Presentations

Here a number of recent presentations, and selected older ones, are noted.  Where available and able slides and/or notes have been uploaded -a number of these are ‘works in progress’ towards publications and as such using Australian & International Creative Commons licences should be considered as ‘Attribution -NonCommercial 4.0’ .  They are shared here for academic and feedback purposes.

2019

2018

  • Roberts, P. (2018) Knowledge beyond the Metropole: Curriculum, Rurality and the Global South. International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies 6th World Conference. 9-12 December 2018, Melbourne, Australia. – handout here.
  • Roberts, P. (2018). Understanding rurality in Australian education research. Australian Association for Research in Education, December 1-6, 2018, Sydney, Australia. – handout here.
  • Roberts, P. (2018). Rural Educations’ Rubicon.  Australian Association for Research in Education, December 1-6, 2018, Sydney, Australia. Invited Symposium. – handout here.
  • Roberts. P. (2018) Spatial Justice and its implications for rural studies. University of Tromso, The Artic University of Norway. 22nd October 2018. Public lecture. -handout here.
  • Roberts, P. (2018) Rural Education & rural studies: exploring new directions. Newcastle University (UK). 23rdAugust 2018.
  • Roberts, P. (2018) Rural Education: Pasts, Presents & Futures.International Conference on Rural Education Development in the New Era. Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China. 7-8 July 2018. Invited Keynote. – Slides here.
  • Current issues in Australia rural education research. University of Canberra Widening Participation Forum, June 19 2018.
  • Using data to improve student learning. University of Canberra Widening Participation Forum, June 20 2018.

2017

  • What is Teachers Reclaimed Curriculum? What If? Embracing Complexity through Curriculum Innovation. Australian Curriculum Studies Association Bi-Annual Conference, 4-6 October, 2017. Sydney, Australia. Keynote.
  • Keynote Panel: Space, Practice, Mobility: On Social Inequality and Educational Politics.University of Tasmania, April 6, 2017 (Public event with 5 leading academics from 4 countries). Invited symposium April 6-7, 2017.
  • Perry, L., Thier, M., Beach, P., Anderson, R., Roberts, P., and Thoennessen, N. (2017). Opportunity and Conditions to Learn (OCL): A conceptual framework. Australian Association for Research in Education, November 27 – December 1, Canberra.
  • Roberts, P. (2017) Enhancing aspirations for STEM careers in rural, regional and remote communities. Australian Association for Research in Education, November 27 – December 1, Canberra.
  • Roberts, P. & Their, M. (2017) Enhancing aspirations for STEM careers in rural, regional and remote communities. Australian Association for Research in Education, November 27 – December 1, Canberra. 
  • Roberts, P. (2017) How does rurality impact on the schooling success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students? Australian Association for Research in Education, November 27 – December 1, Canberra.

2016

  • ‘Thinking Historically: Challenges for Pedagogy’ Association of Independent Schools History Teachers Conference March 2017. Keynote. 
  • Keynote Panel: Integrated Curriculum to meet the needs of diverse students. Australian Curriculum Studies Association Symposium STEM, STEAM or HASS: Interrogating models of curriculum integration. Sydney 14th-15thOctober 2016.
  • Spatial Justice and Rural Inequality in Australia. Invited Seminar University of Pennsylvania. April 2016.
  •  On a Rural Standpoint: valuing rural meanings in research. Invited Seminar Penn State Uni. April 2016.
  • Roberts, P. (2016) “Curriculum Hierarchies of access and achievement in Rural (NSW, Australian) Schools.” American Education Research Association, April 8-12 2016 Washington DC.
  • The future of mixed method research. April 2016. with kai Schafft.
  • Australian Curriculum Studies Association Webinar. ‘The spatial distribution of curriculum in (rural) NSW schools: Broadening Access’. 7pm Thursday June 2 2016.
  • AARE/AERA Rural Education Research Students Group Webinar Series. ‘Researching Rural Place(s): On Social Justice and a Rural Standpoint in rural education research’. October 31st2016 (Asynchronous-recorded)
  • Roberts, P. & Downes, N. (2016) Constructing the rural school in Australia: A century of Rurality and Rural Education Research. Invited participant for the Symposium ‘Where’s the rural in that?’ Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 27 -December 1 2016, Melbourne: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. (2016) ‘Accessing the Knowledge of the Powerful: The Curriculum Hierarchy in (rural) NSW schools’ Invited participant for the symposium ‘The Spatial Distribution of Curriculum Hierarchies’ Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 27 -December 1 2016, Melbourne: Australia.
  • Green, Caffery, Roberts, Chapman & Downes (2016) Local Schools, Basin Communities: A Site-Study Account of Rural Place(s) and Bioregional Engagement. In The symposium from the MDBA Project ‘Place-Based Education in the Murray-Darling Basin: Place, Community and Sustainability in Educational Research’ Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 27 -December 1 2016, Melbourne: Australia.
  • Chapman, Caffery, Downes, Green & Roberts (2016) Constructing ‘Community’ and Sustainability Education in the Murray-Darling Basin. In The symposium from the MDBA Project ‘Place-Based Education in the Murray-Darling Basin: Place, Community and Sustainability in Educational Research’ Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 27 -December 1 2016, Melbourne: Australia.
  • Roberts, Caffery, Chapman, Green & Downes (2016) Enacting Sustainability: Balancing Community, Policy and Professionalism and the Futures of Rural Communities. In The symposium from the MDBA Project ‘Place-Based Education in the Murray-Darling Basin: Place, Community and Sustainability in Educational Research’ Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 27 -December 1 2016, Melbourne: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. (2016) Education & Equity in Rural China: The critical absence of rurality. Oceania Comparative & International Education Society Conference. 24-26 Novemeber, 2016. Sydney: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. (2016) Social Justice beyond the metropolis. 32nd national SPERA and 4th ISFIRE Conference 28 – 30 September 2016, Mackay, Australia.
  • Roberts, P. & Li, Y. (2016) Differentiating Equity in national cultures: A comparison of funding mechanisms for rural education in China & Australia.  32nd national SPERA and 4th ISFIRE Conference 28 – 30 September 2016, Mackay, Australia.
  • Roberts, P. (2016) ‘Conflicting missions: The confound of rural-regional sustainability when education policy and (rural) community values conflict’. Invited as part of a four part international symposium ‘Rural Schools as Hubs for the Socio-Educational Development of the Community’, European Conference for Educational Research. 22-26 August 2016 Dublin.

