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SLAV Extended Investigation Support Network

  • 25 May 2023
  • 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online and In Person

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Next Meeting - May 25

Free Event

For our next event you have the option of joining us face to face or online.


Centre for Higher Education Studies

669 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Melbourne Victoria Australia 3141

Or online via Zoom – link to be sent to all registrants closer to the event.

Note: only the 4-5pm portion of the afternoon will be available to those joining us online.


2:30pm  - Arrival

2:45pm Tour of Building with Stewart Milner – CHES Principal

3pm-4pm – Afternoon tea with opportunity for networking and informal discussions. Ideas will be shared for promoting VCE Extended Investigation, including creating Yr9/10 electives for research skills.

4-5pm Official Meeting (when you may join us online)


4pm to 5pm

Recorded component of the session

Oral Presentations – Defenders of research!   

Speaker - Sapphira Talbot-Strettle

Learning Specialist & VCE Extended Investigation Teacher at CHES


This workshop will cover the key elements for teachers and mentors to support students in the planning, practice, and delivery of their oral presentations for research projects. Focus will be on the specific demands of the Unit 3 and 4 oral presentations for VCE Extended Investigation and the distinction between them, however the skills are applicable to a range of other subjects including the IB.  

The main topics covered:

  • Presenting their research to a non-specialist audience – Dos and Don’ts
  • Defending their research – how to prepare for the unexpected!
  • Similarities and crucial differences between English, public speaking and other presentations
  • Practical strategies for how to facilitate the Unit 3 oral and mock orals to best prepare students for their final assessment. 



A padlet has been created as a place to share links and ideas. You can find it here:

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