Personal tools

Paper Submission

Presentation formats

 

Research Design Forum

 

In this new interactive session format, the aim is to offer researchers the opportunity to get feedback on their research plans or proposals . Are you preparing a doctoral study, research proposals, or are you on the verge of starting your data collection, then this format enables you to receive feedback from your peers as well as senior scholars in the field. More specifically, two senior scholars will be asked to prepare their feedback in advance and present their comments during the session. During the reviewing process, the members from the scientific committee will assess whether the topic fits the scope of the SIGs and will determine which senior scholars are appropriate to participate in the session. For these sessions, one complete time slot (1,5 hours) will be reserved for each research plan, in order to facilitate the possibility to discuss it in more detail.

Proposals for the new format “Research Design Forum” should consist of an abstract and an extended summary. The extended summary (max. 1000 words excluding references) should include: 1) A short theoretical framework, 2) The aim of the research and the research questions, 3) Methodology (including participants, context, design and materials) and 4) Planning of the research (e.g. instrument development, data collection and writing). In addition, the presenter can shortly address elements in the research design that may be problematic. The abstract (max. 200 words) should concisely address at least points 1-3.

Timing:

  • Presenting research plan (30 minutes);

  • Feedback from two senior scholars (30 minutes);

  • Interactive discussion with the audience (30 minutes).

 

Symposium

 

Symposia present research on one topic or theme, providing a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia sessions consist of three oral presentations and a discussant. Symposia are directed by a chairperson and in each symposium the participants should come from at least two different countries. Please note that every participant must register individually.

Proposals for a symposium should consist of an abstract and an extended summary for the proposed symposium, as well as and an abstract for each individual presentation. The extended summary (max. 500 words excluding references) of a symposium should address 1) A short theoretical framework, 2) The aims of the symposium, 3) The contribution of each presentation in the symposium and 4) Importance of the symposium in relation to the theme of the conference “Assessing Transitions in Learning”. The abstract (max. 200 words) of the symposium should concisely address points 1-4. Abstracts of individual papers (max. 500 words) of the symposium should include: 1) A short theoretical framework, 2) Aims of the study and research questions, 3) Methodology (including participants, context, materials and data analyses), 4) Results and 5) Discussion/conclusions (including theoretical and practical implications).

Timing:

  • Presentations (20 minutes per paper);

  • Discussant (20 minutes);

  • Interactive discussion with the audience (10 minutes).

 

Paper

 

Paper sessions involve oral presentations of four empirical or theoretical papers, followed by a discussion with the audience. Empirical papers must have data and preliminary results in order to be accepted.

Proposals for a paper presentation should consist of an abstract and an extended summary. The extended summary (max. 700 words excluding references) should include: 1) A short theoretical framework, 2) Aims of the study and research questions, 3) Methodology (including participants, context, materials and data analyses), 4) Results and 5) Discussion/conclusions (including theoretical and practical implications). In addition, it is highly encouraged to address how the paper relates to conference theme ‘Assessing transitions in learning’. The abstract (max. 200 words) should concisely address points 1-5.

Timing:

  • Presentations (20 minutes per paper);

  • Interactive discussion with the audience (10 minutes).

 

Workshops

 

Workshops aim to familiarise participants with (combinations of) innovative quantitative and/ or qualitative methods employed in analyzing transitions in learning, so that questioning and discussion are suitably informed. Learning-by-doing occupies most of the session and presentations are brief. Adequate time for reflective discussion is reserved. Next to contributions of our keynote speakers and invited workshops of renowned senior scholars in the field of higher education, we will invite participants to submit proposals for workshops.

Proposals for a workshop should consist of an abstract and an extended summary. The extended summary (max. 700 words excluding references) should address: 1) The aims of the workshop, 2) Information about the quantitative and/or qualitative methods that are at the focus in the workshop, 3) How the workshop relates to the conference theme ‘Assessing transitions in learning’, and 4) How interactivity and/or hand-on activities with the audience will be realized and (5) which materials (e.g. computers) are needed. The abstract (max. 200 words) should concisely address the above mentioned elements points 1-4.

 

Abstract submission

 

The deadline (16/02) has passed.

  • Last modified 23-04-2014