Call for Abstracts

The AARE 2022 Conference Organising Committee invites you to submit your abstract for consideration in the conference program. The 2022 Conference will be held in Adelaide at the University of South Australia, City West Campus. Submissions are now open and will close midnight Tuesday 31 May.  

Conference theme: Transforming the Future of Education: The Role of Research 

Taken-for-granted ways of thinking and working in early learning settings, schools, universities and other sites of formal and informal education have been disrupted in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, urgent climate change challenges, the policy drive towards technological solutions and increasing social and economic ruptures. One of the most urgent ongoing questions in these times is how to live with others in a world of plurality and difference? This year’s conference theme invites education researchers to reimagine their ways of thinking and working to interrupt or disrupt the taken-for-granted and to be research informing. We invite papers to consider different ways to engage with the conference theme of ‘Transforming the Future of Education – the Role of Research’. 
 
Following AARE’s first virtual conference in 2021, this year’s event will be co-hosted with the University of South Australia and celebrate the return to a face-to-face conference. It will offer the opportunity to connect, network, share, and learn in the delightful city of Adelaide.

A step-by-step guide to how to use the Abstract Portal can be found here.  

Submit your abstracts here 

 

2022 Presentation Formats  

The following presentation formats will be available: 

  • Individual Paper—30 minutes per paper 
    • 20 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes for questions. 
    • Papers will be grouped into themes and scheduled into the conference program by SIG Convenors
  • Poster
    • The program will include scheduled 60-minute poster sessions to enable informal, interactive discussions of research
    • This is an ideal presentation format for postgraduate students or researchers whose studies are at an early stage of development
  • Symposium—90 minutes or 120 minutes
    • Please submit all abstracts in the symposium together
    • Symposia can be scheduled in line with the general Special Interest Group program
    • A summary of the symposium (300-words) and summaries of each paper (approximately 250-words) with a total of 1,300-words
  • Featured Symposium - 1,300-words comprising of a 300-word summary and up to 4 x 250-word summaries of each paper.
    • Please submit all abstracts in the symposium together
    • To find out more about the criteria for submitting a Featured Symposium at AARE2022 visit the AARE Website for further details.
  • Workshop—30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes
  • Other
    • We encourage a variety of formats to enrich the conference program. There will be an opportunity in the abstract submission process to elaborate on the format of the presentation
    • If you have questions or queries about the submission process for an ‘other’ format please contact aare@conferencenational.com.au to discuss your submission.


Alignment with Special Interest Groups
 

AARE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) host the conference program streams and SIG Convenors oversee the abstract review process and make decisions about the recommended presentation format for each paper. All submissions should be aligned with the SIG that best meets the focus of the paper. More information about SIGs can be found here. 

 

Preparing your Abstract 

Individual Papers or Papers included in Posters, Workshops and Other Formats 

Title (max 50-words): The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the abstract and presentation. 
 
Abstract (max 400-words): Your abstract should include relevant information, such as: background or scope of the study; significance and aims of the research; research design; key findings; and implications for further educational research. 
 
If writing an abstract for a workshop or other format you may also need to include details of the general plan for the session so that a reviewer can understand the format of the proposed presentation session. 

  • References are not required. If you wish to include them, they must be included in the body of your text and included in the 400-word count
  • Do not use tables or figures
  • Proposed studies/presentations should be significantly advanced or completed at the time of abstract submission

Abstracts for a Symposium and Featured Symposium

For the symposium abstract, you will need a title (50-words), a summary of the symposium (300-words) and a summary of each paper (approximately 250-words) with a total of 1,300-words. Please upload the entire symposium as there is no option to later upload other sections. 

Title (max 50-words): The title should be as brief as possible but long enough to clearly indicate the nature of the symposium. 
 
Abstract (max 1,300-words): Your symposium abstract should include information about: the focus of the symposium; background or context of presentations included in the symposium; and the general plan of the symposium (e.g., order of the papers included in a symposium). 

  • References are not required. If you wish to include them, they must be included in the body of your text and included in the 1,300-word count
  • Do not use tables or figures
  • Proposed studies/presentations should be significantly advanced or completed at the time of abstract submission

 

Abstract Review Process 

All abstract proposals are subject to a peer-review process, facilitated by SIG Convenors, which is intended to: 

  • Ensure rigour and quality of research within the conference presentations
  • Ensure alignment with specific SIGs and the conference theme
  • Determine the most appropriate format of presentation for the paper (e.g., individual paper or poster)

Papers will be peer-reviewed using the following criteria. Some papers (e.g., conceptual, theoretical or creative papers, performances and workshops) may not include all of these elements: 
 

  1. Focus and relevance—is the focus of the paper clear and relevant to the SIG and/or conference theme?
  2. Context and contribution—is the focus of the paper positioned within a research field and does it provide a contribution to knowledge and understanding of this area?
  3. Design and methods—are the research methods clear and appropriate?
  4. Results and findings—are results or findings supported by evidence and logical reasoning?
  5. Clarity and composition—is the written expression clear and concise?

 

Considerations around Research Involving Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples 

AARE has committed to ensuring that its activities support and/or contribute to the transformative processes of decolonisation, emancipation and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.  
 
Please ensure you are aware of potential impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities by reading our guidelines on the AARE Website


Submitting your abstract
  

Submit your abstracts here 
 
A step-by-step guide to how to use the Abstract Portal can be found here


Presenter Registration
 

If your submission is accepted for presentation, you must register for the conference. Registrations will open in late May. 

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