Call for abstracts

NAFOL Final Event

The conference seeks creative contributions representing a broad perspective of teacher education research and related topics with focus on the conference theme: Looking back – planning ahead.

NAFOL completes nearly 12 years of supporting emerging researchers working in schools and teacher education. During these years pioneering practice-oriented research has been published by the NAFOL doctoral students. They have been supported by their own institutions, national and international experts, and not least, by their peers during the challenging doctoral process. In this final NAFOL event, we are interested in creating an overall program which presents what has been learned – by looking at the past, and what and how all of us can contribute to planning ahead, planning for a better education in an unknown future. We invite future looking contributions presented in creative ways using a variety of presentation modes.

Who can submit proposals?

  • NAFOL PhD students and alumni
  • Associate professor candidates (førstelektorkandidater)

NB! Please note that you must prioritize your type of presentation: paper, poster, or round table.

Language

The conference language is English, and all proposals and presentations must be in English. Only proof-read proposals are accepted.

Important dates

  • 15 March 2022: Deadline for submission of all proposals
  • 15 April 2022: Notice of acceptance
  • 1 May 2022: Deadline for registration

Paper presentation

The paper proposal must relate to the title of the event: Looking back – planning ahead.

  • Title
  • Mode of presentation (power point, artistic, roleplay, dialogue, etc.)
  • Problem formulation
  • Theoretical framework / relevant previous research
  • Methodology
  • Preliminary findings / tentative results
  • Significance of the study – practical implications

The length of the abstract should be 500 words, spacing 1,5 and font 11 (Times New Roman). References are not included in the 500 words and should be on a separate page using APA style.

The time frame for the presentation of papers is 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for clarifying questions. After the three presentations (20 x 3 = 60 minutes) the discussant is given up to 15 minutes to sum up and comment on the papers in the session.

Poster presentation

All participants are invited to propose posters, informing about their PhD or other projects. You have 5 minutes to present your poster at the poster session during the conference. We recommend you prepare a handout (1 page).

All accepted posters participate in a poster competition with the following prizes (gift vouchers from Akademika):

  1. 2000 NOK
  2. 1500 NOK
  3. 1000 NOK
Poster proposal

Poster proposals follow the same guidelines as for paper presentations described above. The length of the abstract should be 500 words, spacing 1,5 and font 11 (Times New Roman). References are not included in the 500 words and should be on a separate page using APA style.

The poster can be produced in PowerPoint, Online Photo Editor or another appropriate program.

Guidelines for poster presentations are:

  • Format: A0 (841 × 1189 mm) (84,1 x 118,9 cm) (33,11 x 46,81 inches)
  • File: PDF
  • The NAFOL logo should be inserted for NAFOL students
  • Your name and the name of your institution

Round table discussion

A round table contribution presents work in progress, accompanied by three discussion questions. Each author has 10 minutes to present the theme and questions, and there will be 10 minutes for discussion. It is recommended not to use a PowerPoint presentation, but to have handouts to the participants.

The proposal shall follow the above guidelines, but should, in addition, include three questions for discussion. The length of the abstract should be 500 words, spacing 1,5 and font 11 (Times New Roman). References are not included in the 500 words and should be on a separate page using APA style.

Submit your abstract

Submit your abstract here. Deadline: 15 March 2022.