STORIES 2017: Doing Education Differently

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Event Date : 14 Mar, 2017 12:00 AM - 15 Mar, 2017 11:59 PM

Summary :

Call for Papers: STORIES (Students' Ongoing Research in Education Studies) is an annual two-day conference for graduate students held at the Department of Education, University of Oxford.

STORIES 2017: Doing Education Differently Details

Venue :
University of Oxford, Department of Education
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Organiser :
Name: Kai Wortmann, Email:, Institution: University of Oxford, Department of Education

Globalisation has led to an increase in intercultural communication and dependence at both the global and local level, ushering in greater opportunities for mobility and exchange while also introducing challenges such as growing socioeconomic inequality and unprecedented levels of migration. Rapid technological advancements have spurred changes to daily life that require us to re-think our understanding of skills and knowledge. In light of these and many other challenges, the theme of this year’s conference is Doing Education Differently. We invite conference participants to engage with the concepts of difference and diversity as manifested in areas of education and to offer new perspectives on what it means to do education and educational research in today’s world. Graduate students across all disciplines and at all stages of research are invited to attend or present at the 2017 STORIES conference.

We welcome submissions for oral presentations and posters reflecting on a wide-range of issues in education and educational research related to the conference theme and one or more of following sub-themes:

  • Doing research differently
  • Innovation in Practice
  • Diversity in education
  • Comparative perspectives

We encourage conference participants to think creatively and critically in order to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and welcome both theoretical and empirical submissions. The conference will consist of parallel sessions of 15 min. student presentations + 5 min. Q&A. Posters will be presented during scheduled sessions and coffee breaks. The conference will also include two renowned keynote speakers (TBA).

The call for abstracts is now open here. Abstract submissions (max. 250 words) should include:

  • Aims of research/research question
  • Research methodology
  • Findings (if relevant)
  • Contribution to research, particularly as related to the conference theme

Opportunities for alternative forms of presentations, such as workshops or panel discussions, may be available to interested participants. Please contact the organisation committee if you are interested.

Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 7 February 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: 28 February 2017
  • Conference registration deadline: 7 March 2017
  • Conference dates: 14-15 March 2017

For any questions, please contact or visit the conference website.  NOTE: All oral presenters are invited to submit a paper for publication in the conference proceedings published annually in Open Access. Last year’s proceedings are available through the Oxford University Research Archive. Organising committee: Kari Coffman Sahan, Marianne Melsen, Naheed Mukhi, Alice Tawell & Kai Wortmann.

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