Forum 2012

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

Saturday August 11, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Tannock Hall, The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle (Cnr Cliff and Croke Streets)


WAIER invites 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.

Register by 9 July to receive the early bird discount.

Keynote address: Closing the Gap for Aboriginal Students: Lessons from research.Professor Gary Partington

Gary Partington – Honorary Professor, School of Education, Edith Cowan University

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.

Submitting an abstract

For those wishing to present, abstracts are due Friday 27 July 2012 (late submissions may be considered if time slots are available). Please refer to the PDF downloads for details about the requirements of the abstract submission.

WAIER Awards

Forum activities include presentation of WAIER’s Early Career Award and Postgraduate Awards. Nominations for the Early Career Award closed on 1 June 2012. Winners of these awards can be found here.


To register your attendance or to submit an abstract for presentation, download the Registration Form and submit by email.

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