Final Programme

2017 Conference Program – download here:PT 2017 booklet_June17

To read abstracts of the papers to be presented at the 2017 Positioning Theory Conference, please click on the link for each paper in the table below:

 

Session 1 – Cynthia Brock, Samantha McCarthy and Simon Kelley

University of Wyoming, U.S.A. & Catholic Education, South Australia

Using Positioning Theory to Explore Disciplinary Literacy In a Primary Classroom: The Role of Children’s Talk in a Grade Five/Grade Six History Unit

Brock et al. Positioning Theory DIsciplinary Lit Proposal

Session 2 – Katherine Frankel

Assistant Professor, School of Education, Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

(Re)Positioning Readers in a Peer Mentorship Model of Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

Frankel Positioning Conference Proposal 2017

 Session 3 – Cheryl Jakab

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

A positive positioning research interview design: How to explore children’s meaning-making in supported activity.

Cheryl-2017_pt_proposal-CJakab Jan

Session 4 – Deborah Wise

School of the Creative Industries Faculty of Education and Arts University of Newcastle Australia

A quest for, and the pursuit of, power: a case study applying James’ (2014) Framework for Intentional Positioning in Public Relations and Tobias’ (2011) concept of master plots to examine political positioning.

Wise_PT 2017

Session 5 – Heli Mutanen

University of Eastern Finland
Philosophical Faculty/School of Educational Sciences and Psychology

Narrative positioning in the interview situation: Young adults resisting identities of “being at risk”

Mutanen_Proposal

 

Session 6 – Helen Haste

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Repositioning ‘Liberal’ Assumptions:How new populism, counter-narratives and discourses challenge dominant meaning-making

Haste_Repositioning ‘Liberal_ Assumptions

 Session 7 – K Tao Han

University of Wyoming

Voices from Red States: Challenging Racial Positioning in Some of the Most Conservative Communities in America

Han _ Scull _PT proposal(JAN122017)

 

Session 8 – Luke Buhagiar & Gordon Sammut

University of Malta

Argumentation and Positioning: Empirical insights and arguments for argumentation analysis

Buhagiar & Sammut_Proposal

 Session 9 – Janette Allen

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

From the “Telling” to “Tentative Truth”: How the use of the Positioning Theory triangle enabled multiple truths to become evident

Janette Allen Oxford Proposal

 Session 10 – Joanne Blannin

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Primary Teachers’ Relationships to the use of Web 2.0 Technologies: a positioning theory approach

JBLannin_Abstract_PTConf_2017

 Session 11 – Brian Edmiston & Iona Towler-Evans

University of Eastern Finland

Interaction, Positioning, and Small Groups: Developing a Meso-Level: Understanding of Small Groups Through Positioning Theory

Edmiston _ Towler-Evans Paper Proposal for 2017 Positioning Theory Research Conference

Session 12 – Marta Lenartowicz

Vrije Universiteit Brussel; The Evolution, Complexity and Cognition (ECCO) research group & United Nations University, Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies

Repositioning the positioning theory: Four takeaway points for complexity science

Lenartowicz_repositioning

Session 13 – Pasi Hirvonen

University of Eastern Finland

Interaction, Positioning, and Small Groups: Developing a Meso-Level: Understanding of Small Groups Through Positioning Theory

PasiHirvonenPaperProposalPTConference2017

Session 14 – James R. King, Steven Hart, Deborah Kozdras, Stephanie Bennett

University of South Florida, California State University-Fresno, University of South Florida, Mississippi State University

Authentic Literacies and Becoming Someone Else: Examining Role Affordances within Adolescents’ Service-Learning for Literate Identities

King_Positioning Proposal 2

 Session 15 – Geke Klapwijk

Open University

Dutch parents’ and teachers’ positioning in their collaborating practices

Klapwijk,G,Paper2017_PositioningTheory

 Session 16 – Rachael Gabriel, PhD; Sarah Woulfin, PhD

University of Connecticut

Positioning Dyslexia : Discourses of Policy & Advocacy

Gabriel_Woulfin positioning conference proposal

Session 17 – Grace Pigozzi

Dominican University

Young authors online: Exploring the meaning making process through positionings in place and space

Pigozzi _Young Authors Online

 Session 18 – Nazli Ellidokuz Avdan

Department of Culture and Communication, Linköping University

Stance Theory Complements Positioning Theory in the Analysis of Blue-card Questions

Nazli E Avdan-2017 PT Conference

 Session 19 – Duncan Symons, Dr Christine Redman and Robyn Pierce

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Evolving Positioning within Online Collaborative Mathematical Problem Solving

Duncan_Evolving Positioning within Online Collaborative Mathematical Problem Solving

 Session 20 – Christine Redman

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Positioning theory as a contributor to teaching and learning practices

Final_CR_Positioning Theory contributing to Teaching and Learning[1]

Session 21 – Pauline Thompson

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Conducting and researching professional learning as an ‘insider’ – using a positioning theory lens

Pauline thompson conference abstract

Section 22 – Robert Roe

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Dramaturgical Representations of Social Drama in Educational Settings: Opening a New Dimension in Positioning Analysis

Roe Dramaturgical Oxford PT Con July 2017

Session 23 – Susan Rodrigues and Celia McDonald

Liverpool Hope University

Making Sense of Diagrams in Science: Teacher and Pupil Tacit and Explicit agency 

Rodrigues and McDonald Positioning Conference paper proposal

Session 24 – Darian Thraikill

University of Wyoming

Creating Barriers: The Effects of Teacher Educators’ Positions Within the Discipline

Thrailkill Creating Barriers Proposal

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