Abstracts guidelines

You are invited to submit an abstract for an individual paper, a symposium or a workshop in one of the three topics:

  1. Teaching critical media/digital literacy in multicultural societies;
  2. Decommodifying teacher (digital) education;
  3. Digital technology and equity for inclusive teaching.

Proposals have to be written in the abstract template:

Abstracts have to be submitted in a pdf file.


Presentation Formats

Individual Papers

Proposals for individual papers should be submitted in a single-spaced document using Calibri 12-point font. The abstract must have a maximum of 500 words (excluding references) and should include the following sections:

  • Research topic/aim
  • Theoretical framework
  • Methodological design
  • Expected conclusions/findings
  • Relevance to international educational research

The time frame of each paper presentation is 20 minutes including discussion. Usually 3-4 papers are included in a session. Individual papers with a similar focus will be assembled into a single session by the programme committee.


A symposium session (60 minutes) builds on a theme and is proposed and planned by a symposium organiser. The papers (max. 4) focus on a common theme. A symposium has a chair (often the organiser) and one discussant, who has read the papers in advance. Some symposia will overlap more than one session. The symposium organiser will decide how the symposium is to be organised and the time allotment for each presentation. It is recommended that at least two different countries/national perspectives must be represented in the symposium.

The organiser of the symposium should submit a symposium proposal (as organiser’s text) including all of the following elements:

  • The title of the symposium
  • An abstract describing the entire symposium (450-500 words)
  • The names of the contributors, titles of their presentations and each of their abstracts (450-500 words)


A workshop session (60 minutes) consists of a presentation and discussion of an ongoing or completed research project with the active participations of the attendants. An abstract for a workshop must have a maximum of 500 words (excluding references) and should include:

  • Workshop topic/aim
  • Activities of the participants during the workshop

Conference Programme Limit

An individual may be a presenting author no more than twice in the conference programme. The presenting author must be identified in the abstract submission process for each paper.

Review Criteria for Proposals

The following criteria will be used to review the abstracts:

  • Theme – Proposal explicitly addresses the conference theme;
  • Previous Literature – Proposal shows awareness of previous works and theoretical framework;
  • Quality and significance – Research question and method are clear, significant, and appropriate;
  • Originality – Proposal contains new ideas or useful synthesis of the existing material
  • Relevance – Results are relevant to international educational research and have clear implications for future research.

Conference Proceedings

Full papers will be sent upon acceptance of abstracts. The paper will be double-blind peer reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee. In case of a positive review result, the paper will be published in the conference proceedings.

How to submit

Proposals have to be written in the abstract template:

Click here to submit your abstract.

January 15, 2020 Extended 31st March, 2021: Abstract submission deadline.

30th April, 2021: Notification of acceptance/rejection.