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Forum on the Use of Randomised Controlled Trials in Education

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NeW Space, The University of Newcastle

Hunter St & Auckland St

Newcastle, NSW 2300

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What’s all this talk about RCTs in Education? Why are RCTs valuable? What do/don’t they tell us? What kind of project requires an RCT? How do you run an RCT?

Addressing an exciting and expanding area of educational research in Australia, this two-day Forum centres on the use of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) within Education. Hosted by the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, the Forum is open to all interested educators, researchers, and research students. No prior knowledge of RCTs is needed.

The two-day program provides comprehensive coverage of RCTs in Education—from purpose and design to implementation and dissemination.

The Forum also offers a unique opportunity to hear from Professor Judith D. Singer, an internationally renowned statistician and social scientist whose scholarly interests focus on improving the quantitative methods used in social, educational, and behavioural research.

Places are limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment. Registrations close on October 31, 2018.

Professor Judith D. Singer is the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University, USA. Professor Singer will open the Forum with a keynote address, titled Reflections on Quantitative Research in Education: Past, Present, and Future.

Other guest speakers include Mr John Bush, General Manager (Education), from the Paul Ramsay Foundation and Dr Beth Gamse, Corresponding Editor for the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.

A copy of the program is available here. Catering will be provided at the event (including arrival tea/coffee, morning/afternoon tea and light lunch). Please advise of any special dietary requirements when registering.


Visiting Newcastle

Accommodation

Corporate or discounted rates may be available to registered delegates at the following hotels (subject to availability). Booking instructions and links will be provided upon registration. All amounts are noted in AUD and are inclusive of GST.

Quest Newcastle Apartment Hotel
575 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
T: +61 2 4928 8000
1 bedroom apartment $182 per night
2 bedroom apartment $272 per night

Quest Newcastle West Apartment Hotel
787 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2302
T: +61 2 4920 3400
Studio apartment $179 per night
1 bedroom apartment $199 per night
2 bedroom apartment $299 per night

Travelodge Newcastle
12 Steel Street, Newcastle NSW 2302
T: +61 2 4926 3777
Guest room single/twin/double $134 per night

Rydges Newcastle
Corner Wharf Road and Merewether St, Newcastle NSW 2300
T: +61 2 4907 5000
King Cityside suite $275 per night (includes WiFi and breakfast for one guest)
King Harbourside suite $305 per night (includes WiFi and breakfast for one guest)
Note: Rates are available until November 14, 2018 only, and apply only to bookings made for November 28 or 29, 2018. Parking at the hotel is available at an additional cost. Full prepayment is required at the time of booking. No refunds available on cancellations. Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners Club attract a surcharge of 1.08%.

Ibis Newcastle
700 Hunter Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302
T: +61 2 4925 2266
Standard Queen room $148 per night
Note: Rates apply only to bookings made for November 27, 28 or 29, 2018. Discounted rates available until one month prior to the event (i.e., must be booked before October 28, 2018).

Novotel Newcastle Beach
5 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
T: +61 2 4032 3700
15% off best unrestricted rate of the day
Note: Rates apply only to bookings made for November 27, 28 or 29, 2018. Discounted rates available until one month prior to the event (i.e., must be booked before October 28, 2018).

For an overview of other options on where to stay, check out Visit Newcastle's online guide to hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and self-contained accommodation in the area.

Dining

With no shortage of great places to eat, Newcastle's dining scene offers a wide variety of cuisines for a range of budgets. Major eateries can be found throughout the cityfrom King St in Newcastle's east to Darby St in Cooks Hill, and along Newcastle's Queens Wharf and Foreshore to the Honeysuckle harbour-front precinct. Further away from the city centre, Hamilton's Beaumont St is also a popular location. Click here for options on where to dine in Newcastle.

Parking

Please note that there is currently ongoing road work in Newcastle's city centre, with sections of Hunter St temporarily closed to traffic for the construction of a light rail network. Parking near NeW Space is therefore very limited. If you are driving to the venue, please allow time for possible delays with road work and/or to find a parking spot.

There is limited street parking throughout the city (typically for a maximum of 2 hours). However, longer term options may be available near NeW Space including:

Civic West Carpark on Gibson St, operated by Hunter Parking and Storage (3-minute walk)

Centenary Rd Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking (6-minute walk)

Newcastle Car Park on Wright Lane (10-minute walk)

The Newcastle City Council also offers a Park and Ride scheme for $2.20 per day. The service operates every 15 minutes between 7am and 9am from the McDonald Jones Stadium in Broadmeadow, making several stops throughout the CBD (including NeW Space). The return trip from the CBD back to the Stadium runs every 15 minutes between 3pm and 6.30pm. In order to access this service, you will need to register your details via the link above.

Alternatively, you may prefer to park in the surrounding suburbs (for free) and then take advantage of Newcastle's Fare Free Bus Zone (see details below).

Transport

A Fare Free Bus Zone is available within the Newcastle city centre between 7.30am and 6.00pm, 7 days per week. This is a great option for those staying in the city or travelling to Newcastle by train (via the Newcastle Interchange in Wickham), or for those who wish to avoid parking in the city centre. Please note that Opal card fares will apply if using the service outside the specified hours and/or beyond the Fare Free Zone. For further information, visit Transport NSW.

Taxis are also available through local company, Newcastle Taxis, on 132227 (13CABS) or via their online booking form.

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NeW Space, The University of Newcastle

Hunter St & Auckland St

Newcastle, NSW 2300

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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