We invite those who are interested to present papers and poster presentation on the following sub themes:
Community - University Engagement : Critical & Conceptual Review
Papers under this sub theme explore theoretical work in order to generate diverse views and meanings of the concept and value premises of "University-Community Engagement";
Social Reform and/or Higher Education Reform?: Strategy and Process for Social Transformation
While this sub-theme may seem fitting with the current Thai context, it may also be relevant to societies grappling with poverty, social and economic inequality; questions such as what roles can we or do we play in social reform or why do we need to reform ourselves as well in order to lead to the social reform movement can be explored.
Curriculum (and program) Innovation for Social Change and Sustainable Development
This sub-theme invites presenters who are pragmatists and love working on practical issues; we hope to get presentations aiming at illustrating best practice; it is also suitable for poster presentations; papers and posters can share with the audience how ‘change from within’ higher education institutions can take place; additionally this provides a change to follow up on how ‘reinventing higher education’ --the theme of the 2007 UNESCO’s 11th APIED Conference—can be materialized .
Engaged Scholarship for Diversity through Field Education: (A Community’s Call!)
If engaged scholarship (which was also one among key words of UCEC 2009) means academic work/mission that are socially relevant and socially engaged, how can engagement scholarship be enhanced through the designs of field education/fieldwork/field practicum curriculum? Papers on capacity building initiatives between universities and communities are welcome. Prospective presenters are encouraged to explore social inclusion based on respect for human diversity in both the essence and practice of higher education; community’s agency is highlighted to raise the question of power relationship and differing standpoints in the university-community engagement process.
Participatory Paradigm for Research Practice: Opportunities and Challenges
This is a chance to reflect on the purpose of knowledge creation and how research practice in universities are designed based on empowerment principle ; opportunities and challenges for the adoption of appropriate paradigm(s) are examined in light of universities’ attempt to recreate our vision, mission and goals, given the present global socio-political context.
Other sub-themes related to the main theme of the conference
Guidelines for Submission :
A) Paper Presentations
- Abstracts and full papers should be in Microsoft Word document file, single-spacing, Angsana New font and 16 point size. Abstract should not exceed 300 words and full paper NOT longer than 10 pages (inclusive of appendices). All submission should be in English. Those wishing to submit abstracts need to register by completing thesubmission abstract form online at www.UCEC2012.com
- This is a visual display which can cover research, practice or programme development related to university-community engagement. Recommended poster size is A1 (841x594mm).
All presenters must register as conference delegates and pay the registration fees.
All correspondence on submissions will be done online.