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Submission procedures and policies


1. Submissions are accepted online only.

2. Submitters must first choose a topic and then a presentation type. Topics are: a) peace and democracy; b) conflict/post-conflict; c) vulnerable and hard to reach populations; d) deep learning; e) life skills development; f) new teacher’s role; g) equity and social justice, and h) non-formal education.

3. Types of submission: there are different types of sessions at the Congress including panels, individual presentations, workshops and poster displays.

a. Panel: An informed discussion and/or debate on a topic by up to four people with contrasting or complementary points of view, moderated by a chair person/discussant, with time reserved for audience participation, questions, and comments.

Submissions for a panel discussion should include a 500-750 words summary of the overall panel, with the following information: a) title of the panel discussion; b) objectives and main questions to be addressed in the panel; c) main perspectives and/or theoretical/conceptual frameworks; d) explicit/direct link of the chosen topic either with ENA or the pedagogical principles it promotes.

In addition, the submission must include a description of how the session will be structured and a 200-250 word description of each individual presentation, which includes the following information: a) objectives or purposes of the paper; b) perspective or theoretical/conceptual framework; c) analytical methods, research design, or modes of inquiry; d) data sources or evidence; e) results and/or conclusions; f) and significance of the presentation to the overall panel topic.

Available participant roles are chair/discussant (1 required) and presenter (minimum of 2, maximum of 4). The list of the panel members must include their institutional affiliations and contact information. Panels are up to 90 min.

b. Individual presentation: Presentations on topics and issues of interest, which may include explorations of best practices, model programs, case studies, theory building, research findings, pedagogy, etc. Individual presentations are generally grouped into a 90-minute session with 2-3 other accepted proposals to create a presentation session on a common topic.

Submissions for an individual presentation should be 500-750 words in length and must include the following information even if the results, findings and/or conclusions are still preliminary at the time of submission: a) objectives or purposes; b) main perspective or theoretical/conceptual framework used; c) analytical methods, research design, or modes of inquiry; d) data sources or evidence, e) results and/or conclusions; f) significance of the study to the chosen topic in relation to the ENA model or any of the principles/elements it promotes. Available participant roles are presenter and co-author.

No papers are required for review purposes. Accepted proposals will have the opportunity to upload a paper or presentation material after scheduling is completed.

c. Poster: A poster is a visual display of a program, paper, or project that is set up at the conference. Posters are 4’x 4’ (1.2m x 1.2m) in size.

Submissions for a display poster should be 500-750 words in length and must include the following information even if the results, findings and/or conclusions are still preliminary at the time of submission: a) objectives or purposes; b) main perspective or theoretical/conceptual framework used; c) analytical methods, research design, or modes of inquiry; d) data sources or evidence, e) results and/or conclusions; f) significance of the study to the chosen topic in relation to the ENA model or any of the principles/elements it promotes. Available participant roles are presenter and co-author.

No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

d. Workshops: An interactive demonstration or experiential session rooted in participation and active learning. Only select the workshop format if half or more of the time will be spent on experiential learning and active audience participation focused on the development of new skills, techniques, or proficiencies.

Submissions for a workshop must include: a) 750-word summary describing the objectives of the workshop, the target audience, learning outcomes, and an explanation of the interactive components instructional goals; b) a brief overview of how the time will be used; c) list of the names and institutional affiliations of the instructional staff, and c) list of equipment or room set-up requirements.

Available participant role is presenter. Workshops are up to 90 min.

4. All proposals should contribute to the discussion/analysis of contributions either to the ENA model specifically, or of learner centered pedagogies that promote active, cooperative, and personalized learning to create/consolidate networks for systemic change and holistic education system reform, particularly related to the right to education, teacher training, and technology.

5. Word limits: Submissions must not exceed a limit of 750 words. Follow APA 6 for abstract structure.

6. Language: Proposals can be presented in Spanish or English; however, Spanish is preferred for presentations.

7. Deadline: Submission will be open from May 16 to June 30, 2016. 11:59pm time in Colombia (UTC/GMT -5 hours). Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance of proposals by July 1, 2016.

8. Only participants officially registered, and with a notification of acceptance of the proposal, will be included in the final agenda of the Congress.

Download the full call for proposals document here.