Macquarie University

Macquarie University is proud to co-host the 2020 AJEC Research Symposium on its beautiful campus in North Ryde, New South Wales (NSW). Recognised for its high-calibre teaching, research and community engagement, Macquarie University ranks in the top 100 in the world for education.

It is also the third-largest provider in NSW for teacher education. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in early childhood, primary and secondary education. Its future-facing programs have their foundations in interdisciplinary research, and its curriculum allows its students to learn disciplines from experts in the university.

The university’s researchers conduct impactful and innovative studies that situate learners and teachers within the broader ecology of family, institutional and community life. The early childhood researchers specialise in leadership, teacher workforce and wellbeing, quality improvement, learning environments, inclusion, and infant–toddler and child development.

Its research and teaching are supported by outstanding facilities, including the world-renowned Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre. There is also the MUSEC School (Macquarie University Special Education Centre) and a partnership with the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. The university’s Academy of Continuing Professional Development in Education provides evidence-based professional learning for teachers, early childhood educators, and educational leaders.