Please note that all charges are in Australian dollars.

Type of participant Price (Australian Dollar)
ICSEI member AUD$875
Standard (non-member) AUD$990
Student (full time, requires ID) AUD$520
Low or Lower-middle Income Economies AUD$467

The 32nd ICSEI Annual Conference

Information Registration fees for all participants during the 32nd ICSEI Annual Conference include the following:
  • Welcome Reception
  • Participation in all seminars and sessions
  • Coffee breaks and Lunches will be provided during the conference days
  • Programme and abstracts of the conference
  • Conference kits

1. ICSEI membership

You'll have an ICSEI login if you're an ICSEI member, have submitted a publication or have registered online for a previous conference.

2. Cancellation policy


3. Conference registration

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In order to receive the student rate, please email a copy of your Student ID and full time status to

To attract participants from the these economies we are offering a concession rate. The concession rate is based on the economy of the institution (or the main employer) that the registrant is affiliated to. The eligible economies are listed here.
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Use this option if you have previously signed up for the conference and now wish to attend a workshop, optional social event or school visit.

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8. Network Sessions

Information Network Sessions are complimentary.
Lunch Network Session
Day 3: Thurs 10 Jan 2019
Lunch Network Session
Day 4: Fri 11 Jan 2019
Early Childhood Network
3P Network
Data Use Network
Educational Leadership Network
MORE Network
Professional Learning Network
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9. Optional Activities

Learn all about  the ICSEI networks, their role in ICSEI, their activities, their outcomes and further plans.

We will also explain about the business meetings of the networks and, in cooperation with the conference coordinators, explain about the highlights of the conference. Attending this session is a great way to get to know new people, and to make your experience of ICSEI so much richer!
Day 2: Wed 9th Jan 2019
9:00am to 10:30am
Day 2: Wed 9 Jan 2019
10:30am to 12:00 midday
Day 2: Wed 9 Jan 2019 Complimentary

Light snacks and beverages will be provided
Day 2: Wed 9 Jan 2019, 6.30-8.30pm
Day 3: Thu 10 Jan 2019
10am to 1pm
Registration closed

10. School Visits

Information School Visit registration is now closed

11. Master Classes

Information 2 hours A$50
3 hours A$75

Final day of conference: Sat 12 Jan. Classes will start after closing ceremony.
  • Light snacks and beverages will be provided
  • Limited seats per class, with 6 classes in total
  • First come first serve basis
Data use for improving Teaching and Learning in Schools: The Data Team Professional Development Intervention - Dr. Kim Schildkamp, ICSEI President-elect, University of Twente (*2 hours)

Every day, school leaders and teachers are faced with decisions concerning the quality of education. However, decisions may sometimes be taken too quickly based on anecdotal information and assumptions instead of data from investigation. When data, such as performance data, but also classroom observation data, are used in the decision making process of school leaders and teachers, this can lead to improved student achievement. To support schools in the use of data, we developed the so called data team® procedure. This interactive session will first focus on the concept of data use and its challenges and opportunities. Next, participants will experience being part of a data team and learn the effects of the data team procedure on teacher professional development and student achievement.
Playful learning in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) across cultures – Professor Ingunn Størksen, Center for Learning Environment, University of Stavanger (*2 hours)

Research shows us that play is essential for children’s everyday well-being and development in ECEC. Free play is especially important, since it involves children’s discovery, fantasy, imagination, meaning making, negotiation and communication, and in this way fosters natural and enjoyable development. We know that gentle and sensitive guidance from adults in play also fosters early development in important areas. Within the theoretical framework of playful learning, free play and guided play are both highly valued. During playful learning children are active, engaged, and they are interacting in meaningful contexts. This framework is widely accepted in many countries. Still, the practical implications of playful learning may vary across cultures. In this masterclass, I will present an example of how playful learning is implemented to a Norwegian context through examples from a teacher handbook and internet resource. Participants will engage in discussions of understandings and implementations of playful learning in ECEC across the world.
Creating space for innovation: Leading and learning from the emerging future - Prof. Dr. Michael Schratz, University of Innsbruck, Austria (*2 hours)

Disruptive developments ask for innovative ways of teaching, leading and learning, since the future can no longer be predicted from the past. Awareness of system dynamics and transformation asks for new ways of acting towards next practice rather than best practice.

This interactive session invites participants on a learning journey along Scharmer’s ‘Theory U’ (Mind – Heart - Will); which requires a stance of letting go of the past in order to connect with and learn from emerging future possibilities.

The methodology of focusing on the emerging future will open up the mind on deeper levels of learning and change. Participants will experience how energy follows attention, which helps in creating awareness for innovation and change by holding the space for new approaches to teaching, learning and leading. Collaborative activities will enable the participants to transform the methodology and design into their own professional context.
Professional Learning Networks - achieving effective collaboration for teacher, school and system improvement – Professor Chris Brown, University of Portsmouth and Dr. Cindy Poortman, University of Twente (*2 hours)

Educators working and learning together in Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) is considered an effective way to achieve improvements in teaching and learning at scale. At the same time, PLNs do not automatically lead to professional development or sustainable impact. We define PLNs as any group who engage in collaborative learning with others outside of their everyday community of practice, to improve teaching and learning. This is a broad definition, encompassing a huge range of network types, including research or data use teams, teacher design teams, and education networks.

The aim of this masterclass is to enable participants to engage interactively with current thinking and research on factors fostering effective and sustainable PLNs. In particular the session will provide the opportunity for participants to thoroughly discuss not only common challenges, but also potential approaches to meet these challenges. This approach will help participants rethink research into PLNs and (their) PLN practice.
Mixed methods – Professor Pamela Sammons, Department of Education, University of Oxford (*2 hours)

Collaborative Professionalism: coming together in ways that have impact – Professor Andy Hargreaves, Boston College, Lynch School of Education (*3 hours)

We live and work in a fast-paced knowledge economy where ideas have to circulate freely. We are also caught up in a world where, for good reasons and bad, there is more and more movement of people as well as ideas. How can we come together for the benefit of everyone?

In this Masterclass Andy Hargreaves will draw on his recent co-authored book on Collaborative Professionalism so that participants can engage with and apply 5 different designs from 5 different countries for working together in and across schools. Stronger relationships and clearer protocols and procedures; more solidarity and more specificity – these are the core principles of collaborative professionalism that participants will explore together.
Andy Hargreaves
President of ICSEI

12. Accommodation

Information The conference website has information on accommodation options.