SIG Events

AARE supports the SIGs in delivering various events throughout the year. 

Events

2024

Children and Student Voice across all sectors (CSVaas) SIG Research

As a SIG, we want to support each other’s work as we advocate for ways to effectively listen and act on children’s and student’s voices. We know that our SIG works across educational settings, and we would like to promote a collaborative network of support for each other in this endeavour.

Join us!

Writing Session: Friday, 12 April 2024, 2:00 pm (AEST)

Register at: Closed

Reading and Discussion Group Friday, 26 April 2024, 2:00 pm (AEST)

Register at: https://uow-au.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfu2oqD4uGtcoxxzwbK6HI9fvlu4rRxPL

Dr Angelique Howell will lead the Reading and Discussion Group and Discussion around pedagogical approaches and alternative learning settings for students.

Howell, A. (2023). From disenfranchisement to hope through Youth-Adult Participatory Action Research. Australian Educational Researcherhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-023-00666-0

If you can’t make it, save the date for the upcoming sessions:

  • Writing Session: Friday, 10 May 2024, 2:00 pm (AEST)
  • Reading and Discussion Group: Friday, 24 May 2024, 2:00 pm (AEST)
  • Writing Session: Friday, 7 June 2024, 2:00 pm (AEST)
  • Reading and Discussion Group Friday, 21 June 2024, 2:00 pm (AEST)

Register at:

Fri 10 May: https://uow-au.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsd-qtrT8iHtUiZBs_hoMTeImJHL7Mk8wU

Fri 24 May: https://uow-au.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvd--orTItHdf9HstZIyfYvYWXPihZ0Vex

Fri 7 June: https://uow-au.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcO-uqz0iGNCP-QYBWqDmIbMAqScB7nt1

Fri 21 June: https://uow-au.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcu-urz4iHtPPLxlkRgUaOyxaD0oK59X7

We are looking forward to writing and sharing with you in 2024.

Heather, Melinda and Clara
SIG Convenors of the Children and Student Voice Across All Sectors

2024

Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG Research Networking Session

The Teachers Work & Lives SIG are excited to invite you to our first event of the year - a networking opportunity.

When: Thursday 2nd of May, 2024
Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm (AEST)
Online: ZOOM link will be provided upon registration

This event will be an opportunity for you to connect with researchers working in the TW&L space. Coming along will be some key esteemed academics in the field who you will have an opportunity to network with, including:

  • Professor Anna Sullivan
  • Professor Linda Hobbs
  • Associate Professor Jessica Holloway 
  • Professor Jane Wilkinson

For ECRs, this will be an excellent opportunity to share your areas of research with colleagues in the field and gain advice on your research career. For MCRs and senior academics, this is a great opportunity to also share about your research, mentor emerging research leaders in the TW&L space, and meet others who may be future collaborators. 

2024

Technology and Learning SIG - Topic to be Confirmed

Technology and Learning SIG

For the first four months of 2024 (Feb to May), we will offer an online 1 hour shut up and write session the first Friday of each month at 12pm Qld time. These sessions will include a 5 min introduction, a 5 min presentation about a relevant ‘topic of the month’ followed by 20 min writing time, a 5 min break, another 20 min writing time and finishing up with 5 min conclusion.

Friday 3rd of May 12pm - 1pm QLD time  
Topic: TBA

Register Here

SIG convenors are in the process of locking in the ‘topic of the month’ for March, April and May.
If you have a specific topic you would like to know more information about or present on for 5mins to benefit other researchers in the SIG please contact us.
e.meissner@griffith.edu.au

2024

Decentring the Human in Qualitative Research Methodologies Seminar Three

Thursday 16th May 2024

7.00pm – 8.00pm AEST UTC/GMT +10 hours

This free seminar series consists of six 1-hour online seminars via Zoom on the topic of decentring the human in qualitative research methodologies. Each seminar features a presentation by a guest speaker who has experience with decentring the human in the context of qualitative research methodologies in educational research. Each seminar will also be followed by a debriefing session (see below for information).

The seminar series is inspired by Kuby and Bozalek’s (2023) webinar series that aspired to create an international online learning community that was inclusive of a range of scholars, including early career scholars and doctoral students. Importantly, for us, social learning is front and centre of this seminar series. Our main concern is not on transmitting knowledge from someone who already knows about decentring the human to someone who doesn’t. Instead, we want to work together to create a synergy that generates insights and ideas that we would not have had on our own.  Our ethical stance is one that values diversity and dialogic respect, and everyone is welcome regardless of where they are in their journey towards understanding decentring the human. We are eager to hear how your research concerning this topic has evolved; and is evolving – including the complexity, challenges and uncertainty involved.

You can read more about the seminar series, the presenters, and how to register here.

2024

Decentring the Human in Qualitative Research Methodologies Seminar Two

Thursday 18th April 2024

7.00pm – 8.00pm AEST UTC/GMT +10 hours

This free seminar series consists of six 1-hour online seminars via Zoom on the topic of decentring the human in qualitative research methodologies. Each seminar features a presentation by a guest speaker who has experience with decentring the human in the context of qualitative research methodologies in educational research. Each seminar will also be followed by a debriefing session (see below for information).

The seminar series is inspired by Kuby and Bozalek’s (2023) webinar series that aspired to create an international online learning community that was inclusive of a range of scholars, including early career scholars and doctoral students. Importantly, for us, social learning is front and centre of this seminar series. Our main concern is not on transmitting knowledge from someone who already knows about decentring the human to someone who doesn’t. Instead, we want to work together to create a synergy that generates insights and ideas that we would not have had on our own.  Our ethical stance is one that values diversity and dialogic respect, and everyone is welcome regardless of where they are in their journey towards understanding decentring the human. We are eager to hear how your research concerning this topic has evolved; and is evolving – including the complexity, challenges and uncertainty involved.

You can read more about the seminar series, the presenters, and how to register here.

2024

Publishing in Language and Literacy Education Research: A Conversation

Tuesday 9 April 5pm-6pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 

Via Zoom

We will kickstart our first 2024 Language and Literacy SIG event by diving into the world of publishing in language and literacy education research. Please join us for a lively conversation with experts in the field as we discuss best practices, tips, and tricks for getting your work out there. This event features a presentation by our guest speakers (see below) and is followed by a Q&A session.

Associate Professor Robyn Cox - RMIT, Melbourne, Australia is the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy.

Dr Nathan Lowien - University of Southern Queensland, Australia is an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy.

Whether you're a seasoned researcher or just starting out, this event is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their publishing skills. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best and connect with fellow SIG members. As part of the event, we will seek information from participants regarding research interests and the potential for future research collaborations within our network. Please register now and share widely with people who would be interested in this topic. 

Topics: Getting published, the selection and review process and experiences of writing and editing.

2024

Technology and Learning SIG - Topic to be Confirmed

Technology and Learning SIG

For the first four months of 2024 (Feb to May), we will offer an online 1 hour shut up and write session the first Friday of each month at 12pm Qld time. These sessions will include a 5 min introduction, a 5 min presentation about a relevant ‘topic of the month’ followed by 20 min writing time, a 5 min break, another 20 min writing time and finishing up with 5 min conclusion.

Friday 5th of April 12pm - 1pm QLD time 
Topic: TBA

SIG convenors are in the process of locking in the ‘topic of the month’ for March, April and May.
If you have a specific topic you would like to know more information about or present on for 5mins to benefit other researchers in the SIG please contact us.
e.meissner@griffith.edu.au

2024

Decentring the Human in Qualitative Research Methodologies Seminar One

Thursday 21st March 2024

7.30pm – 8.30pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) UTC/GMT +11 hours

This free seminar series consists of six 1-hour online seminars via Zoom on the topic of decentring the human in qualitative research methodologies. Each seminar features a presentation by a guest speaker who has experience with decentring the human in the context of qualitative research methodologies in educational research. Each seminar will also be followed by a debriefing session (see below for information).

