2016 Pre-Conference Workshops
Three sequential workshops will be offered on Sunday 20 November prior to the main NZARE Conference.
Workshop A: The craft of writing for publication
Roseanna Bourke, Massey Univesity
Sunday 20 November, 10.00 - 12.00
This two-hour workshop focuses on practical matters of publication. Writing for publication is a different skillset from that required for writing a doctoral dissertation or a research report. This workshop offers a space to think about, discuss and practise the art of publishing your work.
The workshop covers the stages of identifying a suitable outlet, writing, submission, review and resubmission.
Workshop B: Developing your academic digital footprint
Louise Starkey, Victoria University of Wellington
Sunday 20 November, 12-2
This workshop explores online tools that can increase your academic digital footprint. The first part will be a discussion on the role of social media and platforms such as Google Scholar, Academia and ResearchGate in the career of educational researchers. This will include consideration of the benefits and potential pitfalls of using these tools to expand the reach of your research publications.
Bring your laptop, netbook or tablet as the second part will be the opportunity to develop your online presence to increase access to your research without breaching copyright.
This workshop is suitable for anyone publishing who would like to develop or explore their academic digital footprint.
Workshop C: Putting Research into the Policy sphere
Cathy Wylie, NZCER
Sunday 20 November, 2.00 - 4.00
In this workshop, Cathy Wylie draws from her long experience of writing and talking about research and evaluation findings. She will illustrate effective (and not-so-effective) ways to structure your writing and presentation to best reach policymakers and sector stakeholders.
The workshop will also illustrate how the presentation of research can aid its use in policy. Cathy invites participants to share their own experiences and bring any questions or problems they have encountered in the past.
What will be covered:
- The difference between writing for academic publication and writing for policy making
- How to nut out the key findings and explain them for busy policymakers and sector stakeholders
- How to relate your research to key policies in today’s Education portfolio
- Oral presentations and hints on slides
- Issues or questions that participants wish to raise