Special Events around ASERA 2020

1. ESERA Language and Literacy Special Interest Group

When: Monday and Tuesday, 22-23 June, 2020.

Where: University of Wollongong (UOW), UOW 21.114

Contact Kok-Sing Tang for information (kok-sing.tang@curtin.edu.au)


2. ECR and HDR day 

When: Tuesday 23 June, 2020, 9am-5pm

Where: UOW campus, 21.228

Early career researchers and higher degree ressearch students are invited to attend a workshop before ASERA 2020. Activities will be held on the campus of the University of Wollongong. To indicate your interest in attending, please email Dr Helen Georgiou (helengeo@uow.edu.au). You will need to be registered to attend ASERA2020 to attend this workshop.

3. Pre-conference event: Establishing a Primary Science Teacher Education Collective

When: Tuesday 23 June 2020 2:30-4:30pm

Where: UOW Campus 21.115

Organisers: Ange Fitzgerald (USQ), Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn (UTS) & Reece Mills (QUT)

Details: Primary Science Teacher Educators are invited to join us in a workshop to scope the possibilities for establishing a collective to inspire future-focused action and innovation in our teaching, learning and research. 

Driving this event is an emergent finding from a recent project we have conducted that highlights a significant number of primary science teacher educators are often the only person doing this work in their institution and experience a sense of isolation/disconnection from the profession. The intention of this session to two-fold:

1.       Foster a community of practice for primary science teacher educators, and

2.       Lead to some ideas and actions for shared outputs (e.g. special issue in a journal, cross-institutional projects, etc.)

More detailed plans will be shared prior to the event. To register your interest, please contact kimberley.pressick-kilborn@uts.edu.au by Monday 1 June 2020. 

Please join us for a coffee/tea at 2pm in the Ugly Duck Cafe (Early Start Discovery Space UoW Building 21) https://www.earlystartdiscoveryspace.edu.au/visit/facilities/ before we start the two-hour workshop.


4. ‘Friday afternoon tours’

When: Friday afternoon, June 26, 2020

Special tours of University of Wollongong Centres: Discovery Sapce, Science Space, Moleculary Horizons Facility 

More details soon on the registration page.