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Kaleidoscope 2018

Kaleidoscope is an annual two-day conference hosted by research students at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Kaleidoscope poster 2018

We invite you to join us on the 24th – 25th May this year for the 15th Kaleidoscope conference! Here’s a wonderful opportunity to share your research (at any stage), connect with other educators and researchers, exchange ideas, find inspiration and food for thought!

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The theme for this year is "Beyond Borders: Connecting Insights, Research & Practice in Education”. Building up on Kaleidoscope 2016’s theme of bridging theory and practice in educational research and last year’s theme of achieving cultural diversity through international collaborations, the 2018 conference will discuss steps that we can take to connect insights, research and practice globally. In addition, the main topics will also address the following questions:

  • How does the global educational community remain inclusive in the midst of the changing political landscape of the world?
  • How can we ensure that research and practice are mutually beneficial?
  • How do we create international quality standards while maintaining diversity of pedagogical expressions?
  • How can we define knowledge in an international context?

We embrace the diversity of ideas and research directions and welcome submissions on interdisciplinary projects, empirical and non-empirical studies, innovative theories and methodologies, finished and unfinished projects. In line with our theme of connecting of research and practice beyond borders, we also welcome research and projects carried out both nationally and internationally.

We invite delegates, practitioners and researchers, from the UK and all over the world to present their work through presentations (20 minutes), workshops (60 minutes) and posters.

We are excited to have two esteemed keynote speakers at our conference: Professor Clive Dimmock and Professor Jan Vermunt. Professor Dimmock is the Chair in Professional Learning and Leadership at the University of Glasgow, and Professor Vermunt is a Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, who is an educational psychologist. In addition, the various panel sessions and workshops will feature a diverse range of educationists specially gathered to share their scholarly knowledge and experience.

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

Find more information and directions to the Donald McIntyre Building, Faculty of Education.

Key dates

24 March: Abstract submission deadline: Submissions are now closed.

30 April: Final day for early bird registration at £30

11 May: Participant registration deadline at £35

24 & 25 May: Kaleidoscope Conference

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Register for Kaleidoscope 2018 on the University of Cambridge Online sales website

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Conference chairs

Po Tsai & Isang Awah