Call for ProposalsTheme
Redesigning Pedagogy: Transforming Teaching, Inspiring Learning
Civic and moral education
Cognition and Learning
Early Childhood Education
Educational Policies and Practices
Humanities and Social Studies
IT in Education
Language and Literacy Education
Multiliteracies and Multimodalities
School Change and Leadership
Special Needs Education
Student Performance and Assessment
Teacher Professional Development
Visual and Performance Arts
Special Sessions on Implementing New Practices in Schools
A crucial issue facing educators and researchers around the world is how to implement new practices in schools. Singapore has been implementing new curricula, pedagogies, and assessments. The Redesigning Pedagogy Conference provides an opportunity for policymakers, educators, and researchers to reflect on the translation of research and policies into classroom practices. Thus, we encourage teams of teachers, researchers, administrators, and policy makers to propose special sessions that showcase and reflect how they have implemented new practices. A focus on processes and products of change from different stakeholders can provide useful information for everyone.
Paper sessions (30 minutes)
Paper sessions are presented by one or more authors. Approximately 30 minutes will be allocated per paper presentation (including 5 minutes for Q & A and another 5 minutes for movement of participants from one session to the next). The papers will be placed into thematic sessions within the strands of the conference.
Symposia (90 minutes)
Symposia are integrated presentations by a team on a specific issue, study, or practice. 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 connections among the various presentations. Symposia organizers should provide an abstract for each paper presentation and an overall abstract for the symposium.
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 presentations and the general topic. The Discussant does not present his or her own research.Each symposium contains 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 2011 conference, more symposium slots than individual paper presentation slots will be scheduled. Because relatively few sessions are devoted to paper presentation sessions, the rejection rate for such submissions is expected to be higher.
Workshops (90 minutes)
Presented by one or more authors, a workshop is different from a paper presentation in that it is more practical or hands-on, and of specific interest to certain 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 whom the ideas would be relevant.
Posters (to be advised)
Poster sessions provide an opportunity to discuss participants' own research with other scholars. Posters are usually reports of research or school practices. A research proposal should give a clear idea of the topic being researched, the research questions, methods of data collection and data analysis, and why it is an important topic to study. A poster uses texts and graphics to display research results or ongoing work. During the poster session, the presenter(s) will be stationed by the poster to field questions from conference participants.
Language of Presentation
English (presentations in Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and other languages are also welcome but abstracts must be submitted in English).
Guidelines on Submission of Paper/Workshop/Poster/Symposium
The abstract must be in English and should normally include aims, methodology and findings (or its equivalent).
Letter of Acceptance
A letter of acceptance confirming refereed acceptance of your paper should be sent to you by 15 January 2011. Once the submission has been accepted, the presenter is encouraged to send an electronic copy of the full paper by 6 June 2011. Full papers will only be uploaded to the conference website after the conference. Please click here for the full paper submission template and guidelines.
Upon acceptance of abstracts, please login to make payment of conference registration fees.
Early Bird Registration opens 1 December 2010 and closes on 1 March 2011.
Conference registration closes on 18 April 2011.
Note: All presenters and co-presenters must register and pay to attend the conference.Review Criteria
- 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.