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

28-29 November 2013


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 from 2010 to 2012, in which methodological techniques and issues - such as socio-cultural perspectives, productive use of quantitative data, collaborative practitioner research designs, and analysing discourse - have been discussed in a lively, informal setting

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Christine Halse Deakin University, President Asia-Pacific Education Research Association

Professor Nikolai Veresov, Faculty of Education Monash University

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Full registration $100
Deakin Staff/Students and those not in full-time employment $60. The fee includes morning and afternoon tea, and lunch.

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

Arts as Method Research Group #2, 2013

Creativity and arts (methods) in education - best frenemies?

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Margaret Baguley is a senior lecturer (Arts Education) in the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts at the Springfield campus of the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her research interests include visual arts education, creative collaboration, teacher identity, and strengthening links between schools and universities.
  • Dr Anne Harris is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Monash University, and works primarily in the areas of creativity and social inclusion. Her research activities explore cultural, sexual, and gender diversities, using critical arts based approaches. She has worked professionally as a playwright, educator and journalist in New York, Alice Springs, and Melbourne Australia. Her new book is called The Creative Turn: Toward a new aesthetic imaginary (Sense, 2013).
  • Dr Mary Ann Hunter is Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator in the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania. Her research interests focus on the role of creative practice in education and applied settings. Her most recent project is called Curious Schools, developed in partnership with Chica.

Workshop Guide

Sponsored by the Centre for Research in Educational Futures
and Innovation (CREFI)
Thursday 22 August 2013
Melbourne City Centre Deakin University
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

For further details and registration please see the CREFI website
For enquires please email Lisa Angelini, CREFI Coordinator or call 9251 7147.

Getting, Doing and Managing Research

9:15- 9:45            Building a research profile- Russell Tytler

9:45- 10:45          Getting grants- Jill Blackmore

10.45- 11.05       Morning tea (20mins)

11:05- 12:05        Getting grants cont.-  Jill Blackmore

12:05- 12:35       Building teams- Trevor Gale

12.35- 1.10          Lunch (35 mins)

1:10- 3:10            Managing grants and ethics- Chris Halse
3:10- 3:30          Afternoon tea (20 mins)

3:30-3:50             Finances- Amanda Sutherland

3:50-4:35             Managing contracts- Anne Savige

When: Monday 19 August, 2013
Where: Theatre Room, Deakin Prime, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street Melbourne
Time: 9:15am until 4.45pm
Videoconference: via CREFI VMP 52239322 Burwood N3.11, Waurn Ponds ic1.108 and Warrnambool B3.18

RSVP by Monday 12 August, 2013 and advise of any dietary requirements.

Realising the Potential of the Arts as Method and Methodology Inaugural Arts as Method(ology) Research Group Symposium

Friday April 5th, Deakin Prime Level 3, 550 Burke Street Melbourne. For more information please contact Lisa Angelini

Pre-Reading: Ewing, Robyn, (2010) The Arts and Australian Education Realising potential: Australian Council for Educational Research This is downloadable from:

All attendees please register for this event here. Registration is free for Deakin staff and students.

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