Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education

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Changing Environment Conference, University of Salford (UK)
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We invite you to submit a paper/abstract to the 6th International Education in a Changing Environment Conference, Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education, to be held at the University of Salford from 6-8 July 2011.

The program committee invites submission of full papers and of abstracts for Pecha Kucha, workshop, demonstration, performance or poster sessions.
The proposal accompanying each paper/abstract should indicate how the work fits within one of the following three conference themes:

* Social Media: exploring how social media can be used to facilitate, engage, support or deliver learning.

* Learning, Teaching and Assessment: offering insights into creative ways of facilitating learning, teaching and assessment and enabling engagement with students.

* Networking and Partnerships: addressing engagement and creativity with external partners. Partners may include a broad range of stakeholders from other UK Universities, Schools and Colleges to international partners, community groups, and employers. This may include research in organisational learning and in work related learning.

Key dates are as follows:
• Full Papers in from authors 24 January 2011
• Abstracts submitted by 14 February
• Feedback to author before 13 April 2011
• Revisions back from author 9 May 2011

Full papers will be double blind reviewed and the conference committee has arranged for a selection of the best papers to be published in a special issue of PESTLHE: Special issues of other journals are also under negotiation. Authors of submissions that are not accepted as full papers will be offered another mode of submission (see next paragraph).

We are keen to encourage abstracts in the spirit of Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education, either in terms of content or presentation. All accepted abstracts will be eligible for presentation at the conference by Pecha Kucha, workshop, demonstration, performance or poster.

The following four keynote speakers have confirmed their participation in the conference:

• Dr. Alec Couros, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina Canada

• Professor Glynis Cousin, Director for the Institute for Learning Enhancement, University of Wolverhampton

• Professor Norman Jackson, Director of the Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training

• Saul Nasse, Controller of BBC Learning.

Full details on submissions including guidelines for authors are available at in the Submissions section. Decisions will be notified by 13 April 2011.

International delegates who need to make travel plans are encouraged to make early submissions of full papers. We will notify you of whether or not your paper will be accepted at least as an abstract within 6 weeks.