Postgraduate research colloquium a great success
Monday, 22 August 2011
Research Journeys in Education colloquium
One of the most successful events during the recent Research Week at ECU was a postgraduate research colloquium hosted by the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research – Research Journeys in Education. The colloquium, held on Friday 19 August, brought together education postgraduate researchers and gave them a forum to showcase their research and to network with other researchers.
Attended by almost 100 staff and students, the event was a great success and provided an excellent opportunity for PhD and Master by Research students to hear presentations from other postgraduates working in the same academic discipline and to network with fellow education researchers.
The event had a conference style format and 35 students at all stages of their research degrees presented to small groups based on themes such as Leadership, Science Education, Maths Education, Writing, ICT, Reading and Literacy, The Arts, and Teaching and Other Cultures. Sessions were chaired by academics and generated lively discussion and constructive feedback in a supportive environment. Staff and students alike were impressed with the range and sophistication of the research.
Students reported that they found the experience of presenting their research in a conference style format most helpful for consolidating their ideas, while new and prospective Education research students gained valuable insight to the research journey ahead.