Proposal Submission

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for paper presentations and workshops, which can be either research papers and/or examples of best practices on geography education. Papers will be organized into sessions including the following domains:

  • Geography curriculum and knowledge
  • Pedagogy in geography education
  • Assessment in geography education
  • Geography teacher education

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

The paper presentation proposals will be in the form of an abstract of 250 words describing the aims, methodology, findings, theoretical and educational significance of the research and references. The program committee will accept different kinds of papers (e.g. empirical papers, theoretical and best-practice papers).

WORKSHOPS

For the workshop proposals we will need the following:

  • Title of the Workshop
  • Name of Facilitator/Leader
  • Brief Description of Activities:  250 words
  • Resources or IT Support Required

FORMAT AND SUBMISSION

All paper presentations and workshops will be conducted at the Université Laval in Quebec City, August 3-5, 2018.   Presentations will take place in concurrent sessions. The time allocated to each format will be:

  • Paper presentation (20 minutes)
  • Workshops (90 minutes)

Author(s) must submit their abstract(s) online to the following:

 [SUBMISSIONS CLICK HERE – New Tab will open] 

In order to keep the conference inclusive, participants may appear as the author of only one individual paper.

  • Abstracts may be submitted in English or French, the official languages of the conference.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words. The abstract must describe the aims, methodology, findings, theoretical and educational significance of the research and references.
  • By submitting an abstract, you grant to the conference organizers the right to publish your abstract in the conference abstracts and distribute it electronically.

All submitted proposals will receive a notification regarding the abstracts reviewing results by May 1, 2018.

Paper’s acceptance and inclusion in the Conference program is final only after the evaluation committee decision and the payment of the registration fee (deadline July 1, 2018).

REVIEW CRITERIA

All submissions will be reviewed according to their relevance to the conference theme, ‘Appreciating similarity: sharing understanding’.  Depending on the format and type of research report, the proposals will be reviewed according to the following additional criteria:

Empirical paper

  • Significance for theory, policy and practice
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Research method and design (research questions, context, participants, data sources, sampling, procedure, ethical issues)
  • Clarity of results or preliminary results and conclusions
  • Overall quality and originality

Theoretical paper

  • Significance for theoretical debate
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Embeddedness in relevant literature
  • Clarity and robustness of theoretical argument
  • Overall quality and scientific originality

Best-practice paper

  • Significance for theory, policy and practice
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Validation in domain of application (e.g. as research method, data collecting, research procedure, etc.)
  • Quality of the applied format (e.g. activity based or demonstration)
  • Overall quality and scientific originality