WAIER’s major event is its Annual Research Forum, which it has run since 1986. The Forum provides an opportunity for beginning and established researchers to present research and build collegial networks with researchers and educators working across Western Australia’s education sectors.
WAIER invites individuals and groups to attend, make a presentation, conduct a symposium or panel discussion on topics and research related to education or the Forum theme: Educational Research and the Digital Futureverse…
Date: Saturday 5th August 2023
Tannock Hall of Education
University of Notre Dame, Australia
Cnr Cliff and Croke St, Fremantle (West End)
9:30am Research Forum Registration
10:00 am Opening Panel
11:30am Forum Presentations
4:00 pm Sundowner and award presentations
Undergraduate and HDR Workshops
On Friday 4th August 4-6pm, we are offering an Undergraduate and a HDR Workshop (see details below). These are offered at no cost in combination with attending the Forum.
3:45 pm HDR & Undergraduate (UG) Workshop registration opens
4pm HDR Workshop https://www.waier.org.au/hdr-pre-forum-workshop-2023/
4.30pm Undergraduate (UG) Workshop https://www.waier.org.au/waier-undergraduate-workshop-2023/
Call for Abstracts
Accepted abstracts for the 2023 Forum can be found here https://waier.org.au/archives/forums/2023/abstracts-2023.html
WAIER invites the submissions of abstracts from individuals and groups for a standard presentation, a Symposium or Panel Discussion on topics and research related to education. The abstract should be approximately 200 words long and should contain the following:
- Title. Your title should include appropriate key words for search engines to find. Keep it short.
- The name/s of author/s
- Institutional affiliation of author/s
- Email addresses of each author
Abstracts are submitted at time of registration, see link below.
Acceptance for presentation at the Forum requires that the author, or at least one of the authors in the case of multi-author presentations, be registered.
Three styles of presentation are invited.
Conventional presentation (25 minutes)
This is the most popular presentation style used at the WAIER Forum. It normally consists of a researcher or group of researchers presenting their work, with the aid of PowerPoint slides, for about 15 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of interaction and discussion with the audience.
Abstracts of 200 words are to be submitted.
Round table discussion (12 minutes)
Round table sessions are shorter and less formal. The presenter or presenters, sit in a discussion circle with the audience. PowerPoint slides are not used, but handouts may be distributed. The topic can be research-based or not. The presenter/s speaks for about five minutes on a question or topic of interest, and then opens up to the group for comment and discussion for another 7 minutes or so.
Acceptance will be based on a 200 word abstract outlining the topic for discussion.
Workshop/Symposium (50 minutes)
A workshop is designed to teach something or develop specific skills. It needs to involve the audience in activity.
A symposium often involves several people presenting on a single topic and involving the audience in discussion and activity.
We invite proposals for workshops and symposia.
What makes an effective presentation? http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips
Receipt of your registration will be sent to you by the Treasurer within 7 days.
Abstracts will be printed in the WAIER Forum Program Booklet and posted on the WAIER website. Full written papers may also be submitted separately for peer review and publication in our journal Issues in Educational Research.
This year’s Forum will commence with a panel discussion. The panel members (below) will discuss a range of global and local issues around education research. This will be a thought-provoking discussion. Panel member details will appear here as confirmed.
Peter Carnley Anglican Community School
Kim Flintoff is a former internationally recognised high school Drama teacher and teacher educator, and inaugural Learning Futures Advisor at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Since 2020 Kim has been recognised with several nominations and awards including: Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year (2022), inclusion on the Educator Hot List 2022, Commendation from UNESCO Wenhui Secretariat for Educational Innovation, (Top 50), Most Influential Educators 2022, Secondary School Teacher of the Year (Excellence Awardee) 2022, Finalist – UNAA(WA) World Teacher Award 2021, and National Excellence in Teaching Award 2021 Nominee. From 2021 Kim returned to a role in school leadership (TIDES Coordinator at Peter Carnley Anglican Community School). His other work as an independent consultant continues to engage him in global advisory and consultation roles in all education sectors.
Director, WA Data Science Innovation Hub
Alex Jenkins, a seasoned technology expert and current Director of the WA Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH) at Curtin University, boasts over 15 years of experience in advancing data science and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Alex has collaborated with prominent organizations to develop cutting-edge big data implementations, supply chain modelling solutions and data science strategies. A fervent proponent of fostering strong partnerships among the education sector, government, and industry, Alex is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of STEM professionals and propelling Australia’s tech workforce forward.
Dr Nicola Johnson
Edith Cowan University
Dr Nicola Johnson is an Associate Professor of Digital Technologies in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University, WA. From 2019, she was the Associate Dean of Research for four years. Prior to that she was the Deputy Head of the School of Education at Federation University, VIC. During her 15 years in higher education, she has published 3 books, 3 co-edited books, and 40 journal articles. Nicola has supervised more than 20 higher degree by research students to completion and has obtained over $1 million of external competitive funding during her career.
Nicola’s interdisciplinary research explores the nexus of sociology, education, and technology, and more recently has focused on cyber security education and curriculum. Research themes of interest comprise the use of digital technologies within formal and informal settings to construct expertise, addiction, temporality, knowledge, and learning. Several of her articles have focused on innovative ways to think about new phenomena, and pertinent issues to consider when researching new phenomena.
Dr Lesley Sefcik
Dr. Lesley Sefcik is an Associate Professor and Academic Integrity Advisor at Curtin University. She provides university-wide teaching, advice, and academic research within the field of academic integrity. Dr. Sefcik has an interdisciplinary education with a Phd in Environmental Science (University of Michigan) focusing on Plant Physiological Ecology and Global Change, a Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of Michigan) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Murdoch University) majoring in Science and Humanities and Social Science. She is a registered secondary teacher in Western Australia and has been awarded an Outstanding Teacher rating for the National Professional Standards for Teachers in all seven domains. She is a Homeward Bound Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Forum activities include the presentation of WAIER’s Early Career Award (ECA), and Postgraduate Award (PGA). We also present the WAIER Fogarty Postgraduate Student Prize, the WAIER Research Grant and the WAIER Fellow.
Information and/or nomination forms are found here:
- Early Career Award https://www.waier.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/2023-WAIER-Early-Career-Award-information.docx.pdf
- WAIER Fogarty Postgraduate Student Prize here https://www.waier.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/2023-WAIER-Fogarty-Post-Grad-Prize-Information.docx.pdf
- WAIER Research Grant https://www.waier.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/WAIER-Research-Grant-Information-2023.docx-1.pdf
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Forum Registration & Abstract Submission
Abstract submission and registrations are to be completed via form below.
Early bird registrations close Friday July 7. Prices increase after this date.
Abstracts are preferred at registration. The Forum has space for 48 presentations. Once we reach 48, a waitlist will be created. Abstracts are accepted in order of receival.
NOTE: Undergraduates – no payment required for UG workshop. Please complete the registration form only.
There are two options for payment. An EFT direct payment to WAIER or pay via Paypal.
Registration and Payment
EFT Direct Payment details
Account Name: Western Australian Institute for Educational Research
BSB: 066-155 Account Number: 00902153