Annual Research and Scholarship Conference 2018

Knowledge and Practice: What matters now?

An image showing a section of the Community Mosaic in Baxter Park Dundee, which was a Community Engagement project led by artist Dougie Paterson and managed by Environment Arts Officer Theresa Lynn.Full conference schedule and abstracts now available

Contemporary discourses on knowledge continue to highlight the “two-world pitfall” of -knowledge and -practice. Taken from an academic perspective, the university and the field categorizations can be helpful for the purpose of analysis and writing (Pearson, 2016; Zeichner, 2010; Dunne, 2003; Neiman-Nemser & Buchmann, 1985). The question of whether or not this demarcation continues to be helpful is the theme of this annual meeting.

It is hoped that presentations at this conference will emphasize historical and contemporary articulations of knowledge and practice and also what might matter now to the profession in a post-truth era. We also invite scholarship on the status of research knowledge, epistemic communities, and the academic practitioner.

Call for papers

Sub themes include:

  • Pedagogy
  • Practice
  • Peripheries
  • Educational and Life Transitions
  • Medical Education

Individual papers, roundtable and poster proposals can be submitted by emailing a 250-word abstract to esw-events@dundee.ac.uk by Monday 22 October. 

Abstracts should include:

  • Theme (best fit from the list above)
  • Title of paper
  • Name(s)
  • Affiliation(s)
  • Contact email address.

The abstract should be structured to cover aims; methods; main findings; conclusions. Scholarship that is conceptual or theoretical, research syntheses, and late-breaking results are most welcome.

Papers, roundtables, and posters will be allocated a 20-minute slot. For papers, there will be fifteen minutes to present with five minutes for question; roundtables are small group; interactive sessions, posters should be submitted in PDF format and the school will arrange for printing.

Tickets are free but please book a place in advance. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Jane Lynch

The image above shows a section of the Community Mosaic in Baxter Park Dundee, which was a Community Engagement project led by artist Dougie Paterson and managed by Environment Arts Officer Theresa Lynn. 

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