The seminar series is inspired by Kuby and Bozalek’s (2023) webinar series that aspired to create an international online learning community that was inclusive of a range of scholars, including early career scholars and doctoral students. Importantly, for us, social learning is front and centre of this seminar series. Our main concern is not on transmitting knowledge from someone who already knows about decentring the human to someone who doesn’t. Instead, we want to work together to create a synergy that generates insights and ideas that we would not have had on our own.  Our ethical stance is one that values diversity and dialogic respect, and everyone is welcome regardless of where they are in their journey towards understanding decentring the human. We are eager to hear how your research concerning this topic has evolved; and is evolving – including the complexity, challenges and uncertainty involved.

You can read more about the seminar series, the presenters, and how to register here.

2024

Risks and opportunities in achieving an inclusive schooling system in Australia: A pre-mortem Inclusive Education SIG Event

Tuesday 19 March, 5.00-8.00pm AEST (Queensland), 6pm AEDT (Sydney)

Via Zoom - A Zoom link to join the event will be provided via confirmation email upon registration.

The aim of this online event is to undertake a collective brainstorming activity through a pre-mortem exercise focused on achieving inclusive education in Australia. A pre-mortem is a proactive assessment of the risk of failure in a project. The activity involves imagining an event has already occurred and identifying the external factors that threaten potential failure. Such approaches have long been used in corporate fields to leverage research on “prospective hindsight” and challenge conventional thinking to improve the accuracy of risk prediction and increase the likely success of innovations and reforms.

This pre-mortem focuses on the risks and opportunities for transformation of Australian education systems away from the existing dual track of regular schools and special schools to create a single inclusive system. The event involves individuals from diverse professional backgrounds including researchers, consultants and policy-makers from Australia, Europe, North America and Africa, and a convenor, Graeme Innes AM, with expertise in disability, legislative reform and education.

Each of the speakers have researched or been involved with inclusive education reform in their respective jurisdictions. They are being brought together to engage in a collective brainstorming activity and identify potential threats for Australia as well as opportunities to support success. Speakers have been asked to respond to the provocation:

Imagine the year is 2060 and that 30 years have elapsed since a national agreement and policy reforms were implemented with the aim to desegregate the education system. Despite these initiatives, inclusive education reform in Australia has failed. Special schools remain operational and the government continues to fund and resource these. In this online event, a panel of international speakers have been asked to draw on their expertise from various international contexts, to shed light on possible reasons that would explain why inclusion “failed” here in Australia.

Presenter Bios:

Dr Joanne Banks 
Dr Joanne Banks is an Assistant Professor and researcher in inclusive education at the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin. Joanne's research interests are in the field of inclusive education and educational inequality. She has published widely on special and inclusive education policy and practice, school exclusion, and student diversity. She is the creator/presenter of the Inclusion Dialogue podcast series.

Dr Michael Shevlin
Dr Michael Shevlin is a Professor in Inclusive Education and Director of the internationally renowned and award-winning, Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Trinity College Dublin. As Director of the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities, he manages the delivery of an accredited education into employment transition programme for young people with intellectual disabilities. His research interests focus on developing inclusive learning environments and facilitating learner voice within mainstream settings. He has published widely within the area of inclusive education and contributed to policy-making in establishing inclusive education environments in Ireland.

Mr Jody Carr 
Mr Jody Carr is currently a lawyer in private practice in Fredericton and Oromocto, New Brunswick. He has more than 20 years of experience in political, legislative and government affairs. Mr. Carr was first elected to the New Brunswick Legislature in 1999. He served as Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development between 2010-2013 and two terms as Minister of Post -Secondary Education, Training and Labour in 2006 and from 2013 to 2014. These mandates included responsibility for early childhood learning, public schools, universities and colleges, labour, training and the human rights commission.

Dr Gordon Porter 
Gordon L. Porter, C.M., O.N.B. is the Director of Inclusive Education Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of New Brunswick. He has focused on making schools inclusive for more than four decades. Dr. Porter has worked as a principal, school district administrator, and university professor. He has been a senior policy advisor to Education Ministries in Canada, Peru, Panama, Colombia, the Bahamas, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, and the Netherlands. He is currently a policy advisor on an EU-funded project on inclusion policy in Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Gordon Porter is the former chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission and the Canadian Association of Human Rights Agencies. He has edited several books and videos about inclusive education. He received the Canadian Education Association’s - Whitworth Award for Research in Education.

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Dr Elizabeth Walton
Elizabeth is a Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham with an interest in inclusive education. She is the co-convenor of the Unesco chair for Teacher Education for Diversity and Development and is also a visiting Professor at the Wits School of Education in Johannesburg South Africa. Elizabeth’s research applies diverse theoretical perspectives to understand exclusion and enable the realisation of more inclusive and equitable education systems. Her research interests include

● Teacher education for inclusive teaching;
● The field of inclusive education - its history, knowledge, and knowers
● Exposing exclusion and enabling inclusion in education.

Dr Wacango Muguro Kimani
Dr Wacango Kimani is a researcher and teacher educator in the field of inclusive education and is based in South Africa. She is a teacher by background, working as an inclusive educator in classrooms within both primary and secondary schools. Her current academic research focuses on practices that promote and support the inclusion of all students with a particular focus on teachers’ quality of engagement within professional learning communities.

Dr Paula Hunt
Dr Paula Hunt is a Portuguese native with a vast teaching experience in both Portugal and the USA, where she holds teaching certificates in both regular and special education. She completed Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Special Education, as well as a Graduate Specialization in International Development. Paula started her professional life working in special schools with children "at risk", children with disabilities, children with special education needs, and children and adolescents in conflict with the law, or in the care of the State. While working in segregated settings, such as special schools and institutional care facilities, she became an advocate for Inclusive Education. After dedicating 20 years to the teaching profession, she transitioned to a long-term consultancy at the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia as the Inclusive Education Specialist and Regional Disability Focal Point.
Paula has managed and operated DED Lda. since 2015 and worked with countries from Europe, Africa, Asia and North America to realise the rights of children under the United Nations CRC and the CRPD.

Dr Suzanne Carrington
Suzanne is a Professor in The Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) and a member of the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice. Suzanne’s areas of expertise are in inclusive education, ethical leadership for inclusive schools, disability and teacher preparation for inclusive schools. She has engaged in research to inform policy and practice in Australian and international education contexts. She has published over 100 journal publications, books, book chapters and research reports. She was the Program Director of Program 2: The School Years for The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) (2013-2022). http://www.autismcrc.com.au/. Her work appears in leading international journals.

Dr Kate de Bruin 
Dr Kate de Bruin is a former high-school teacher and Senior Lecturer in inclusive education at Monash University in Australia. Her research is based on a human rights approach to education and draws on the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework to examine legislation, policy and funding models, as well as system, school and classroom level practices that are supported by evidence and that improve educational equity, quality and inclusion for all. Kate’s current projects focus on system-wide scaling of MTSS to ensure high-quality literacy instruction for all students and equitable access to intervention and support on the basis of need.

