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37th Annual Research Forum: Research for disruption: Making a difference
University of Notre Dame, 1.00 pm to 6.30 pm, Saturday 6 August 2022

Forum 2022 Program

Presentations on Saturday 6 August 2022
[Forum Invitation] [Abstracts]
The Forum activities are in The University of Notre Dame Australia's education building, the Tannock Hall of Education, corner of Cliff and Croke Streets, Fremantle. Consult your street directory for parking locations, or for public transport, note the close proximity to Fremantle Railway Station. For campus maps see [Fremantle Campus location] and select [PDF Map Fremantle].

The program given below is a draft subject to change. We estimate that the allocations of times for presenters will be finalised by about mid-evening Tuesday 2 August 2022. If you have a pressing need for a particular timing for your presentation, please advise by email to c.mcbeath@bigpond.com before end 1 August. [The initial draft containing 49 allocations may be reduced by cancellations for medical or other reasons. Cancellations (if any) will not be included, as this is an archival record of what occurred at the Forum on 6 August].

9.00-12.00HDR and Undergraduate Workshops
Opening: WAIER President, Dr Sonja Kuzich
Panel Presentation: Chaired by Dr Paul Gardner
Professor Jeffrey Brooks, Associate Professor Glenn Savage, Gabbie Stroud and Dr Elizabeth Jackson-Barrett
LT 101
TimeSession presentersTitleRoom
Parallel 1
Amelia RuscoePower plays in early childhood: Discursive impact in their first year of school in Western AustraliaLT 101

Jayde Conway, Elisha Jacobs-Smith, Saul Karnovsky, Sally Lamping, Samantha OwenYarning, discomfort, fatigue and institutional spacesRoom 201
Felicity BakerMathematical problem solving: What does it mean to primary teachers?Room 202
Isaac Asante-NimakoThe Free Senior High School educational policy on quality in the Kumasi Metropolis, GhanaComputer Lab 203
Veronica Gardiner and Wendy Cumming-PotvinDisrupting assumptions about the shift to online teaching and learning in universitiesRoom 301
Sandi Fielder and Chad MorrisonThe importance of belonging during an internship: Disrupting traditional models of professional experienceRoom 302
Thai Vu, Subramaniam Ananthram and Sonia FernsSecuring work placements: Challenges faced by international studentsComputer Lab 303
Parallel 2
Pippa ChapmanMusic activities in the home and beliefs towards the importance of music in early childhood developmentLT 101

Mary dos Santos, Wendy Cumming-Potvin and Libby Jackson-BarrettSix cups of tea: Yarning, language use and the third spaceRoom 201
Belinda SchmolkePositive science and mathematics veteran teachers in Western AustraliaRoom 202
Davida Aba Mensima Asante-NimakoWest African families' experiences and perspectives of the Australian education system: An ethnographic case study in WAComputer Lab 203
Ivan KamThe effectiveness of flipped classroom approaches for adult learners in vocational education and training institutionsRoom 301
Louise LeonardProfessional learning: Motivation and the transfer of skills and concepts into the secondary classroomRoom 302
Jian Zhao, Elaine Chapman, Stephen Houghton and David LawrencePerceived discrimination affecting Chinese international students' mental health while studying in Australia amidst COVID-19Computer Lab 303
Parallel 3
Christine RobinsonPondering about wondering: Investigating spirituality within early childhoodLT 101

Ashah Tanoa"Let's yarn about uni": Conversations around the Indigenous student university experienceRoom 201
Sarah Briggs, Lynette Vernon and Paula MildenhallDeveloping a conceptual framework for addressing the M in STEM, with the purpose of strengthening student confidence and abilities in mathematicsRoom 202
Yuniar Dwi Ansari SiregarIndonesian TESOL returnee lecturers: An ecological and transdisciplinary identity studyComputer Lab 203
Nancy Bonfiglio-PavisichThe mentoring experiences of early career teachers in AustraliaRoom 302
Katie KumasakaDisruptions to finding flow in online learning: The story of my doctorate journeyComputer Lab 303
Parallel 4
Xuyen LeEarly childhood education and care in Vietnam: An interpretivist studyLT 101

