Deadline for submission of proposals: January 10th, 2011
Contributions addressing writing developments which attempt to respond to the student experience will be welcome. The conference will be a place to reflect on practices that aim to enhance the learning experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate student writers across and within the disciplines (for example, Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in Disciplines initiatives). Such reflections may also extend to programmes which aim to enhance staff/academics’ writing development as a means of supporting student writing development.
We invite contributions that address any of the following topics related to the conference theme of The Role of the Student Experience in Shaping Academic Writing Development in Higher Education.
Quality of Contributions
We welcome contributions that meet the following criteria
Types of Contributions
We look forward to receiving the following types of contributions:
Presentations: The standard length for presentations will be 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion). Presenters are expected to present in a vivid and comprehensible way and to make their contribution an appropriate basis for discussion with a culturally diverse, international audience.
Workshops: Participant-centred workshops should offer practical/experiential activities and discussion. Workshops will last 60 minutes. Workshops should not be seen as 'long presentations', but should actively involve the audience in writing activities, discussions and an exchange of experiences.
Roundtable discussions: Within 60 minutes, three or four contributors will discuss a common subject under the guidance of a chair person. To ensure a cohesive discussion, each discussant should send his/her main position statements (1–2 pages) to the person who will act as chair by June 15th, 2011. Round-table discussions should be jointly proposed in a single abstract form.
Symposia: Within 90 minutes, three or four contributors present related subjects and discuss them with the audience guided by a chair person (60 minutes presentation maximum, discussion time 20 minutes minimum). Authors wishing to submit papers as a symposium must complete a single abstract form, giving a brief outline of each of the presentations and how they link together. One person should be nominated as the main correspondent.
Other forms of contributions: If you would like to work on a subject in another way than the suggested contribution types above, please do not hesitate to contact the conference organisation team. We will support you to find an adequate setting for your special interest.
The conference language will be English. All conference correspondence, all official announcements prior to and during the conference, all keynote presentations, the EATAW meeting and other plenary events will be held in English. There will be no translation or interpreting service. Participants are expected to have sufficient competence in English to participate receptively in all conference events.
Presentations/Workshops/Round-table Discussions in French and German
Given that English is not the working language of many of EATAW’s members, we would like to invite contributions in French and German with the following provisos:
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words.
Guiding questions for all proposed contributions:
What is the problem, need or knowledge gap that prompted this contribution? In what way is this a problem that other institutions/teachers in Europe may share?
Guiding questions for presentation abstracts:
Guiding questions for workshop abstracts:
Guiding questions for jointly proposed round-table abstracts:
Guiding questions for jointly proposed symposia abstracts:
How to submit a proposal
Please submit your 250-word abstract electronically through the EATAW 2011 web-based abstract management system. Click here to submit a proposal.
Submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed by the EATAW Board and Conference Committee. You will be notified of acceptance, non-acceptance, or a request for revision of your abstract by March 17th, 2011.
Submission of proposal: January 10th, 2011
Notification of acceptance of proposal: March 17th, 2011
Deadline for conference registration for presenters: April 27th, 2011
Early bird registration deadline: April 27th, 2011