Guidelines Practitioner Development Workshops

Specific Guidelines for Practitioner Development Workshops (PDW)

Specific Guidelines for Practitioner Development Workshops (PDW)

Guidelines pdw

PDW sessions should focus on an issue related to practice, such as the development and delivery of teamwork- or project-based courses, pedagogical practice and learner communities, programme development and learner journeys, extra-curricular initiatives, education strategy or stakeholder engagement. The purpose of these sessions is to share experiences and provide opportunities for discussion. As this is an academic conference, we are interested in submissions that present examples of practice that have been informed by research, but this is not an essential requirement for submission and should not be the focus of the PDW presentation at the conference. 

Every session must include a description of active audience interaction and engagement, as well as some combination of presentation, discussion, participant reflection and application, simulation, or other form of interactivity. Each submission should also clearly articulate the goals of the presentation to include what and how the material will be presented, as well as the potential takeaways for an attendee from participating in the session. 

Abstracts should not exceed the maximum limit of 700 words. The abstract includes the author(s) name and affiliation.  

Abstracts should be structured under the following headings: 

  1. Workshop Title 
  2. Workshop Summary  
  3. Workshop Style outlining the workshop in detail including timing and interaction 
  4. Expected Outcomes  
  5. Details of any related research  
  6. Takeaways for teaching practice  

If the abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit a more developed version of your proposal, including a detailed description of the workshop (3-4000 words) following the same structure as the abstract. 

The PDW description should be A4 size, 12pt font, 1.5 line spacing, font type – Times New Roman, language – English (UK). The maximum supported file size is 20 MB. Upload an updated version of the abstract (Word format) and your PDW description (PDF-format) by the 15th of May.  

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Important dates RSB

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline:
1 February 2022 8 February 2022 (extended deadline)
Notification of acceptance:
15 March 2022
Preliminary program ready:
15 April 2022
Early Bird registration deadline:
1 May 2022
Short-paper submission deadline:
15 May 2022
Registration deadline:
2 June 2022
16-17 June 2022

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