ABS Learning and Teaching Conference: Innovation in Challenging Times

 

DATE: 24 Apr 2012 - 25 Apr 2012
LOCATION/VENUE: Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, UK
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Building on the work of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) BMAF and HLST subject centre conferences of previous years, the ABS is partnering with the HEA, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and the British Academy of Management (BAM) to provide a forum for exchange of excellence in teaching practice and pedagogic research.

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Description

Building on the work of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) BMAF and HLST subject centre conferences of previous years, the ABS is partnering with the HEA, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and the British Academy of Management (BAM) to provide a forum for exchange of excellence in teaching practice and pedagogic research.

The conference will offer a varied programme of discussion papers, workshops, panel sessions, keynote speakers, posters, drinks reception and a dinner, as well as informal networking spaces. Registration will open at 9.45 on the morning of Tuesday 24th April for a 10.30 start and the programme will run until 3pm on Wednesday 25th.

The themes of the conference are:

  1. Assessment & feedback
  2. Education for Sustainable development
  3. Employability
  4. Flexible learning
  5. Internationalisation
  6. Retention & success
  7. Research informed teaching (in association with the British Academy of Management)

Call for Papers 

All submissions should be sent to jclark@the-abs.org.uk by Friday 20th January 2012. They will be peer reviewed, and authors will receive a final decision and feedback by Friday 17th February 2012. Final versions of abstracts will be included in a conference handbook.

All submissions will be eligible for a special issue of the International Journal of Management Education (IJME) and there will be recognition for the best paper in each stream. 

Discussion Papers: We will allocate 25-30 minutes for Discussion Papers. Abstracts of 500 words maximum should be submitted in electronic format (see submission form below) with the email title ‘Conference 2012 Discussion Paper Abstract (Author Name)' and should include:

  • Title of paper
  • Title of theme
  • Name(s) and institutional affiliation of author(s), plus email contact address/es
  • Problem statement/rationale, including reference to key literature
  • Research design and methods of data collection and analysis or method of inquiry
  • Main findings
  • Discussion of implications
  • List of key references/resources

Download the Discussion Paper Proposal Form 

Workshops/Discussion Groups: We will allocate up 45 or 90 minutes to Workshops and Discussion Groups. These can be on any topic related to the conference theme and/or streams. They can include interactive sessions, ‘showcases' introducing new learning ‘objects' and projects, or ‘round-table' discussions on topics of interest. Proposals should be no longer than 300 words and should be submitted in electronic format (see Workshop Proposal Form below) with the email title ‘Conference 2012 Workshop Proposal (Leader Name)' and include:

  • Title
  • Name(s) and institutional affiliation of author(s), plus email contact address/es
  • Rationale for the workshop/discussion and how it relates to a conference theme
  • Objectives/outcomes
  • Outline plan for the session plus timings (not included in word count)
Download the Workshop Proposal Form

Posters on Learning Projects and Activities: We are inviting posters for display in the refreshment area during the conference, with timetabled periods when poster owners should be on hand to discuss their work. Posters should be presented on one piece of A1 size paper and can be on any topic related to a conference theme and on either research or practice. Proposals for posters should be submitted electronically (see Poster Proposal Form below) with the email title ‘Conference 2011 Poster Proposal (Leader Name)' and include poster content and aims and objectives.

Download the Poster Proposal Form

Venue: Mecure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-8325-mercure-manchester-piccadilly-hotel/index.shtml

Enquiries: vreid@the-abs.org.uk

Speakers / Column Text: The full programme will be published in early 2012

Costs: Early Bird Available Only on Full Package

Full Conference Fees: £360 (£320 Early Bird registration before 24th February) includes Bed and Breakfast on 24 April, Dinner, Refreshments and Lunches.

Full Non-Residential Package: £270, as above without accommodation.

Day 1 Rate - 24 April: £180, includes Lunch, Refreshments and Evening Dinner

Day 2 Rate - 25 April: £150, includes Lunch and Refreshments.

 

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