Semester Two 2007

Doctoral Studies Research Students Forum - 2007 Archive

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Thursday, October 25

Seventy-five people registered to attend the forum. The presentations were well-attended, and staff and students said reported having a stimulating and enjoyable time.

Photos from the forum

Rúen Chew delivering his presentation titled Educating values through drama.

Yosef Aharonov talking about Educational emissaries and their integration in the host society: the case of Israeli emissaries to Australia.

Dianne Webster explaining The influence of parental support on science learning.

Joanne Clarke, PhD candidate, reflecting on Considerations and challenges of using personal narratives to conduct research into loss.

Some of the audience considering presentations on research into higher education.

Higher-degree-research students Jenny Broadbent and Dau-Chuan Chung enjoying the stimulating social work stream presentations.

PhD candidates Annette Sartor and Patrick Crouch listening to the talk titled Parents matter: families supporting science learning at home.

Pham Trang and Thuy Nguyen taking notes as they listen to the excellent presentation on TESOL research undertaken by PhD candidate Poranee Deerajviset.

The smiling faces of the presenters and their audience were a reflection of the warm, supportive and collegial atmosphere of the evening.


Guy, the caterer, outdid himself and the food was absolutely fabulous! You can see how good it was from all the smiling faces...

Collage of the forum dinner

Thank you

Thanks to the PESSA executive (pictured below, left to right: President Deborah Hart, Secretary Paul Kearney and Treasurer Hannah Newman) for organising the forum; putting together the presentation timetable and program, arranging online registration, and many more of the unseen background tasks involved with putting together such a successful event.

PESSA Executive

Very special thanks to Associate Professor Janette Bobis, Sub-Dean, Office of Graduate Studies (pictured, below), for supporting the event with her limitless energy and enthusiasm, arranging the Outstanding Research Student Award judging and prize, and last but not least, for supporting the event financially. Thank you for arranging dinner!

Pic of Janette