Conference Archive PESA Conference 2016

Call for Papers

Knowledge Ecologies
Warwick Hotel, Coral Coast, Fiji   Dec 8 - Dec 12, 2016

Call for Papers

Submission Deadlines and Details

Abstract Submission Deadline:

Please Note: The abstract submission deadline has now passed. You are welcome to still submit an abstract but whether it will be considered is at the discretion of the Conference Committee.


The PESA 2016 Organising Committee welcomes abstract submission(s) referring to the Conference theme in the first instance, or any other appropriate topics with a focus on educational philosophy and theory. Symposia are also welcomed.

Accepted submissions will be presented in 30 minute sessions that include 10 minutes for discussion.

Types of Submissions

Submissions may be in the form of a presentation, refereed paper, or a symposium. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Conference Organising Committee. The Committee will allocate abstracts to the program taking into account the quality of each abstract, the balance of the program and the relevance of the paper relating to the Conference theme.

Submission Formats

  • Presentation (of work in progress, non-refereed) – requires an abstract and oral presentation of 25 – 30 minutes including questions. A presentation will be a work in progress and may use PowerPoint onsite at the Conference.
  • Refereed Paper – requires an abstract and oral presentation of 25 – 30 minutes including questions. Accepted papers will be published on the Conference website.
  • Symposium – a set of 3 to 4 papers or a panel discussion on a specific topic. Each papers requires an abstract and oral presentation of 25 – 30 minutes including questions. A symposium provides an opportunity to examine specific issues or topics from a variety of perspectives, maybe presenting alternative solutions, interpretations, or contrasting points of view on the topic. A symposium may use a panel discussion format on a specific topic. It may be an interactive session where a large portion of the time is devoted to discussion among the presenters and discussants, and/or questions and discussion among all those present.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July 2016

Authors will be notified of the status of their abstract submission in 1 September 2016.  Those wishing to submit papers for full review will be sent information on how to do so after the abstracts have been reviewed.

Abstract Submission Form

Please Note: Abstracts should be no more than 300 words. If you have hyperlinked text in your abstract please include the full URL eg. my online reference ( ). If diagrams or images are integral to your abstract please send these as an attachment to the conference email and note this in the abstract text area below. If you are submitting a symposium proposal, please include the details of all speakers and all abstracts in the abstract text area below (use the name and email fields for the primary contact).

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Refereed Papers

If you are submitting a paper for review and publication on the Conference website (only following the acceptance of the abstract and successful review of this manuscript) please ensure your paper complies with the template available here.

At the conclusion of the abstract review process accepted authors will be provided with further information via email on how to submit their paper for review.

Full Paper Submission Deadline – 1 September 2016