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Conference theme: Reimagining Education Research

Education and education research are at a critical moment. Many of the taken-for-granted ways of thinking and working in early learning settings, schools, universities and other sites of formal and informal education have become untenable in the context of widespread disruption from the global COVID-19 pandemic, an increasingly urgent climate catastrophe and increasing social and economic inequality.

This year’s conference theme invites education researchers to reimagine their ways of thinking and working in complex and uncertain times. We invite papers to consider different ways to engage with the conference theme of Reimagining Education Research. There is an urgent need for research that moves our thinking forward, responds to rapidly changing conditions and emerging challenges, and which recognises the effects and implications of the social, policy and political conditions that are shaping education and education research. 

This reimagining of education research is not limited to research. We recognise the need to rethink the traditional conference model, and are continuing to reimagine AARE’s annual conference in ways that keep equity and access at the forefront of our work as a conference committee. Co-hosted in partnership with RMIT School of Education and USQ School of Education in 2021, this year’s event will bring together researchers virtually to connect, network, collaborate and share.

AARE2021 Conference Co-Chairs
A/Prof Stewart Riddle and Dr Amanda Heffernan

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Co- hosted by RMIT School of Education and USQ School of Education

2021 Conference Standing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs—Dr Amanda Heffernan and A/Prof Stewart Riddle

Special Interest Group (SIG) Coordinator—A/Prof Ilektra Spandagou

RMIT Co-Host Representative—Dr Jason Wong

Indigenous Research and Engagement—Ms Kathryn Coff and Dr Sophie Rudolph

EMT Representative/Treasurer—Prof Michele Simons

Postgraduate Student Member—Ms Natalie Downes

Early Career Researcher Member—Dr Angelique Howell 

Awards Coordinator—Dr lisahunter

Communications Coordinator—A/Prof Robert Parkes

AARE Executive Officer—Mrs Deborah Cracknell


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Key Dates

28 Nov –
2 Dec 2021
AARE Conference (Online)
27 Nov – 1 Dec 2022 AARE Conference (Adelaide)


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Australian Association for Research in Education

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Deakin ACT 2600  

Tel: 0499338835
Email: events@aare.edu.au
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