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See below for our current list of Professional Learning events:

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2017 Psychology Summer Conference

Date: Friday 20th January 2017

Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 17/01/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Corporate Member - SA School (1 Day)n/a$165.00
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$190.00
Psychology Conference Presenter (1 Day)n/a$70.00
Student Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$130.00
Life Members (1 Day)n/a$130.00

SASTA Psychology Summer Conference 2017 - Being Innovative in Psychology

The 1 day intensive conference allows science teachers to develop teaching methods and resources within the Psychology stream.

This training meets the National Professional Standards for Teachers.

 

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Keynote Address: 

The Psychology of Creativity and Innovation by Dr David Cropley

Creativity and Innovation are hot topics in education, business and government. Creativity is generally understood to be concerned with the generation of new ideas, while innovation addresses the exploitation of those new ideas. Both, however, are driven by psychological factors including personality and cognition. In this presentation I will discuss those elements of motivation, personal properties, feelings and thinking styles that appear to favour creativity – what are they, and how are they measured – and will set these in the broader context of creative problem solving. I will outline the relationship between creativity and educational factors such as intelligence, and the presentation will also touch on darker aspects of creativity – how is creativity sometimes misapplied, and is there a relationship to less desirable personal characteristics such as narcissism? Finally, I will also outline the role that psychology and creativity play in shaping organisational performance – why do schools and other organisations need to learn how to be creative? 

Keynote Biography:

Dr David Cropley is the Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation at the University of South Australia.

 2017 Summer Psych Keynote DCROPLEY (small)

Dr Cropley joined the School of Engineering at the South Australian Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 1990, after serving for four years in the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, including deployments to the Middle East. Following the establishment of the University in 1991, he completed a PhD in Measurement Systems Engineering in 1997, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2002.

From 2003 until 2007 Dr Cropley was Director of the Systems Engineering and Evaluation Centre (SEEC) at the University, leading a team of engineers specialising in research and education in the field of complex defence systems. In 2007, SEEC was transformed into the larger Defence and Systems Institute (DASI), where he was Deputy Director from 2007 – 2012.

Dr Cropley has taught a variety of courses on engineering, creativity and innovation at the University, and has facilitated creative problem-solving workshops for various organisations, including BAE Systems and DSTO. His research interests lie in the measurement of creativity and innovation in engineering processes and organisations, the role of creativity and innovation in terrorism and crime, and the nexus of creative problem-solving and engineering.

Dr Cropley is author of four books including Creativity in Engineering: Novel Solutions to Complex Problems (Academic Press, 2015); The Psychology of Innovation in Organizations (Cambridge University Press, 2015); Creativity and Crime: A Psychological Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and Fostering Creativity: A Diagnostic Approach for Higher Education and Organisations (Hampton Press, 2009). He is also co-editor of The Ethics of Creativity (Palgrave MacMillan, 2014) and The Dark Side of Creativity (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Now a recognised expert in creative problem solving and innovation, Dr David Cropley was a scientific consultant and on-screen expert for the Australian ABC TV Documentaries Redesign My Brain (2013), Life at 9 (2014) and Redesign My Brain, Series 2 (2015).

Dr Cropley is also a keen rower and member of the Adelaide Rowing Club. He has set two world records in indoor rowing in his age group – in 2010 for a 24-hour tandem row, and in 2012 for a tandem 100km row. He is also an occasional actor, appearing in ANZAC Girls (ABC, 2014) and as a zombie in series 2 of the SBS show Danger 5 (2015).

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology

Date: Monday 20th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre

Bookings close: 15/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenters: Tony Diercks and Brian Le Cornu

Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Biology - Monday 20 February 2017

PROGRAM

9:00 am         Registration

9:15 am          Introduction

  • The current SACE course                                                                        
  • SACE Board documents                                                                           
  • Designing a Teaching Program                                                               
  • Alternative Programs                                                                               
  • Australian Curriculum 2018 (Topics and Assessment, SU, SIS, SHE) 

 

10:30 am       Morning Tea

10:50 am       Theory Lessons

  • Teaching biology                                                                                      
  • Analysing worksheets, class assignments, homework assignments using assessment design criteria and performance standards
  • AV and multimedia materials in Senior Biology                                    

 

                        Practical Lessons

  • Types of Practical                                                                                     
  • Assessing practical work                                                                          
  • Test questions relating to practicals                                                      

 

12:15 pm       Assessment Plans

  • Designing an assessment plan                                                                
  • Sample assessment plans                                                                        

 

12:30 pm       Lunch                                    

1:00 pm         Moderation

  • SACE moderation                                                                                     

                 

1:15 pm         Preparing tests and issues investigations

  • Analysing test questions                                                                          
  • Preparing answers                                                                                   

 

2:00 pm         Afternoon Tea

 

2:15 pm         Marking

  • Marking tests and issues investigations                                                
  • Marking extended response questions                                                 
  • Verification                                                                                                

 

3:15 pm         Conclusion                          

  • Where do you get help?
  • SACE Board and SASTA – how can they help science teachers?

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

Date: Monday 20th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 15/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenters: Kate Dilger & Kate Morgante

The program for this event will follow once finalised.

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 2 Physics

Date: Friday 24th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 20/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenter(s): Paula Mills & Michael Smith

The program for this event will follow once it has been finalised.

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Psychology

Date: Friday 24th February 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 20/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenter(s): Carolyn Pinchbeck & Irena Atherton

The program for this event will follow once it has been finalised.

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Teachers New to SACE Stage 1 & 2 Nutrition

Date: Friday 3rd March 2017

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Venue: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh

Bookings close: 27/02/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$215.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Joint Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$175.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$135.00

Presenter(s): TBC

The program for this event will be added once it has been finalised.

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SASTA Annual Conference & Expo 2017

Date: Thursday 27th to Friday 28th April 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: Brighton Secondary School

Bookings close: 13/04/2017

Event Pricing:

Type Earlybird price Regular price
Non-Member (1 Day)n/a$300.00
Non-Member (2 Days)n/a$440.00
Personal Member (1 Day)n/a$180.00
Personal Member (2 Days)n/a$260.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (1 Day)n/a$150.00
Personal Member - Lab Officer (2 Days)n/a$220.00
SASTA Student Member (1 Day)n/a$70.00
SASTA Student Member (2 Days)n/a$120.00
Life Member (1 Day)n/a$180.00
Life Member (2 Days)n/a$260.00
Retired Member (1 Day)n/a$180.00
Retired Member (2 Days)n/a$260.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (1 Day)n/a$240.00
Corporate Member (SA School) (2 Days)n/a$350.00
Corporate Member (Business or Interstate School) (1 Day)n/a$240.00
Corporate Member (Business or Interstate School) (2 Days)n/a$350.00

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF SASTA IN 2016?

We are currently looking for volunteers and presenters to add to our database for 2016. If you are interested please take some time to complete our online SASTA Volunteers & Presenters Nomination Form