The Research Writing Summer School will begin with a full day workshop titled Bound by Words – finding your writing voice, facilitated by Professor Roger Slee. In this workshop Roger will use the troubled and troubling field of inclusive education as a forum for thinking about writing for change. In a poem - Eulogy for a Dead Poet - Roger McGough talks of a poet who had a way with words saying that he could "make them talk". How do we want to sound in our writing? Is it possible to simultaneously communicate with multiple audiences? Do we need to shun writing for the academic club to achieve authenticity and connect with disenfranchised constituencies? Is the rise of impact measurement a call for clarity and connection? Together, we will explore these questions through discussion and writing. Particular focus will be applied to narrative and to mining the data of everyday experience.
Professor Roger Slee
Roger was appointed as a Vice-Chancellor's 100 Professors initiative at the University of South Australia.He is also the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Inclusive Education published by Taylor and Francis.Roger's most recent book was The Irregular School. Exclusion, Schooling and Inclusive Education. Published by Routledge.
Roger was formerly Deputy Director-General of Education Queensland. He has been adviser to governments and led consulting and development projects in Australia, England, Canada, New Zealand, India, Iraq, Kosovo, the Republic of Montenegro, Ethiopia, Singapore and Greece.