2018 AJEC Symposium

Politics, Power and Agency in Early Childhood Education

The Australasian Journal of Early Childhood (AJEC) is Australasia’s foremost scholarly journal and the world’s longest-running major journal within the early childhood field. Published quarterly, AJEC offers research-based articles that are designed to impart new information and encourage the critical exchange of ideas among early childhood practitioners, academics and students.

The AJEC Symposium has been an essential part of the ECA National Conference since 2012. During this time, the symposium has gained importance as one of the main platforms where early childhood practitioners, policy makers, academics and students can exchange ideas, innovative research methodologies and findings.

Due to the growing popularity of the event, ECA, in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), will launch the 2018 AJEC Symposium as a standalone event.

The research symposium will be interactive and includes:

  • an invited panel of researchers who will offer provocations for researchers and interested stakeholders to discuss and question the theme
  • round tables of three research papers per session for sharing, discussing, and debating research evidence, theoretical perspectives and methods. Papers should address the theme
  • a Q&A forum to bring together the diversity of discussion, and to develop a directed action agenda

We welcome participants including postgraduate students, academics, researchers and practitioners at all levels from around the world to come together to share cutting-edge knowledge and forge research networks in Australasia and beyond.

Dates & Location

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16 – 17 February 2018 Brisbane, Queensland Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Coming soon


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