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Theory Workshops

The AARE theory workshops are held in different locations across Australia each year and 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.

Melbourne Theory Workshop 6 to 8 July To register

Scholarships are available. For more information and to apply for the scholarship

AARE is pleased to invite people to register for the Theory Workshop being held at the Monash University Peninsula campus on 6 to 8 July. Please pass this email onto any colleagues who may be interested as this workshop is a wonderful opportunity for early career researchers and higher degree research students to be immersed in theory, consider how theory applies to their research and engage in discussions with and learn from experienced researchers. 

Program, presenters and abstracts

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Map of Monash campus

Suggested accommodation in area

Alison Lee scholarships will be available for this workshop. 

 Theme: Research openings

You want your research to ‘make a difference’, to solve a puzzle or offer a new perspective. Research is a way to open conversations about human worlds and beyond. Often research results in more questions than answers and open minds continue to seek new answers to old and new questions. This Research Workshop weekend offers participants a series of focused workshops, a panel discussion and a plenary forum led by researchers with extensive experience in thinking and writing about research challenges and questions – conceptual, practical, ethical. There will be opportunities for participants to draw from their own research while learning from and with others at different stages in their research careers and research projects.

A provisional program is below and final details of workshops and presenters will be provided shortly. There will be a keynote, six workshops from which to choose, plus two plenary panels of presenters.

Registrations are now open.
Details on the Alison Lee Scholarship. 

Confirmed presenters and titles:

  • Professor Jacinta Elston: Building indigenous Australia research capacity: an ethics of research practice
  • Professor Karen Malone: Theorizing landscapes with the posthuman
  • Assoc. Professor Nicola Johnson: Researching with social media: ethical dilemmas in methodology and publishing
  • Dr Sindu George: Surveys-research purposes, processes and outcomes.
  • Dr Wanty Widjala: Design-based research in education: Methodological potential and issues
  • Professor Julie McLeod: Working with oral history: design, analysis and archives
  • Professor Tony Rossi: Talking, listening and sharing: Practice and pitfalls in research methods involving dialogue



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