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Arts Based Educational Research – Call for SIG Convenor 2024-2027

The ABER SIG provides a forum for theorists and practitioners in the arts, education, and other fields to discuss, share, and reflect on illuminating and problematic arts-based research practices and outcomes. It also serves as a focal point for other parties and individuals interested in ABER who have not yet ventured into this domain. It welcomes and encourages transdisciplinary knowledge creation in business and policy studies, the social sciences and the humanities. This SIG examines arts and social science research genres and their similarities and differences. It advocates for using arts-based methods of disseminating educational and human science research. It recognises ABER as an inclusive, democratic, participatory ethical inquiry.

SIG Convenors are volunteers whose main role is to co-ordinate, oversee and develop the mission and activities of each particular SIG. 

If you would like to be considered, key aspects of the Convenors’ role include:

  • Preparing text for a regular (ideally once per term) newsletter to SIG members.
  • Hosting at least one annual SIG forum meeting for all members (organised via the BERA office)
  • Encouraging submissions of individual papers and symposia for BERA conference.
  • Reviewing abstracts or acting as a third reviewer.
  • Grouping together abstracts for the conference.
  • Succession planning.
  • SIG events
  • SIG “Meet & Discuss” Meetings
  • BERA Conference
  • Social media

If multiple expressions of interest are received an election may be run.

By agreeing to assume a position of SIG convenor, individuals are committing to fulfilling the responsibilities and obligations that go with that role. SIG Convenors are expected to exercise their own judgment to meet the requirements listed in BERA guidance and to seek further advice from the BERA Office if in any doubt on any of these matters. If any procedures are not followed then BERA reserves the right to take whatever action may be necessary to protect BERA’s legal, financial and reputational position.

This role is intended to serve a 3 year term, finishing 30 September 2027

The deadline to apply is Wednesday 31st July 2024

As part of our wider commitment to greater equality and diversity at all levels of the organisation, we continue to seek increased representation from members with a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. In acknowledging the structural inequalities and unjust power imbalances that affect our members, we wish to be proactive in addressing this within our own structures.