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2022 ATEA Conference

2022 ATEA Conference

“Disrupting Teacher Education: Responsive, Reciprocal and Radial Conversations Around Research and Practice”

The 2022 ATEA conference was hosted by Swinburne and RMIT universities, and delivered online on July 6 – 8 2022. The conference theme reflected a desire to invite collective thinking and dialogue around how we might be more responsive, reciprocal and radial in our approaches to teacher education research and practice.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Heidi Hanju-Luukkainen

As the Vice Director at the Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius at the University of Jyväskylä, Professor Heidi Hanju-Luukkainen leads the PhD and teacher education programs. She also works as a professor of education at Nord university, Norway.

Professor Heidi Harju-Luukkainen has published more than 200 scholarly papers and worked in more than 30 projects globally. Alongside this, she’s worked in multiple countries in top research universities (UCLA, USC) as well as in many Nordic research universities (HU, JYU, GU, NORD).

She has developed education programs for universities and been a PI of PISA sub-assessments in Finland. Her research interests are broad but mainly focused on early childhood education, languages in education and assessment.

Professor Tanya Fitzgerald

Tanya Fitzgerald is Professor of Higher Education, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia. She has an extensive record of leadership, research and teaching in universities in New Zealand, England and Australia.

Professor Tanya Fitzgerald is a strong advocate for public education, social justice, and ethical leadership. Her scholarly publications include numerous books, book chapters and journal articles, and she is a regular contributor to social media debates.

Current projects include a history of scholarly women and academic diplomacy, and an analysis of the biographies and career trajectories of vice chancellors of the top 100 universities.

Emeritus Professor Robert Hattam AM

Robert Hattam is an Emeritus Professor for Educational Justice in Education Futures and the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion at the University of South Australia. His research has focused on teachers’ work, critical and reconciliation pedagogies, refugees, and school reform. He has been involved in Australian Research Council funded projects on teachers’ learning in the devolving school, and has been published in a range of journals.

He has also published a book titled Awakening-Struggle: Towards a Buddhist Critical Theory.

Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney

One of Australia’s most respected Aboriginal educationalists, Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney is internationally recognised as an esteemed Professor of Education.

He works in the Pedagogies for Justice Group in the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion and Education Futures, at the University of South Australia. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee and The Reggio Children Foundation.

As a renowned expert on Aboriginal and minority cultures, his research focuses on Narungga histories, Indigenist epistemologies, teachers’ work, Aboriginal education, Indigenous Intellectual Sovereignty, Treaty, and school reform.