Dr Sofia Mavropoulou
Dr Sofia Mavropoulou is Associate Professor at the School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education and Leader for the Inclusion/Exclusion Program at the Center for Inclusive Education at Queensland University of Technology. Sofia is Convenor for the Inclusive Education Special Interest Group in AARE , Study Area Coordinator for the Inclusive Education Study Area (Master of Education) and Vice Chair of the Faculty Equity Committee at QUT. Her research is mainly focused on evidence-based tiered supports for autistic learners. In collaboration with colleagues, Sofia has explored social inequalities for families raising autistic children and has analyzed disability policies in Australia.

Graeme Innes, AM 
Graeme Innes AM is a lawyer, author, and company director. His autobiography Finding A Way achieved popular acclaim in 2016. Graeme led the merger of four blindness agencies to form Vision Australia, and chaired the board of that agency. He is also a Director of The National Disability Insurance Agency and The State Insurance Regulatory Authority, regulating workers’ compensation and motor vehicle accident insurance in NSW. He is the Chancellor of Central Queensland University. He has been a human rights practitioner for more than 30 years and is a conference presenter and facilitator. Graeme was a Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission for nine years, responsible for issues relating to disability, race and human rights.

2024

Technology and Learning SIG - Topic to be Confirmed

Technology and Learning SIG

For the first four months of 2024 (Feb to May), we will offer an online 1 hour shut up and write session the first Friday of each month at 12pm Qld time. These sessions will include a 5 min introduction, a 5 min presentation about a relevant ‘topic of the month’ followed by 20 min writing time, a 5 min break, another 20 min writing time and finishing up with 5 min conclusion.

Friday 1st of March 12pm – 1pm QLD time 
Topic: TBA

SIG convenors are in the process of locking in the ‘topic of the month’ for March, April and May.
If you have a specific topic you would like to know more information about or present on for 5mins to benefit other researchers in the SIG please contact us.
e.meissner@griffith.edu.au

2024

Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Studies SIG - Online Sharing and Networking Event

Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Studies SIG

The AARE Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Studies SIG will host an online sharing and networking event for those involved in sex, gender, and sexualities research on Thursday, 15th February 2024.  

Come along and share your research and hear about others' research in the field, meet our new convenors, and join us for the presentation of the 2023 Raewyn Connell Award.
We also welcome members of the BERA Sexualities and Gender SIG.

 You are welcome to share about previous research or research you are planning - we anticipate each person will have about five minutes to share.

 The time of the event is as follows (Thursday 15th February, 2024):

  • 5 pm AEDST (NSW, ACT, Vic)
  • 4 pm AEST (Qld)
  • 4:30 pm ACDT (SA, NT)
  • 2 pm AWST (Western Australia)
  • 7 pm NZ time
  • 6 am GMT (London) 

Michelle Jeffries, Lizzie Maughan, And Pasley and Barrie Shannon
AARE Gender, Sexualities and Cultural Studies SIG Convenors

2024

Technology and Learning SIG Research Development Plan

Technology and Learning SIG

For the first four months of 2024 (Feb to May), we will offer an online 1 hour shut up and write session the first Friday of each month at 12pm Qld time. These sessions will include a 5 min introduction, a 5 min presentation about a relevant ‘topic of the month’ followed by 20 min writing time, a 5 min break, another 20 min writing time and finishing up with 5 min conclusion.

Friday 2nd of February 12pm – 1pm QLD time
Topic: Research Development Plan

2023

Creativity, Science of Learning, and Artificial Intelligence: What would Maxine Greene do?

Creative Agency, School of Education (RMIT University) and the AARE Arts Education Practice Research (AEPR) SIG invite you to participate in a one-day workshop and seminar as a pre-cursor to the AARE Conference in Melbourne (26 – 30 November).

The aim of this innovative and participatory event is to dive deep into contemporary issues related to creativity, and the impact on hot topics and debates, especially related to learning sciences, artificial intelligence, initial teacher education and arts-based practices. The event will build on the work of Maxine Greene and encourages disruption and discourse about how creativity and aesthetics knowledges affect current debates. Anchored by keynotes including Prof. Pam Burnard (Cambridge University, UK) and Prof. Daniel X. Harris (Creative Agency, RMIT University) the day will include snapshots of practice and the launch of the Creative Futures Consortium.

Event Details: Creativity, Science of learning, and Artificial Intelligence: What would Maxine Greene do?
When: Saturday 25 November, 2023. 9:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Faculty of Education, The University of Melbourne, studioFive
234 Queensberry St. Parkville, Vic.
Who: Arts-based Educators, Creativity Scholars, Initial Teacher Educators, PhD students, teachers and interdisciplinary thought leaders.

Please add this to your diary and your AARE schedule. See you in Melbourne!

2023

The Asia-Pacific Cultural-historical & Activity Theory Summer School Warrnambool - Friday 1st Dec to Monday 4th of December 2023

2023 Residential Summer School

The Asia-Pacific Cultural-historical & Activity Theory Summer School will be held physically, from Friday 1st to Monday 4th of December 2023, at the Warrnambool campus of Deakin University, an idyllic rural setting on the banks of the Hopkins River, and a pleasant train journey from Melbourne. There is no registration fee and we thank AARE for subsiding this event. PLEASE NOTE that all the participants are to contact Deakin Residential Services directly at wsradmin@deakin.edu.au to make their booking of accommodation before 1st November 2023. For information about how to secure your accommodation booking at Deakin Residential Services click here.

We are planning a variety of sessions including extended workshops, small group discussions, deep reading sessions, international presentations from the field on how theory is being applied, one-to-one consultations, and working on research methodology and analysis.

We will be together in individual rooms in student accommodation in a large house and with shared meals. Participation will only be face-to-face.

2023

AARE Joint STEM & Motivation and Learning SIGs Feature Panel: Collaborative Webinar

Motivation and STEM Research:
A collaborative webinar discussing the enhancement of motivation in STEM and STEM education

When: Thursday, 12th October at 4-5.30pm (AEDT)
Where: Via Zoom

There is concern in Australia and internationally about shortages in STEM fields which contribute significantly to economic growth, and are seen as fundamental to many of the fastest growing occupations. Stagnant or declining participation in STEM has been of concern for some decades, for which a range of measures and solutions have been proposed. Motivation researchers have investigated how young people’s beliefs about their abilities or talents, the value they attach to particular domains, and costs such as anxiety combine to predict their choices towards or away from pathways in mathematics and sciences. STEM education researchers have focused on supporting teachers to design integrated curricula to improve attitudes and engagement that underpin STEM careers. This collaborative webinar brings together experts in motivation and STEM education research to consider implications for enhancing students’ motivation in STEM and addressing STEM engagement and participation.

For more information about the webinar click here.

2023

AARE Sociology of Education ‘Lunch and Learn’ Seminars

The Sociology of Education SIG invites you to a series of ‘Lunch and Learn’ online Seminars to spotlight research. Hosted by Garth Stahl, Babak Dadvand, Nerida Spina and Sarah McDonald.

See below for details:

Seminar One: The old and new sociology of education

When: Friday 11 August 12-1.30pm (AEST)

Author
Julie McLeod

Abstract
In this inaugural presentation as part of the Sociology of Education SIG’s ‘Learn and Lunch’ seminar series, Professor Julie McLeod (University of Melbourne) opens the conversation about the sociology of education with critical commentary about the field's past, present and future directions. 

