Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group
Re-imagining futures in STEME
2022 Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium
Each year the ‘Contemporary approaches to research (CAR) in mathematics, science, health and environmental education’ symposium focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of a range of research methodologies – such as cross-cultural perspectives, activity theory, capturing complexity, classroom video analysis, quantitative methods, and interviewing – which are discussed in a lively, informal setting.
The symposium in 2022 will focus on practical and theoretical aspects of research methodology (as usual).
The program will include two keynote speakers and themed sessions with short presentations and longer discussion. We do not host concurrent sessions. We all enjoy rich, friendly discussion about each presentation. In 2022 we are hoping to, once again, host the event in person (located) as well as online. This blended offering will be open to all. Registration details are coming soon.
Our Keynote speakers have been selected to provide challenging perspective on methodology providing insights into new methodological approaches and ontologies. We are pleased to have Professor Ly Tran and Professor Louise Archer as our the Keynotes for 2022 CAR Symposium.
Presentations at the symposium will be grouped into sessions of two to four with similar methodological foci, designed to promote substantive discussion of a methodological issue. Presentations might focus on a) details and settings of the application of a methodology in ways that unpack how the methodology can operate in different contexts, or b) a particular methodological issue, problem, or strategic decision that explores or extends a methodology. The methodological issues should be broadly related to mathematics, science, health, or environmental education. The presentations should provide a grounded practitioner’s perspective.
Presentations will be 10-12 minutes in duration and should briefly outline the research question being addressed and may include the findings or likely outcomes of the research, but should focus mainly on the research methodology. Reports on work in progress are welcome but the focus is on the methodology.
Following each group of presentations, there will be the opportunity for extended discussion of the focus methodological issue, which may explore different approaches within the methodology (in research design, instruments, theoretical framing, or approaches to analysis), or different methodological approaches to a problem (for instance making sense of teacher practice, or tracking change in learners).
The program starts at 9.30am and concludes by 4.30pm each of the two days. We will host an informal book launch of the CAR Book Series at the end of the first day. All are welcome.
We will offer an opportunity to evaluate this symposium. The link to the online survey will be emailed during the last day of the symposium.
Expression of Interest to Present
The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 7th October 2022.
If you are interested in presenting at this symposium please submit your expression of interest using the form below. All submissions will be acknowledged upon receipt and reviewed by mid October. Expressions of Interest to Present form
Presentations are to be a maximum of 12 minutes long (please be respectful by keeping to time). They should briefly outline the research question being addressed and may include the findings or likely outcomes of the research, but should focus mainly on the research methodology. Reports on work in progress are welcome.
You may choose to pre-record presentations (this is essential for all online presenters). The links will be included in the program and the recording will be played on the day. During the presentation the chat feature of Zoom can be used to start the conversations. Questions can be addressed by typing in the chat and in the following discussion. A feature of the CAR Symposium program is the rich and collegial discussion that follows the presentation set.
Coming end of October 2022.
Register online at CAR Symposium.
Book Series – Contemporary Approaches to Research in STEM Education
All presenters are invited to submit a proposal for a written chapter of 5000 – 7000 words for consideration for publication in the Cambridge Scholars Publishing book series Contemporary Approaches to Research in STEM Education. Proposals for Volume 4 are due on the 4th December 2022. Accepted chapters are due 20th February 2023.
Methodological Approaches to STEM Education Research – Volume 1, 2 and 3 will be showcased at the 2022 CAR Symposium.
Dr. Peta White, Alfred Deakin Professor Russell Tytler, Dr. Joe Ferguson, and Dr. John Cripps Clark
Enquiries: please email Peta White (email@example.com)
Organised by the STEME Education Research Group in conjunction with the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) Centre.
Posted Nov 21, 2021
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