Carly Steele, Graeme Gower and Sophie BensonInitial teacher education students navigating the cultural interfaceRoom 201
Keryn Sturrock, Amanda Woods-McConney and Dorit Maor Science inquiry pedagogy in Western Australian upper primary and lower secondary classroomsRoom 202
Ana Tankosic and Sender Dovchin(C)overt linguistic racism: Eastern European background immigrant women in the Australian workplaceComputer Lab 203
Richard Gordon, Wendy Cumming-Potvin and Sian ChapmanTechnology-enhanced learning and the COVID 19 pandemic: Teaching and learning in a time of disruptionRoom 301
Jette OksisOnline professional learning for teachersRoom 302
Sandi Fielder, Felicity Baker, Kathryn Dehle, Alison Hilton and Chad MorrisonCommunities of practice with a difference: Collaborative academic writing during disruptionComputer Lab 303
4.00-4.20Coffee break
Parallel 5
Sinead WilsonUnderstanding the integration of digital technologies into the educational practices of Western Australian Early Years ServicesLT 101

Anne Coffey and Shane LaveryKeeping the at-risk early adolescent engaged in school: What works?Room 201
Jane Kirkham and Elaine ChapmanMotivational factors associated with Year 10 students' mathematics course choices according to gender and mathematics aspirationRoom 202
Graeme Gower, Tetiana Bogachenko, Carly Steele and OCTE studentsShaping the On Country Teacher Education program through the voices of participantsComputer Lab 203
Bri McKenzie, Julian Chen and Cindy SmithWhat can we learn about effective stakeholder engagement from voices of the LGBTQ+ community?Room 301
Helen McCarthyAuto/ethnography methodology: Evocative provocation understanding of others through selfRoom 302
Anna J. Griffin and Nicola F. JohnsonIs the Skills Framework for the Information Age fit for purpose in the Australian higher education cyber security curriculum?Computer Lab 303
Parallel 6
Jane MerewetherNoticing soil in early childhood: Cultivating the arts of attention in the anthropoceneLT 101

Meaghan Cunnington, Nicola F. Johnson and Henny NastitiExploring a semi-immersive experiential program and the development of 21st century skills with early adolescent boysRoom 201
Xiaofang Sarah Wang, Laura Perry, Anabela Malpique and Tobias IdeWhich key factors explain countries' mathematics performance in PISA?Room 202
Sonja Kuzich and Paul GardnerAnxiety disrupts writing: Disrupting writer anxietyComputer Lab 203
Jia White, Sarah McGarry, Marita Falkmer, Melissa Scott and Melissa H. BlackContributions to strength-based practices for students with autism in schools: A scoping reviewRoom 301
Veronica Elizabeth MorcomMediating relational agency in a collaborative classroom: A sociocultural perspectiveRoom 302
Natalie M. Warburton, Sarah J. Etherington, Garth L. Maker, Shu Hui Koh and Rebecca BennettDiversity in numbers: Developing quantitative skills and personal connection to discipline contentComputer Lab 303
Parallel 7
Linda CranleyEnacting active and informed citizenship in the Foundation to Year 2 classroomLT 101

Kim BalnavesLearning agency in online game spaces: What happens when middle school children play online and can exercise power?Room 201
Carol CarterInnovative methods for applied drama and process drama in southern contextsComputer Lab 203
Lisa ParisTeaching the Arts in testing timesRoom 302
Olivia JohnstonInvestigating between-class ability grouping in Australian schoolsComputer Lab 303
[WAIER Postgraduate Awards], [Early Career Award], [ACER WAIER Research Grant], [WAIER-Fogarty Foundation Postgraduate Student Prize], [WAIER Fellowship Award] and Raffle drawFoyer

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