Singapore, June 20-21 2016
The ICLS 2016 Doctoral Consortium, designed to support the growth of young talents working in the learning sciences, provides an opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students to share their dissertation research with their peers and a panel of faculty serving as mentors. Participants will engage in collaborative inquiry and scholarly discourse to improve their dissertation work and to advance their understanding of the learning sciences. To benefit from the Doctoral Consortium, applicants should be advanced graduate students, and be at a stage in their dissertation research where the participants and mentors may be of help in shaping and framing the research and analysis activities.
The Doctoral Consortium aims to:
Doctoral Consortium activities are organized around small-group interactions. During the workshop, participants will first present their research briefly to familiarize each other with their dissertation project and highlight specific aspects they would like to have further discussion on or receiving input on how to approach them; intriguing issues and tensions for learning sciences research generally; methodological problems that other Ph.D. students are likely to be confronted with, or issues that have the potential of stimulating discussions of theoretical and methodological significance. Then, based on the common issues and themes identified (theoretical models, research design and questions, pedagogy and technology, data collection, methods of analysis etc.) participants will form small groups supported by an expert mentor, to engage in further inquiry and discussion. Participants will work on the various problems and issues identified making reference to their own dissertation project and the broader field of the learning sciences. After the small group interactions, participants will report their progress and new questions to the whole group. Plans for further joint activity will be discussed as well.
The 2016 Doctoral Consortium is open to those Ph.D. candidates who are most likely to benefit from the intended goals through collaborative interaction. Generally, applicants will have completed their dissertation proposal (or equivalent), and be at a stage in their work where the consortium participants may be of help in shaping the design and analysis. If you are early in your program or you will have completed your dissertation at or around the time of the consortium, you should not apply. Depending on availability of funds, there may be support to offset some of the cost of accommodation and registration, as well as travel stipends. Applicants who have queries about eligibility or other questions should send email to: email@example.com
Participants for the Doctoral Consortium will be selected on the basis of the academic quality of their proposal; relevance and potential contribution to the field of the learning sciences; recommendation from the advisor (supervisor); and their anticipated contribution to the workshop goals. The proposals will be reviewed by two international experts in the field. An effort will be made to keep the participating group small to encourage interaction and collaboration.
Each proposal should contain the following:
All the materials should be put in one file (MS Word, RTF, or PDF) and submitted by email to the address below. The 1200 words summary proposal, after it has been accepted, will be disseminated for sharing and interaction with other participants in preparation for the workshop.
Please submit all papers in one file in PDF format named as follows: "YOURLASTNAME_DC_proposal.pdf". The application should be submitted via email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline is
Participation is limited and competitive. Selection criteria include eligibility requirements, scientific quality of the proposal, the potential benefit of the participation to the applicant and the learning sciences community, and the assembly of a productive and diverse cohort regarding institutions, topics, disciplines, and nationalities.
Kristine Lund, École Normale Superiéure, FRANCE
Sadhana Puntambekar, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
Jan van Aalst, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
For information, email email@example.com.
Dec 18, 2015-Submissions Due, submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 29, 2016-Notification of acceptance
Feb 19, 2016-Submission of the final abstract for publication in proceedings
June 20 & 21, 2016-Doctoral Consortium (pre-conference)