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27th Annual Research Forum
Transforming practice: The value of educational research

Forum 2012 Invitation

University of Notre Dame, 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm, Saturday 11 August
The Forum activities are in The University of Notre Dame Australia's recently completed Education building, the Tannock Hall of Education, corner of Cliff and Croke Streets, Fremantle. Consult your street directory for parking locations, or for public transport by bus or train - note the close proximity to Fremantle Railway Station. For campus maps see [Campus locations] and select [Google Maps Fremantle] or [PDF Map Fremantle].

Submitting an abstractWAIER invites submissions of abstracts from individuals and groups wishing to attend, make a presentation, or conduct a symposium or panel discussion on topics and research related to education or the Forum theme, Transforming practice: The value of educational research.

Abstracts are due by Friday 27 July 2012 (late submissions may be considered if time slots are available). Please refer to the page detailing the requirements for [Abstract Submission]. To submit an abstract, download the [Registration Form], complete and submit by email to [registration@waier.org.au] (the form is a Microsoft Word file which combines abstract submission and registration functions).

Keynote address:
Gary Partington

Honorary Professor, School of Education, Edith Cowan University [Abstract]
Despite efforts to close the gap in outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, success has been elusive. One reason is that students do not become committed to programs for change. Based on longitudinal research studies on the Follow the Dream/Partnerships for Success and the Happy Kids programs, Professor Gary Partington will propose in this keynote address a model of intervention for the education of Indigenous students that gains student commitment and results in improved achievement, as well as better attendance and social-emotional wellbeing.Photo: Gary Partington
WAIER AwardsForum activities include presentation of WAIER's [Early Career Award]. Nominations for this Award are now invited, closing 1 June 2012, please see the [Award Nomination Form]. WAIER's [Postgraduate Awards] will also be presented at the Forum (recipients for each University are nominated by the University's Faculty or School of Education).
RegistrationTo register your attendance or to submit an Abstract for a presentation, download the [Registration Form], complete and submit by email to [registration@waier.org.au] (the form is a Microsoft Word file which combines abstract submission and registration functions). Please submit early - the early bird $10 discount ends on 9 July.
If you are not familiar with previous Forums, please see the web links to the abstracts and programs for WAIER's Forums 1989 to 2011 [All Forums Index].

A [Program] and [Abstracts] will be made available prior to the Forum. After the Forum, links to selected full text articles in the [Proceedings] will become available.

If our Forum 2012 Noticeboard poster is not already on your Faculty or School noticeboard, perhaps you could print a copy for it! Select one of [Poster high res PDF 1.3 MB] or [Poster low res JPG 200 kB] according to your printer's capability.

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of Notre Dame

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