The Islands and the Whales
The Islands and the WhalesFree film screening at The Cairns Institute on Wednesday 18 October 6:30pm
The primary and distinctive focus of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Sustainability Education (CRISE) is investigating the important role of education (both formal and informal) in contributing to the creation of ecologically, socially and economically sustainable communities. This includes examining approaches to engaging individuals and communities in meaningful learning and active participation to improve their well-being and that of the ecological systems with which they are interdependent. In the pursuit of this mission, the Centre facilitates and supports collaborative research projects both within the School of Education and with other Schools at James Cook University, as well as with other universities, government and community organisations at local, national and international levels.
The Language and Culture Research Centre (LCRC) brings together linguists, anthropologists, educationalists, other social scientists and those working in the humanities, under the leadership of Distinguished Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Adjunct Professor R.M.W. Dixon. The primary intent of the Centre is to investigate the relationship between language and the cultural behaviour of those who speak it. It also studies the relations between archaeology, prehistory, human biology, cognition studies and linguistics, based on in-depth empirical investigations of languages and cultures in the tropical areas, including those of the Pacific (especially the Papuan languages of New Guinea), the languages of Amazonia, and of Indigenous Australia.