Research Conversations 2020 Conference

October 24, 2020   8:30 am - 12:00 pm

St Andrew’s Cathedral School is hosting its inaugural educational research conference, called Research Conversations, on Saturday 24 October, 2020. Teachers from all schools, sectors and stages are welcome to attend.


The aim of this conference is to provide quality teacher-driven professional development that presents relevant educational research that is having a positive impact on the delivery of teaching and learning in Australian schools. Teachers and researchers will share how educational research, classroom-based research and teacher experience is impacting teaching and learning.

Program overview

Our Research Conversations 2020 Conference will give teachers the opportunity to reflect, refine and share their understanding of research informed practice in their classrooms. A key foundation of the conference is providing time for intentional professional conversations, where teachers can come together and share their wisdom and experience, facilitated by expert presenters.

Our keynote speaker is the Deputy Principal and Instructional Leader at Bonnyrigg Public School in Sydney, Bec West (pictured). She will share her experiences of bringing research-informed practices into her classroom. Her practical knowledge of self-directed learning and classroom inquiry will showcase the positive impact on student learning as well as the barriers often faced when educators extend the boundaries of research and practice.

There will be two breakout sessions during the conference where teachers will have the opportunity to hear topic experts discuss issues such as:

  • Redefining and repositioning educational research for teachers
  • Transforming the mediocre – redefining the art of teaching
  • Road testing Retrieval Practises for learning.

Please download and read through the Conference Program to choose a topic of most interest to you. 

Book your place


2.5 hours of NESA-registered professional learning is included in registration.

Cost: optional $20 per person. This conference is free to attend but we are encouraging attendees to donate $20 towards Anglican Aid’s Zambia’s Child fund, which provides immediate assistance and long-term support to communities in an area of Zambia hardest hit by COVID-19 and AIDS. A tax-deductible receipt will be issued for all donations.


 For more details on the conference speakers, click here.