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Kaleidoscope Graduate Student Research Conference 2015

Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK
28 & 29 May, 2015

Kaleidoscope 2015: Many Paths, Same Goal – Multimodality in Educational Research

Join us for a fantastic two-day conference for research students in Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Come share your research (at whatever stage), make connections, and find inspiration. Please note the conference venue below.Kaleidoscope Poster

This year will be the 12th Kaleidoscope Conference. The theme is “Many Paths, Same Goal – Multimodality in Educational Research”. In its very basic sense, multimodality looks at the multiplicity and incorporation of modes such as the textual, the visual, the oral, the aural, the gestural, the tactile, the spatial and so on. We recognise that within the field, there are many different approaches to undertaking research. We hope that the theme prompts us to think about which methods are most appropriate, how we can draw on and incorporate those different modes in our research practices and contribute to our wider understanding of education.

Studies involving empirical and non-empirical research are both welcome. Exploration includes but is not confined to theoretical and conceptual developments, analytical frameworks, methodological practices and innovations, interdisciplinary potentials, impacts of multimodality on literacy, and multimodality and ethics. We hope to initiate a discussion and sharing of how drawing on different modes can impact our research.

The conference will feature student presentations, expert panels, workshops, social events, and Professor Maria Nikolajeva as our keynote speaker.

We welcome submissions for 20-minute presentations from research students in the broad field of Education. Submissions for posters are also welcome. Our simple, flexible submission format gives you the option of communicating your research in creative, arts-based, or interactive formats. 

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Donald McIntyre Building at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Education. For more information and maps to the Faculty of Education, click here. For a detailed map of the campus, including a print version of the Donald McIntyre Building, click here.

Key Dates

30 April: Abstract submission deadline

7 May: Final day for early bird registration at £20

14 May: Participant registration deadline

28 & 29 May: Kaleidoscope Conference

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