The 5th ESREA|ReNAdET International Conference Meeting, 18.-20.10.2017, Tallinn

16.5.2017

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS EXTENDED

All abstracts for papers must be submitted by 5 JUNE 2017

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LEARNING JOURNEY.

ADULT EDUCATORS AND SOCIAL CHANGES

18–20 October 2017, Tallinn, Estonia

organised by

Tallinn University, School of Educational Sciences, EPALE National Support Service Estonia, ESREA ReNAdET

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All abstracts for papers must be submitted by 5 JUNE 2017

The 5th international conference invites to share reflective and research papers for discussions, flow sessions, open space and poster presentations, which reflect theoretical, empirical, comparative and visual research, theoretical frames and conceptual considerations, actions and projects, individual and collective narratives in the context of the conference theme.

We are honoured to invite you to the 5th International conference

LEARNING JOURNEY. ADULT EDUCATORS AND SOCIAL CHANGES!

There are many ways and approaches of viewing the conference theme. One approach is interaction and discussion between researchers and practitioners in open and creative space. The conference brings together researches and scholars, PhD students, project leaders and adult educators to share research results and reflect their experience on different aspects of the conference theme.

The conference provides an open space for interactive presentations and discussions on research results, practical challenges for adult educators and their learning experiences in the context of social changes.

Contributions and reflections on the following themes are especially welcome:

  • Social changes - adult educators - adult learners.
  • Adult educators and/in social changes. Professional ethics and values of adult educators.
  • Adult educators, their learning, professional identity and professional development.
  • Adult educators and their socio-political roles in the context of social changes.
  • The impact of adult educators in promoting active citizenship and democratic society.
  • Gendered phenomenon in adult education: women and men as learners and adult educators.
  • Exploring roles, responsibilities and future perspectives of adult educators in supporting learning and adult learners in the context of social changes.
  • Challenges and perspectives of adult education in the context of social changes.
  • Change and stability in institutional context for adult education: comparative perspective.
  • Bridges/breaking walls between formal and informal adult education: why, how, and with what results.
  • Conceptualisations of adults' learning in the context of social changes. Different perspectives.
  • Social inclusion of NEET young adults via adult education: supporting and contesting social changes.
  • Adult education and generational change: ideas, tools and other considerations.
  • Educating adult educators for social changes in higher and continuing education. 

The 5th International conference is hosted by Tallinn University, School of Educational Sciences and EPALE National Support Service Estonia. The conference will be held at Tallinn University (link is external)campus and Telliskivi Creative City.

The conference LEARNING JOURNEY. ADULT EDUCATORS AND/IN SOCIAL CHANGES invites to share reflective and research papers for discussions and poster presentations, which reflect theoretical, empirical, comparative and visual research, theoretical frames and conceptual considerations, actions and projects, individual and collective narratives in the context of conference theme.

Join the conference: share, explore, ask questions. Learn and create you own learning journey with colleagues in the international context.

Guidelines for submission of paper proposals:

Proposals are invited for abstracts and full paper. Abstracts and papers proposals should be sent as an attached file [only in *.doc, OR *.docx format]. They should not exceed one A4 or 1000 words; they must include a title and keywords. Please send your professional / personal data (name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail) in a separate sheet.

All abstracts for papers must be submitted by 5 June 2017

Final versions of full papers (not more than 6000 words including references) must be submitted by 15 September 2017.

Abstract and paper proposals will be blind reviewed by the scientific committee.

Acceptance of abstracts will be confirmed by 20 June 2017.

Please send abstracts and papers to the following email address: esrea.epale@kutsekoda.ee.

Paper presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in time length. The meeting presentations will be organised based on the Open Space method and will include flow sessions and learning cafés. Learning café is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue. Each flow session will have 4 to 6 cafés and participants can visit all of them in one session. The café hosts will share their ideas with all the participants. The learning café hosts have 20 minutes max. for presenting their papers and the same amount of time for a round-table discussion with participants. Then they will receive new participants in their café, they will present their papers again and hear the next round of participants’ thoughts. Learning café hosts will keep notes from the discussion for later on conclusions. They may also use handouts or other presentation techniques in the café e.g. computers, posters, photos, i-Pads etc. They can bring their handouts with them to the event.

Ad-hoc interactive workshop focusing on practical aspect in teaching adult educators or teaching adults with special needs or adults with migrant background will also be organised. This workshop will have as a theme „Teaching Stories“, and it will be provided by a small number of selected participants, who will be able to organise their teaching experience in a narrative and/or interactive format by using a cooperative approach together with all other conference participants.

Essentially this workshop will focus on a single successful interactive teaching experience. Any colleagues who are interested in participating in this workshop are requested to submit an A4 page describing their teaching story that will be enacted interactively, or a relevant video separately to their paper proposals.

Deadlines for Submission:

  • Abstracts new deadline - by 5th June 2017 to esrea.epale@kutsekoda.ee 
  • Abstract proposals will be blind reviewed
  • Acceptance - by 20th June
  • Early bird registration - 30th June
  • Final paper - before 15th September

MORE DETAILS ON FEES, ACCOMMODATION AND REGISTRATION TO THIS CONFERENCE ARE AVAILABLE AT:

https//ec.europa.eu/epale/en/node/31788