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April 2015, No.89

President's Report

Martin Mills

Welcome to the first AARE newsletter of the year. The year has started well for the Association. We hope that the same applies to you. This is also my first President’s report for the AARE newsletter. It is a great honour and privilege to represent the Association for which I have a deep fondness, stemming from my own postgraduate days.

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Research Development

As the Research Development Coordinator (until the end of 2015) I have been working with the President and Past President of AARE to carry out the responsibilities of coordination and monitoring developments in the national research policy environment.  

Conference News

Update on planning for the 2015 AARE Conference, to be held in Fremantle, 29 November to 3 December and details including the presenter of the Radford Lecture and the Keynote speakers.

Congratulations: 2014 AARE Award Recipients

Each year AARE presents a suite of prestigious awards to recognise excellence in research in education across a variety of categories. Congratulations to our 2014 recipients! 

SIG News

Thanks to SIG Conveners, Co-Conveners and members for your involvement in SIGs and the contribution this makes to the work of AARE. Your involvement in SIG discussions, activities and events throughout the year, in addition to the annual conference, are very much appreciated by our research community. AARE members interested in getting more involved in SIGs are encouraged to visit the SIG pages on the AARE website, and to be in contact with their SIG leadership teams about ways to contribute to SIG networking and activities. 

AER News

It is my great pleasure to announce that Springer has agreed to sponsor another annual award in addition to the AER Best Paper Award. The Springer AER Reviewer of the Year Award will be announced at the AARE conference each year and the winner will receive a prize of $500 and a small plaque. 

AARE Blog: EduResearch Matters

Do you know about EduResearch Matters, the AARE Blog?  Each week, a member of our community contributes a short post in the name of sharing their work with the world at large.  

Theory Workshops: Be Immersed in Theory for a Weekend

ECRs and HDR students are invited to attend the next weekend of theory workshops. These will be held at the CDU campus in Darwin on the weekend of 15-17 May. The weekend offers the opportunity to be immersed in theories, with participants choosing three intensive workshops from the six on offer

Postgraduate Profile

Amy Claughton, Federation University

Thesis title: Special needs, special play? Re-imagining play based learning

Recently Completed Thesis

Emma Rowe, Monash University

Thesis title: Geo-identity, urban school choice and education campaigns for public schools

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