An indicative programme is oultlined below. A detailed programme with information on our keynote presentations will be available soon. Unlike many conferences, registration includes the conference dinner. We strongly encourage attendees to treat dinner as another session of the conference as this will be an opportunity to further explore immersive teaching pedagogies.
|Monday 27th: Teaching Day 1||Tuesday 28th: Talking Teaching Day 2||Wednesday 29th: Academy-only Day|
|12.30pm - Registration
1pm - 5pm - Keynote presentations, plenary sessions, panels, and parallel sessions
7pm - 10pm - Conference dinner
|9am - 4pm - Keynote presentations, plenary sessions, panels, and parallel sessions
7pm - 10pm - Optional social activities
|9am - 1pm - Academy AGM, welcome to new members, presentations and discussion|
W E L B Y I N G S
Keynote Presentation: The post-heroic teacher: leadership and influence in the age of anxiety
This talk uses your thinking, stories and images to consider creativity and trust when growing potential in ourselves and others. In so doing, it examines why certain leaders attract, retain and grow highly innovative thinkers. Drawing on research into post-heroic leadership models and wounded hierarchies, it argues in support of approaches that reach beyond coercive, evidence-based, performance measurement. In so doing, the talk highlights alternative, ego-diminished and highly people-focused approaches. These historically successful models may challenge our obsession with documenting and reporting and shift attention onto potential, responsibility and operating with higher levels of trust.
Biography: Professor Ings is a multi-award winning film maker, author, designer and illustrator. His three short films Boy, Munted and Sparrow have been selected for numerous international film festivals including Cannes and Berlin. Boy was also shortlisted for the 2006 Academy Awards. Professor Ings believes there are scholars who write, analyse and contextualise and there are scholars who create. Obviously he is the latter. He sees creativity as part of normal human thought. As a designer he says creative thought is rarely used to prove ‘truth’, but is employed instead to help us find elegant answers to complex questions.
In 2002, Professor Ings received the inaugural Prime Minister’s Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence and he says his greatest commitment is to teaching. He does not see teaching as the dissemination of knowledge, rather, it involved creating a 'troubling' environment for learning. Effective learning, he says, involves ongoing, intelligent, disobedient acts that help to move knowledge beyond the constraints of formula. 'Disobedient Teaching' is the theme and title of his new, best selling book and in it he critiques our anxious, micro-managing of teachers and learners and he argues for the power of experimentation and humanising in learning.
Professor Ings completed his PhD in 2005 on the structure and profiles of narrative music videos and television commercials. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), a member of the Designers Institute of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Screen Director’s Guild. He takes his position as critic and conscience of society very seriously and isn’t afraid to deal with marginalised knowledge and issues that are underrepresented. His research and creative work have seen him tackle the history of the culture of male prostitution, homosexual law reform, poverty, mental health and immigration. He reviews for a number of national and international funding agencies, including Creative New Zealand. He is currently working on a new feature film that looks at the nature of small town boxing. His research also covers the historical metamorphosis of underground languages, methodological approaches to creative practice in higher research degree education, and the role and nature of storytelling as academic inquiry.
J A C I N T A R U R U
Keynote Presentation: Waking up law: my experience of creating a learning environment that makes sense to me
In this talk Jacinta reflects on her passion in teaching to honour the power of knowledge. As the only Māori Law Faculty staff member at Otago since 1999, she discusses how she has sought to create a learning environment that welcomes, values and inspires all students but particularly Māori students. This matters because the Māori influence of the discipline of law in Aotearoa New Zealand is still new despite tikanga Māori being the first laws of this country. Her curriculum fills the silences in the study of law with the power of Indigenous knowledge of, and visions for, law. Using Indigenous stories, documentaries, short shorties and poems alongside legislation and court judgments, her teaching shows what is possible in the tertiary teaching environment.
Biography: Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa and Ngāti Ranginui) is Professor of law at the University of Otago, Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Centre of Māori Research Excellence and a fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. Jacinta holds a PhD from the University of Victoria, Canada. In 2016, Jacinta received the Ako Aotearoa Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence along with an award in Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in the Kaupapa Māori category.
At Otago, Jacinta teaches first year law through to advanced law courses and directs an innovative new Te Ihaka Building Māori Leaders in Law programme. She is co-director of the new University of Otago Research Theme Poutama Ara Rau that is dedicated to researching Māori tertiary learning and teaching. Combining her love of teaching with research, her work focuses on exploring Indigenous peoples' legal rights to care for, own, manage and govern land and water including national parks and minerals in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, United States, Australia and the Scandinavia countries. She has led, or co-led, several national and international research projects including on the inherited English Common Law Doctrine of Discovery, Indigenous rights and responsibilities to freshwater and multidisciplinary understandings of landscapes. She has published widely with now more than 100 publications including as co-author of Discovering Indigenous Lands (Oxford University Press, 2010). She is editor of Resource Management Journal, Resource Management Theory & Practice, and consultative editor for Māori Law Review.