2015

  • Equity in ACT Education – invited speaker & panel of experts, Progressive Canberra Summit. November 14 2015. 
  • Keynote ‘What next for rural education research?’ Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Annual Conference. November 4-6 2015. Geelong: Australia.
  • ‘Equity & Education in the ACT’. ACTCOSS Policy Forum on equity & Education. 21stSeptember 2015. ACTCOSS Canberra. Invited presenter.
  • Community understandings of sustainability in the MDB: implications for curriculum & pedagogy. University of Canberra Research Festival.19thMarch 2015.
  • Roberts, P. (2015) Conflicting missions: The confound of rural-regional sustainability when education policy and (rural) community values conflict.  Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 30 -December 3 2015, Freemantle: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. (2015)  The Spatial Distribution of Curriculum in (rural) NSW schools.
  • Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 30 -December 3 2015, Freemantle: Australia.
  • Wilson, E., Leonard, S. & Roberts, P. & Downes, N. (2015) Sustaining What? Why does the ‘triple bottom line’ of education for sustainability policy become a focus on the environment alone in curriculum and classroom enactment?  Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 30 -December 3 2015, Freemantle: Australia.
  • Filer, E., Leonard, S. & Roberts, P. (2015) More How, Less Why: Changing educational governance in the Australian Capital Territory.  Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. November 30 -December 3 2015, Freemantle: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. (2015) When Provision is Not Enough: Curriculum as a spatial justice concern. Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Annual Conference. November 4-6 2015. Geelong: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. & Downes, N. (2015) A place for rurality in schooling: Parents as curriculum workers incorporating rural perspectives in distance education schooling.  Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Annual Conference. November 4-6 2015. Geelong: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. & Downes, N. (2015) Towards Place-Conscious Education: Using (Rural) Community understandings of Sustainability to Situate Curriculum Enactments.  Australian Curriculum Studies Association Biannual Conference. September 30 – October 2, 2015, Adelaide: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. (2015) The Spatial Distribution of Curriculum in (rural) NSW schools.  Australian Curriculum Studies Association Biannual Conference. September 30 – October 2, 2015, Adelaide: Australia.

2014

  • Keynote Panel ‘Where are the young Farmers? Research Outcomes’ ‘National Farmers Federation 2014 national Congress. 20th October 2014.
  • Education for Sustainability. International River Symposium, September 16th 2014, Canberra. ACT.
  • Australian National University. ‘Untangling the National Curriculum Debates’ for the Vice-Chancellors Distinction Course: Unraveling Complexity. 8thMay 2014.
  • Roberts, P. (2014) Community understandings of sustainability: implications for curriculum & pedagogy (in rural schools). Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. December 1-4 2014, Brisbane: Australia.
  • Roberts, P. (2014) Researching from the standpoint of the rural, in ‘Conducting educational research within and for rural communities: An exploration of research methodologies’ Symposium. Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference. December 1-4 2014, Brisbane: Australia.

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