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Submit a Short Paper

Submissions are now open and close 24 July 2017. No extensions to this date are likely.

We are currently negotiating with a Higher Education journal for a Special Issue 2018 on the RSD and MELT. We plan that some short papers for I-MELT will be invited to submit a full journal paper for the Special issue, along with a broader call for papers.

Short papers for I-MELT

Short papers of 1500 - 2000 words may be submitted for oral presentations of 15 + 10 minutes, workshops of 1.5 hours or a poster session. Two types of submission will be welcome:

  • papers based on research; and
  • 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'?
International Conference on Models of Engaged Learning & Teaching
Established 2016
School of Education

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The University of Adelaide
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