 

Seminar Two: Researching digital ecologies of primary school children

When: Tuesday 22 August 12-1.00pm (AEST)

Authors
Susan Nichols, Education Futures, University of South Australia 
Karen Dooley, Queensland University of Technology 
Hannah Soong, Education Futures, University of South Australia 
Michelle Neumann, Southern Cross University 

Abstract
How digital technologies enable, constrain and mediate children’s social and educational lives is the subject of this project (ARC DP 2101010226; Nichols, Dooley, Neumann & Soong). This presentation will begin with a consideration of what is meant by ‘digital ecologies’ with reference to theorisations taken from developmental psychology, technology studies, media studies, and new literacy studies. The design of a study capable of investigating digital ecologies is described with specific reference to the How Do You Connect networking interviews conducted with Grade 5 children and followed by close case studies of a cohort of children, their parents, and educators. Findings of analysis conducted to date will be presented and the audience will be invited to discuss possible implications. 

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Seminar Three: Explorations of belonging with African diaspora youth

When: Thursday 14 September 12-1.00pm (AEST)

Authors
Melanie Baak, UniSA Education Futures, University of South Australia
Hellen Magoi, UniSA Education Futures, University of South Australia
Eddie Hypolite, UniSA Education Futures, University of South Australia
Simon Angok, UniSA Education Futures, University of South Australia
Cas Gemoh, UniSA Education Futures, University of South Australia

Abstract
As the number of Black African diaspora youth increases in Australia, their sense of belonging becomes an increasingly urgent social issue. On the one hand, many Black African diaspora youth now struggle to belong in hegemonically white Australian schools and society. Yet ‘belonging’ is an aspirational demand of policies that reflect the norms of an Australian national identity based on cultural diversity and multiculturalism. In this presentation we will discuss research approaches and emerging findings from research with African diaspora youth as co-researchers (ARC DE230100249). This research uses decolonial participatory action research approaches to examine understandings and experiences of belonging, particularly in schools, for African diaspora youth. In addition, we will reflect on possibilities for collaborative exploration with Black African diaspora PhD candidates and youth co-researchers. 

 

Seminar Four: Intersections of class and ethnicity: revisiting Asian educational achievement in Australian schools

When: Tuesday 19 September 12-1.00pm (AEST)

Authors
Quentin Maire, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
Christina Ho, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

Abstract
The colour line of educational success is a recurring issue in Australian public discourse, and it has received increased academic attention. In particular, a range of explanations have been offered for the comparative educational success of Asian Australians. Arguments regularly appeal to the culturally distinctive educational dispositions and practices of Asian migrant families to explain this pattern. In this paper, we argue that a more systematic consideration of the intersection of social class and ethnicity helps develop more robust analyses of the educational trajectories of Asian Australians. We argue that taking class seriously helps overcome the limitations of explanations resorting to coarse and homogenising racial categories and to cultural essentialism. To examine the intersections of class and ethnicity among Asian Australians, we use survey data from successive cohorts of Australian high school students. The results highlight the diversity of educational outcomes and experiences among Asian Australians. We conclude by arguing that future research on Asian families’ educational practices in Australia would benefit from exploring migration trajectories more dynamically, i.e. from the point of view of class positions and cultures of origin and destination.  

Seminar Five: Pressure to attend university and the changing job market: Beyond narrow conceptions of pathways to a ‘good life’

When: Wednesday 18 October 12-1.00pm (AEST)

Authors 
Sally Patfield, University of Newcastle
Kristina Sincock, University of Newcastle
Leanne Fray, University of Newcastle

Abstract
Securing stable and well-paid employment has become increasingly difficult world-wide. In recent years, job insecurity has been further exacerbated by new global economic challenges. Particularly since the 2008 financial crisis, traditional full-time permanent positions of employment have given way to casual, part-time, or temporary work globally. This transition has had broad repercussions for young people, including generating impediments to first-time home ownership, with implications for marriage, family formation and social mobility. Concerned about current prospects for youth, we extended a study on school student aspirations by re-interviewing 21 young people about their educational and career outcomes and aspirations since leaving school one-to-five years prior. Questions focused on how participants are navigating their post-school transition into further study or employment. The interviews were thematically coded using a combination of inductive and deductive logic, with the analysis aimed at determining key equity issues that impacted participants’ ability to realise their educational and occupational aspirations. Results demonstrated a range of factors that impacted the participants’ trajectories, with the overwhelming pressure to attend university, the impact of mental ill-health, and the impact of COVID-19 on universities most prevalent. In this paper, we report on the former of these themes in detail. We found that these participants experienced immense pressure from their families, teachers, and communities to attend university, even if career aspirations did not require a degree. They spoke of being repeatedly told that university is key to securing the ‘good life’ and of other post-school pathways being derided. Concerningly, many of these participants faced uneven, fractured and sometimes difficult pathways through university, with a change of degree a common occurrence. This contrasted markedly with their peers who pursued vocational education, who spoke of more secure pathways and post-study jobs. Given evidence elsewhere that up to a third of students who enrol in university do not graduate and data showing that many young people with professional degrees struggle to find permanent work, we argue that the pressure on youth to attend university risks creating a generation disillusioned by false promises. 

2023

AARE Teachers’ Work and Lives Writing Retreat

You are invited to the Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG Writing Retreat on 30 September to 1 October!

Take this opportunity to hear from experienced editors, Associate Professor Stewart Riddle (The Australian Educational Researcher) and Professor Greg Thompson (Local/Global Issues in Education book series) and then have time to write, connect, think and write some more over 2 days. Ideal for HDRS and ECRs, individuals and small research teams wanting to dig in and get writing!
 
When: Saturday 30 September - Sunday 1 October (in person)
Times: Saturday- 9.00am registration for a 9.30am start, finishing at 3pm & Sunday- 9.00am start for a 2.30pm finish.
Where: Royal on the Park, 152 Alice Street, Brisbane (opposite Botanic Gardens)
Cost: $25 for members, $40 non-members
 
Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, coffee and tea for both days.
Dinner on Saturday night will be at your own expense.
Travel and accommodation will need to be self-funded. 
 
If staying at Royal on the Park on Saturday night, please contact Ellen and Craig for a discount method.  

Numbers are limited so don’t delay and register for this event to secure your spot. TWL SIG members as well as members of other SIGs are more than welcome. 

Please note: Registrations will close once we have reached capacity. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Ellen Larsen and Craig Wood (Convenors of the TWL SIG)

2023

Teacher Education and Research Innovation SIG Research Planning and Networking Event

 

The AARE Teacher Education and Research Innovation SIG warmly invites you to the SIG’s upcoming research planning and networking event

When: Friday 8th September 2023, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Where: Victoria University City Campus, 370 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for researchers at all career stages with an interest in teacher education to interact, share past research and research interests, and establish a collaboration that could lead to joint research projects and/or publications.

The event will also feature a keynote presentation from Dr Karen Charman, Head of Education at Victoria University, and founder of the Public Pedagogies Institute.
 
This event is free for all AARE members. Non-members are welcome to join us at a cost of $24.40 (to cover the catering).

If you plan to register for this event, please complete the short survey

Warm regards,

David Clements, Bianca Coleman, Jessica Premier, and Melissah Thomas
Teacher Education and Research Innovation (TERI) convenors
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

2023

AARE Assessment and Measurement SIG Webinar: There are no good tools, only good practices: Approaches to effective digital feedback and assessment

Good feedback does not happen through tools, technologies or methods. It is most likely to happen through careful configuration of many elements and the skillful enactment of relational and collaborative practices that are attuned to the situation at hand. In this talk, Dr. Tim Fawns will explain this idea in relation to some of his work on postdigital education and entangled pedagogy.

When: Wednesday, 26 July

Time: 1pm-2pm AEST

2023

AARE Assessment and Measurement SIG Webinar: Jimena de Mello Heredia Investigating the role of feedback in students' evaluative judgement

When: Friday 30th June 2023, 01:00pm - 2:00pm AEST

Jimena's doctoral research aims to understand how feedback practices can support students' evaluative judgement. Underpinned by a sociocultural approach to feedback, she is interviewing students and teachers and collecting data regarding feedback designs to understand how students may understand what quality work looks like.

