Call for Abstract: Kaleidoscope Conference 2017


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Kaleidoscope is an annual two-day conference hosted by research students at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. This year, on the 1st-2nd of June, join us for the 14th Kaleidoscope conference! Share your research (at any stage), exchange ideas, find inspiration and food for thought!

This year’s theme is “Spread the world: Steps towards an international community of educational research”. More research of international significance can contribute substantially to the field of education. Achieving cultural diversity through international collaborations promotes a mutual understanding of our world in general and of education in particular. In this spirit of internationally-oriented research, the following questions outline the main topics that will be discussed:

  • How can we produce research of international impact?
  • What steps should we make to facilitate international collaborations between researchers?
  • How can national practices benefit from international practices in the field of education?
  • What are the problems we need to overcome in order to spread the results of our research and test their applicability across different contexts?

Embracing the broad scope of this year’s theme, we welcome empirical and non-empirical research, innovative theories and methodologies, finished and unfinished projects. We also welcome research at the international and national level; your work can but does not have to be comparative (in the sense of comparing aspects of education in different countries or cultures).

Our goal is to critically analyse the current situation and collectively produce recommendations for further research that dovetails with the international world we live in.
We are inviting delegates from the UK and all over the world to communicate their research through presentations (20 minutes), workshops (60 minutes) and posters.

We are thrilled to welcome the keynote speaker Dr Michelle Ellefson, who is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Education at the Cambridge Faculty of Education and has extended experience in leading international projects. Also, many members from the University of Cambridge will share their experiences and scholarly knowledge through panel sessions and various workshops.

Conference venue
The conference will be held at the Donald McIntyre Building at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Education. For more information and maps to the Faculty of Education, click here. For a detailed map of the campus, including a printed copy of the map of the Donald McIntyre Building, click here.

Key Dates
20 March: Abstract submission deadline
30 April: Final day for early bird registration at £28
12 May: Participant registration deadline at £35
1 & 2 June: Kaleidoscope Conference

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