Order of Australia

Recognition

Professor Yong Zhao awarded 2020 ACEL Nganakarrawa Award
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Professor Yong Zhao was awarded the prestigious 2020 Australian Council for Educational Leaders’ (ACEL) Nganakarrawa Award. The award is given for general excellence in educational administration and to a person whose learning, experience and contribution to ACEL have earned lasting respect and gratitude. The term Nganakarrawa, from the Ndjebbana language of central Arnhem Land, refers to ‘those who move about, all seeing, all knowing, knowledgeable and well regarded’.

Professor Joseph Lo Bianco awarded Professor Emeritus title
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In recognition of his many achievements throughout his international academic career, the University conferred the honour of Professor Emeritus on Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, who retired in 2020.

Joseph Lo Bianco is Professor Emeritus of Language and Literacy Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and serves as Immediate Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (the first educator elected to this role). In 2012 he was appointed Research Director of the UNICEF Language and Peacebuilding initiative in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand. He wrote Australia’s National Policy on Languages in 1987, the first multilingual national language policy in an English-speaking country.

Professor Lo Bianco has advised on language, culture and literacy education, and on the integration of indigenous and immigrant children into mainstream schools, reconciliation and peace through education, in many countries, including Council of Europe, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Wales and the UK, Italy, Slovenia, Canada, Vietnam, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea among others.

Professor John Hattie awarded Marles Medal and Professor Emeritus title
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Laureate Professor John Hattie was awarded the inaugural University of Melbourne Marles Medal in Humanities and Social Sciences in recognition of the significant international impact of his research in education.

 

The medal is named after Faye Marles, the first woman Chancellor of the University of Melbourne (2001-2004) and Victoria’s first Commissioner of Equal Opportunity (1977-87).

 

This award is an acknowledgment of John’s influential research, which has opened up new dialogues about the use of research in the classroom. His work has moved the focus from ‘how to teach’ to ‘how best to learn’ and from ‘what works’ to ‘what works best’. His strength-based model looks not at remediation but at identifying success and upscaling to influence practice. His ground-breaking work, Visible Learning, is being used extensively in Denmark, England, the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and across the globe.

 

Upon his retirement at the end of 2020, John Hattie was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus in recognition of his long and illustrious career.

Scholarship awarded to Dr Pauline Thompson 
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Dr Pauline Thompson was awarded an Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) New Voice Scholarship. The scholarships welcome the recipients into the ACEL network and support the dissemination of new learning and thought. The New Voice Scholarship recognises Dr Thompson as a forward-thinking, relevant and responsive educational leader in the national education community. 

Associate Professor Terry Bowles - Honorary
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After nine years at MGSE, Associate Professor Terry Bowles retired at the end of 2020. Associate Professor Bowles’ research and teaching focuses on educational and developmental psychology as well as clinical psychological practice. His contributions to the Educational Psychology program are highly regarded and his commitment and dedication to the field of psychology is highlighted by his extensive publications and successful research grants. Professor Bowles will remain connected to MGSE in an honorary capacity.

Professor Lesley Farrell awarded Professor Emeritus title
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In recognition of her outstanding academic career and contribution to the University, former Dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education Professor Lesley Farrell was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus upon her retirement in 2020.

 

Before joining the Graduate School, Professor Farrell held the position of Professor of Education and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney and held appointments at Monash and Deakin universities. She has published widely and is internationally recognised in the fields of global workforce education and work-related communication.

2020 Chancellery Women in Leadership participants 
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Dr Jenny Chesters and Dr Victoria Millar were MGSE’s successful applicants for the Women in Leadership initiative, which aims to enhance academic women's understanding of leadership in a University context. The program is aimed at addressing the under-representation of women in academic leadership and on key policy, decision making and governance bodies. This remains an issue of strategic importance to the University. 

Professor Emeritus
John Polesol
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The University conferred the honour of Professor Emeritus on John Polesel, who retired at the end of 2020, in recognition of his long and distinguished career. 

