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Welcome to the website of the Australian Association for Research in Education.  AARE is a large, national, member-run organisation for educational researchers and educators, and our association plays a critical role in supporting and strengthening major research partnerships and networks for the Australian educational research community. More...

AARE Annual Conference

AARE Annual Conference

The AARE Conference, was held in Fremantle from 29 November 2015.

The Conference was a great success and AARE thanks all delegates, keynote speakers and other special guests who all contributed to making it a wonderful event.

To go to the AARE Conference page

2016 Conference - Sunday 27 November to Thursday 1 December, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, 

2017 Conference - Canberra, (venue TBC)

Australia Day Honours

Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to AARE Life Member Professor Susan Groundwater-Smith on her recent Australia Day award

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

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

AER Open Access 'Highlight Articles'

AER Open Access 'Highlight Articles'

A selection of six articles from the Australian Educational Researcher has been made available free of charge for a limited time.  Click the AER cover to the left to access the Highlight Articles chosen by the AER Managing Editor, Linda Graham.

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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