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Call for Papers - 2015 National Conference

Published 22nd Jan 15 by Paola Ghirelli

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for submitting papers has now expired. If you have already submitted, the information below will still be relevant.
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This year's Australian College of Educators (ACE) 2015 conference theme is - 'Educators on the edge: Big ideas for change and innovation'.

ACE proudly presents an opportunity for all education professionals to gather, discuss and share cutting edge, creative and innovative practices, nationally and globally at its 2015 National Conference on 24 & 25 September 2015 in Brisbane.

The College announces this 'Call for Papers' and invites all members to submit an Abstract (150-word maximum) for either, a Presentation, or an Interactive Workshop Session consistent with the conference theme - 'Educators on the edge: Big ideas for change and innovation'.

Abstracts received for either a Presentation, or an Interactive Workshop Session, will be reviewed and, if accepted, will be published in the Conference Proceedings Publication.

Please note that all presenters would need to ensure that they are available throughout both days for program placement.

SUGGESTIONS FOR TOPICS:

You are invited to share practices which relate to the following:

•  Educators adapting to changes and challenges (including technological, economic and social)

•  Innovative approaches educators ‘on the edge’ are implementing to improve student learning

•  Cutting-edge, creative and innovative practices, nationally and globally

WHO CAN SUBMIT?

Educators from all levels and sectors of education (higher education, VET/TAFE, early childhood and schools) are invited to submit abstracts for papers to present at the conference.

Presentations and Interactive Workshop Sessions should be relevant to the theme and may include research, descriptions of teaching practices or programs, or position papers.

1)  PAPERS FOR PRESENTATION

Papers for Presentations (60 minutes)

Presentations may include original research, innovative programs, professional practices, and theoretical and conceptual advances relating to the theme of the conference. Approximately 75 per cent of time should be spent on the presentation and 25 per cent of time dedicated to a question and answer session with the participants. These will be refereed according to the following criteria:

•  Appropriateness for the conference theme – ‘Educators on the edge: Big ideas for change and innovation’

•  Adequacy of references to the relevant literature

•  Quality of the research design – including the data collection and analysis

•  Quality of the findings, discussion and implications

•  Quality of the writing and presentation (including referencing)

All papers submitted for Presentations will be a maximum of 3000 words, including references, and will be submitted in Microsoft Word, font type Garamond, font size 12.

A 150–200 word abstract and 100 word biography for promotional use for the conference is required. We also require a high resolution jpeg photo of you (minimum 2MB).

2) PAPERS FOR PRESENTATION DEADLINES

Friday 20 March 2015 – Submission of the Abstract (including 100 word biography and photo/s of the author/s).

Friday 10 April 2015 – Notification to Author/s that the Abstract has been accepted

Friday 8 May 2015 – Submission by the Author/s of Full Paper for reviewing

Friday 12 June 2015 – Notification of review outcomes

Friday 31 July 2015 – Final version of the Full Paper to be submitted to the Editors for publication

3) INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SESSIONS (60 minutes)

Interactive Workshop Sessions offer opportunities to develop participants’ skills using a variety of interactive methods. This format also offers a chance to discuss controversial and contested topics with the audience, who are at the same time encouraged to play an active role in the discussion.

Abstracts submitted for this section will initially be reviewed according to their quality and appropriateness for inclusion at the conference.

A 150–200 word Abstract and 100 word biography for promotional use for the conference is required. We also require a high resolution jpeg photo of you (minimum 2MB).

Please note that if you wish to be published in the Conference Proceedings Publication you will need to provide an Abstract as well as a Full Paper of a maximum of 2000 words by the deadline below.

However, if you do not wish to be published in the Conference Proceedings Publication you can simply provide an Abstract and perhaps supply an accompanying handout (on the day) for the audience.

4) INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP SESSIONS DEADLINES

Friday 20 March 2015 – Submission of the Abstract of the Interactive Workshop Session (including 100 word biography and photo/s of the author/s).

Friday 10 April 2015 – Notification to Author/s that the Abstract for the Interactive Workshop Session has been accepted.

Friday 29 May 2015 - Provision of Full Paper for Interactive Workshop Session (a maximum 2000 words including references.

All Interactive Workshop Session Papers are to be submitted in Microsoft Word, font type Garamond, font size 12.

Please note Papers for Presentations or Interactive Workshop Session Papers submitted after these dates will not be available at the conference.

If you are willing to accept this invitation, please let Paola Ghirelli, ACE Communications & Publications Manager, know (email: paola.ghirelli@austcolled.com.au), or phone 3 9035 5758.

Please visit www.austcolled.com.au/news/call-for-papers-2015-national-conference.

We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with this.


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