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.