Thank you for your interest in the WAIER Research Forum. This page will be updated in April 2023 with the details of our 38th annual Forum.
Link to 2022 Forum Program here
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 their findings and build their networks with researchers and educators working across Western Australia’s education sectors.
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: Research for Disruption: Making a Difference.
Date: Saturday 6th August 2022
Tannock Hall of Education
University of Notre Dame, Australia
Cnr Cliff and Croke St, Fremantle (West End)
There are two parts to the day.
In the morning (9 – 12 noon) we offer a HDR and Undergraduate Workshop (see details below). You are able to register for these separately if you wish, or as in combination with the Forum.
In the afternoon (1:00 pm) the Research Forum commences.
8:45 am HDR & Undergraduate (UG) Workshop registration opens
9 am HDR Workshop https://www.waier.org.au/hdr-pre-forum-workshop/
9 am Undergraduate (UG) Workshop https://www.waier.org.au/waier-undergraduate-workshop-2022/
12:30 pm Research Forum Registration
1:00 pm Opening Panel
2:00 pm Presentations
5:00 pm Sundowner and award presentations
Call for Abstracts
For persons wishing to make a presentation at the forum
Abstracts are now closed. If you missed the deadline you may be able to be placed on a waitlist. See below.
[Late submissions may be considered if time slots are available in the program – inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org]
WAIER 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. 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
To submit an abstract, go to Forum page on the WAIER website and complete the online form.
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.
Click on the following link to see presentation abstracts as they are accepted. https://www.waier.org.au/forum-2022-presentations/
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.
Professor Jeffrey Brooks
Jeffrey Brooks is the Head of School at Curtin University.
His research focuses on sociological, organisational and equity dynamics of educational leadership practice and preparation. Most recently, that has led him to explore how school leadership influences (and is influenced by) social justice, racism, globalisation and extremism. Jeff’s research has taken place in the United States, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.He is the recipient of two J. William Fulbright Scholarships to study educational leadership for social justice, in Thailand and the Philippines. Jeff believes that high-quality research, culturally relevant teaching and proactive leadership for social justice can improve children’s lives and educational experiences- nothing is more important. He also believes strongly that it is his responsibility as an educator to create professional opportunities for students, educators and other scholars.
Associate Professor Glenn Savage
Glenn Savage is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. Glenn is a leading researcher and public commentator on education policy. His recent book, ‘The Quest for Revolution in Australian Schooling Policy’ (Routledge 2021), provides a detailed history of schooling reform in the Australian federation and offers a strong critique of standards-based reform. Glenn currently leads an Australian Research Council project that is examining the role of parents and community members in school decision-making. In late 2022, Glenn will serve as a visiting fellow at Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study, where his research will critically examine reforms that seek to revolutionise education through the introduction of “21st Century models” of schooling.
Dr Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett
Dr Libby Jackson-Barrett is a Senior Lecturer and researcher for Kurongkurl Katitjin, Centre for Indigenous Australian Education and Research and the School of Education at Edith Cowan University. Working in the tertiary sector for 20 years, Libby’s research interests include exploring factors that promote and develop successful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in education. Libby has a particular interest in culturally relevant and critical pedagogy, culturally responsive practices in teaching and working alongside Aboriginal peoples and communities and Indigenous education issues. Libby’s current research is On Country Learning. On Country Learning research is breaking new ground in Aboriginal education, receiving recognition as an Innovative Pedagogical approach in the Early Years for the Asia Pacific Region by ARNEC. Libby completed her PhD: On Country Learning: Towards a Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Aboriginal Education in 2021 and is now exploring new research ideas connected to On Country Learning in Boorloo. As the Associate Dean Academic for Kurongkurl Katitjin, Libby leads the teaching team in the Aboriginal education units for the undergraduate and post graduate pre-service teachers studying across early childhood, primary and secondary teaching degrees.
Gabbie Stroud is a freelance writer, novelist and recovering teacher. Her critical commentary of Australia’s education system was published in Griffith Review’s Edition 51 Fixing The System. Links to the essay went ‘viral’ on social media and the essay was viewed 24 000 times within the first two weeks of publication. Teacher is Gabbie’s memoir, expanding on that essay and bringing readers into today’s challenging classrooms. Her follow up book, Dear Parents, challenges parents and caregivers to reframe their perception of our education system and to reconsider the purpose of schooling. Gabbie is a passionate advocate for change in Australia’s education system and has been a guest on The Drum, Conversations with Richard Fidler, Studio 10, Sunrise, Sixty Minutes and Q&A.
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:
- WAIER Fogarty Postgraduate Student Prize
- WAIER Research Grant
|HDR & Forum||$115||$125|
|UG & Forum||$25|
|UG Only||No cost|
Forum Registration & Abstract Submission
Abstract submission and registrations are to be completed online.
Early bird registrations close Friday July 8
**CLOSED** Abstracts are due Sunday 17 July 11.59pm
Link to registration form https://forms.gle/ndAJrSM7PEAKvF5aA
NOTE: Undergraduates – no payment required for UG workshop. Please complete the registration form above only.
There are two options for payment. An EFT direct payment to WAIER or pay via Paypal.
EFT Direct Payment details
Account Name: Western Australian Institute for Educational Research
BSB: 066-155 Account Number: 00902153