ASPERA 2019 Conference – “Making, Learning, Thinking: Screen and Broadcast Education and Research”

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Deadline for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to Chair a Pre-constituted Panel or Workshop: Friday 12 April 2019.

The 2019 ASPERA Conference is on from June 17-18 at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) located in Moore Park (Sydney) NSW. 

This year the ASPERA Annual Conference is changing up its format. It will be structured as a series of panels and workshops alongside keynote addresses that aim to discuss and move forward debates around current issues in screen and broadcast production, education and research.

These panel and workshops will be about teaching and learning, research and industry engagement—or a combination of the above. We envisage one full day of the event will be given over specifically to creative practice pedagogies for screen and broadcast. Cross-institutional and interdisciplinary panels are strongly encouraged. Panels will have a panel chair (proposer) and, typically, 2-4 panel members who will present on the topic in question.

We note that in previous years, the conference paper format has been very successful and has resulted in an exponential increase in publications emerging from conferences. Our intention this year is to promote more participatory discussions around a number of topics that are of special interest to the ASPERA community.

Examples of these topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching and Learning:
    • Who are we teaching?
    • What can we expect students to learn, now that we aren’t gatekeepers of knowledge and technology?
    • How best to enable student learning: sharing best practice in teaching creative practice including innovation in curriculum design and lesson planning?
    • Film production as a platform for a liberal arts education
    • Film production, Higher Education and the AQF
  • Engagement with the screen industries and beyond
  • Engagement with Government (what does government want and what are academics as practitioners able to deliver)?
  • Measuring impact in research and measuring impact via teaching.
  • The employment conditions of screen production academics including further recognition of Creative Practice Research and supervision in the academy and industry
  • Who are ASPERA’s Higher Degrees Research candidates and what do they offer the academy and/or industry?

We are particularly interested in ideas generated directly by the ASPERA community. To this end, we are seeking expressions of interest from colleagues who wish to convene a panel discussion or a workshop.

If you are interesting in proposing a panel or workshop please submit the below items to by Friday April 12.

  • Panel or Workshop working title
  • a broad topic summary of 150 words
  • a tentative list of panel members or workshop co-leaders nominating a chair and their contact details. It will be the responsibility of the chair to organise and confirm panel members.

In addition to welcoming cross-institutional and inter-disciplinary sessions, proposals featuring postgraduate research candidates on panels are encouraged.
Depending on the uptake, our intention is to compile a peer-reviewed publication arising from the panel discussions.

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