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

Thursday 24 November – Friday 25 November

Event details

Each year, the Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of a range of research methodologies – such as cross-cultural perspectives, activity theory, capturing complexity, classroom video analysis, quantitative methods, and interviewing – which are discussed in a lively, informal setting.

Our 2022 symposium will focus on practical and theoretical aspects of research methodology, and we are also broadening our methodological focus to explore research agendas with policy connections.

If you are an academic researcher, teacher or higher degree by research (HDR) student, you'll definitely benefit from our upcoming event.

Keynote speakers

Louise Archer
Louise Archer is Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education and co-chair of the Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity professor at the University College, London. She is passionate about social justice approaches to education and to the potential for academic research to 'make a difference' to educational policy and practice. Her research focuses on educational identities and inequalities, particularly in relation to gender, ethnicity and social class.

Ly Tran
Ly Tran is a Professor in the School of Education, Deakin University, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Her research focuses on international education, international students, Australian STEM student mobility to the Indo-Pacific, and internationalisation of Vietnamese higher education. She has received national and international awards for her publications and research in the fields of international education and internationalisation of teaching and learning practices.

Format

Presentations at the symposium will be grouped into sessions of two to four with similar methodological foci, designed to promote substantive discussion of a methodological issue. Presentations might focus on:

  1. details and settings of the application of a methodology in ways that unpack how the methodology can operate in different contexts, or,
  2. a particular methodological issue, problem, or strategic decision that explores or extends a methodology.

The methodological issues should be broadly related to mathematics, science, health, or environmental education, and the presentations should provide a grounded practitioner’s perspective.

Following each group of presentations, there will be the opportunity for an extended discussion of the focus methodological issue, which may explore different approaches within the methodology (in research design, instruments, theoretical framing, or approaches to analysis), or different methodological approaches to a problem (for instance making sense of teacher practice or tracking change in learners).

Presentations will be 10–12 minutes in duration and should briefly outline the research question being addressed and may include the findings or likely outcomes of the research but should focus mainly on the research methodology. Reports on work in progress are welcome but the focus is on the methodology.

Registration fees

  • Deakin students: $55 per day
  • Non-Deakin students: $75 per day
  • Deakin staff: $75 per day
  • General public: $95 per day
  • Online attendance (Zoom): free

Submit an abstract

If you are interested in presenting at this symposium, please register your expression of interest before Friday 7 October 2022 via Re-Imagining Futures in STEME.

Presentations should be no longer than 12 minutes in duration (further details will be provided upon acceptance of your proposal). Presentations should briefly outline the research question being addressed and may include the findings or likely outcomes of the research but should focus mainly on the research methodology. Reports on work in progress are welcome.