Plenary Session with Graça Machel, Fourteenth International Conference on Learning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Garden Conversation, Twenty-Second International Conference on Learning, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid, Spain
Garden Conversation with Kris Gutierrez, Twelfth International Conference on Learning, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Garden Conversation with Gunther Kress, Tenth International Conference on Learning, Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK

Founded in 1989, The Learner Research Network is brought together around a common concern for learning in all its sites, formal and informal, and at all levels, from early childhood, to schools, colleges and universities, and adult, community and workplace education. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Research Network Chairs

Bill Cope

Bill Cope

Founding Chair and Editor

(1989 - )

Mary Kalantzis

Mary Kalantzis

Founding Chair and Editor

(1989 - )

Spanish Research Network Chair

José Luis Ortega Martín

José Luis Ortega Martín

Current Chair and Editor

Conferences

  • 1989 - University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • 1991 - University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • 1993 - University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • 1995 - Townsville, Australia
  • 1997 - Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
  • 1999 - Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • 2000 - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2001 - University of Athens in Spetses, Greece
  • 2002 - Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • 2003 - Institute of Education, London University, London, UK
  • 2004 - Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, Havana, Cuba
  • 2005 - University of Granada, Granada, Spain
  • 2006 - Sam Sharpe Teachers College, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • 2007 - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2008 - University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  • 2009 - University of Barcelona, Spain
  • 2010 - The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
  • 2011 - University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  • 2012 - The Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  • 2013 - The University of the Aegean at Rhodes, Greece
  • 2014 - Lander College at Touro College, New York City, USA
  • 2015 - Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, Spain
  • 2016 - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2017 - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA
  • 2018 - University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • 2019- Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK
  • 2020 - University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain (Virtual)
  • 2021 - Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (Virtual)

Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on Learning has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:

Courtney Cazden

Courtney Cazden

Professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
(1997, 1999)

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren

Professor, Chapman University, Orange, USA
(2000)

Fazal Rizvi

Fazal Rizvi

Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
(2001)

Jim Cummins

Jim Cummins

Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada
(2001)

Martin Nakata

Martin Nakata

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Education & Strategy, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
(2001)

Sarah Michaels

Sarah Michaels

Professor, Clark University, Worcester, USA
(2001, 2003)

Bill Cope

Bill Cope

Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
(2002, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015)

Denise Newfield

Denise Newfield

Associate Research Professor, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
(2002, 2003, 2009, 2011)

James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee

Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
(2002)

Michael Apple

Michael Apple

Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
(2002, 2004)

Pippa Stein

Pippa Stein

Senior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
(2002, 2003)

Brian Street

Brian Street

Professor Emeritus, King's College & London University, London, UK
(2003)

Carey Jewitt

Carey Jewitt

Director, UCL Knowledge Lab, University College London, UK
(2003)

Gunther Kress

Gunther Kress

Professor, University of London, London, UK
(2003, 2005, 2007)

Kris Gutierrez

Kris Gutierrez

Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
(2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009)

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Mary Kalantzis

Mary Kalantzis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, USA
(2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Colin Lankshear

Colin Lankshear

Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia, Canada
(2004, 2005)

Michele Knobel

Michele Knobel

Professor, Montclair State University, Montclair, USA
(2004, 2005)

Crain Soudien

Crain Soudien

Chief Executive Officer, HSRC, Pretoria, South Africa
(2007, 2011)

Graça Machel

Graça Machel

Chancellor, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
(2007)

Partners

Over the years the The Learner Research Network has had the pleasure of working with the following organizations: