The University of Newcastle, Australia

Accolades for UON Education at AARE conference

Thursday, 1 December 2016

UON’s School of Education has been honoured for its outstanding work with numerous accolades at the Australian Association for Research in Education conference.

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) School of Education has been recognised for their outstanding work with numerous accolades at the annual Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference.

Professor Jenny Gore, Director of UON’s Teachers and Teaching Research Centre, was invited to deliver the prestigious Radford Lecture, a highly esteemed honour within the Education research community. Since 1978, the lecture has been given annually by a distinguished figure in the field of educational research.

Drawing on examples of her research, Professor Gore spoke about her work on student aspirations and teacher development.

In addition to delivering the Radford lecture, Professor Gore and her co-authors, Rosie Barron, Professor Kathryn Holmes, and Professor Max Smith, won the 2016 Springer Award for best paper published in The Australian Educational Researcher: Who Says We Are Not Attracting the Best and Brightest? Teacher Selection and the Aspirations of Australian School Students.

The Teachers and Teaching Research Centre received further recognition with School of Education PhD student, Sally Patfield, being awarded the ACDE Postgraduate Student/ECR Poster Award for best poster, based on her thesis examining the overlooked area of prospective 'first-in-family' students, school students who would be the first in their families to attend university.

In another win for UON's postgraduate cohort, Dr Kristen Cohen from the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition received the Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education. Jointly presented to Kristen and Dr Eve Mayes, the Award recognises excellence in educational research by doctoral students.

Click for more information about this year's AARE conference and Radford Lecture.

Professor Gore's Radford Lecture, titled 'Reconciling' Educational Research Traditions, will be published next year in AARE's journal, The Australian Educational Researcher.