Australasian ISCAR/AARE Symposium, December, 2016

Call for papers

Call for proposals

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Sociocultural Activity Theory Special Interest Group (SIG) conveners  in collaboration with the International Society of Cultural-historical Activity Research (ISCAR) Australia-Asia region invite you to submit a 200 word abstract to:

Australasian ISCAR/AARE SAT Symposium

Friday December 2nd – Saturday December 3rd , 2016, immediately following the AARE conference in Melbourne. Venue: Friday – Deakin University Melbourne Corporate Centre; Saturday – TBA . Cost $100, free for AARE SIG members.

Program Overview

The AARE/ ISCAR Symposium brings experienced researchers, research students and early career researchers together for targeted presentations and workshops to develop our presentations and symposium proposals, journal articles and book chapters and to build research alliances between Sociocultural and Activity Researchers.

Manuscript workshops

Participants will work in themed working groups and develop their own manuscripts for presentation at conferences and publication and receive feedback during the symposium.


Keynotes will be geared to supporting theoretical and practical aspects of presenting and publishing your work: how and where to publish for Sociocultural and Activity Researchers, and ECRs in particular, including a themed book series with Springer and reaching International Cultural and Activity Research audiences.

Day Session 1 (9am-10am) Session 2 (10am-12) Session 3 (1pm-2pm) Session 4 (2pm-4pm)


December 02

Keynote 1: Exploring theoretical approaches Workshops: Roundtable presentations by participants Panel 1: Presenting and publishing: practical tips Workshops: Writing conference presentations: think tank
Saturday, December 03 Keynote 3: Exploring theoretical approaches Workshops: Round-table presentations: feedback to participants Panel 2: Presenting and publishing: writing a paper Workshops: Round-table presentations: feedback and writing retreat


This symposium provides opportunities for collaboration in research and project development and for early career and experienced researchers, and researcher from different disciplines to work together. To enhance collaboration and development, participant numbers will be capped at 25. Submissions are being sought for:

  • Short research paper presentations (10 minutes) which will be subsequently developed in workshops
  • Ideas for new collaborations and research projects and workshops which can be incorporated into the program.
  • Deadlines

    • Submit your 200 word abstract to by 1st September, 2016.
    • Notification of acceptance 1st October, 2016
    • Registration by 10th November.

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