Opportunity for graduate students!

FreshEd (https://freshedpodcast.com/) is a weekly podcast that seeks to make complex ideas in educational research easily understood. To encourage new voices in education podcasting we are now launching FreshEdFlux. 

Are you a graduate student who wants to develop, produce and deliver a creatively complex, multi-voiced, narrative style episode for FreshEdFlux?

Your episode will have a global perspective while focusing on places that are usually under-represented. Your deep-dive storytelling will be informed by cutting edge ideas and issues in education broadly defined. It will be made for an English-speaking audience (but could include other languages that have been translated into English), and will be between 20-30 minutes long.

We would prefer it if you already had technical skills (such as, audio editing, knowledge of high-quality audio recording, narrative storyboarding, etc), but we can also provide you with some technical assistance and training, if necessary. An executive producer will also help motivate, guide and coach you from start to finish.

If you are interested in applying, please send us:

  • An audio biography about yourself (2 minutes max);
  • A concise written statement of your idea for the episode (600 words max);
  • Your two-page CV.

Email submissions to flux@freshedpodcast.com 

Deadline for submissions (no exceptions): September 15th, 2020 at 11:59pm BST

A stipend will be awarded to the successful candidate/s ($2500 USD). The episode will be aired on FreshEd in 2021.

UCL IOE Webinar

UCL Institute of Education

Centre for Education and International Development


Education in the Time of COVID-19: Exploring Contexts and Challenges

The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed human life around the world, including schooling and learning. While some challenges are universal, most are context specific. This CEID webinar will discuss education in the time of COVID -19 by exploring contexts and challenges from around the world. We asked a diverse group of educators a simple question: What are the main challenges facing education in a time of COVID-19? 

Speakers have written initial reflections, which you can read on the CEID Blog (see links below). They will expand on their reflections in 10-minute opening remarks, followed by a 30-minute moderated conversation by CEID co-director Moses Oketch. The event will take place online and audience members will be able to ask questions.

Date: September 25, 2020 

Time: 10 am in UK; 11 am in Belgium/South Africa; 5 pm in Hong Kong; 7 pm in Australia

Invited speakers: 

1.     Raewyn Connell – Professor Emerita, University of Sydney

2.     Nutsa Kobakhidze – Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

3.     David Edwards – General Secretary, Education International

4.     Melanie Walker – Professor, University of the Free State (South Africa)

5.     Ruth Oparebea Manu – Project Manager, Educational Development Projects Trust

Moderated by Moses Oketch, Professor, UCL Institute of Education 

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/education-in-the-time-of-covid-19-exploring-contexts-and-challenges-tickets-114263623574

[IEJ:CP] New Issue Published

Dear Readers of the International Education Journal: ComparativePerspectives,

I start by acknowledging the traditional Custodians of the land: the GadigalPeople of the Eora Nation. It is on their land, never ceded, which the workfor the IEJ: CP is brought together, then shared. I pay my respects to theirElders past, present and emerging, and to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the country currently known as Australia. 

It is my pleasure and privilege to notify you of the publication of ourlatest Special Issue of the IEJ: CP, guest edited by Dr. Mousumi Mukherjeeand Dr. Nandita Koshal. This Special Issue is the outcome of a seminar organized by the Centre for Comparative and Global Education at the International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building, O.P. Jindal Global University in India, and was supported by an OCIES Fellowship and Network Grant. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/IEJ

Thank you to the Authors and Guest Editors for each of these engaging, informative articles. They are to be congratulated, particularly, for finalizing these pieces under the significant duress that we have witnessed in Indian contexts, especially, in recent months. I add my acknowledgement of the author who was unable to do so, due to her caring responsibilities, to that of the Guest Editors; our thoughts are with her and her family, and we very much look forward to publishing the article in a future issue.

This issue also comes during a time of transition for the IEJ: CP Editorialmanagement team and Board. I, therefore, take this opportunity to extend huge and warm thanks, once again, on behalf of all of the team, and members of OCIES, to Zane, Radha and Vivienne, for all of the time and work that you have given so generously to the journal and society over many years. Radharemains on our current core Editorial Team, with five other wonderful scholars, listed with our new (also wonderful) Editorial Board members at: https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/IEJ/about

Preparations are underway for the first General Issue as a new team, to be published in November/December. We will also launch a journal Engagement and mentoring program in the coming months, and an IEJ: CP Internship position for this year, so please do look out for those. We are recruiting for a Book Reviews Sub-editor and Engagement and Mentoring liaison positions, which could be located anywhere, and / or held jointly. The team is open to discussing these and any other ideas for the journal as we move into its next phase. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us, noting that all work is done voluntarily. If you have any feedback or queries, please do contact us at: iejcpteam@gmail.com

I hope that you gain as much from the critically rigorous and eloquently articulated perspectives that this Special Issue offers as I have. This collection of articles brings historically situated analyses to bear on some of the world’s most significant contemporary educational and intellectual challenges and contexts. We look forward to how the insights shared may inform and prompt future contributions to debate within Comparative and international Education, and well beyond! Thank you for your continuing interest in our work.

All the best,
Dr. Alex McCormick, Senior Editor On behalf of the IEJ: CP Team iejcpteam@gmail.com

Join us in this inaugural webinar on Oceania scholarship on orality and relationality

The Wellington Southerlies

An OCIES webinar convened and hosted by the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand

This webinar focuses on the Oceania scholarship on orality and relationality, including the emerging research on talanoa, tok stori and yarning.

Join OCIES, Victoria University of Wellington researchers at others from around the region at this exciting new webinar for a conversation (tok stori/ talanoa/kōrero/yarn) with Drs Kabini Sanga and Martyn Reynolds of Victoria University of Wellington, exploring the topic “Knowledge guardianship, custodianship and ethics: a Melanesian perspective”  


Professor Anthony Welch, University of Sydney,


Associate Professor Tarcisius Tabutaulaka, University of Hawai’i

Sense-maker:  Dr David Faavae, University of Waikato

Date:  Thursday 18 June, 2020 (Wednesday in Hawai’i)

Time: 12 noon – 1pm (NZ/Fiji time; 10am-11am Syd/Melb; others pls convert as appropriate)   

Sign in details to participate: Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/95699313022

Pre-session preparation: As preparation, intending attendees are encouraged to read the paper by Sanga & Reynolds (published May 2020):  https://doi.org/10.1177/1177180120917481

A PDF copy of pre-publication draft is available.

Participation:  Open to all OCIES members, VUW and all interested researchers, students, emerging scholars from the Pacific, Oceania region and globally.

Further contact: Pine Southon (Pine.Southon@vuw.ac.nz)