In her presentation, Jimena will:

  • Provide a literature background about feedback and evaluative judgement;
  • Present a conceptualisation of evaluative judgement for the purpose of her research;
  • Present her intended research design and briefly mention how her data collection is going, pointing out the conceptual and methodological challenges she had/has.

2023

Fostering Community Engagement in Education for Social Justice Education Sociology of Education and Social Justice SIG Event

Venue: La Trobe University City Campus, Level 2, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne
Date/Time: Tuesday, 20 Jun 2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM AEST


This workshop brings together leading scholars and academics from around Australia and overseas to discuss existing and emerging research on practical approaches to community engagement for inclusive education. The workshop focus aligns closely with the aims of the Sociology of Education and Social Justice SIGs at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). A bottom-up approach to research and practice in education that engages with schools and communities is the first critical step in addressing the significant disadvantages that students from culturally and linguistically diverse and Indigenous communities and those from minority groups face in education. This workshop offers a range of activities followed by the keynote from Professor Tyrone Howard, including seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions led by academics and scholars on fostering strong school-community engagement for equity, diversity and social justice education.

If you have any questions regarding this event please email Dr Babak Dadvand b.dadvand@latrobe.edu.au

2023

AARE Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG Online Symposium - Teachers’ work and challenging times

Register now for the second online event in our Teachers’ Work in Challenging Times Symposium Series.

When: Monday 19 June 4.00-5.00 pm AEST

Where: Zoom link to be provided on registration

With presentations from
Professor Jane Wilkinson on Invisible labour: Principals’ emotional labour in volatile times,
a project with Professor Lucas Walsh, Professor Amanda Keddie, Dr Fiona Longmuir and Dr Christine Grice.

Professor Jo Lampert on Impact of teacher shortages on teachers remaining in hard to staff schools,
a project with Dr Amy McPherson and Professor Bruce Burnett.

We look forward to seeing you!

Ellen Larsen and Craig Wood

2023

Qualitative Analysis Panel with Anna Hickey-Moody (RMIT), Emily Gray (RMIT) and Melissa Wolfe (SCU) Gender Sexualities and Cultural Studies SIG Event

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM ACST

Researchers are more frequently using alternative, often arts-based, methodologies to collect and produce data such as walking tours, drawing, video and crafting to name a few. This produces data sets that are often complex and messy creating new challenges to analysis. This zoom panel session will build capacity and start a conversation about the various ways we might manage and analyse qualitative data. It will help GSCS SIG members and AARE members beyond the SIG to learn about managing and analysing qualitative data beyond more traditional approaches such as thematic or discourse analysis.

If you have any questions regarding this event please email lizzie.maughan@flinders.edu.au.

2023

AARE Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG Online Symposium - Teachers’ work and challenging times

The Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG invites you to a special online symposium.

When: 10 May 4.00-5.00 pm AEST

Topic: Teachers’ work and challenging times

We are delighted to bring you two exciting presenters who will provide insights about and from their current projects.

Professor Anna Sullivan - Early career teacher induction: Supporting precarious teachers project; and

Professor Robyn Brandenburg -  “I left the teaching profession… and this is what I am doing now”: A national study.

We look forward to you joining us!

Ellen Larsen and Craig Wood

2023

2023 Student Voice Symposium

Partnership opportunities across the curriculum

In association with ACSV and REDI

The 2023 Student Voice Symposium will focus on “partnership opportunities”, across two focus areas: curriculum and pedagogy. This symposium will take on a different format to previous years, being spread across three days, over three weeks. Each webinar session will hear from a different expert in the field, followed by a Q&A session. Sessions 1 and 2 will take place after school hours, to encourage greater participation from those who are busy during school hours. The third session will take place in the morning, to allow participation from our international experts and for those who aren’t available for the first two sessions.

Session 1: What Student Voice looks like in educational settings

Wednesday 15th February 2023, closed

The first session will centre around history and impact. Feature a wide range of perspectives, from current student: Daniel Vo, 2022 graduates: Jade Frame and Linh Dang, and from a long-term expert: Roger Holdsworth. This panel discussion will unpack key milestones in the ‘history of student voice’ before turning to answer questions around the current perspectives within Australian schools.

Session 2: Provocations

Thursday 23rd February 2023, closed

The second session will speak to provocations within the student voice sector. This session will challenge the current operating model and the status quo, questioning how the education system can be improved, how it can grow for both the benefits of students and other stakeholders. This session will hear from a Master Teacher: Adam Brodie-McKenzie, Academics: Marie Brennan and Lew Zipin, and a recent graduate: Ahelee Rahman.

Session 3: Research Frameworks

Friday 3rd March 2023, 10.30 - 11.15am AEDT

The final session of this symposium will hear from Associate Professor Marc Brasof, an expert in student voice and civics education in the United States. Dr Brasof’s research focuses on democracy in schools through an intersection of student voice, project-based learning, and school-community partnerships. He has used his experience and research to develop a new framework for student voice, which he has published in his latest edited book: Student Voice Research: Theory, Methods, and Innovations from the Field.

2023

International Collaborations: Opportunities, Challenges and Tensions - 2-day Free Seminar

We would like to draw attention to an upcoming event organized jointly by the Global Contexts for Education SIG, STEM Education SIG; and the Cultural Historical & Activity Theory SIG. The activity is supported by a grant from AARE.

Venue: Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Time/Date: 10-4pm Friday 31 March and Saturday 1 April, 2023 (AEDT)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face (inclusive of morning/afternoon tea, lunch, and networking activities).
An online attendance option will be available for some of the presentation sessions and discussion panels across the two days.

This seminar will explore the 'what, how, and why' of international research collaborations in education. We are particularly interested in discussing questions about what can be learnt from the comparative dimension, how different theories can be used to open up multiple lines of investigation, and the practical implications of establishing and maintaining collaborations, and applying for funding. Associate Professor Samia Khan, from the University of British Columbia, will lead the seminar drawing on her extensive experience leading international research projects. The seminar will involve a mix of presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities and a practical workshop (on grant writing). We have a range of presenters from across the three SIGs who will be involved in the sessions. The seminar has been organised through collaboration between three SIGs, in order to explore connections and learn from different SIG perspectives.

If you are interested, click here for further information about the program.

2022

A cultural-historical perspectives on STEM imagining and learning: Conceptual PlayWorlds in primary schools AARE Three SIG groups (STEM Education; Cultural Historical & Activity Theory; Global Contexts for Education)

Thursday, 3rd November 2022
4.00pm - 5.30pm AEDT
Online Joint-SIG webinar

This presentation will bring into focus how imagination in STEM and imagination in learning come together in an intervention model called a Conceptual PlayWorld. Framed from a cultural-historical perspective, details of the concepts used to inform the development of this intervention model will be outlined, followed by video examples of STEM practices in primary schools to show how imaginary play supports STEM thinking. The presentation concludes with an example of an Engineering PlayWorld in a Samoan preschool to show how traditional practices and well-known fables can motivate and contextualise children’s STEM learning.

Speaker: Laureate Professor Marilyn Fleer at Monash University
Principal Investigator School of Educational Psychology and Counselling
Marilyn is Monash's Foundation Chair in Early Childhood Education and Development, and an ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow. Marilyn is an honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education, University of Oxford, holds a second Professor position in the KINDknow Centre, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and is an honorary professor at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. She was awarded the 2019 Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Outstanding leadership in university-business collaboration.

 

2022

Climate Art and Digital Activisms Festival of Ideas 2022 Arts Education Practice Research and Poststructural Theory SIGs

The festival program is being held over 3 days (21-23 November) at studioFive (UNITWIN partner) at the University of Melbourne, with the 4th day (27 November) being at the University of South Australia (preceding the AARE 2022 Conference) in Adelaide.
 
The Melbourne festival program is comprised of 12 carefully curated Acts which bring invited keynote speakers and practice-based facilitators into conversation with each other. Invited keynotes are purposefully paired and discussion will be facilitated by the convenors as a decolonising act. 

ECR and HDR are welcomed into the conversation via Pecha Kucha sessions (see CFP). The aim is to connect communities of educational researchers to each other, while offering the space and time to trouble and speculate as a community post COP27

In the face of an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, the festival of ideas poses three questions to kickstart the event:   

  1. What are the knowledges, practices and relationships that can address the climate challenges of our rapidly changing world?  
  2. How can researchers, practitioners and activists contribute to a new ecosystem of learning around issues of climate justice and meaningful action?  
  3. What do we, as a community, need to do to transform education, policy and practice for our climate futures? 

The festival of ideas is free to attend and is made possible by a University of Melbourne Dyason Fellowship and competitive SIG funding from Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) that brings together the Arts Education Practice Research (AEPR) and Poststructural Theory (PST) Special Interest Groups. 
 
21-23 November at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne  
 
27 November at the University of South Australia  

2022

Teacher Education: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World’

The AARE Teacher Education and Research Innovation SIG warmly invites AARE members to the upcoming virtual symposium: ‘Teacher Education: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World.’ The symposium will be held:

Friday, 28th October 2022
10.00am - 1:00pm AEDT or 9:00am - 12:00pm AEST

COVID-19, geopolitical tensions, climate change and economic instability are just some of the challenges facing today’s world. These global challenges, alongside emerging and continuing local problems and issues, impact students, teachers, and their school communities. This symposium aims to bring together teacher educators and teacher education researchers to consider the implications of a changing world for teacher education research and practice.

The symposium will feature keynote presentations from Professor Jo Lampert and Professor Karen Martin, who will, respectively, speak about their research on preparing teachers in times of crises and trauma-informed practice in education.

The symposium also includes presentations by AARE members on a topic related to the symposium theme. These presentations feature examples of research and practice and/or wonderings about teacher education in a changing world. The call for presentation abstracts is now closed.

Looking forward to meeting you at the symposium.

Warm regards,

Teacher Education and Research Innovation (TERI) convenors
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

Kim Anh Dang (Faculty of Education, Monash University)
Jon Quach (Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne)
Jessica Premier (Faculty of Education, Monash University)
Bianca Coleman (Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania)

2022

Democracy and teachers’ work and lives

We are excited to announce another Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG hosted event with Associate Professor Stewart Riddle speaking about his latest book, co-edited with Dr Amanda Heffernan and Dr David Bright, titled ‘New perspectives on education for democracy’. 

 
Date: Wednesday 19 October

Time: 5pm–6pm AEDT / 4pm–5pm AEST


With an amazing line-up of academics each sharing their work from the book, the session will be as follows: 

  • Stewart Riddle: Introduction to the book
  • Stephanie Wescott: The ordinary everyday: Centring the embodied practice of classroom teaching
  • Rafaan Daliri-Ngametua: Students’ experiences of overt data-talk in the classroom: ‘It’s all just this stupid system’
  • Mihajla Gavin: Teacher workload in Australia: National reports of intensification and its threats to democracy
  • Andrew Hickey: Relational pedagogy and democratic education
  • Alice Elwell: Critical affective literacy, feminist pedagogies and democracy: Exploring possibilities for the high school English classroom

Followed by a full-panel discussion on democracy and teachers’ work and lives.  

 

2022

AARE Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG Online Symposium - Time Use, Time Poverty and Teachers’ Work Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm (AEST) Via Zoom

 

Exciting event on 24 August!

Join Nicole Mockler, Greg Thompson, and Anna Hogan for an online symposium.

This online AARE event is hosted by the Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG and the presenters will be discussing their ARC Linkage project on Time Use, Time Poverty and Teachers’ Work.

The Time Use, Time Poverty and Teachers’ Work project focuses on understanding teacher workload (hours of work), teacher workload intensification (complexity of work), and the impact of both on teacher wellbeing. The ARC research project has developed an app that records time use and time poverty in teachers’ work.

2022

The Asia-Pacific Cultural-historical & Activity Theory Winter School Warrnambool - Monday 20th to Friday 24th of June 2022

2022 Residential Winter School

The Asia-Pacific Cultural-historical & Activity Theory Winter School will be held physically, from Monday 20th to Friday 24th June 2022, at the Warrnambool campus of Deakin University, an idyllic rural setting on the banks of the Hopkins River, and a pleasant train journey from Melbourne. The cost for accommodation and food for the five days (four nights) is $220. We thank AARE for subsiding this event. We are planning a variety of sessions including extended workshops, small group discussions, deep reading sessions, international presentation from the field on how theory is being applied, one-to-one consultations, and working on research methodology and analysis.

We will be together in individual rooms in student accommodation in a large house and with shared meals. Participation will only be face-to-face. Those who have already registered will be carried forward. All Warrnambool participants must be fully vaccinated and follow Victoria and Deakin University Health requirements.

 

2022

John Dewey Conference

Educational Theory and Philosophy - AARE

Date: 10th-11th February 2022 (via zoom)

The conference theme: “The Legacy of John Dewey on Contemporary Pedagogy”. Please refer to the attached Conference Program and Speakers and Abstracts for more specific information. 

Conference on the Legacy of John Dewey on Contemporary Pedagogy Abstracts:

Philip Cam: Thinking as Method

James Harrison and Henk Roodt: The legacy of John Dewey: His contribution to cyclical and iterative processes
and its potential for addressing contemporary problems

Robert Stevens: Thinking as orientation 

Zhihang Li: What does the School as a Community mean

2021

AARE STEM SIG - Online citizen science: Multiple opportunities for learning Monday 12 July 2021, 4.00pm (AEST)

Online citizen science projects use the Internet to bring together professional researchers and volunteers for mutual benefit. From an educational perspective, they offer rich opportunities to engage students in authentic research projects, with multiple learning benefits.

Please join our colleagues from New Zealand as they share some of their experiences from a multi-year project in which primary and secondary teachers have been embedding online citizen science projects into their teaching and learning programmes. Specifically, they will  focus on the ways in which online citizen science projects can be used to support students to gather data, interpret representations, and critique evidence – capabilities that are important for STEM.

Presenters 

Dr. Cathy Buntting is Director of the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, and co-director of the 3-year project ‘On2Science: Multiple affordances of online citizen science’ funded by the New Zealand Government’s Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.

Melissa Coton is Senior Syndicate Team Leader at Boulcott Primary School, Wellington, New Zealand, and a graduate of the New Zealand Government’s Science Teaching and Leadership Programme.

2021

AARE Global Contexts for Education SIG - Education, Conflict and Language Rights in Myanmar; the Disputed Local and the Contested Global Monday 21 June 2021, 4:30-5:30pm (AEST)

Online event for the Global Contexts for Education SIG about the situation in Myanmar.

Presenters: Professor Joe Lo Bianco and Professor Fazal Rizvi  

We look forward to an interesting discussion which will include a multilevel analysis of the situation, raise issues of citizenship and explore new possibilities for cooperation.   

