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Conference 2017 - Massey University - 29 November - 1 December


Abstract submissions are due by October 1st with late submissions being accepted until 15th October. Notification of the outcomes of the review process are expected to take place end of October.
Late abstract submissions for Posters might be accepted (please check with the conference convenor).

Guidelines for proposals

1. Pre-conference workshops and Special Interest Groups
These will be 2 to 3 hours and proposals should be sent to the conference convenor.

2. Submission of abstracts for parallel sessions
The TERNZ conference accepts proposals from researchers interested in any aspect of research into tertiary education. Each session is 1 hour and will typically involve no more than 10 minutes for the researcher to present their work and 50 minutes in which to discuss the substantive issues that arise from it. Please think of this as a developmental exercise in which both the researcher and the participants are there to build new ideas and advance understanding. The timings above are indicative only so please be creative in how you run your session. However, it is important to say that we wish to avoid the paper presentations typical of many conferences [See Philosophy].

  1. Title
  2. The research (250 words)
  3. Why this topic is important (250 words)
  4. How the session will be run (200 words)

When you submit an abstract to TERNZ it will be peer reviewed. Recommendations for inclusion in parallel sessions will be made by referees and the final programme structure decided by the conference organising committee.

TERNZ is about giving space to ideas and the development of knowledge through exploring new research and developing it further in successive parallel sessions and host groups. The host groups occur after each session with the aim of exploring new learning. Participants stay in these throughout the conference. This structure, as well as the session length, limits the number of presenters. However, such a conference allows everyone to play an important role, regardless of whether an abstract has been included in the parallel sessions.

Submit an abstract

3. Posters
Poster presenters are strongly encouraged to reconceptualise their work in creative ways to incorporate a) active learning approaches and b) interactive engagement with both poster and presenter. The posters will be displayed in conference in the social spaces where participants will be invited to circulate. There is no limit to the number of posters.

  1. Title
  2. The research (250 words)
  3. An indication how the poster will encourage conference delegates to interact with the display (100 words)

The abstracts submitted for posters will be peer reviewed and accepted abstracts published in the proceedings.

Submit a poster




The organisers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of
Ako Aotearoa in making the conference more accessible to delegates.

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