STEP Research Network events

The School and Teacher Education Policy research network organises and hosts events and activities for interested researchers, students, community groups and government representatives. Some of these are listed below.

2017

Date and time

Title

Speaker/s

Venue

Thursday,
July 6
3.30–5.30pm

Measuring school quality in the United States: past, present, future

[Co-hosted event with the Comparative and International Education research network]

Speaker: Jack Schneider, Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
July 25
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


KEYNOTE: Thinking social justice, doing university work


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speaker: Raewyn Connell, emeritus professor, The University of Sydney

Panel: Professor Donna Baines, Associate Professor Sue Goodwin, Dr Kelly Freebody

Chair: Dr Helen Proctor

LT 351, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Friday,
August 4
2–4pm

The Catholic closet: an international comparative study of resistance to homophobia in Catholic schools

[Co-hosted event with the Comparative and International Education research network]

Speaker: Tonya Callaghan, assistant professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada

Room 323, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
August 8
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


Definitions and deconstructions


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speakers: Associate Professor Sue Goodwin and Associate Professor Margot Rawsthorne

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
August 9
4.30–6pm

World premiere of Jane Caro's The Staffroom

Social commentator Jane Caro will join the panel presenting the documentary for a post-screening Q-and-A session.

Speaker: Jane Caro
and guest panelists

Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
August 22
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


Policy, pedagogy and practice


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speakers: Dr Fernando Serrano-Amaya, Dr Alex McCormick and Dr Matthew AM Thomas

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
September 5
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


Democracy and care


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speakers: Professor Donna Baines and Dr Marianne Fenech

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
September 19
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


Transformation and activism


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speakers: Dr Cathie Burgess, Dr Kevin Lowe and Dr Tina Kostecki

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
October 3
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


Social justice in the classroom


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speakers: Dr Remy Low and Dr Alison O'Grady

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Wednesday,
October 4
5–6.30pm

Pedagogic possibilities of new diaspora formations and transnationalism

[Co-hosted event with the Comparative and International Education research network]

Speaker: Fazal Rizvi, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
October 10
35–5pm

Examining changing LGBTQ youth social policy since 1990

Speaker: Professor Mary Lou Rasmussen, School of Sociology, Australian National University

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
October 17
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


Inclusion and participation


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speakers: Dr Michelle Bonati and Dr Emma Tseris

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
October 31
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


An important disruptor


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speakers: Associate Professor Debra Hayes, Professor Valerie Harwood and Dr Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney

Tuesday,
November 14
4–5.30pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE SEMINAR SERIES
Social justice: politics, practices and urgent questions


Schools, communities, prejudice and the ‘promise’ of social justice


[Combined event with the Social Policy Research Network]

Speakers: Dr Kelly Freebody and Associate Professor Helen Proctor

Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney




2016

Date and time

Title

Speaker/s

Venue

Friday,
January 15
2.30–4.30pm

Encounters with theory: possibilities, perils, and the thorny politics of interpretation

[Combined event with the Comparative and International Education research network]

Speaker: Professor Roland Sintos Coloma

Discussant:
Dr Elaine Laforteza

Room 418, Education Building A35

Wednesday,
July 6
4–6pm

The neo-social corporation: the complex phenomenon of education commercialisation

Speaker:
Dr Anna Hogan

Room 612, Education Building A35

Friday,
September 23
10am–noon

Nostalgia and neoliberalism: the future of public education

[Combined event with the Social Policy research network]

Speaker:
Dr Jessica Gerrard

Discussant:
Professor Gabrielle Meagher

Room 612,
Education Building A35

Wednesday,
November 9
4–6pm

Research methods masterclass: the comparative-case-study approach for postgraduate research

[Combined event with the Comparative and International Education research network]

Speaker:
Professor Frances Vavrus

Room 612,
Education Building A35

Tuesday,
November 15
2–4pm

The policy assemblage: what does it mean? Where does it get us?

Speaker:
Associate Professor
Greg Thompson

Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building A35

Tuesday,
November 22
10am–2pm

Developing your voice: a workshop for early-career researchers

Speaker:
Pat Thomson

Room TBA, Education Building A35

Thursday,
December 8
10am–noon

Crunching the numbers: public funding and inequality in Australian schooling

Speakers:
Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd

Room 323, Education Building A35




2015