This is an online event via Zoom.  Please register below.

2021

AARE Teachers Work & Lives Online Symposium - Workload and Wellbeing: Research, policy, and experiential narratives Tuesday, 25 May 2021 at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (AEST) Via Zoom

 

 

Join AARE’s Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG for an online symposium on teacher workload and wellbeing. 

Workload and Wellbeing: Research, policy, and experiential narratives aims to foster scholarly dialogue, between researchers, policy-makers, and teachers, and that will continue to contribute to knowledge and understandings of workload and wellbeing issues specifically in the context of Australia’s school teacher workforce. 

Our Workload and Wellbeing: Research, policy, and experiential narratives online symposium includes:

  • Dr Amanda Heffernan, award winning author of The Principal and School Improvement: Theorising Discourse, Policy, and Practice, and co-author of Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching in Australia. Amanda is serving as the Conference Co-Chair for the AARE in 2019-2021.
  • Emeritus Professor Hon. Dr Geoff Gallop A.C., lead author of Valuing the teaching profession: An independent inquiry, and Premier of Western Australia in 2001-2006.
  • Chantel Nunn, a beginning teacher in South Australia, experiencing the complexities of teachers workload and wellbeing, and precarious employment.
  • Brendan Crotty, recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy Business School and Deputy General Secretary of the Queensland Teachers’ Union, connecting teachers’ experiences with research-informed policy making.

The symposium will be hosted by Rafaan Daliri-Ngametua, a Teachers’ Work and Lives SIG member and PhD candidate based at University of Queensland.  

2021

AARE History & Education SIG (Webinar) - Multiple pasts and conflicted presents: History in conversation 12 May 2021, 11.00am AEST via Zoom

 

AARE History and Education SIG Webinar co-hosted with the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin 

This new and exciting series invites history educators, historians, writers and digital history makers across the globe to have a conversation about the role of history today, in schools, universities, broader communities and personal lives. In times of sudden change the role of history is ever changing so each episode will consider history in contemporary and conflicted presents raising key questions from multiple perspectives.

EPISODE 1 | Wednesday 12th May

Youth, identity, and history education: A perspective from Canada

Introducing Dr. Samantha Cutrara and her new book ‘Transforming the Canadian History Classroom: Imagining a new we’ in conversation with Dr. Kerri Anne Garrard & Dr. Yeow-Tong Chia (Sydney University).

2021

History and Education SIG: WRITING FOR THE FUTURE APRIL 21, 1.30pm AEST via Zoom

 

WRITING FOR THE FUTURE: Working towards good preparation and publication strategies with edited books, special journal issues and monographs.

Tim Allender is Professor and Chair of History and Curriculum in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney. He is the winner of the History of Education Society(UK), Anne Bloomfield book prize for best book, history of education, 2014-17 for his book Learning Femininity in Colonial India, 1820-1932 (Manchester: MUP, 2016). Additionally, Tim has published on a broad range of education and history topics: most recently on History Didactics, a History of Women’s Education, Visual Imageries in History, and he is currently working on a monograph about the religious educational history of colonial and independent India.

2021

Teacher Education and Research Innovation (TERI) SIG Mentoring Program

 

The Teacher Education and Research Innovation (TERI) Special Interest Group invites Expressions of Interest for its upcoming Mentoring Program (April - June 2021). The program aims to support Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate Research Students (Mentees) by connecting them with established Mid-Career and Senior Researchers (Mentors) for focused research/career conversations.

While the scope of mentoring activities will be determined by those involved, they may include discussions on grant applications, writing for journals, time management, career trajectory, and tertiary teaching.  

Participation in the program ideally sees mentors and mentees meeting 3 - 4 times between April - June, in-person or online. 

The TERI SIG Mentoring Program will have benefits for all participants. For mentors, the program provides opportunities to provide community service, to connect with promising early careers researchers, and to develop or enhance your leadership skills. For mentees, the expert research and career knowledge of your mentor will see you receive specialised support for meeting your learning/research needs.

For those interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please complete the form below to register your interest:

Please ensure that you have registered your interest by Friday 26 March. For those accepted into the 2021 Mentoring Program, there will be a Zoom meeting on Thursday 22 April from 1 - 2pm AEST (this meeting will be recorded and the recording will be made available to those who cannot attend).

2021

Language and Literacy SIG (Research Hive) : Connection, collegiality and communicating research

 

The Language and Literacy Special Interest Group Invite you to a:

Research Hive April 28 2021, 4.30-5.30 via Zoom

Following the Research Round Table on 31 March, kindly presented by Dr Jacqueline D’warte Western Sydney University, Professor Liz Pellicano Macquarie University and Dr Yvette Slaughter University of Melbourne, we would like to invite you to attend a Research Hive to share responses to selected aspects of their presentations. 

Five respondents, including Professor John Hajek*, will present Research Spotlightresponses to an aspect of the presentations as the starting point for open discussion. PhD candidates are very warmly welcome to participate as the focus of the Research Hive is on developing connections between researchers, and especially welcoming early career researchers.

*Professor John Hajek is Professor of Italian and Director of the Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-cultural Communication (RUMACCC) in the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne. He is also founding president of the Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU).

2021

Language and Literacy SIG (Research round table) : Connection, collegiality and communicating research

 

The Language and Literacy Special Interest Group invite you to a:

Research Round table 31 March 2021, 4.30-5.30 by Zoom

In this round table the three speakers will focus on participatory research methods that afford agency to participants in the research process especially those from educational settings and community groups.

Dr Yvette Slaughter University of Melbourne

Yvette Slaughter is a Research Fellow in the Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross- Cultural Communication (RUMACCC) in the School of Languages and Linguistics at The University of Melbourne. Her research interests include language policy, language education (policy and implementation), bilingual education and sociolinguistics.

Professor Liz Pellicano Macquarie University

Liz Pellicano is Professor in the Macquarie School of Education and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, having been Professor Autism Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education at University College London. She is a developmental and educational psychologist committed to transforming autism science so that it more accurately reflects everyday autistic life. To that end, she actively involves autistic people and their allies as partners in the research, working together to shape the research agenda and the research process itself.

Dr Jacqueline D’warte Western Sydney University

Jacqueline D'warte is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western. Jacqueline’s most recent research involves students in primary and high school in being ethnographers of their own language and literacy practices. This research builds on the linguistic and cultural diversity that exists in 21st century and her recent research investigates the linguistic and cultural ‘funds of knowledge' of Pre-Service Teachers.

 

2020

Troubling sites: Decolonizing HPE?

Troubling sites: Decolonizing HPE?

AARE HPE SIG Special two day symposium

November 26:

Session 1. 10.00 am to 11.30 am AEST and 11.00 am to 12.30 pm AEDT

Panel: Dr Melitta Hogarth, Professor Tracey Bunda, Dr lisahunter, Dr Alison Wrench, final panellist TBC

Session 2.  12.00 pm to 1.30 pm AEST and 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm AEDT

Panel: Professor John Evans, Dr Jennifer Campbell, Dr Rosie Welch, Dr Sue Whatman.

