Forum 2014

29th Annual Research Forum
Why Do Education Research?

Saturday July 26, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Tannock Hall, The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle (Cnr Cliff and Croke Streets). FREE parking is provided across the road.


WAIER invites individuals and groups wishing to attend, make a presentation, or conduct a symposium or panel discussion on topics and research related to education or the Forum theme, Why Do Education Research?. For those wishing to present, please download the ‘Call for Papers – Advice to Authors’ document to assist you with submitting your abstract.

Keynote address
Mentoring research: Making a difference for young peopleJudy MacCallum

Dr Judith MacCallum, Murdoch University

With the advent of ERA, a focus on ARC grants and publications in high profile journals, it is possible to wonder how education research can make a difference. In this paper I review 15 years of applied research on mentoring and associated concepts such as role modelling and intergenerational exchange that I have carried out with colleagues. Much of this research was commissioned by government through contracts or research schemes, with the specific purpose of contributing to policy and decision making. I trace the development of this research program, the outcomes and outputs, and the ways it has influenced program development and made a difference for young people.

WAIER Awards

Forum activities include presentation of WAIER’s Early Career Award and Postgraduate Awards. Nominations for the Early Career Award have closed. The ECA nomination and information form can be downloaded . Previous winners of these awards can be found here.


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