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

29-30 November 2012
Deakin University, Melbourne City Centre


Background

The symposium will focus on practical and theoretical aspects of research methodology. It follows the highly successful symposia held annually from 1993 to 2005 and again in 2010 and 2011, in which methodological techniques and issues - such as socio-cultural perspectives, activity theory, capturing rich data, video ethnographic methods, data sets and statistical analysis, and research across and within cultures - have been discussed in a lively, informal setting.

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Program Information

Presentations at the symposium were organised into four to six sessions designed to promote focussed discussion of methodological issues broadly related to mathematics, science, health and environmental education. Each session provided 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.

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Thursday 29 November

Friday 30 November

9:00

Registration

8:30

Registration

9:30

Dr John Ainley
Australian Council for Educational Research
Methods in International Comparative Surveys of Achievement

9:00

Professor Jörg Ramseger
Freie Universität
Berlin
Looking into classrooms through a stranger's eyes - Methodological aspects of cross-cultural research by means of video-ethnography

10:30

Morning tea

10:00

Morning Tea

10:50

Session 1

10:20

Session 3

12:30

Lunch

1:10

Lunch

2:15

Session 2

1:50

Session 4

5:00

Sessions end

4:35

Closing session

6:30

Dinner

5:00

Symposium ends


Keynote Speakers

Dr John Ainley
Principal Research Fellow
Australian Council for Educational Research

Dr Ainley was Deputy CEO of ACER and Research Director of its National and International Surveys Program Until July 2010. He directed a number of policy-oriented research studies for education authorities and continues work on the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS), the International Computer Information Literacy Study (ICILS), and the National Assessment of ICT Literacy. He chairs the New South Wales Evaluation Committee for the National Partnerships and is a member of the Ministerial Review of Literacy and Numeracy and the Consortium Advisory Group for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. He was a member of the Technological Issues Working Group and the ICT Literacy Assessment Team for the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills project. He is a member of the editorial board of Education Research and Evaluation.

Professor Jörg Ramseger
Director of the Centre for Research in Primary Education
Freie Universität Berlin

Professor Jörg Ramseger is Professor of Education and director of the Arbeitsstelle Bildungsforschung Primarstufe (Centre for Research in Primary Education) at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is also Vice-President of the International Academy of Innovative Pedagogy, Psychology and Economy at the Freie Universität Berlin and director of the academy's Institute of School Development. His fields of research include school development, progressive education, innovation in education and science teaching and learning in primary schools. He has led numerous consultancy, teacher training and evaluation projects in Germany and overseas. Professor Ramseger has published 12 books and monographs, more than 120 journal articles and produced three audio-visual productions. He is also one of the principal investigators of the international EQUALPRIME research project.

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

The closing date for expression of interest is Friday 21 September 2012 - NOW CLOSED
Presentations at the symposium were organised into four to six sessions designed to promote focused discussion of methodological issues broadly related to mathematics, science, health and environmental education. Each session provided 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 featured a keynote speaker introducing a methodological perspective.

Registration

Registrations are closed.

Full registration $100
Students not in full-time employment $60
Deakin Staff are subsidised but are required to register online.

Venue

Deakin University Melbourne City Centre
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Ph: +61 3 9918 9000

Enquiries

Lisa Angelini
CREFI Co-ordinator
Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation
Faculty of Arts and Education
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Vic, 3125
Ph: + 61 3 92517147
Email: lisa.angelini@deakin.edu.au


 


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