THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL THEORISING EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Thursday 24th June – Saturday 26th June 2010
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Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Professor Gert Biesta, University of Stirling, UK
Professor Lynn Fendler, Michigan State University, USA
Professor Lisbeth Lundahl, Umeå University, Sweden
The Laboratory for Educational Theory at the School of Education was established in 2008 with the ambition to create opportunities for researchers, students, practitioners and others to explore the roles of theory in educational research and educational practice and to engage in theory development and capacity building. As part of its programme of activities the Laboratory for Educational Theory is hosting the first biennial international theorising education conference.
The conference will take place from 24-26 June 2010 and will be organised through roundtable presentations, poster sessions, progress reports, theory clinics and keynote lectures from international scholars. Papers will be circulated in advance to provide optimal opportunities for discussion and engagement.
The purpose of the conference is to consider the role and significance of theory in educational research and educational practice. The conference takes a broad definition of education which includes school education, informal education, work-based learning, vocational education, higher education, adult education and lifelong learning. The discussion will be guided by such questions as:
Short discussion papers (ca. 3,000 words), full papers (ca. 6,000 words), progress reports from doctoral students (ca. 3,000 words), discussion posters (ca. 1,000 words), and proposals for theory clinics (in which presenters work with the audience in the critical analysis of the theoretical dimensions of existing research or practice) are invited.
We specifically invite contributions of the following kind:
A 600 word abstract should be submitted by Saturday 16th January 2010 to email@example.com Contributors will be notified of the outcome of refereeing by Friday 12th February 2010. Full papers should be submitted by Friday 26th March 2010 and, subject to refereeing, will be posted on this page.
Deadline for Scholarship application: Friday 8th January 2010
Abstract Deadline: Saturday 16th January 2010
Notification of accepted papers: by Friday 12th February 2010.
Deadline for early registration rate: Sunday 28th February 2010.
Deadline for Full Papers: Friday 26th March 2010
The conference will be followed by the first international doctoral summer school of the Laboratory for Educational Theory which will run from Sunday 27th June – Thursday 1st July. Students attending the summer school can apply for a bursary for the conference.
Last updated: Feburary 2010