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Submit a 200-word abstract for a poster presentation

Submissions are now open for 200-word abstracts for poster presentations and close 6 September 2017. Submit to

Posters are an opportunity for creatively representing to the audience aspects such as:

  • your own adaptation of MELT that suits your context
  • what happened when you implemented MELT
  • MELT in the design of:
    • individual activities
    • components of a subject such as the laboratory stream
    • a whole subject
    • assessment activities, marking and feedback
    • a whole program

Abstracts will be reviewed by the I-MELT committee and you will be informed by 13 September about acceptance and given feedback.

Posters will be digital, preferably in Powerpoint.

The poster session is called ‘MELTing Moments’ and will involve two minute presentations to the whole audience.

In addition posters will be on rolling display on large screens during the conference.

Posters should be static (no transitions); brevity and visual communication should be emphasised with large font and graphics the focus.

The actual e-poster may be emailed one week before the conference.

Abstract structure (submitted as a word document)


Authors/institutions/contact details

The 200-words should outline:

  • the issue you were or are dealing with
  • outline the MELT used or modified
  • outcomes, results or plans for the future

You may have one or two references (in addition to the 200 words).

Closed: Short papers for I-MELT presentations and workshops

Short papers were peer reviewed, and provide a substantial background to presentations and workshops in advance of the conference, and into the future.

Short papers of 1500 - 2000 words were submitted for:

Presentations of 15 + 10 minutes Q&A. All presentations will begin with an 'audio abstract' ie tell the whole story in brief, like an abstract, then use a standard presentation structure.

Workshops of 1.5 hours. These should involve lots of 'work' for the participants.

Two types of submission were welcome for presentations

  • short papers based on research; and
  • short papers based on practice.

Link to Review criteria

Link to Support for your research

The research papers will typically have ethics approval and capture qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods evidence. Practice papers will be based on accounts of practice, supported by some data, such as student evaluation data.

Short papers submitted for I-MELT will share the common ground of using the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching as the conceptual framework for our shared conversations. All accepted presentations will use, adapt, connect or critique one or more of this family of models:

  • Research Skill Development (RSD and RSD7) frameworks,
  • Work Skill Development (WSD) framework,
  • Optimising Problem Solving (OPS) pentagon,
  • Clinical Reflection Skills (CRS) framework,
  • Critical Thinking Skills (CTS) framework and
  • Research Mountain (for kids).

Each short paper will indicate one or more of the conference themes that it addresses:

Short Paper Structure (1500- 2000 words)

  • Abstract of 100-150 words, which includes the MELT framework(s) used
  • Introduction of the context and why the specific MELT framework(s) were used.
  • What practice or theory gap were you addressing?
  • What was your methodology (empirical paper) or approach (practice paper)?
  • Work in progress/ results or outcomes
  • Discussion
  • Three sentence conclusion- 'so what' ?or 'where to from here'?
Special Issue of JUTLP on RSD connections, critiques and curricula

Some short papers that are accepted through the peer review process will be invited to submit a full paper for a Special Issue of the Journal of Teaching and Learning Practice: Research Skill Development spanning Higher Education: Connections, critiques and curricula. In addition to I-MELT papers, a call for Expressions of Interest has gone out for this special issue of JUTLP . If you submit a short paper to I-MELT, there is no need to submit an EoI for the journal article on the same topic.

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