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Conference 2014 - The University of Auckland: November 26 - 28

Proposals / abstracts

The deadline for proposals is now closed

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals

The TERNZ conference accepts proposals from researchers interested in any aspect of the study of higher education. Each session is 1 hour and will typically involve no more than 10 minutes for the researcher to present their work and 50 minutes in which to discuss the substantive issues that arise from it. Please think of this as a developmental exercise in which both the researcher and the participants are there to build new ideas and advance understanding.

The timings above are indicative only so please be creative in how you run your session. However, it is important to say that we wish to avoid the paper presentations typical of many conferences [See Philosophy].

Sessions are of three types:

1. Submission of abstract for parallel sessions
All abstracts will be peer reviewed. Please use the following headings:

  1. Title
  2. The research (250 words)
  3. Why this topic is important (250 words)
  4. How the session will be run (200 words)

Please submit your abstract by email to:
Barbara Kensington-Miller

2. Interactive Posters
We invite proposals for poster presentations that take up important and timely topics, particularly those related to learning and teaching in the New Zealand tertiary sector. In the poster session, to be held over lunch, TERNZ participants will be invited to circulate around the presentations. At least one author will be required to 'attend' the poster session in order to present and discuss the work with other conference delegates.

Participants intending to submit a poster must adhere to the abstract submission guidelines below. In addition they should indicate requirements for their presentation (poster-board size, any tables, electrical requirements, etc). We will try to accommodate reasonable requests providing they are received at least four weeks before the start of the conference. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. Poster proposals should include the following:

  1. The names of the poster presenters, their institutional affiliations, and contact information
  2. The title of the poster
  3. An abstract (up to 500 words) that includes:
    • The focus of the research
    • The way(s) in which it contributes to current enquiry into learning and teaching

Please submit your poster proposal by email to:
Barbara Kensington-Miller

3. Host groups
You will be assigned to a host group for the conference and these meet 4 times. The purpose of the group is to extend the conversations from the parallel sessions. Discussions in the groups are mediated by a facilitator and you may wish to be considered for this role. Please contact b.kensington-miller@auckland.ac.nz if you would like to facilitate a host group.






The organisers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of
Ako Aotearoa in making the conference more accessible to delegates.



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