AARE Theory Workshops aim is to promote critical and engaged dialogue, to test and explore new ideas, theories and approaches, to meet and interact with other researchers who are at different stages of their graduate studies and academic work, to make connections, to encounter intriguing ‘big ideas’, and to enjoy the challenge of intellectual exchange.
They provide opportunities for novice researchers to be immersed in theory, to consider how theory applies to their research, to learn from expert researchers, and to network with experienced researchers as well as other novice researchers.
The workshops are held in different locations across Australia each year.
As there will be no travel for the workshops this year the scholarships for 2020 have been suspended.
AARE Theory Workshop, 2022, Curriculum – Theory, Equity, Policy, and Practice
When: Friday October 7th (3.00pm-6.00pm AEDT) & Saturday October 8th (11.00am-2.00pm AEDT)
Where: This will be an online workshop held in two parts, co-hosted by the University of Canberra
What and Why: AARE theory workshops aim to promote critical and engaged dialogue, to test and explore new ideas, theories and approaches, to meet and interact with other researchers who are at different stages in their research and careers, to make connections, to encounter intriguing ‘big ideas’, and to enjoy the challenge of intellectual exchange.
Curriculum is a key organiser of schooling and is fundamentally concerned with the production, circulation, and distribution of forms of knowledge. Curriculum is also key to the sorting and selection functions of formal schooling, affording both advantages and disadvantages, including exacerbating relations of inequality. A long line of educational scholarship has examined the ideological aspects of curriculum, documenting for example, hegemonic or class and gender-based processes of differentiation. Other research traditions have explored the radical and emancipatory dimensions of curriculum and its role in challenging inequities, while yet other research has looked to the conceptual, philosophical, or historical aspects of the curriculum field.
Drawing on a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, this workshop will engage with new and old questions about curriculum in the contemporary era, seeing curriculum as both a topic of research and as a window onto various forms of educational research. Across two days, matters of place, history and equity will be foregrounded as we explore questions about what and whose knowledge counts, the influence of national and transnational political priorities on curriculum policy, and Australian and international agendas to decolonise curriculum. Sessions will consider the role of theory in curriculum research and policy analysis and examine the role of curriculum today in challenging educational inequalities and asymmetries in educational participation, experience, and futures.
- Teachers as curriculum workers and researching teachers' practice
- Curriculum and its role in achieving equity in education
- Learning Whiteness: Education and the Settler Colonial State
- Conceptual, philosophical, and historical aspects of the curriculum field
- Honorary Professor Marie Brennan
- Emeritus Professor Robert Hattam
- Professor Annette Woods
- Associate Professor Philip Roberts
- Dr Sophie Rudolph
- Associate Professor Jessica Gerrard
- Emeritus Professor Bill Green
Cost: This is a free event for members of AARE.
Non members $30 registration fee each day.
Registration closed 30th September 2022
For more information, please email:
Natalie Downes Natalie.email@example.com;
Ellen Larsen Ellen.Larsen@usq.edu.au;
Julie McLeod firstname.lastname@example.org
Theory Workshop: ‘What is Neoliberalism (and what are the implications for Higher Education Futures)?’
AARE Theory Workshop 21 October 2020 10am-12noon AEDT/11am-1pm AEST via Zoom
Professor Tracey Bunda
Professor Bob Lingard
Dr Liz Humphries
On behalf of AARE you are invited to participate in the Theory Workshop Zoom, 2020. The Workshop targets ECR and HDR students and aims to make theory explicit for them through this workshop theme of Neoliberalism. Other interested colleagues might also wish to attend to also support ECR/HDR discussion in such uncertain times.
The theme is a question ‘What is Neoliberalism (and what are the implications for Higher Education Futures)?’ A panel of four esteemed presenters with varying specialty research areas, working from diverse theoretical perspectives are being invited to share how theory informs their methodologies and the ways this plays out in research design, data collection, analysis, and research translation activities. These four speakers, with expertise in work about Neoliberalism, will speak for 10 minutes, facilitate smaller discussion breakout discussions where you can meet and ask questions of the speaker, and then return to participate in a whole-group forum for a Q&A session. The place of theory in research agendas attending to Neoliberalism will be addressed.