Submission Formats

Papers

Ignite Poster Presentations

Workshops

Ignite Demonstrations

Panel Discussions

General Notes

Call for Participation: 30th of May 2019

Deadline: Monday the 30th of September 2019 Thursday the 31st of October 2019 Monday the 18th of November 2019

Submission via: EasyChair

Papers

Papers should describe some combination of original theoretical perspectives, empirical research, innovative tools, methodological developments and/or practitioner inquiries which:

  • explore innovative ideas, tools, methods, etc.
  • test existing tools and approaches in new contexts, with larger cohorts, large scale evaluation etc.
  • introduce novel methodologies for evaluation of learning
  • help to extend our understanding of constructionism and its relationship to other disciplines.

Depending on the topic and your position as a researcher or practitioner, things to consider in a paper submission include the following:

  • A statement on the problem being addressed.
  • Links to relevant theory, policy, evidence, etc to support claims, aims, hypothesis, etc.
  • Plainly stated objectives (of research or practice activity) with research questions (as appropriate).
  • A clear description of any learning activity design and implementation and/or technical solution, explaining how it is aligned with constructionism and other relevant theories.
  • Relevant contextual information.
  • Overview of data collection and analysis approaches.
  • Results.
  • Discussion of the results of research or activity with reference to what is already known.
  • Any implications for practice, policy or research.
  • The contribution of the paper to our understanding of constructionism.

All papers will be made available in digital form and therefore a page count will not be applied, to allow for the reasonable and appropriate use of images, tables, etc. and references.

Key information:

  • 2000-4000 words for the main body (excluding abstract and references)
  • 1-page abstract (this will be printed in the conference book of abstracts)
    • This should include the problem, aims, outline of the study/practice activity/theoretical ideas, key findings and contribution.
  • Please follow the formatting guidelines in the template [Download]
    • (Please note that submissions should be anonymised for blind review)

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Ignite Poster Presentations

The traditional conference poster format will be augmented by an Ignite Poster Presentation session which allow participants to provide a brief ‘pitch’ to all conference attendees during a full plenary session. Ignite presentations last 2 minutes each and provide an opportunity to capture the interest of attendees at the conference, to encourage them to come to talk to you at your poster. Posters should describe new ideas or work-in-progress that connect to the conference theme. Poster submissions can include empirical studies, innovative tools, practitioner experiences, work-in-progress, etc.

Depending on the topic and the status of the work at time of submission, the poster abstract submission should include the following.

Key information:

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Workshops

Workshops should provide hands-on activities for participants to engage with and can follow a variety of formats.  For example, workshops may be a pedagogic activity, involve exploring a new tool, roundtable discussion, etc.

Workshop abstracts should include the following:

  • Outline what the activity will involve.
  • Clearly identify the key ideas which underpin the activity.
  • Explanation of how the activity will be beneficial to participants.

Following the abstract, include a section outlining the following:

  • Who the target audience is.
  • The maximum number of attendees.
  • Any equipment that will be required (including who you expect to supply it).
  • Whether there are any requirements regarding the physical space.

Key information:

  • 1-page abstract (this will be printed in the conference book of abstracts)
    • This should include a brief description of the activity, the key ideas which underpin it and an explanation of how the activity will be beneficial to participants and who those participants might be.
  • 1-page information for organisers
    • This should explain who the target audience is, maximum number of attendees, equipment requirements etc.
  • Please follow the formatting guidelines in the template [Download]
    • (Please note that submissions should be anonymised for blind review)

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Demonstrations

Demonstrations, of an interesting innovation, tool or method, will be hosted in the poster area of the conference venue and presenters can also request a poster to be displayed in their demonstration space. Those providing a demonstration will also be offered a 2 min slot in the Ignite session to pitch their contribution to all conference attendees.

Demonstration proposals should include the following:

  • Outline of the innovation, tool or method to be demonstrated
  • Clearly identify the key constructionist ideas which underpin it.
  • Explanation of how the demonstration will be beneficial to participants.

Include a section in the proposal outlining the following:

  • Who the target audience is.
  • Any equipment that will be required and who will provide it.
  • Whether the demonstration will be including a poster or not.
  • Any requirements regarding the physical space.
  • If there is a linked workshop proposed.

All accepted Ignite demonstration abstracts will be printed.

Key information:

  • 1-page abstract (this will be printed in the conference book of abstracts)
    • This should include a brief description of the innovation, tool or method to be demonstrated, the key ideas which underpin it and an explanation of how the activity will be beneficial to participants and who those participants might be.
  • 1-page information for organisers
    • This should explain who the target audience is, maximum number of attendees, equipment requirements etc.
  • Please follow the formatting guidelines in the template [Download]
    • (Please note that submissions should be anonymised for blind review)

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Panel Discussions

Panels and symposia both provide opportunities for a group of researchers and/or practitioners to engage their audience with a common topic.  Panels are chaired discussions, and the role of the chair is to ask questions and ensure that each panellist engages in the discussion, avoiding dominance from a single voice and ensuring multiple perspectives are heard.  They will also chair engagement with the audience.  There should be an opportunity for participants to get involved and the benefits for participants should be made clear. 

Submissions should include the following:

  • The topic to be discussed should be outlined and linked to relevant literature.
  • The significance of the topic should be clear.
  • Describe the expected nature of the discussion, for example will the first question be put to each panellist in turn?  How active will the chair be within the discussions?
  • Explain how multiple perspectives will be represented.

All accepted panel submissions will be printed in full.

Key information:

  • 1-page abstract (this will be printed in the conference book of abstracts).
    • This should provide an overview of the topic and its significance.
  • 1-page information on panellists and chair
    • A short bio for each panellist and the chair.
    • It should be clear from the bios and abstract how multiple perspectives are represented.
    • Under the bio for the chair, include information on how the discussion will be structured/organised.
  • Please follow the formatting guidelines in the template [Download]

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