Keynote Speakers

AARE is pleased to announce the following Keynote speakers for 2019

Keynote Speaker

Professor Tracey Bunda - Academic Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland

Professor Tracey Bunda is a Ngugi/Wakka Wakka woman and the Academic Director for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland. She has over three decades of leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education. She is a teacher of excellence and in 2012 was awarded an Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for Sustained, Dedicated, Inspirational and Far-reaching Contributions to the Education of Pre-service Teachers of Indigenous Students. In 2013 Professor Bunda received the Australian Association for Research in Education Betty Watts Award for an Indigenous Researcher for her leadership of the ‘Tellin’ the stories of teachers: tellin’ the stories of teaching’ project. Tracey has most recently been the recipient of a Distinguished Scholar Award at the University of Auckland in February/March 2018 hosted by Te Puna Wānanga (Education and Social Work) and Te Wānanga o Waipapa (Arts). Professor Bunda is committed to ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s voices are centred in dialogues of race and power and she is particularly interested in the ways in which Aboriginal women’s agentic power can be brought to bear to counter continuing colonial contexts. The co-authored book Research Through With and As Storying is found at 

Keynote Speaker

Professor Fazal Rizvi - Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Fazal Rizvi is a Professor of Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne Australia, as well as an Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. He has written extensively on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts, globalization and education policy and Australia-Asia relations. A collection of his essays is published in: Encountering Education in the Global: Selected Writings of Fazal Rizvi (Routledge 2014). His most recent books include a co-authored volume, Class Choreographies: Elite Schools and Globalization (Palgrave 2017) and a co-edited volume, Transnational Perspectives on Democracy, Citizenship, Human Rights and Peace Education (Bloomsbury 2019). Professor Rizvi is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and a former Editor of the journal, Discourse: Studies in Cultural Politics of Education, and a past President of the Australian Association for Research in Education.

Radford Lecture Keynote Speaker

Professor Peter Renshaw - School of Education, University of Queensland

Peter Renshaw (Professor of Education at The University of Queensland) has a BA Honours degree from the University of Sydney (1971) and a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana (1981). He has worked for four decades in Schools/Faculties of Education across Australia, including the University of Sydney, Charles Sturt University, Murdoch University, Griffith University and The University of Queensland. Peter was President of AARE in 2001, and is now an Honorary Life Member of the Association. His research on classroom learning and pedagogical practices has been informed by sociocultural theory (Vygotsky), dialogical theory (Bakhtin) and theories of place (Somerville, Greenwood, Massey). Collaborating with valued colleagues throughout his career, he has researched dialogic learning (van der Linden & Renshaw, 2004), communities of learners (Renshaw & Brown, 2007), the politics of differentiation in schools (Mills Keddie Renshaw and Monk, 2017), beyond-humanist dialogic pedagogies (Davies & Renshaw, 2019) and diverse pedagogies of place (Renshaw & Tooth, 2018). For the past decade, Peter’s research has focused largely on place-responsive pedagogies. In this venture, he has collaborated with environmental educators across Queensland, and particularly with Dr Ron Tooth from Pullenvale Environmental Education Centre. They are currently conducting an ARC Discovery project with Professor Kumpulainen from Helsinki (2019-2021) entitled, Digital mediation of children’s interaction with the more-than-human world: Perezhivanie and literate practices. Such research seems crucial if we are to shift to sustainable and more just patterns of living with each other and the more-than-human other.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Moana Jackson - Director of Ngā Kaiwhakamārama i ngā Ture and Lecturer at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Ōtaki, New Zealand

Dr Jackson has requested that AARE not provide his biography

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