Submission Process


AARE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) host the conference program streams and SIG Convenors oversee the abstract review process and make decisions about the recommended presentation format for each paper. All submissions should be aligned with the SIG that best meets the focus of the paper. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research

Arts Education Practice Research

Assessment Measurement

Children and Student Voice Across all Sectors

Cultural Historical and Activity Theory

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Early Childhood

Educational Leadership

Educational Theory and Philosophy

Environmental and Sustainability Education

Gender, Sexualities & Cultural Studies

Global Contexts for Education

Health and Physical Education

History and Education

Inclusive Education

Language and Literacy

Motivation and Learning

Politics and Policy in Education

Poststructural Theory

Professional and Higher Education

Qualitative Research Methodologies

Rural Education

Schools and Education Systems

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Social Justice

Sociology of Education

Teacher Education and Research Innovation

Teachers' Work and Lives

Technology and Learning


All abstracts for Symposiums are subject to a peer-review process by members of the Association, facilitated by SIG Convenors. The review process is intended to:

  • Ensure rigour and quality of research within the conference presentations.
  • Support alignment with specific SIGs and the conference theme.

Abstracts will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Relevance to educational research
  • Contribution to particular research field/s
  • Clarity of writing and appropriate language use
  • Relevance to identified SIG.

The Reviewer will make one of the following decisions:

  • Accept as is
  • Accept, with editing required for clarity
  • Accept, with suggestions for strengthening prior to presentation
  • Rejected on basis of not satisfactorily meeting the stated review criteria.

Where there is a discrepancy between the reviewers, the SIG Convenor(s) and Conferences Standing Committee Chair will adjudicate for a final decision.

Considerations around Research Involving Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples

AARE has committed to ensuring that its activities support and/or contribute to the transformative processes of decolonisation, emancipation and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Please ensure you are aware of the potential effects of research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities by reading the Considerations Around Research Involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples document.  Please also consult the AIATSIS Code of Ethics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Research (2020) where relevant.

Withdrawing an abstract 

If you want to withdraw an abstract, please contact the Conference Office in writing via email to Please note that withdrawals need to be communicated in writing by the author who originally submitted the abstract, and in doing so, the Conference Office assumes that all other authors/presenters have been informed of the withdrawal. 

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