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

Educational Research: Informing and Impacting Educational Practices

Wednesday, 8th May 2013
IoE Doctoral Researchers Conference

Call for Posters

The IoE Doctoral Researchers Conference Committee is pleased to announce its Postgraduate Conference on Wednesday, 8th May 2013 from 16:00 to 19:45, which all postgraduate IoE students are cordially invited.The venue for the event is L022 G01 London Road Campus.

MA students are invited to attend the conference where oral presentations will be made by doctorial researchers, and are  invited to present posters at the conference of completed or intended research. If you would like your poster to be considered for presentation please fill the attached application form and send it to Shahla Yassaei (s.yassaei@pgr.reading.ac.uk).

Posters represent a summary of your work in a visual form. At conferences poster presenters literally stand next to their displayed poster and are available to answer questions and/or to receive feedback on their work. Please see the attached Guidance on Poster Presentation. In order to be allocated an area to present your poster at a conference it is usual that authors submit an abstract summarising the work that the intended poster is on; thus, the conference committee welcomes abstracts from IoE MA students who would like to present a poster at this inaugural IoE student conference. The poster can be presented on any area of research you are/ will be conducting for your MA dissertation or other empirically based research conducted as part of your MA degree. In either case, you are asked to mention the relevance of your research to education and its potential impact.

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 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.

Abstract Guidelines

Your abstract should provide an overview of your poster.  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.

Word limit for abstract is 200 words.

It is important to remember that your poster should make reference to the theme of the conference, ‘Educational Research: Informing and Impacting Educational Practices.’

Application

If you are interested in presenting your work in the form of a poster, 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 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 poster should be clearly stated i.e., whether it is an overview of your MA 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 potential 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 students who would like to apply need to book their place as well.

We look forward to hearing from you all. Please do not hesitate to contact Debbie Grimmond (dg030384@pgr.reading.ac.uk) if you have further questions.

We hope that you will be able to join us on the day.

Regards,

IoE Doctoral Conference Student Organisers

Debbie Grimmond

Shahla Yassaei

Rfah Alyami