Special Interest Groups

A Special interest Group (SIG) is a group of 15 or more AARE members with shared research interests. SIGs support networking with fellow researchers and are a benefit of their membership with AARE. SIGs undertake a diverse range of activities including organising events, discussion groups, research training, convening symposia, contributions to AARE news and the Australian Educational Researcher, etc. AARE members volunteer as SIG Convenors. The SIGs Co-ordinator oversees all the SIGs and is an elected member on the AARE Executive.

SIGs are led by a team of Convenors who are responsible for organizing the group’s activities and delegate responsibilities. All members of SIGs must be current financial members of AARE. Non-AARE members are strongly encouraged to join the Association to help support the infrastructure provided to SIGs by AARE.

Further information

Special Interest Group Convenor/s
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research
Arts Education Practice Research Kate Coleman, Peter Cook
Assessment and Measurement Gulay Erin Dalgic, Samantha Low-Choy, Ameena Payne
Children and student voice across all sectors Manaia Chou-Lee, Trang Hoang, Heather Manning
Cultural Historical and Activity Theory John Cripps Clark, Samran Daneshfar, Judith MacCallum, Hongzhi Yang, Suxiang Yu
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education Rachel Burke, Bonita Cabiles, Tebeje Molla
Early Childhood Jo Bird, Vicki Schriever, Kathy Swinkels
Educational Leadership Katrina MacDonald, Michelle Striepe, Pauline Thompson
Educational Philosophy and Theory Robert Stevens, Steven Stolz, Maurizio Toscano
Environmental and Sustainability Education Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles, Claudine Lagier, David Rousell, Thilinika Wijesinghe
Gender, Sexualities & Cultural Studies Michelle Jeffries, Lizzie Maughan, Victoria Rawlings
Global Contexts for Education Rhonda Di Biase, Rebecca Spratt
Health and Physical Education Cassandra Iannucci, Carla Luguetti, Jacqui Peters
History and Education Alison Bedford, Yeow-Tong Chia, Robert Parkes
Inclusive Education Kate de Bruin, Sofia Mavropoulou , Haley Tancredi
Language and Literacy Janet Dutton, Yang Liu, Shu Ohki, Jemima Rillera Kempster
Motivation and Learning Emma Burns, Natasha Kett, Anne Suryani
Politics and Policy in Education Jessica Holloway, Steven Lewis
Poststructural Theory George Variyan, Benjamin Zonca
Professional and Higher Education Giedre Kligyte, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Knight, Alisa Percy, Jing Qi
Qualitative Research Methodologies Sheena Elwick, Keith Heggart
Rural Education Hernan Cuervo, Jennifer Dove, Karl Maton
Schools and Education Systems Zid Mancenido, Melissa Tham
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Liang Li, Victoria Millar, Emma Stevenson, Ben Zunica
Social Justice Tim Fish, Lesley Friend, Ana Larsen, Aaron Teo
Sociology of Education Babak Dadvand, Sarah McDonald, Nerida Spina, Garth Stahl
Teacher Education and Research Innovation David Clements, Bianca Coleman, Jessica Premier, Melissah Thomas
Teachers' Work and Lives Ellen Larsen, Craig Wood
Technology and Learning Elham (Ellie) Manzari , Natalie McMaster, Ellie Meissner