Submission Instructions - The 7th Annual Conference of The Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education - Research and practice in moral education: reflection, dialogue, interaction - College of Education, National Chung Chen University, Chiayi, Taiwan, 15-17 June, 2012

Submission Instructions

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 March 2012

Proposal Submission E-mail:

Type of Presentation

Proposals in the following categories which promote discussion on these important issues, especially across cultural and disciplinary boundaries, are welcome:
  • Individual papers: these are individually submitted proposals that will be grouped thematically or by discipline by the Programme Committee for 90-minute sessions; usually each presenter will be allowed 15-20 minutes presentation time; there will be discussion time after all the presentations; the Programme Committee will invite and assign a Chair for each session;
  • Symposia: cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary or with a common topic or theme; organised by the submitter, who will typically be the session chair; usually symposia will have 3 or 4 presenters, maybe a discussant, but must also allow for interactive discussion with the audience over the 90-minute session;
  • Roundtables: topics in the conference themes for discussion, possibly at meal times or during the evening: the organiser would take responsibility for making a presentation and leading an interactive discussion; roundtables might also include discussion of textbooks and other materials; programme introductions and practices; guidance on use of assessment methods;
  • Poster presentations: on the conference themes, as well as theoretical, empirical and practical work in progress.
Proposal Submission

Proposals should be submitted in English in Microsoft Word via the Conference Website submission platform below:
  • title;
  • an abstract of 150 words, suitable for inclusion in the conference program;
  • for individual submissions: an outline paper of 300 words indicating, as appropriate: the background context, literature, argument, research questions, methods, analysis, conclusions and implications for moral education and development;
  • for symposia: a 300-word outline of each paper plus a 200-word rationale for the symposium as a whole;
  • for roundtables: an outline of 300 words indicating the importance of the topic as related to the conference title or themes, an outline of the lead presentation and possibly that of a discussant;
  • for posters: an outline of 200 words indicating the relevance of the topic to the conference themes and how it will be dealt with in work in progress;
  • the category of presentation proposed;
  • author(s) and institution(s) and full contact details of the corresponding proposer.
Proposals received after the due date cannot be assured full consideration.

By submitting a proposal it will be assumed that:
  • if your proposal is accepted you are able and willing to participate fully in the conference and will make every effort to do so; and if this should prove impossible that you undertake to let the Programme Coordinators know at the earliest opportunity;
  • you will bring your paper on a memory stick to the conference and at least 20 copies for distribution at your presentation; bring your laptop if you intend to use PowerPoint.
Proposers are limited to two submissions. If submitting more than one proposal please indicate the order of preference in case it is only possible to accommodate one.

The Programme Committee plans to notify corresponding authors of its decisions by mid-April. The Committee's decision will be final.