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Submission procedure

Please email your abstract of 150-250 words (Short Presentation with classroom focus: 10 mins + discussion) or 250-500 words (Standard Presentation: 20 mins + discussion, or Video Presentation: 20 mins max) to The deadline is December 1st, 2008.

All submissions must use this Word document abstract template. Please add your surname into the filename before submission eg. "Smith_Abstract.doc".

Abstracts will be refereed and a decision communicated to authors by mid-January. Authors whose submissions are rejected will receive feedback.

Criteria for acceptance

Submissions need to fall clearly within the stated scope of the conference. Please indicate on the form which broad themes(s) and subtheme(s) your paper will address and include any additional or alternative themes that you feel apply. (See Call for Papers for details of Scope and Themes.)

Additional criteria include

  • an explicit relation to pedagogy
  • a degree of reflection or analysis so that the audience can understand how and why the pedagogical approach, policy or practice is effective (or not)
  • clear implications for research and/or practice in the case of theoretical or policy contributions
  • originality; for example, a presentation centred on the well-established motivational impact of IWBs may not be accepted unless it offers new insights, e.g. from work in novel contexts
  • empirical papers need to provide sufficient detail about research design, methods and contextual details
  • specification of outcomes is not necessary if the work is still in progress at the time of submission

A condition of submission is that, if accepted, the paper will be presented at the conference by one or more of the authors. However we also welcome electronic submissions of videos of oral presentations by researchers who cannot attend in person (pre-recorded in your own setting using a digital video camera or software such as Camtasia Studio to capture a computer presentation with audio voiceover). Selected video presentations may be shown to delegates during the conference; others will be distributed or made available electronically. There will be no formal mechanism for feedback or questions for such presentations apart from encouraging delegates to email the authors. Please indicate on the abstract form whether your submission is for a personal or pre-recorded presentation as it will not be possible to change formats after acceptance of a paper. Further information about acceptable formats and length of video presentations will be made available nearer the time. Both kinds of presentation will be subject to the same peer refereeing process. Finally, please note that all presentations must be in English.


Software provided will support the following digital presentation formats: Powerpoint, ActivPrimary, ActivStudio, SMART Notebook. Presenters requiring other software will need to bring it on their own laptops. One SMART Board and one Promethean ActivBoard will be available, also a SMART Tablet, visualiser and Senteo voting system. Equipment must be pre-booked and last minute changes cannot be accommodated since allocation of presentations to rooms will depend on equipment booked.