PGRC 2017

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The lecture, conference and post-conference workshops are all free of charge.
Higher Degree Research students from the School of Education and associated
areas from UQ and other higher education institutions are welcome to participate.

Important conference dates

  • Registration opens 18 August
  • Registration closes 1 September
  • Carolyn D Baker Memorial Lecture 15 September
  • Conference 16 September
  • Post-conference workshops 17 September

Carolyn D Baker Memorial Lecture

Friday 15 September 2017 (from 5pm to 7.30pm), Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Bldg No. 14)
Presented by Professor Diane Mayer, The University of Sydney

Postgraduate Research Community Conference

Colliding ideas: Breaking open educational impact to engage with diverse communities
Saturday 16 September 2017 (from 8.30am to 4pm), Sir Llew Edwards Building (Bldg No. 14)


Impact is now a prominent feature of policy and education discourse; it is named and performed into existence by governments, funding councils, universities and industry stakeholders. But what does it mean to do research that has meaningful impact for diverse communities? How effectively are community needs captured by the sophisticated technologies increasingly called on to measure and harness the effects of impact? How might we draw on the resources of diverse communities, from national and international spaces, to enrich understandings of the purpose of education and embrace deeper understandings of impact? The School of Education’s Postgraduate Research Community invites you to its 2017 conference to explore and disrupt the social and cultural
assumptions that shape contemporary understandings of impact.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Julianne Moss, Deakin University


Professor Julianne Moss is the Director of REDI: Research for Educational Impact at Deakin University.
Her research interests centre on leading change through a focus on curriculum theory, curriculum
leadership, practitioner inquiry and qualitative research methodology, notably visual methods.

Post-conference workshops

Sunday 17 September 2017 (from 9am to 1.30pm, lunch included),
Room 202a, Learning Innovation Building (Bldg No.17)
Topics covered:
• Visual methods in research
• Research design and processes
• Developing an effective PhD-supervisor relationship
• A panel discussion on 'Managing and analysing quantitative and qualitative data'