 

Professor Polesel’s interest is in upper secondary education, vocational education and training, and transitions from school. His internationally recognised research focused on issues of inequality, the relationship between schools and vocational training, models of education and training, and youth transitions systems. His research into the pathways of young people as they navigate complex vocational education systems in a time of rapid and radical technological change provided critical data and insight into how education systems work and how they could work better. 

Order of Australia

Staff of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education received the following honours on Australia Day: 
 

  • Professor Lea Waters-Scholes - Member of the Order of Australia
    For significant service to education, and to psychology
     

  • Dr Erica Frydenberg – Member of the Order of Australia
    For significant service to psychology as a researcher, educator and adviser
     

  • Dr Linley Margaret Martin – Medal of the Order of Australia
    For distinguished service to education, particularly to student equity, educational standards and academic administration
     

  • Emeritus Professor Warren Arthur Bebbington – Member of the Order of Australia
    For significant service to education, particularly to the study of music

Alumni of the Faculty of Education and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education received the following honours on Australia Day: 

  • Mr Joseph Aron - Medal of the Order of Australia
    Master of Urban Planning (1981), Graduate Diploma in Education (1976),
    Master of Arts (1975), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (1972)
    For service to the Jewish community of Victoria
     

  • Ms Faye L Berryman AM - Member of the Order of Australia
    Graduate Diploma in Social Studies (1969), Graduate Diploma in Education (1967), Bachelor of Arts (1964)
    For significant service to education, to literacy, and to the community
     

  • Mrs Judith Feiglin - Medal of the Order of Australia
    Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (Teaching), Bachelor of Arts (1970)
    For service to the Jewish community
     

  • Dr Ian V Hansen - Medal of the Order of Australia
    Doctor of Philosophy (1968)
    For service to the community and to education
     

  • Major Terry Kanellos (Retd) - Medal of the Order of Australia
    Bachelor of Commerce (1986), Graduate Diploma in Education (1986), Bachelor of Arts (1984)
    For service to veterans and their families, and to the community
     

  • Major Terry Kanellos (Retd) - Medal of the Order of Australia
    Bachelor of Commerce (1986), Graduate Diploma in Education (1986), Bachelor of Arts (1984)
    For service to veterans and their families, and to the community
     

  • Mrs Lilian S Leonard - Medal of the Order of Australia
    Graduate Diploma in Education
    For service to community health
     

  • Mrs Susan Logie-Smith - Member of the Order of Australia
    Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    For significant service to the decorative and fine arts
     

  • Dr Linley M Martin - Officer of the Order of Australia
    Doctor of Philosophy (2016)
    For distinguished service to education, particularly to student equity, educational standards and academic administration
     

  • Professor Marjory L Moodie - Member of the Order of Australia
    Doctor of Public Health (2004), Graduate Diploma in Education (1974), Graduate Diploma in Town & Regional Planning (1974), Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (1966)
    For significant service to education, particularly to health economics
     

  • Mr Peter T Stoker - Medal of the Order of Australia
    Graduate Diploma in Education (1964), Bachelor of Science (1963)
    For service to the mining sector
     

  • Mr Murray H Thompson - Medal of the Order of Australia
    Graduate Diploma in Education (1992)
    For service to the people and Parliament of Victoria

Queen's birthday honours

Alumni of the Graduate School received the following Queen’s Birthday Honours for
2020 – Medal of the Order of Australia: 

 

  • Mrs Anne L Atkin – Medal of the Order of Australia
    For service to people living with Parkinson's disease
     

  • Dr Rosemary A Callingham – Member of the Order of Australia
    For significant service to mathematics education, to teacher development, and to the community
     

  • Mr Kevan I Carroll – Medal of the Order of Australia
    For service to cricket
     

  • Ms Giuseppina Crisara – Medal of the Order of Australia
    For service to education, and to professional associations
     

  • Dr Kim F Dunphy – Medal of the Order of Australia
    For service to community health through dance movement therapy
     

  • Ms Moira Findlay – Public Service Medal
    For outstanding public service to education in Victoria
     

  • Mr Saki G Ganella – Medal of the Order of Australia
    For service to education