Events for New & Emerging Researchers

The New & Emerging Researchers Fono (NERF) of OCIES has launched a NERF Event webpage.

Our first event of 2021 will be as follows:

“Talanoa: What is Oceania Comparative & International Education”
16 February 2021, 12 – 1:30pm NZT

Featured Speakers: Eve Coxon, Kabini Sanga, Robin Burns, and Juliana McLaughlin

Description: This Talanoa will explore the history of OCIES (Oceanic Comparative and International Education Society) from its early years to the present, as well as situate it within the global field of Comparative and International Education (CIE). The speakers will also provide some insights and guidance to new and emerging researchers on how to position yourself and your research interests into this larger context of CIE.

What is a Talanoa?
A talanoa is a conversation that explores themes or matters of importance, and one in which all participants are free to speak openly in a safe, accepting, and non-confrontational space. The conversation is characterised by the core values of respectful relationality, reciprocity and empathy. Talanoa is respectful of different viewpoints and advances knowledge while it simultaneously builds relationships and invites collaboration. 

The latest issue of OCIES newsletter is published!

Kia ora koutou,

The latest issue of the OCIES newsletter is now ready! Get to know new OCIES members in this issue and to hear what members have to say about the Festival of OCIES Conference that was held last year!

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming NERF Talanoa, where you will explore the history of our society from our elders and learn how to position yourself and your research interests into this larger context of CIE. To learn more. about the Talanoa, check out Page 6 of the newsletter!


Wendy Choo

48th OCIES AGM 2020

The AGM for this year takes place during the week of the Festival of OCIES 2020 virtual conference. It is an online meeting.  

The agenda, previous minutes and reports as available are posted here: Further reports will follow and all documentation will be available on our website. Please note that the meeting will assume that these have been pre-read.
We look forward to seeing all members at the AGM.

Martyn Reynolds

OCIES Secretary