Education Doctoral Research Conference

Building R19, School of Education
Saturday 16 November 2013 (00:00)

Denise Lees

The 12th annual School of Education Doctoral Research Conference brings together doctoral researchers, academics and practitioners to explore key issues and developments in educational research, theory, policy and practice. The Conference includes a keynote presentation, an expert panel debate, papers in parallel sessions and a poster exhibition.

Keynote title

Setting Schools Free? Reflections on the Academisation of English Schooling

Keynote Speaker

Dr Louise Bamfield, Associate Director of Education at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA).

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for the 2013 School of Education Doctoral Research Conference. The conference is an excellent opportunity for doctoral researchers to present papers or posters on education-related topics to a friendly and constructively critical audience. Accepted papers will be presented in parallel sessions, with 20 minutes allocated to each paper; accepted posters will be on display throughout the day, with an opportunity over lunch for delegates to ask poster presenters about their work.

Submissions for both paper and poster presentations should take the form of an abstract of no more than 300 words. There is no conference theme so your submission may address any education-related topic. You may give a general overview of your research project or a close examination of a particular issue, problem, concept or research method. Please bear in mind that your audience may not have expertise on your topic, though you can assume a broad familiarity with educational research, policy and practice.

Posters should be no smaller than A3 (30cm x 42cm) and no bigger than A1 (84cm x 59cm). A prize of £25 will be awarded to the best poster at the conference.

Please indicate clearly on your submission your name, institutional affiliation, research degree programme (if relevant) and whether your abstract is for a paper or a poster.

Download the booking form for the Education Doctoral Research Conference (Word)

All submissions will be reviewed by the Conference Committee. Abstracts should be submitted to Denise Lees ( ) by Friday 4th October 2013.

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