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									             TEAN Guidelines for submissions for the

          4th Teacher Education Advancement Network
                       Annual Conference




                              May 17th 2013

    The 4th TEAN conference is sponsored by the Higher Education
                             Academy




TEAN and the HEA working together for the future of teacher education


                  Strengthening teacher education
Venue: Conference Aston, Birmingham

What is TEAN?
TEAN, the Teacher Education Advancement Network, is an independent
network for teacher educators across the UK, supported by the Education
Faculty of the University of Cumbria. It seeks to: enhance practice in
teacher education; support and promote innovation and development in
teacher education; and contribute to and help build research capacity in the
teacher education community. The first three TEAN conferences have
clearly shown the significance of this conference to teacher educators and
teacher education. TEAN is committed to the continuation of support for
teacher educators in the invaluable and essential part they play in the
development of a successful and productive education system. Following
the enthusiastic response from delegates in 2012, the 2013 conference
returns to Conference Aston in Birmingham city centre; an award-winning
conference, hotel and event venue in one of the most accessible city centre
locations in the UK.
The title of our conference this year is ‘Strengthening teacher education’.
Inspired by the Donaldson review of teacher education in Scotland1 where the
concept of ‘strengthening’ features throughout, this title invites you to explore
what is meant by ‘strengthening’ in educational terms and how we go about
achieving it. Donaldson suggests many areas which should be strengthened,
amongst which are: quality of teaching; quality of leadership; quality of
partnership; NQTs’ knowledge of aspects which are ‘significant, challenging or
problematic. Thus, for example, the fundamentals of the acquisition of literacy
and numeracy, the impact of home background and other environmental
factors on learning, the nature of barriers to learning such as dyslexia or forms
of autism, behaviour management …’; a knowledge base informed by
research; a culture of professional learning; undergraduate provision … This
list is not exhaustive so your brief is by no means constrained and together
we will doubtless convey many ideas which will indeed strengthen teacher
education. It is hoped to attract a range of experience from the sector, from
novice to experienced, as this major event in the teacher education calendar
is an excellent opportunity to come together to share with colleagues, inspire
and be inspired. It is also hoped that, where appropriate, you will include
school colleagues amongst your presenters and encourage school colleagues
to join our audience.

Abstract submission guidelines
We invite you to submit abstracts for this conference on any themes which
contribute to the overall title. It will be helpful if you will indicate the
transferability of your paper and the way in which it can be of universal
interest. This is particularly important if you intend to submit a paper linked to
a specific curriculum area. As the audience for such a paper is potentially low,
we would advise you to indicate its relevance across other areas, using the
subject specific elements as exemplars that can be transferred to other
contexts.

The main audience of the conference is usually made up of teacher educators
and other interested parties from the school Initial Teacher Education sector.
However, we consider submissions from the post compulsory sector. We
would again suggest that colleagues from the post compulsory sector
consider and indicate the transferability of their work to other contexts. This
has been done extremely successfully by presenters in recent years. If you
would like to discuss possibilities, please contact us – contact details are
given below.

We are dedicated to the notion that we can learn much from each others’
practice. We therefore welcome submissions from Scotland, Northern Ireland,
England and Wales and international colleagues. Again the transferability and
applicability of your paper to a wide range of delegates is an important factor
to consider.
1
  Donaldson, G. (2010) Teaching Scotland’s Future: Report of a review of teacher education
in Scotland http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337626/0110852.pdf
It would be appreciated if you could be as certain as is possible when you
submit your proposal that the date and venue are convenient for you. We look
forward to an exciting conference and value the time you will spend on your
submission; we look forward to reading about your work.

Please ensure that you follow the guidelines for submission with care. We
have provided templates for submissions available to download from the
website. As we receive a large number of submissions, we will unfortunately
be unable to consider your submission if you do not use the appropriate
template. Please save the template with the lead presenter name and type of
proposal as part of the file name before emailing the completed form to TEAN.
The final format of the conference will be decided according to the
submissions we receive. If anything is unclear, please contact TEAN on
01524 385459 or e-mail alison.jackson@cumbria.ac.uk

All submissions should be emailed to tean@cumbria.ac.uk Please write
TEAN conference submission in the subject box. An acknowledgement
will be sent immediately if on a working day or the next working day
otherwise – if you have not received an acknowledgement within a week
of emailing please call 01524 385441 to check that your submission has
been received.

N.b. When writing your submission, it is very important to consider what
your audience will be able to take back from the conference which will
impact upon their practice.



Submissions
The conference will include opportunities for presentations, workshops, round
table debates and poster presentations.
Please note, the timings given are as accurate as possible at the time of
writing, but largely depend upon the range of submissions received. Any
change to the plan will not be effected without arrangement with the
presenters.
Presentations
Please note that the scale of our conference does not allow colleagues to
present a whole package of several papers for a symposium. Where possible,
the grouping together of papers for a themed session will be carried out
centrally when all papers have been decided upon. There will also be scope
for individual papers which do not easily fall under a particular themed
heading. In this way we can better ensure a full range of institutions and
variety of submissions.

