HDR Pre-Forum Workshop
Saturday 6th August 2022
9 – 12pm
WAIER is proud to present our second HDR pre-Forum workshop. Designed to connect our educational research students across all Western Australian tertiary institutions this two-hour workshop delivered in two parts, is an opportunity to connect, share and be inspired.
Part 1 will see participants sharing their research (be prepared to talk about your research for approx. 5 minutes). The aim is to network, create cross-institution communities of practice and celebrate the skills that undertaking research at this level develops.
Part 2 will look at impact and engagement. Emeritus Professor MacCallum and Professor Brooks are highly experienced educational researchers facilitating the Focus sessions.
Agenda Part 1
8.45 Registrations open
10.00 Morning tea – informal networking (light refreshments provided)
Agenda Part 2
10.30 Focus 1 : Emeritus Professor Judy McCallum Generating thesis-ready valid quantitative empirical evidence
11.00 Focus 2 : Professor Jeffrey Brooks Preparation for publication; article and thesis
11.30 Focus Groups
12.00 Workshop ends
The presentations are designed to give you an opportunity to share your research in a small group setting. Each workshop participant will have 6 minutes – with 4 minutes to present and 2 minutes for questions.
Your presentation should include:
- What your research topic is about
- Why it is important to you
- Where you are up to in the research process – early, mid, late?
- What has been the biggest surprise / challenge in the process so far?
You may create a short PowerPoint slides to accompany your presentation, however, make it a maximum of five (5) slides. You will need to bring a laptop to display your presentation as we will be working in smaller groups away from the central projector screen. Preparing slides is not compulsory – a verbal summary of your work so far is also encouraged.
HDR student Forum (morning only) – $40 Members $50 Non-members
HDR student Forum and WAIER Forum – $115 Members. $125 Non-members
Registration by Friday July 1st https://forms.gle/ndAJrSM7PEAKvF5aA
Please see Forum page for payment link
Judy’s research focuses on social and cognitive interaction for learning and development, and ways to create effective learning environments in a range of educational and community contexts. Key areas of interest revolve around collaborative learning and teaching, professional learning, motivational change and development, intergenerational exchange and mentoring. Judy uses socio-cultural theories to frame her research using mixed methods.
Her career at Murdoch began in 1993 as a lecturer in educational psychology, while completing a doctorate in Education. In 2001-2002 she was Academic Chair of the Initial Teacher Education program, then Academic Chair of Research and Postgraduate Studies before appointment as Dean of Education from 2009 -2013. Prior to gaining Emeritus in 2021, Judy supervised her 30th student through a successful thesis examination. She continues to supervise research students and support early career academics.
His research focuses on sociological, organisational and equity dynamics of educational leadership practice and preparation. Most recently, that has led to exploration of how leadership influences (and is influenced by) social justice, racism, globalisation and extremism. Professor Brooks’ research has taken place in the United States, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. During these endeavours, he won two J. William Fulbright Scholarships to study educational leadership for social justice, in Thailand and the Philippines. Professor Brooks stated,
‘I believe that high-quality research, culturally relevant teaching and proactive leadership for social justice can improve children’s lives and educational experiences. To me, nothing is more important. I also believe strongly that it is my responsibility as an educator to create professional opportunities for students, educators and other scholars.’