CALL FOR PAPERS “IMPROVING EDUCATION THROUGH RESEARCH” the 37th Scottish Educational Research Association Conference Wednesday 21 - Friday 23 November, 2012 Ayr Campus, University of the West of ScotlandPresenters are invited to discuss recent research and educational research issues, relatedto the overarching theme of “Improving Education through Research.”Paper, poster, symposium, and workshop proposals are invited from: • Professional and early career researchers • Practitioners (e.g. teachers & management, SQH candidates, & Chartered Teachers) • Other Stakeholder GroupsAbstract proposals of around 250 words should be submitted by 20 May, 2012 using ouronline form at: www.seraconference.co.ukAccepted presenters will be notified by 31 May, 2012.For more information or to submit an abstract, visit: www.seraconference.co.uk
1st CALL FOR PAPERS “IMPROVING EDUCATION THROUGH RESEARCH” the 37th Scottish Educational Research Association Conference Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 November, 2012 Ayr Campus, University of the West of ScotlandThe 37th annual conference of the Scottish Educational Research Association, SERA, is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of research to education practices, in terms of debate, investigation and improvement.Papers which address the overarching theme of “Improving Education through Research” areinvited. Poster submissions, as well as proposals for symposia and workshops are also encouraged. SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTSIndividual papers & postersAbstract proposals of up to 250 words should be submitted using our online form at:www.seraconference.co.uk. You will be asked whether you prefer to give a paper or posterpresentation. You will also be asked to provide a title, and keywords.Accepted paper presentations will be given 20 minutes in which to deliver their paper, followed by10 minutes of discussion.Accepted poster presentations will be asked to create a large-scale poster presenting their research.These will be displayed throughout the conference, and there will be a dedicated 1 hour posterpresentation session. There will also be a poster prize awarded to one outstanding poster.Symposia & WorkshopsProposals for symposia or workshops should be submitted using our online form at:www.seraconference.co.uk. You will be asked to provide a title, and keywords. You will also need tosupply: a contact person and an outline of up to 250 words describing the purpose of symposium orworkshop.Symposia will need to provide abstracts of up to 250 words for each paper to be included, as well asthe names of a chairperson, and discussant to offer a critique and/or summary of the symposium asa whole.Workshops will need to clarify what activities will be run and provide names for faciliators. Theseworkshops will likely fall into two possible categories - those focusing on developing specificresearch methods and those focusing on particular theoretical perspectives. Examples mightinclude sessions on working with visual data or working with Foucault.A symposium or workshop can last either 1 or 1.5 hours and the intended duration should be clearlyindicated on your proposal. It is a planned event and a contact person must act as a link betweenthe conference organisers and other contributors. IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION • Submission of abstracts and proposals by 20 May, 2012. • Blind peer review process of all abstracts and proposals will be undertaken by the SERA Academic Scrutiny Sub-Group during May, 2012. • Accepted paper presentations, poster presentations, symposia and workshops to be notified by 31 May, 2012. • You will be able to book your place at the conference from 1 June, 2012 until 31 October 2012.