G.R.A.C.E Research Colloquium
Head, Heart and Hands: Together in Faith
G.R.A.C.E is an international community of practice focussed on Catholic education globally. G.R.A.C.E is a long-term research based partnership project between the University of Notre Dame Australia, Mary Immaculate College Limerick in Ireland, Boston College United States, St Mary’s Twickenham, UK and OIEC in Rome.
The aim of G.R.A.C.E is to bring together researchers and practitioners in Catholic education to become an interdisciplinary community of practice to improve the quality and contribution of Catholic education in their respective countries. A series of biennial gatherings feature within the research based project that require on-going inter-institutional research collaboration, through the community of practice, in the intervening periods. G.R.A.C.E facilitates extended, sustained and critical conversations among scholars from multiple institutions, at various career stages, developing research to advance Catholic education together. The collaboration that exists between gatherings is just as valuable as the gatherings themselves – and this sets G.R.A.C.E apart.
Attending the first gathering we invite participants to join this community of practice. A community of practice is a semi-structured grouping of individuals with shared interests and priorities who value learning with and among others. The research colloquium is designed to form and strengthen the community of practice. It provides ample time for participants to network, engage in scholarly dialogue, share ideas and plan future research with like-minded individuals, with a view to gathering again in 18 months- 2 years time.
We invite you to join us for our inaugural research colloquium. You are welcome to join as a participant and in doing so we hope you consider connecting with others to form a community of practice within your area of interest. You are also invited to join us as a contributor and in doing so submit an abstract for consideration by the G.R.A.C.E Committee. If your abstract is accepted you will partake in sharing your research within one of the communities of practice.
Colloquium Dinner Cruise - Thursday 18 January, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Departing from: Eat Street Jetty, Fremantle
Join us for a dinner cruise along the Swan River with the unique opportunity to see the Perth City lights skyline from the water! The dinner cruise is a wonderful way for us to continue to network and make long-lasting connections. Please arrive at Eat Street Jetty in Fremantle at 6.45pm, for a 7pm departure returning to Eat Street Jetty at 10pm. Upon departure the tempting hot buffet awaits, complemented by an assortment of fresh seasonal salads and cold dishes. Complimentary standard beer, wine and soft drink is also available for the duration of the cruise.
We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy the evening atmosphere.