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researchED @ The ACE conference, Melbourne

3rd July 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

We are proud to announce that the Australian College of Educators has asked us to run an exclusive researchED event within their annual national conference.

researchED days are designed to stimulate, challenge and inspire. We bring the best evidence bases and research to the classes that need them the most, and work to drive powerful conversations between everyone who could benefit from better information. Sessions are allocated on a first-come-first served basis. Come along and choose the speakers and sessions you want to see, and build the day that you want.

We’ll be looking at: reading; phonics; behaviour and classroom management; cognitive psychology; teaching and learning; getting access to research; what it means to be an evidence informed educator; myth busting, and the lies you may have been told in training, and many more…

Confirmed speakers so far are:

Tom Bennett, director of researchED and the UK government’s behaviour advisor, talking about why all teachers should engage with evidence, and what does research tell us about behaviour management.
Ben Evans, Director of Teaching and Learning, Prince Alfred College will talk about ‘Avocado teaching-  individual activities, though they may appear ‘engaging’ on the surface, are merely part of the educational diet. This talk will focus on what makes a healthy academic diet.’
Dr John Sweller, Professor Emeritus at the University of New South Wales, talking about Cognitive Load Theory and the huge impact understanding it can make on the teaching process.
Jennifer Buckingham, Senior Research Fellow & Head of ‘FIVE from FIVE’ Literacy Project. ‘Evidence, literacy and learning.’
Dr Stephen Norton, Griffiths University: ‘Factors that affect teacher education in Australia’
Dr Bronwyn Hinz, Policy Fellow, The Mitchell Institute at Victoria University: Chairing panel- School autonomy: what does the research say? AND solos session: ‘Are policy commitments research based?’
Matt Deeble, director of education, Social Ventures Australia
Katie Robert, Learning First: ‘What goes right- and wrong- when teachers attempt to implement research into practice?’
Professor Stephen Dinham, University of Melbourne: Reconceptualising Maths and Science Teacher Education: Reporting on ReMSTEP
Greg Ashman, classroom teacher and PhD candidate. ‘How to teach? Applying the research on explicit instruction in the classroom’
John Bush, Social Ventures Australia
Chris Munro: ‘Evidence based coaching in schools.’
John Young: ‘Schools, Research and Social Justice: best education practice for children from a variety of poor backgrounds’
Tanya Vaughan
Catherine Scott: ‘Memory and learning: The most reliable and usefult findings from cognitive psychology’

Tickets for this event are available through the ACE website here, with special pricing for ACE members.


Greg Ashman

Differentiation: An article of faith

Benjamin Evans

Turning the tanker: a case study in how to rescue an academic programme

Tom Bennett

Michael Roberts

Effective Instruction to move from Good to Great

Jennifer Buckingham

What is the evidence on effective reading instruction? And why is it not followed?

John Sweller

Without an Understanding of Human Cognitive Architecture, Instruction is Blind

Dr Stephen Norton

Three critical computation skills and understanding needed in school mathematics, prep to year 9 (Jul. 1)| Challenges for Australian School Mathematics Learning (ACE, Jul. 3)

John Bush, Janet Clinton, Jon Quach

Bridging the Divide: RCTs, Improvement and Transformation

Chris Munro

Bringing a research lens to our work through coaching

Matthew Deeble

An evidence broker for Australian schools

Grace McDonald

Feedback - a review of putting evidence into practice

Stephen Dinham

Reconceptualising Maths and Science Teacher Education and Teaching

Katie Roberts-Hull

Evidence-based professional learning

Catherine Scott

1. When to believe the hype: picking the good stuff from the bad OR 2.Memory and learning: The most reliable and usefult findings from cognitive psychology

John Young

Schools, Research and Social Justice: A personal journey

Bronwyn Hinz

School autonomy: what does the research say?

Tanya Vaughan

Evidence into action

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The 2017 Australian College of Educators National Conference has been developed by educators FOR educators, aiming at early childhood, primary and secondary teachers as well as tertiary and vocational education and training.

The focus is to deliver innovative, practical and useful tools based on the latest critical thinking and research for education professionals to use in their day to day practice. The primary goal is for educators from all sectors and systems to leave inspired, motivated and armed with practical strategies to assist them directly in their profession

Day two will feature a diverse and engaging range of speakers covering the hot topics identified by educators including – World rankings; Student and educator wellness, innovative education practices plus more!

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3rd July 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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researchED + ACE
(03) 9035 5473


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