Conference proceedings

Conference proceedings

2016
SOCIETY, ECONOMY & COMMUNITIES: 21st CENTURY INNOVATIONS IN DOCTORAL EDUCATION

2016 QPR Proceedings
Reflecting the socially contingent nature of doctoral education including the role of agency in determining the research candidate’s experience and also the structural and cultural factors impinging on that experience, the 2016 theme, was ‘Society, Economy & Communities: 21st Century Innovation in Doctoral Education’.  In his keynote, Professor James Arvanitakis unpacked the tensions between what is said about doctoral education and what students actually experience, while Professor Helen Marsh, Vice-Chair of the group that produced the Australian Council of Learned Academies’ (ACOLA) report on research education, emphasized that to achieve relevant ‘contextualized’ doctoral education for the 21st century, three important components need to be addressed: the person, the nation and the system.

2014
QUALITY
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Reflecting the historical purpose of the conference and the importance of universities ensuring that they provide the best possible student experience. With keynote presentations from Gill Clarke, the United Kingdom Council for Graduate Education, Thomas Jorgensen, the European Universities Association and Joe Luca from the Council of Deans & Directors of Graduate Studies in Australia.

2012
NARRATIVES OF TRANSITION

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Perspectives of research leaders, educators and postgraduates, with keynote presentations from Professor George Walker, former Director of the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate, and Professor Eli Bitzer, Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Centre for Higher and Adult Education in the Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University.


2010
EDUCATING RESEARCHERS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

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Keynote speakers from Australia, Germany and New Zealand provided rich and interesting perspectives on approaches to educating future researchers.


2008
RESEARCH EDUCATION IN THE NEW GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

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Globalisation and its influence on research education was the main focus of this conference with three international speakers: from Europe, the USA, and China.

2006
Knowledge creation in testing times

The proposed introduction of the Australian Government’s Research Quality Framework and its impact on research education was a major theme at this conference.

Knowledge creation in testing times-Part 2
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Knowledge creation in testing times-Part 1
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2004
Re-imagining research education

Research education and training were the buzz words in 2004.
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2002
Integrating perspectives

With a deliberate eye to learning from other systems this was the conference that truly took QPR international.
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2000
Making ends meet

In response to budget changes by the Government the 2000 conference had a focus on ‘making ends meet’.
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1998
Managing the new agenda

The 1998 conference examined the new research agenda being introduced by the Government following the West Review.
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1996
Is it happening?

The second conference attracted a number of participants who had attended the first one.

Again there were no published proceedings, but two floppy disks, containing copies of all papers were given to all participants.

1994
Making it happen

The first of the conferences aimed to showcase effective practices in research education.

There were no published proceedings, rather, presenters were asked to bring copies of their paper which were distributed to participants.