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Important Dates

Closing date for abstracts for symposia, panels and papers.
Closing date for full papers for refereeing
01 AUGUST 2013
Last day for notification to corresponding author of acceptance of abstracts
Early-bird (discount) registration rate closes. Presenter registration close.
01 DECEMBER 2013
President’s Reception
02 DECEMBER 2013
Conference Commences
05 DECEMBER 2013
Conference Closes


Pre-conference Workshops

Post-Graduate & Early Career Researcher Pre-conference Workshops

Date: Sunday 1st December 2013
Venue: Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building, University of South Australia City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide
Address: City West Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide
Time: 9am - 4.45pm
Cost: $65 inc GST (Breakfast, lunch and refreshments included)
Venue sponsored by: UniSA

Please click here to view the Post Graduate and Early Career Researchers Day Workshops Program.
Please click here to view a map of where the Bradley Forum is located.

Teachers Practitioner Day

Date: Sunday 1st December 2013
Venue: Flinders University Victoria Square, Adelaide
Address: 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Time: 1pm – 4.45pm
Cost: $65 inc GST (1pm-4.45pm for the session, then conference opening drinks session at the Hilton Hotel afterwards)

Please click here to view the Teachers Practitioner Day Program Outline.

Click here to register (indicate you are only attending pre conference workshops for $65)

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Researcher Workshops

Date: Thursday 5 December 2013
Venue: The Hilton, Adelaide
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: $20 inc GST each

Workshop Session Names:

Workshop A - 1.30pm-3.00pm

  • Zombies, monsters and mythical creatures: building research track record for mere mortals.

    Academic careers take many mysterious twists and turns, and establishing an academic career can seem like an insurmountable task for mere mortals. In their endeavours to build research track record – whether in terms of publishing, collaborating or getting grants - most HDR students and early career academics have encountered some familiar characters:

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    Zombies, whose work has taken over their lives, building impressive track records but leaving behind little trace of the people they once were; Monsters, who develop enviable track records by terrorizing all who cross their paths; and Mythical Creatures, whose talents seem to elevate them effortlessly to the status of legendary academics. But how do mere mortals go about building research track record without becoming some sort of lifeless zombie or ghoulish fiend? This workshop offers some practical strategies for building strong research track records without losing your humanity.

  • Writing grant applications- ARC

    Submitting elegant research designs for ARC projects

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    Apart for the obvious advice for being successful in the ARC grant scheme ... get your publication record up, publish in the best journals, work with others who have been successful... whats seems more important to me is the elegance of the research design. The applications that win, not only are form scholars with strong track record, but their applications present research designs that have been worked over, in some cases for decades, are coherent across all of the elements, aims, background, conceptual framework, methodology, methods, budget, CVs. As well they make a case for their research, not only in terms of the significance for the profession or discipline but also for the national benefit. After all, ARC grant applications from the writers perspective are about convincing readers/assessors to hand over federal research money. The session proposes that elegant design is driven from the methodology, that the phenomena being researched derives from the conceptual framework, and that the application must be readable by two audiences; peers reviewers and others well read in the social sciences. In this session we will discuss what a good one looks like and discuss how elegant research design might to be an integral part of collegial scholarly practice.

Workshop B – 3.30pm – 5.00pm

  • Writing book proposals

    Writing a book, and to a lesser extent editing a collection, is something to be desired, and is at times required, if you are an academic in the arts and social sciences, including education. Yet unless you self-publish, the pathway to being an ‘author’ or ‘editor’ is likely to be littered with the detritus of book proposals submitted to publishers.  This workshop will provide examples of failed and successful proposals for monographs and edited collections, and highlight some of the ways in which a proposal can be strengthened and weakened. It will focus on selecting the publisher, and specific aspects of proposal, including scope and rationale, chapter descriptions and competing books. Participants are encouraged to bring proposals in progress to discuss.

  • Writing journal articles

    The Workshop will focus on journal publishing, concentrating on how to get educational research work published. It will cover issues of targeting journals and writing for specific journals. The refereeing process will be considered, including what referees are looking for, as will issues of how to respond to referees’ comments. I will draw on my experience as a long-term editor of the journal, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, published by Taylor and Francis, one of the oldest journal publishers in the world. I will also draw on my experience of getting published and of refereeing, and being on the Editorial Boards of a number of journals, including British Journal of Sociology of Education and International Journal of Inclusive Education. There will be real opportunity in the Workshop for discussion and questions.

Please note that the maximum you can book into is 2 workshops.

To register for a Thursday Workshop, please visit /registration.

Post Conference Workshop

Date: Thursday 5 December 2013

Venue: The Hilton, Adelaide

Time: 1:00pm – 4.30pm
Cost: Free admission with light lunch provided (Numbers are limited for this workshop)

Bookings: To register for this workshop, please send your contact details via email to Valerie Harwood at [email protected]

Workshop Session Name:

Teaching Sociology of Education
Convened by the Sociology of Education SIG

Sociology of Education is a key subject area in pre-service teacher education - yet how is it to be taught, what might it include and importantly, how can it connect with and to Aboriginal Education? This workshop will address these questions and provide information for those interested in or new to this specialist field. The workshop will also be an opportunity for academics who have been working in this field to join a lively discussion about teaching in this subject area.
The session is being coordinated by the Sociology of Education Special Interest Group.

Our guest speakers are:

  • Mr Anthony McKnight, Awabakal, Gamilaraay and Yuin man, Lecturer in Aboriginal Education, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Deborah Youdell, University of Birmingham, England