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Student-led Educational Conference

Current Trends in Education

The inaugural University of Adelaide Student-led Conference in Education 2015 brings together scholars, researchers and Higher Degree Research students in an engaging environment that fosters dialogue and debate on issues, trends and challenges currently present in educational research and practice.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Jane Kenway

We are pleased to announce Professor Jane Kenway from Monash University as the Keynote Speaker. Professor Kenway's presentation will address Understanding the Triumph of Educational Advantages in Schools.


While the breadth of the conference focus, Current Trends in Education, allows most research students and scholars to present their latest findings, proposals that focus on the contemporary significance of their studies are strongly encouraged.

The conference is grouped into three interrelated themes: the first, Contemporary Trends in Educational Research, discusses the materiality of educational research and its consequences; the second, Contemporary Contexts in Education, addresses the salient aspects of contemporary educational settings; and the third, Teaching and Learning in Contemporary Education, focuses on the current practices and issues in teaching and learning, including their meanings.

  • Theme 1Contemporary Trends in Educational Research

    This theme focuses on the practice and application of educational research. This specifically involves the developments, innovations or transformations in the following aspects, but not limited to:

    •  Research Methods
    •  Research instruments
    •  Analytical work
    •  Measurements and assessments
    •  Educational theories
    •  Research projects and funding
    •  Interdisciplinarity in educational research
    •  Foci and directions in educational research
    •  Implications of findings in educational research
  • Theme 2Contemporary Contexts in Education

    This theme brings together researchers interested in the broader frame of reference of education. Ranging from international to local settings, researchers are invited to discuss he following contemporary features of educational contexts?

    •  K-12 education
    •  Higher education
    •  Educational administration and governance
    •  Educational policy and leadership
    •  Curriculum studies
    •  Sociology of education
    •  Inclusive and/or special education
    •  School surveillance
    •  Adult and continuing education
    •  Social justice in education
  • Theme 3Teaching and Learning in Contemporary Education

    This teme covers overarching trends in education such as evidenced-based, ICT-based and/or resourced based teaching, learning and research compass to explore the multi-faceted perspectives among different stakeholders. This theme offers a forum for discussing teaching and learning related issues such as:

    •  Evidence-based teaching and learning practices
    •  Educational psychology
    •  Curriculum and disciplinary studies
    •  Scholarship of teaching and learning
    •  Pedagogy in learning settings
    •  ICT application in education
    •  Online assessment of teaching and learning
    •  Change in teaching and learning situations
    •  Teacher education and professional development
    •  Distance education and remote learning and teaching

Conference Program and Abstracts now available

Program Abstracts

Call for Abstracts now closed for the University of Adelaide Student-led Conference in Education 2015 on Friday, 20th November 2015. The focus of this conference is Current Trends in Education.

We encourage submissions related to the following three themes:

  • Contemporary Trends in Educational Research
  • Contemporary Contexts in Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Contemporary Education

Please follow the abstract submission and proposal presentation guidelines as below:

  1. Your abstract should be no more than 250 words. Please describe the focus of your paper and list any other co-authors. You should also include 4 to 6 keywords.
  2. You should also provide your name, organizational affiliation, email address, mobile / phone number, title of your presentation, theme and biographical information of no more than 50 words.
  3. Click here to submit your abstract in word format.
  4. Click here to register for the conference:
    There is a maximum of 30 places reserved for HDR presenters and 20 places for General Attendees.
  5. Your presentation should be no longer than 8 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussions and questions.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you in November.

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