they sell lingerie, lipstick and
sex-appeal to the tweenies?
Or is this just a case of little girls playing dress-ups? Julie Gale from 'Kids
Free to be Kids' and the panel
debate the issues.
The great education debate* Thursday 13 September  6:30–8:00pm
We've heard the issues: core values, single-sex education, private v.
public, national curriculum...
But what do we really want from our schools?  A panel of experts debate the
challenges. More...<https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXREPHIL/Link.asp?link=169472>

Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
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