Representative Symposia Scholarship

Each year AARE is invited to send a representative symposia to the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). 

Purpose:  Such symposia are intended to showcase the quality of Australian education research and the selected symposium team should see themselves as ambassadors of AARE. 

2023 BERA guidelines and call for submissions

>>2023 BERA invited symposium submission form

Details of the funding

Funding round: annual for each conference

Applications due: varies, please refer to the call for applications notice

Status of funding round: open

Amount: Up to $1,000 per presenting group if virtual or up to $5,000 if attending face to face. 

Number available: One per relevant conference

Participants receiving the funding must be financial members of AARE at the time of receiving the reimbursement. Payment will happen after the conference has been held. 

Previous successful applicants

AERA 2024

Symposium title: 'Indigenous success in higher education'

Presenting and non-presenting authors

Professor Peter Anderson, Indigenous Research Unit, Griffith University
Dr Thu Pham, Indigenous Research Unit, Griffith University
Dr Angela Baeza, Carumba Institute, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Levon Blue, Carumba Institute, Queensland University of Technology
Melanie Saward, Creative Writing, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Congcong Xing, Queensland University of Technology
Rhetta Chappell, Relational Insights Data Lab (RIDL), Griffith University


AERA 2023

Symposium title: 'Dreams for Digital Spaces: What Shapes the Worlds of Children, Educators and Researchers?'

Presenting and non-presenting authors

Chair

Professor Daniel T. Hickey, Indiana University

Discussant

Professor Dan X. Harris, RMIT University

Presenters

Introduction

Sarah Healy, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Kathryn Coleman, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Amanda Belton, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

 

Paper 1: The role of imaginaries in (co)creating digital futures with children

Aleesha Rodriguez, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Queensland University of Technology

Rebecca Ng, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, University of Wollongong

 

Paper 2: Can AI be an ethical collaborator in educational research?

Sarah Healy, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Amanda Belton, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform, The University of Melbourne

Karen Thomson, Melbourne Data Analytics Platform, The University of Melbourne

 

Paper 3: The metaverse as a virtual site of research

Kathryn Coleman, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Amanda Belton, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Jessica Laraine Williams, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Neda Sajadi, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

 

Paper 4: Pandemic Parenting in the Metaverse

Xinyu Zhao, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Deakin University

Jessica Laraine Williams, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Deakin University

Sarah Healy, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, Deakin University

Rebekah Willett, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, University of Wisconsin–Madison

 

AERA 2021

Symposium title: 'Framing a program of research with/for/of the digital child in a digital era'

Presenting and non-presenting authors

Chair

Professor Susan Danby, Queensland University of Technology

Discussant

Professor Annette Woods, Queensland University of Technology

Presenters

Introduction

Professor Susan Danby, Queensland University of Technology 

 

Paper 1: Fostering critical media literacy with young children

Professor Michael Dezuanni, Queensland University of Technology - 

Ms. Amanda Levido, PhD candidate, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology 

 

Paper 2: Children, Videogames, Self-Determination and Wellbeing

Professor Daniel Johnson, Queensland University of Technology 

Professor Peta Wyeth, Queensland University of Technology 

Dr Selen Türkay, Queensland University of Technology 

Dr Kellie Vella, Queensland University of Technology 

Dr Mitchell McEwan, Queensland University of Technology 

 

Paper 3: Designing a Technology Space for young children: A design-based project

Dr Christina Chalmers, Queensland University of Technology 

Professor Annette Woods, Queensland University of Technology 

 

 

 

AERA 2019

Symposium title: ‘Children, Young People, Spirituality and Religion: Education and Diversity’

Lead: Mary Lou Rasmussen

Papers: 

Paper 1: What’s the relationship between sexual freedom, religious freedom, and education: The perspectives of Australia’s Gen Zs

Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Australian National University, Associate Professor Andrew Singleton, Deakin University, Dr Anna Halafoff, Deakin University, Professor Emeritus Gary Bouma, Monash University

Paper 2: Beyond the Sacred and the Secular: Mapping the diverse the worldviews of Australia’s teenagers

Associate Professor Andrew Singleton, Deakin University, Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, Australian National University, Dr Anna Halafoff, Deakin University,  =Professor Emeritus Gary Bouma, Monash University

Paper 3: Everyday Material and Visual Cultures of Religion: Faith-Based Belonging Beyond Ideology

Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, RMIT,

Discussant:

Professor Valarie Harwood, University of Sydney