Practitioner Development Workshop (PDW) Proposals

PDW Proposal submissions

Submit your proposal HERE by 1 December 2018 at the latest.

Before submitting your proposal, please make sure to read carefully the guidelines below and make sure you have followed the given instructions. The decision on the proposals will be sent by 21 January 2019.

Specific Guidelines for Practitioner Development Workshop (PDW) Proposals

All PDW Proposals should address ‘Questions we care about’. A Best PDW Prize will be awarded for the best question.

Sessions should focus on an issue in practice, such as the development and delivery of enterprise and entrepreneurship courses, pedagogic practice and learner communities, programme development and entrepreneurial learner journeys, extra-curricular initiatives, education strategy or stakeholder engagement. The purpose of the session is to share practice and provide opportunities for discussion around the track theme.

It is particularly important that presenters include approaches that will encourage interaction and will draw out contributions from the audience. As this is a research conference, we are interested to receive submissions that present examples of practice that have been informed by published research, however this is not an essential requirement for submission and should not be the main focus of the PDW presentation at the conference.

Proposals should not exceed two (2) single-spaced pages, and may not exceed the maximum limit of 500 words. The author(s) name and information should NOT appear anywhere on the proposal. If your name appears on more than 2 proposals, we will ask you to withdraw the additional proposal.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • importance of the topic for entrepreneurship education practice
  • questions, challenges and problems to be asked and addressed
  • how you intend to engage the audience and what takeaways a delegate should expect for their own practice context from participation.

Proposals should be structured under the following headings:

1) Workshop title
2) Workshop summary and Questions we care about
3) Workshop style
4) Expected outcomes
5) Details of any related research
6) Takeaways for teaching practice

Additional remarks

Following the unique format of the conference, please note that all sessions, regardless of type, will be expected to follow the same guidelines:

  • Unplugged – no power point or PC, but whiteboards and flipcharts are provided
  • Discussion – Each session shall be no longer than 40 minutes (maximum 10 minute unplugged presentation and 30 minutes interactive Q&A/discussion)
  • All papers and briefings provided for a session will be read by delegates in advance.