Call for Papers
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Redesigning Pedagogy: Designing New Learning Contexts for a Globalising World
Anthropology and Sociology of Education
Cognition and Understanding
Early Childhood Education
Humanities and Social Studies
IT in Education
Language and Literacy Education
Multiliteracies and Multimodalities
Philosophy of Education
School Change and Leadership
Special Needs Education
Student Performance and Assessment
Teacher Professional Development
Visual and Performance Arts
Paper sessions (25 minutes)
Presented by one or more authors, papers will be placed into loosely linked sessions by the conference organisers, within the strands that they have been submitted under.
25 minutes per paper presentation (including 5 minutes for Q & A).
Symposia (85 minutes)
Presentations by a team on one specific strand. Each symposium should focus on a well structured theme or a set of inter-related research questions. Within each symposium, each paper presentation provides data or arguments that address those questions. Each symposium submission requires an integrative statement describing the overall theme of the symposium and the inter-connection between the various presentations. Each paper presentation within a symposium will also need to be described with an abstract.
Furthermore, each symposium must have a Chairperson who must be an author of one of the paper presentations. The Chairperson typically invites and organises presenters for the symposium. The Chairperson also moderates the symposium during the conference.
A symposium may also include a Discussant who provides comments on each of the paper presentation and on the questions addressed at the symposium. The discussant does not present his or her own research.
Each symposium will contain one of the following:
- 1 Chairperson, 4 paper presentations with no Discussant;
- 1 Chairperson, 3 paper presentations with maximum 1 Discussant;
- 1 Chairperson, 2 paper presentations with at least 1 Discussant and maximum 2 Discussants.
Note: For the purpose of the 2009 conference, we will be scheduling more symposium slots than individual paper presentation slots. Because relatively few sessions are devoted to paper presentation sessions, the rejection rate for such submissions is expected to be higher.
Workshops (85 minutes)
Presented by one or more authors, a workshop is different from a paper presentation in that it is more practical or hands-on, with particular interests to researchers or teachers. Examples may be workshops on particular research methods, professional development models, best practices, instructional strategies, etc. A workshop submission should include reasons why the ideas presented are relevant in today's context, and to who the ideas would be more relevant to.
Posters (60 minutes)
The graduate student poster session is designed to give graduate students an opportunity to discuss, and get feedback on, their research with other scholars. The session will be held during one of the conference lunch breaks with posters being displayed directly adjacent to the dining area. Poster proposals may be submitted by one or more graduate students. Posters will be considered from any stage of the research process, proposal, early data collection, data analysis, literature review or completed project. The proposal should give a clear idea of the topic being researched, the research questions, proposed (or completed) methods of data collection, proposed (or completed) methods of data analysis, why the topic is of interest to the student and why it is an important topic to research. A poster uses texts and graphics to display research results or ongoing work. During the poster session, the presenter(s) needs to be stationed by the poster to field any questions from conference participants. Posters are effective means of conveying information as the visual aspects and the presenter's verbal explanations can work together to get the material across quickly.
Language of Presentation
English (presentations in Chinese, Malay and Tamil are also welcome but abstracts must be submitted in English).
Guidelines on Submission of Paper/Workshop/Poster/Integrative Summary Abstracts
300 words (in English).
Please submit each abstract (of 300 words) online via the conference website by 31 January 2009.
Letter of Acceptance
A letter of acceptance confirming refereed acceptance of your paper should be sent to you by 20 February 2009. Once the submission has been accepted, the presenter is encouraged to send an electronic copy of the full paper by 31 May 2009. Full papers will only be uploaded to the conference website after the conference. Please click here for the full paper submission guidelines.
Registration for Payment of Fees
Upon acceptance of abstracts, please login to make payment of conference registration fees by 30 April 2009.
Note: All presenters and co-presenters must register and pay to attend the conference.
- Clarity of aim/formulation/conceptualisation
- Appropriateness and importance of research topic for this conference
- Adequacy of research methods
- Appropriateness of interpretation (please include sufficient analytic detail in your abstract for reviewers to make a determination)
- For symposia, a critical criterion is whether individual presentations are sufficiently inter-related.