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The Future is Now!

Co-creating meaningful education
The 5-6th of June 2019 - Pre-conference June 4, 2019
Hogeschool de Kempel, The Netherlands

Call for Presentation Proposals

We are excited to extend this invitation to submit (use this form) innovative ideas, practices, and research emphasizing the theme of the conference: The Future is Now!

While the challenges are complex and far-reaching, the present learning festival will be centrally involved with the relational dimension of education. If relationships are central to teaching, learning, motivation, and human well-being, then relationships should play an important role in re-charting the future. Future education must also move beyond tradition to enable future generations to work together in collaborative, productive and mutually respectful ways. If not, the global future is imperiled.

This concern with relationships is also echoed in the conference proceedings. We hope to engage a wide group of people – including educators, researchers, learners and the general public – in reconsidering current practices, and exploring the challenge of rebuilding, and in creating new ideas. Discussion should be extended to include means of supporting all players in the system- from teachers and learners through families, communities and educational policy leaders – to engage in the work of transformation.

A spirit of collaboration will be invited as we explore how education might flourish in the 21st century world. Many voices are needed. The young are ready for it!
Guidelines for Proposals
  • Point the way to effective re-design of education.
  • Are linked with the conference theme: The Future is Now!
  • Place relationships at the center of re-shaping education.
  • Include multiple voices involved in the innovation (for example. students, teachers, parents, community members).
  • Can inspire action.
  • Invite engaged participation of conference attendees.
  • Demonstrate sustainable, positive change in education and/or learning based on appreciation, collaboration and dialogue.
  • Dare to challenge the current educational system.
  • Build bridges among stakeholders in education.
Possible Forms of Contribution
  • Poster sessions: Posters will be displayed with specific times for participants to browse the posters and engage with the poster presenters.
  • Contributed papers: Papers will not be “presented” but made available to participants on the conference website for visitors. Paper presenters will also be assigned a table for conversing with conference participants at a specified time.
  • Pecha Kucha: Creative and fun presentations consisting of 20 slide images, for no longer than 20 seconds each, accompanied by verbal presentation.
  • Dialogic Challenges: Hour-long dialogue sessions, for sharing and discussing innovations in the making. Challenging presentations should be no longer than 30 minutes, with the remaining time for exploratory dialogue.
  • Practice showcases: One-and-a-half hour workshops that showcase and share an innovative practice. Emphasis on interactive, engaging, and skill building activities and learning.
Deadlines for Proposals
  • Call for Presentations of papers open on november 12, 2018. Please save THIS FORM to your computer and use it as a template for submitting your proposals to: ILF@kempel.nl
  • Deadline for Submission of papers close on January 25, 2019.
  • Proposal results will be communicated to all on February 11, 2019
  • Contributions may be in English or Dutch with the former more accessible to an international audience.