The 2nd Oceania Ethnography and Education Conference
16-17 August 2018, Deakin University, Deakin Downtown (727 Collins St, Level 12, Tower 2, Docklands, Melbourne)
Conference convenors: Dr Jessica Walton (Deakin University), Prof Julian Sefton-Green (Deakin University) and A/Prof Martin Forsey (University of Western Australia)
The Call for Papers is now open for the Oceania Ethnography & Education Network Conference. Abstracts and a short bio are due by 1 May 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org We are pleased to welcome invited speakers for two roundtable discussions including: Prof Jessica Zacher Pandya (California State University at Long Beach), Prof Missy Morton (University of Auckland), Ms Fetaui Iosefo (University of Auckland), Prof Hyang-jin Jung (Seoul National University), and A/Prof Megan Watkins (Western Sydney University). Please see the CFP below for more details.
After a successful inaugural conference in 2017, the aim of this conference is to continue to build and strengthen the Oceania Ethnography and Education Network (OEEN) by bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines who are interested in a socio-cultural analysis of education and the specific affordances of ethnographic research in educational settings. We hope this conference will provide increased awareness of each other’s research and contribute to developing future collaborations across the network. The conference will be hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship (ADI) and Globalisation and the Research for Educational Impact (REDI) at Deakin University and is supported by funding from the Australian Research Council, Deakin University and REDI.
Please consider joining the OEEN at: https://oeenetwork.wordpress.com/ or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Call for Papers: In this conference, we seek to showcase a multi-disciplinary array of ethnographic engagements in and with educational settings from scholars, including postgraduate students, early career researchers and more established researchers, particularly among those based in “the Antipodes” (Oceania broadly speaking) or who were at some point in their career. The papers can range from short ‘show and tell’ type presentations to works in progress to presentations based on more developed research. We are searching for a diverse range of contributions that will help illustrate the variety of problems, passions, issues, concerns and interests surrounding educational matters. Historical foci are as welcome as papers concerned with matters contemporaneous. We are seeking papers that address a broad set of issues and focus on a range of research sites which speak to and advance knowledge of the following themes:
- Methodological approaches to conducting ethnography in educational contexts.
- Theoretical approaches that engage and advance theories within education.
- Ethnographic engagement in educational settings (broadly defined).
We will also have two roundtable discussions with invited national and international speakers. Confirmed speakers for the following roundtables include:
Roundtable 1: Finding your place: The ethnographer in education
- Prof Jessica Zacher Pandya (California State University at Long Beach)
- Prof Missy Morton (University of Auckland)
- Ms Fetaui Iosefo, PhD Candidate (University of Auckland)
Roundtable 2: Bodies and emotion in education
- Prof Hyang-Jin Jung (Seoul National University).
- A/Prof Megan Watkins (Western Sydney University)
Stay tuned for more details on the conference website:
To participate, please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words as well as a 100-word bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 May 2018.
Full draft papers will be required by 9 August 2017. The selected papers will be pre-distributed to conference attendees only in order to facilitate a more engaging in-depth discussion at the conference and to support presenters to develop their papers. Presenters will have approximately 10 minutes to speak to their papers to leave plenty of time for discussion.