Symposium

Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education

25-26 November 2010
Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus

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Background

The symposium will focus on practical and theoretical aspects of a range of research methodologies. It follows the highly successful symposia held annually from 1993 to 2005, in which methodological techniques and issues – such as the researcher’s positioning, activity theory, capturing complexity, probing understanding and issues in interviewing – have been discussed in a lively, informal setting.


It is expected that academic researchers and higher degree research students will gain from the symposium. Please encourage your higher degree students to come even if you cannot attend.


Presentations at the symposium will be organised into four sessions designed to promote focussed discussion of methodological issues broadly related to mathematics, science, health and environmental education. Each session will provide the opportunity for extended discussion of methodological issues – theoretical framing, design, instruments and their application, or approaches to analysis – following a number of brief, themed presentations. Each of the two days will feature a keynote speaker introducing a methodological perspective.

Program Information


The closing date for expression of interest has been extended to Friday 17 September 2010. Presentations at the symposium will be organised into four sessions designed to promote focussed discussion of methodological issues broadly related to mathematics, science, health and environmental education. Each session will provide the opportunity for extended discussion of methodological issues – theoretical framing, design, instruments and their application, or approaches to analysis - following a number of brief, themed presentations,. Each of the two days will feature a keynote speaker introducing a methodological perspective.

Presentations will be of 10-15 minutes duration. Each presentation should briefly outline the research question being addressed and finish with the findings or likely outcomes of the research, but should focus mainly on the research methodology. Reports on work in progress are welcome.

Presenters will be asked to submit a short written paper of about 3 to 5 pages for online publication in the symposium proceedings.


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Keynote speakers

Trisha DunningProfessor Trisha Dunning AM
Chair in Nursing (Barwon Health)
Director Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research
School of Nursing, Deakin University

Professor Trisha Dunning has an international reputation in diabetes research and clinical practice. She has been a diabetes nurse educator for more than 20 years. As well as being a registered nurse, Trisha Dunning holds a PhD and Master of Education from Deakin University. Her research focuses on exploring various aspects of nursing management and the beliefs and attitudes surrounding diabetes and their affect on self-care, including medicine selfmanagement.
Her PhD thesis was entitled How serious is diabetes? Perceptions of patients and health professionals. Professor Dunning was made a member of the Order of Australia for her work in diabetes and nursing in 2004 and is listed in Who’s Who of Australian Women in recognition of her contribution to nursing leadership. She is a Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation.



Russell CrossDr Russell Cross
Lecturer Melbourne Graduate School of Education
University of Melbourne

Dr Russell Cross is the Co-Convenor, Sociocultural and Activity Theory Special Interest Group of the Australian Association for Research in Education. With a background in bilingual education, Dr Cross’ research focuses on the social, cultural, and political nature of teachers’ work, knowledge, and practice, with an emphasis on languages within the curriculum. Recent research appears in Language & Education, Modern Language Journal, and Language Problems & Language Planning, and he is current co-editor of TESOL in Context for the Australian Council of TESOL Associations

Symposium Sponsors

Sponsored by the Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation in conjunction with the STEME Research Group

Center for Educational Futures and Innovation (CREFI)

Science, Technology, Environmental and Mathematics Education (STEME)



Expression of Interest: Presentations

You will need to have the following details available to complete the form: Your Contact details and Presentation details such as Title of Presentation, names of any other authors and a 100 word abstract.
Expressions of interest is closed.

Registration

Registrations to attend have closed.

 

Enquiries

Conference secretariat:
Dr Naarah Sawers

CREFI Research co-ordinator
Faculty of Arts and Education
Deakin University 
Burwood VIC 3125

Ph +61 3 92517147
Fax +61 3 9244 6752
Email: naarah.sawers@deakin.edu.au 

 


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