There are four different formats available for TEAN conference, each with particular advantages. All sessions at conference are chaired and we keep everyone to time to enable maximum opportunities for dialogue. In making your submission you should choose one of the following formats:
‘Research or practice exchange presentations’ are particularly suitable if you are reporting on a current well-developed research or innovative practice project in teacher education. Up to 15 minutes presentation with 15 minutes minimum of discussion.
‘Poster & Pitch presentations’ are great for networking because you will be in a group based on a specific theme with a five minute presentation to accompany your portrait style A0 poster and if you wish you may provide a hard copy handout. You will then have around twenty minutes discussion with members of the audience interested in your poster. Poster and pitch contributions may be on innovative practice or research.
‘Round table presentations’ again are great for networking because placed in a themed group you will be sharing your project with interested colleagues through a five minute informal presentation which you may support with a hand copy handout. The themed discussion goes around the table picking up on relevant aspects of your project.
‘Micro presentations’ are tightly timed with just five minutes then five minutes for discussion but in effect it is a ‘micro keynote’ because you get the full attention of the whole conference audience. Delegates will know who you are and will want to discuss further during networking opportunities built into the programme. Micro presentation proposed contributions may be on innovative practice or research.
For all formats we welcome work within particular teacher education contexts, programmes and curriculum subject areas but it is important that you identify points of interest and implications for a wider range of teacher educators. The proposed contributions are evaluated against the following criteria:
- Relevance to the conference audience in terms of findings and implications
- The quality of the approach to evaluation or research
- The extent to which it critically engages with and builds on existing theory, research, policy and innovative practice in teacher education
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