Cultural Historical Activity Research Symposium, 2-3 December, 2016, Melbourne, Australia: second call for papers

Cultural Historical Activity Research Symposium

Second call for papers

Transforming your research into publication, presentation, grants and collaboration.

2nd & 3rd December, 2016

Australasian – ISCAR – AARE – IRECE

Venue: Australian Catholic University.

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 International Research in Early Childhood Education (IRECE) Conference invite you to submit a 200 word abstract to either or . Your abstract may be the same as the AARE abstract or IRECE abstract for working up into a paper for ISCAR Congress (Quebec 2017), publication or grant proposal.

Friday December 2nd – Saturday December 3rd,, 2016, immediately following the AARE conference in Melbourne. Venue: Australian Catholic University, Modular Buildings, 81-89 Victoria Pde., Melbourne: Building 15 (see linked map)

This FREE event is funded by AARE for the Sociocultural and Activity Theory SIG to support growth in research practices for ERC and mid-career researchers and HDR students.

Program Overview:

The ISCAR/AARE/IRECE Symposium brings experienced researchers, research students and early career researchers together for targeted presentations and workshops to develop our presentations and symposium proposals for ISCAR 2017 Congress in Canada, journal articles and book chapters and to build research alliances between Sociocultural and Activity Researchers.

Submissions of individual papers/symposium for ISCAR 2017 Congress created and developed during this event will obtain a special extension of the submission deadline.

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:


Prof Marilyn Fleer

Exploring cultural-historical theoretical approaches to early childhood education and research

Workshops: Roundtable presentations by participants



Panel 1: Presenting and publishing: practical tips in writing an abstract to the conference. Workshops:


Writing conference presentations: think tank

Saturday, December 03 Keynote 2:


Prof Alex Kostogriz

The implications of CHAT for research into teacher education and teachers’ work.



Round-table presentations: feedback to participants

Panel 2:


(Peter Renshaw (TBC) /Nikolai Veresov

Presenting and publishing: writing a paper



writing paper 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. Publish in the AARE journal, IRECE
  • Workshop papers and symposium ideas for submission to ISCAR (5th International Congress August 28th – September 1st 2017) immediately following this event. (Special agreed extension deadline for ISCAR – 2017 Congress)
  • Ideas for new collaborations and research projects and workshops which can be incorporated into the program.


Catering for registration by 10th November. Note there is no cost related to registration (Registration catering purposes only). Registration to Jenny Martin

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