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AARE Annual Conference

AARE Annual Conference

Call for abstracts extended.

The AARE 2016 Conference Committee have extended the abstract submission deadline by two more weeks until Thursday, 26 May 2016.
Don't miss this opportunity to present a paper at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016.

The abstract should reflect the conference theme ‘Transforming Education Research’.

Visit the conference website to view information about submission guidelines and the abstract template.

2017 Conference - Canberra, (venue TBC)

When is a partnership truly a partnership? - REN Webinar

When is a partnership truly a partnership? - REN Webinar

The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) hosted a webinar on research partnerships, presented by the Research in Education Network (REN).  To view this webinar.

MOU signed with EERA

MOU signed with EERA

The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the European Educational Research Association (EERA)

This three year MOU allows for closer collaboration between AARE and EERA that will include mutual discounts for respective Association members to attend the conferences of the other Association and similar discounts for other activities of both organisations.

Both AARE President, Professor Martin Mills and EERA President, Professor Theo Wubbels, have indicated that they want this MOU to assist in the promotion of high quality educational research, to encourage international collaborations and to enhance the significance of educational research for the benefit of education and society.

Special Book Offer - Local and Global Issues in Education

Special Book Offer - Local and Global Issues in Education

AARE is pleased to say that the first edition of the Book Series Local and Global Issues in Education has been released and AARE has a some copies that are being made available at a discounted rate. The book titled National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment is being offered at:

AUD $35.00 for AARE Members AUD $40.00 for non AARE Members

To purchase your copy at this special rate

AARE Members receive 20% discount from Routledge

AARE Members receive 20% discount from Routledge

AARE Member Offer – 20% discount

Routledge is offering AARE members a 20% discount* on all Routledge titles. To claim your discount, please use promotional code that can be found on the members only page of the AARE website when ordering online at www.routledge.com 

To access the members code simply log in as a member to this website, and go to Publications, Members only. If you have any problems loging in please contact the AARE office - aare@aare.edu.au.

*Discount only valid on print books purchased via www.routledge.com before 31/12/2016, and cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

National Application Form – to conduct research in schools in more than one state or territory in Australia

National Application Form – to conduct research in schools in more than one state or territory in Australia

AARE is partnering with schooling systems across Australia to promote the implementation of the National Application Form. The form applies to researchers who require approval from more than one educational jurisdiction to conduct research in Australia.

Information on participating in the trial is available, below.

Information about the trial

National Application Form guidelines 

National Application Form 

For further information, contact your participating jurisdictions

The Network values your input into the Application Form and appraisal process, and is seeking your feedback through the evaluation form. It is hoped that this feedback will enable the Network to effectively assess whether the Form is user friendly to complete, reduces duplication of effort, and that jurisdiction review processes are efficiently streamlined, transparent and mutually beneficial to all stakeholders.

The evaluation form can be submitted by mail or e-mail to the following address:

Mail: Ms B. Vickers, System Performance Branch, Department of Education, 151 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004

e-mail: Research and policy

Thank you for your feedback.

AARE Oral History Project

AARE Oral History Project

The Australian Association for Research in Education is seeking to record accounts of its history from the perspectives of members who have built and shaped the Association. The AARE Executive is inviting foundation members, past presidents, and long-serving members of the AARE to participate in an interview about their career in educational research, the emergence of the AARE and its current role, and their observations of educational research in Australia more generally. These interviews will be available online for viewing by members of the Association and future researchers, and will contribute to a living archive of ‘stories of association’ about the AARE.

These interviews can be conducted in person or participants can record or write responses in their own time. There will also be opportunities for interviews to be held at the time of the AARE annual conference, which will take place in Fremantle later this year. 

Professor Julie McLeod (Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne) co- convenes the History and Education SIG and is undertaking this project at the invitation of the AARE Executive; project and research assistance is provided by postgraduate student Ms Rosie Barron. If you are interested in finding out more about the project, would like to be interviewed, or have recommendations for people we should contact for interviews or for further information, please get in touch with either Julie or Rosie. j.mcleod@unimelb.edu.au, (03) 8344 3455 rbarron@student.unimelb.edu.au

Guidelines for the NSW State Education Research Applications Process

Guidelines for the NSW State Education Research Applications Process

These guidelines have been amended. For further information.

The Australian Educational Researcher

The Australian Educational Researcher

The Australian Educational Researcher is the journal of the Australian Association for Research in Education.  Click here for further information or click on the cover image to go to the current issue.

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The AARE Blog, EduResearch Matters, seeks to critically engage in contemporary educational debates. Education is the focus of significant media reporting and commentary as well as a key policy area.   The Australian Association for Research in Education invites members of the Australian educational research community to contribute.

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