The Doctoral Consortium Workshop will provide an opportunity for Ph.D. Students around the world working in learning science-related areas to discuss their dissertation work among themselves and with more senior mentors. Most applicants will be advanced graduate students, and be at a stage in their work where the consortium participants may be of help in shaping the research or analysis activities. The objectives of the Doctoral Consortium Workshop are:
- provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants' current research
- provide guidance on future research directions
- provide a forum for discussing methodological and theoretical issues of central importance to Learning Sciences
- develop a supportive community of scholars in the Learning Sciences
- develop a spirit of collaborative research across countries and institutions, and
- contribute to the conference experience of participating students through interaction with other participants and consortium faculty.
Doctoral Consortium Workshop activities are organized around small-group interactions. During the workshop participants will first be asked to introduce themselves through a short presentation about a particular aspect of their dissertation research that they would like to discuss because: they are seeking input on how to approach it, it is an intriguing problem for Learning Sciences generally, it is an issue other doctoral students are likely to be confronting, or it has the potential for stimulating discussions of methodological and theoretical importance. Then, based on the issues for discussion (theoretical, research question, data collection, analyses, relevance to practice, design, writing, etc), participants will form small groups (4 students), and be assigned an expert mentor for further discussion. After the intensive small group interactions, participants will report their progress to the consortium. Plans for further joint activity will be discussed as well.
The Doctoral Consortium Workshop will precede the ICLS 2010 Conference, taking place all day June 28 and half day June 29th.
- Length: A five page summary of your research; please see the Doctoral Consortium call for more detailed information on submission requirements.
- Review: Proposals will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium chairs in collaboration with a Review and Selection committee of senior researchers.
- Presentation: Full day June 28, Half day June 29, 2010
- Format: The doctoral consortium will provide an opportunity for up to 15 advanced graduate students to discuss their research in collaboration with senior mentors.
- Submission: Doctoral Consortium applications should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, applicants accepted to attend the ICLS 2010 Conference Doctoral Consortium Workshop will receive reimbursement for conference travel (up to cost of coach class airfare), student registration fees, and up to five nights of shared occupancy housing at the conference hotel. Support is available for both U.S. and international student attendees.