Educational Research: Informing and Impacting Educational Practices. Wednesday, 8th May 2013 – Call for Papers

Educational Research: Informing and Impacting Educational Practices

Wednesday, 8th May 2013
IoE Doctoral Researchers Conference

Call for Papers

The IoE Doctoral Researchers Conference Committee is pleased to announce its Postgraduate Conference on Wednesday, 8th May 2013 from 16:00 to 19:45. This committee includes IoE PhD student organisers and staff members and welcomes abstracts for either a paper or poster presentation on the theme of the conference, ‘Educational Research: Informing and Impacting Educational Practices’ from doctoral researchers at any stage of their PhD or EdD.

The aim of the conference is to provide IoE postgraduate researchers with an opportunity to prepare abstracts for review, to present their work to IoE students and staff, and to get feedback on their research.

If you would like your abstract to be reviewed and considered for presentation please send it to Shahla Yassaei (s.yassaei@pgr.reading.ac.uk).

The deadline for abstracts is 5pm, Friday, 15th March 2013. All abstracts received on or before this date are reviewed by the Conference Committee and decisions on the successful posters/papers will be communicated to the authors no later than Monday, 8th April 2013. Please note that the reviewers will provide constructive feedback on all abstracts submitted.

The venue for the event is L022 G01, London Road Campus.

Abstract Guidelines

Your abstract should provide an overview of your presentation. You can choose to focus on either an introduction of your research project as a whole or a specific aspect of your research. In either case, you should explain its significance/contribution to your field. Please see the attached Guidance on Poster Presentation.

Word limit for abstract is 200 words.

It is important to remember that your presentation should be relevant to the theme of the conference, ‘Educational Research: Informing and Impacting Educational Practices.’

Each speaker will be allocated 25 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for questions and discussion. Talks will be stopped by the Panel Chairs if they go over the specified time. Posters will be on display during the conference.

Application

If you are interested in presenting your work please fill in the attached application form and make sure that you take into account the criteria stated below when you write your abstract.

  • The title of your abstract should not be more than 12 words in which you encapsulate the topic of your paper/ poster in a clear but interesting manner.
  • A very short but informative background to your research should be provided (about two to three sentences).
  • The overall subject of the paper should be clearly stated i.e., whether it is an overview of your doctoral research or it is a particular aspect of it, e.g., your methodology, your literature review, and details of the presentation should be provided
  • The significance of your research to your field should be clearly stated.
  • The way your research is in line with the theme of the conference should be stated.

Conference Booking

If you would like to attend the conference please book your place by filling in the booking form attached and emailing it to Debbie Grimmond (dg030384@pgr.reading.ac.uk) no later than Friday, 15th March 2013.

*Please note that those researchers who would like to apply need to book their place as well.

We look forward to hearing from you all.

Regards,

IoE Doctoral Conference Student Organisers

Debbie Grimmond

Shahla Yassaei

Rfah Alyami