December 4:

Superclass yarning workshop, 9.00 am to 11 am AEST and 10.00 am to 12.00 noon AEDT

Presenter: Ms Lee Sheppard 

Pitches, Discussion and Discussant (TBC) feedback and close, 12 noon to 2.00 pm AEST and 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm AEDT

Australia’s First Nations People have embodied strength, knowledge, tenacity and generosity in the colonial-settler dominated society that frames our whitewashed education systems and research. Whether in paying attention to big ideas, such as Truth and the colonizing history in Australia, Treaty, Sovereignty, or Reconciliation, policies such as Closing the Gap, the Uluru Statement, professional standards such as AITSL’s 1.4 & 2.4 and there are many debates as to how researchers might unite for better outcomes for all and as equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In this Special Interest Group (SIG) symposium we ask how might researchers decolonise what is a whitewashed field. Whether we focus on health education, bodies, movement, Health & Physical Education curriculum area, HPE teacher education, sport, outdoor education, wellbeing and associated areas, how might we decolonize our work? In this four-part series, join us in discussion, debate, learning, practice and reflection to meet such a challenge, with attention to Australia’s First Nations People. We hope this first set of activities will springboard more broadly to Indigenous-focussed activities in the SIG.

PROGRAM: The first day (Thu 26 Nov) is made up of two panels followed by a Q&A session, one talking about research in teacher education, the other in research methodology of and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The panel will talk about research in Health Education, Health & Physical Education, Bodies, Sport For Development, Coaching and related topics. 

On the second day (Fri 4 Dec), we will run two sessions. The first is with Lee Sheppard, who will talk to and facilitate an Indigenous methodology, incorporating discussion of research stories of failure and learning at the cultural interface. Participants will be workshopped to come up with ethical research projects they might pitch; projects with Indigenous academics and people. In the afternoon session, participants will pitch their projects to an invited panel/discussant and co-participants. The session will finish with a Discussant and Critical Friend giving feedback on the day’s activities. 

2020

AARE Educational Leadership SIG: Neil Cranston Lecture Thursday 3rd December, 2020. 4.30pm AEDT (NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS)

 

The Educational Leadership SIG are hosting the Neil Cranston Lecture, delivered by Professor Jill Blackmore on Thursday 3rd December, 2020.

4.30pm AEDT (NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS), 3.30pm AEST (QLD), 3.00pm ACST (SA, NT), 1.30pm AWST (WA). We also welcome our international colleagues. Please convert from AEDT. All welcome!

 

Educational leadership in a pandemic crisis
 
It is significant that this Neil Cranston address for the Leadership SIG series is one focusing on leadership in the context of a pandemic crisis. Political, scientific, Indigenous and educational leadership has been foregrounded with Covid-19. Even though policy reversals have been swift and interventionist promising something different, what lessons have been learnt about the relationship between the state, universities and scientific expertise and leadership? Drawing from my future book Disrupting Leadership in the Entrepeneurial university, I discuss how competing managerial, techno-bureaucratic and collegial logics of practice, techno-bureaucratic have informed leadership practices and how Covid has foregrounded intellectual-scientific leadership. What does the pandemic restructuring of the sector hold for post-pandemic university futures and educational research?
 
Dr Jill Blackmore AM FASSA is Alfred Deakin Professor in Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Australia. Her research interests include, from a feminist perspective, globalization, education policy and governance; international and intercultural education; educational restructuring, leadership and organisational change; spatial redesign and innovative pedagogies; teachers' and academics’ work. Recent publications include Blackmore, J. The carelessness of entrepreneurial universities in a world risk society: a feminist reflection on the impact of Covid-19 in Australia, Higher Education Research and Development Special Issue.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2020.1825348

The future of STEM Education in a COVID-19 tolerating future. Wednesday 18 November, 6.30pm AEST, 7.30pm AEDT and Wednesday 2 December, 10 am AEST, 11 am AEDT

In each seminar, two leaders (one Australian and one international) in STEM/Science Education research will present their perspectives of what STEM/Science Education that supports equitable learning opportunities and outcomes should look like as we move into a COVID19-tolerating future. Please note that one seminar will be held in the evening and one in the morning to accommodate the time zones of our international presenters. We encourage you to share with your networks as the seminars are open to all (not only AARE members).

Seminar 1 Presenters

Professor Louise Archer (University College London, UK)

Dr Kathy Paige (University of South Australia) 

Video (Members)

Seminar 2 Presenter

Presenters: Professor Angie Calabrese Barton (University of Michigan, USA) 

Dr Lyn Carter (ACU, Australia) 

Video (Members)

2020

'Teacher education: Beyond COVID-19' Symposium

AARE Teacher Education & Research Innovation SIG 2020 Symposium ‘Teacher Education: Beyond COVID-19’. Please mark the date in your diary or pass this information onto colleagues and HDR students.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented both challenges and opportunities for teacher education and the symposium aims to bring together teacher educators and teacher education researchers to consider ‘what’s next’ for teacher education research and practice in a post-pandemic world.

The symposium will feature keynote presentations from Professor Viv Ellis and Professor Yong Zhao, who will speak about innovation in education and teacher education ‘beyond COVID-19’.

In addition, AARE members are invited to participate in the symposium by presenting a 15-minute presentation (10 minutes for speaking, 5 minutes for questions) on a topic related to the symposium theme. We invite you to share examples of your research and practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and/or your wonderings about the post-pandemic future for teacher education.

To submit a short abstract (200 words) for presentation at the symposium, please complete the attached form by Tuesday 3rd Nov 2020: https://tinyurl.com/yxc6aulp

Register to attend the event using the link below. 

2020

Rural Education SIG: Building Collaborations and Partnerships We have created an exciting series of online sessions called Rural Education Research - Building Collaborations and Partnerships.   

Seminar 1

Ruraling Education Research - establishing and expanding the field

When: Tuesday 20 October, 7.00pm-8:30pm AEDT

Presenters

Philip Roberts & Melyssa Fuqua (editors)

  • Natalie Downes
  • Jayne Downey
  • Sue Kilpatrick
  • Karen Eppley & Annie Maselli
  • Michael Thier

 

Seminar 2

Intersections of Rural and Remote Education and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

When: Wednesday 28 October, 3:30-5.00pm AEDT

Presenters

  • John Guenther
  • Jillian Marsh
  • Sandra Wooltorton

 

Seminar 3

Developing international collaborations

When: Tuesday 10 November, 8.00am-9:30am AEDT

Presenters

  • Amy Azano
  • Jayne Downey
  • Elisabet Ohrn
  • Brian O’Neil (SPERA)
  • Dianne Gereluk

 

Seminar 4

Reflections on the state of the rural education field and provocations

When: Tuesday 24 November, 7.00pm-8:30pm AEDT

Presenters

  • Jo-Anne Reid
  • Hernan Cuervo
  • Simone White

Additional Dates for this Event AEST

  • Wed, Oct. 28, 2020 14:30:00 — 16:00:00
  • Tue, Nov. 10, 2020 07:00:00 — 08:30:00
  • Tue, Nov. 24, 2020 18:00:00 — 19:30:00

2020

Inclusivity: Support and Partnership for the post pandemic future Children and Student Voice Conference 2020

 

Conference overview and aim

As economies and schools emerge from the pandemic, it is time to take an opportunity to examine how schools effectively support the needs of students by including their voices in the reshaping and rebuilding activities that are taking place.  Building on our commitment to empower children and student voice, agency and participation, some questions we ask are:

  1. How can student voice become more inclusive? 
  2. What were school-system priorities in the age of coronavirus?
  3. How have schools addressed the increase in highly specialised support services required such as mental health? 
  4. How was the new classroom digital interface co-designed with children and students as partners? 
  5. How do school systems ensure the needs of the most vulnerable voices are (and will be) met? 

Although these questions were as pertinent pre- and during pandemic, coronavirus has brought the matters of inclusivity even more to the forefront.  As such, three key areas we will be exploring at this conference are:

  • Inclusive student voices
  • Student voice and support services
  • Student voice and co-design/partnerships during and post-pandemic