Presentation sessions will provide presenters with an opportunity to engage in
active discussion with conference delegates on a piece of on-going work or a
completed paper. The proposal should contain the following elements:

      Title
      Name of lead presenter
      Institution
      Contact details – telephone and e-mail
      Details of other presenters with institution and contact details
      Aim of presentation (50 words)
      Content of the presentation, including any impact on practice if
       appropriate (200 - 300 words)
      Link to conference title (50 words)
      The country to which the workshop relates and any possible cross-
       reference to other UK countries (or international work if appropriate)

Timing - A presentation will be 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion
A template to use for your submission can be downloaded from the
conference webpage
Please save the template with the lead presenter name and type of
proposal as part of the file name before emailing to tean@cumbria.ac.uk
with a subject heading of TEAN conference submission for the e-mail.
Workshop proposal
Please note the following carefully: Workshop sessions should involve
significant participation from the audience.
The proposal should contain:
    Title
    Name of lead presenter
    Institution
    Contact details – telephone and e-mail
    Details of other presenters with institution and contact details
    Aim of workshop (50 words)
    Content of workshop including any impact on practice if appropriate
        (200 – 300 words)
    Link to conference title (50 words)
    An explanation of the style of participant interaction – structure of
        workshop (preferably with bullet points)
    The country to which the workshop relates and any possible cross-
        reference to other UK countries (or international work if appropriate)

Presenters of workshops are reminded that a presentation followed by a
discussion is not classed as a workshop session and details which explain
the interaction in the workshop are needed.
Timing – A workshop will be 45 minutes long.
A template to use for your submission can be downloaded from the
conference webpage
Please save the template with the lead presenter name and type of
proposal as part of the file name before emailing to tean@cumbria.ac.uk
with a subject heading of TEAN conference submission for the e-mail.
Round table discussion group
These sessions should be themed around a topic of interest to teacher
educators and be led by one or more people who have a particular interest in
some aspect of teacher training and would like to share their experiences with
those of others. It is expected that the outcomes of the discussion will be
mutually beneficial and perhaps lead to productive networking. It is not
expected that PowerPoint will be used for a round table discussion unless
there is a specific need – equipment will be available, should you need it.
Further information about how to conduct a round table is available on
request.
The proposal should contain:
    Title
    Name of lead presenter
    Institution
    Contact details – telephone and e-mail
    Details of other presenters with institution and contact details
    Aim of the round table (50 words)
    Content Round Table, including any impact on practice if appropriate
       (200 – 300 words)
    Link to conference title (50 words)
    The country to which the workshop relates and any possible cross-
       reference to other UK countries (or international work if appropriate)

Timing – A round table session will be 40 minutes long.
A template to use for your submission can be downloaded from the
conference webpage
Please save the template with the lead presenter name and type of
proposal as part of the file name before emailing to tean@cumbria.ac.uk
with a subject heading of TEAN conference submission for the e-mail.
Posters
Posters can be displayed as an accompaniment to a workshop or symposium
presentation, or they can stand alone. They can be completely constructed by
delegates – size A1 portrait format – or be sent as power point display to be
laminated and displayed by TEAN. Further instructions for posters are
available on request.
Please outline the following for your poster submission;
    Title of poster
    Name of those submitting the poster
    Institution
    Contact details – telephone and e-mail
    Aim of poster (50 words)
    Content of poster, including any impact on practice if appropriate
        (200-300 words)
    Link to conference title (50 words)
    The country to which the poster relates and any possible cross-
       reference to other UK countries (or international work if appropriate)

A template to use for your submission can be downloaded from the
conference webpage
Please save the template with the lead presenter name and type of
proposal as part of the file name before emailing to tean@cumbria.ac.uk
with a subject heading of TEAN conference submission for the e-mail.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION VERY
CAREFULLY
In order to avoid problems with submissions not getting through
please note the following:

  1. All submissions should be emailed to
     tean@cumbria.ac.uk by 18th January 2013, with the lead
     presenter name and type of proposal as part of the file
     name and ‘TEAN conference submission’ in the subject
     box of the e-mail.
  2. When you send in a submission, you should immediately
     receive an acknowledgement of its receipt. If this does not
     happen and if you haven’t had a reply of any kind within
     a week of sending, contact TEAN on 01524 384193.
  3. The review process takes about 2 months to complete after
     the submission date. Those accepted are invited to present
     as soon as possible and rejections are held in abeyance until
     the whole conference is arranged. Then those not accepted
     are informed. If you not heard either way by the end of
     March 2013, please contact TEAN
.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – JANUARY 18TH, 2013

								
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