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Education HDR students highlight their research in inaugural event

The Faculty of Education and the Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute (IERI) today hosted a Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student conference – the first event of its kind held by the faculty.

The conference was organised by HDR students and was the first to publically showcase higher degree research from the Faculty of Education. The conference brought together 11 HDR student presentations along with a keynote presentation from Professor Lori Lockyer on ‘publishing in the era of ERA (Excellence in Research in Australia)’ and a ‘writing for publication’ workshop with Professor Jan Wright and Dr Valerie Harwood.

The Dean of the Faculty of Education, Professor Paul Chandler, opened the conference.

Committee organisers said interest in the event was overwhelming.

“Registration was limited to 60 but well over this number expressed interest in attending,” according to HDR Student Committee Organiser, Sam McMahon.

She said it demonstrated the viability for future events of this kind for HDR students.

HDR student Rosie Welch said the conference appealed to a diverse range of registrants with students from the faculties of law, health and behavioural sciences, science, informatics, engineering and commerce attending the event.

She said the conference was a special experience for the way it was co-organised by volunteers and steered by the Faculty of Education Research Committee.

It provided opportunities for students to peer-review presentation papers, present research, further their own writing and research and organise such an event.

The topics presented ranged from ICT integration in secondary schools, teaching English as a second language, investigating the role of visual in students’ writing, the need for induction programs in secondary schools, using mobile technologies in learning and the field of educational leadership.

The event was sponsored by The Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute (IERI) the UniShop, Print and Distribution Services, Teachers’ Credit Union and Saudi Students in Wollongong.

Last reviewed: 12 November, 2010

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