On Friday April 1st, 2011, the Faculty of Education will once again host a symposium in education. The symposium will highlight current research work of graduate students at Queen's University and other Ontario universities.
The Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium, formerly named the Graduate Students in Education Symposium (GSES), is an interdisciplinary symposium that provides graduate students with a friendly and affordable opportunity to present and discuss their research or work in-progress with other students, faculty, and practitioners from the field. The theme for the 2011 symposium is Voices and Visions. To submit a proposal, please review the Call-for-Proposals below.
For more details on the Symposium to submit a proposal or register for the event, go to their website at:
We invite submissions that show relevance to the conference audience, contribute to education in its broadest sense, and demonstrate a high level of academic quality. Abstracts should adhere to standard academic submission expectations, which may or may not include all or some of the following: clear description of conceptual framework, references to relevant academic literature, explanation of research design and implementation, dissemination of findings, and/or implications to advancing knowledge in the field of education. Submissions for literature reviews, positional papers, original research, conceptual inquiry, and other forms of papers are acceptable and invited.
Your submission should be in the form of a 200-250 word abstract that adheres to professional grammatical structure and written presentation. Abstracts should be fully edited and ready to be printed in the conference program.
Types of Sessions
Three kinds of sessions will be held at the 2011 Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education. Please see the descriptions below:
The presentation format is often chosen when the goal is to present a finished paper or academic findings. Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes to give an overview of his or her topic or research. There will be two presentations per session at 15 minutes each, which will then be followed by a 15-20 minute open question-and-response discussion.
Roundtables are an excellent opportunity to receive feedback on a work in progress. Each roundtable discussion will be 45 minutes in length. Presenters will have the first 20 minutes to give an overview of their research and the remaining 25 minutes will be for discussion. A discussant (faculty member or doctoral student) who has read the paper in advance will then begin the discussion by giving feedback and opening the floor to questions and comments. If you choose the roundtable format, we would welcome your suggestion for a person at the Queen's Faculty of Education who might be a suitable discussant for your proposal. Please include such a person's name with your abstract.
Posters provide a visual and interactive format for sharing research. Poster presentations will be displayed for the duration of the symposium. Attendees will be encouraged to approach poster presenters during allocated times to discuss displays. Those giving presentations or roundtables are also invited to submit a poster.
If you have further inquiries regarding submission details, please contact the 2011 Symposium Committee at email@example.com
Deadline for Proposal Submission: 4pm EST, Friday, January 21st, 2011. Submissions will be reviewed by the 2011 Symposium Committee, and notification of acceptance will be sent to applicants via e-mail by Monday, January 31st, 2011.