The Identity of Experience
Challenges for experiential learning
December 8th – 12th 2008 at the University of Technology
See the latest program including accepted Papers, Workshops, Poster Displays and Field Visits.
Our conference theme - The Identity of Experience -
focuses on current and future challenges for experiential learning.
These challenges include
- the challenge of integration
- the challenge of difference
- the challenge of research investigation
- the challenge of application
Each of these is described in more detail in Conference Themes
These challenges face everyone involved in experiential learning from outdoors
education, to designers and users of simulations and online learning. The conference
will provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas, sharing of practices
and the creation of new frameworks for future developments in
this broad field of education. The conference will also provide opportunities
for experiencing learning in a variety of uniquely Australian contexts.
ICEL 2008 Conference and Exhibition builds on the success of previous
ICEL conferences. It will provide further opportunities for the experiential
learning community to discover and examine the latest research and educational
advances, as well as discussing applications with developers and users.
The ICEL Steering Committee is once again proud to be the sponsor of this
exciting international event. Each ICEL experience is a unique opportunity
to exchange ideas on practice and research and the theme of the 2008 ICEL is
well chosen for these times when education, training and learning are facing
new challenges around the world.
The Organising Committee looks forward to seeing you in Sydney from 8th to
12th December 2008.
Dr Kate Collier - Convenor
You are invited to submit a proposal
An invitation is extended to all members of the Australian and international
experiential learning communities to submit proposals for the ICEL 2008 Conference.
We are using the START proposals submission process and arranging submissions
in relation to the four challenges. This allows sessions with common elements
to be grouped together, thus providing a relevant conference experience for
delegates. There will be an interactive exhibition program which will provide
an on-going visual display of presenters’ work.
Abstracts introducing all sessions will be included in the Program Handbook.
Full papers will be provided in an electronic format, and published as the
Conference Proceedings with ISBN registration.
We are especially interested in contributions that combine theory and practice,
and provide a rich mixture of concepts, ideas and practical applications. Students
are particularly encouraged to contribute as an opportunity to share their
emergent ideas and research goals with a large international and well-qualified
Dr Elyssebeth Leigh - Papers
ICEL offers the opportunity for proposing workshops,
papers and contributions to an interactive poster exhibition. All workshops,
papers and posters must address one or more of the four conference themes and
your proposal statement will nominate this/these. All accepted
presentations will be able to submit a paper for inclusion in the conference
Paper Presentations (Closed)
Presenters have about 20 minutes to introduce their key points, and are encouraged
to make the period as interactive as possible. Links between theory and
practice must be made clear. The total time allocated for each paper (including
moving in / out, introduction, presentation, Q&A) is 45 minutes.
Papers previously presented or published as well as marketing papers will
not be accepted.
Workshops will be 45 or 90 Minutes long. More than 50% of workshop time must
involve participants in practical activities that extend well beyond the discussion.
We will consider proposals for three-hour workshops. These will need to describe
the proposed learning process in sufficient detail to support the request for
an extended session.
All workshop proposals will be subject to a full reviewing process and feedback
will be provided.
You may elect, or the Review Committee may select, presentations to be
given in a Poster format.
You may choose whether or not your poster is refereed. The submission
dates for refereed and non-refereed posters are the same as for papers.
A large public area will be set aside for display of posters, and/or electronic
displays. This area is central to most conference activities and some session
time will be dedicated to allowing participants to interact with presenters.
Posters Poster presentation proposals should not exceed two pages. Poster display panels will cater for A1 size, 841 x 594 mm, and landscape orientation is recommended. Poster summaries will appear in the Proceedings.
If you are interested in coordinating
a Symposium on one of the conference themes please contact Kate Collier or
Elyssebeth Leigh for further information.
Papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings if the presenter registers
for the conference by November 17th.
30th September 2008
Last date for submitting workshop and poster
proposals (acceptance advice given on an on-going basis)
8 December 2008
Presenters/Session Chair's Briefing
8 – 12 December 2008
ICEL 2008 Conference
The following information is required to be submitted:
TITLE OF PAPER
Not to exceed ten words in length
Provide an overview/summary of the proposal
between 200-300 words in length (refereed items up to 500 words)
Given name first, surname last (capitalized)
Given name first, surname last (capitalized)
Presenter MUST register to attend ICEL
2008 by 26 September 2008 for papers to be published and presented
AUTHOR or CONTACT ADDRESS
Full postal address, incl postcode/zip & country
Full telephone number (incl country & area
Email address (all correspondence sent
Non-refereed, refereed, student
Workshop, paper, poster
Suggested Keywords / nominated theme/s
These will be used to assist in categorisation and programming
Authors whose Abstracts have been accepted, will be advised by email for the
URL for submitting their Papers.
If there is a problem with this process, please contact the Papers Co-ordinator,
Dr Elyssebeth Leigh.
Paper Submission Requirements
Download this template* to use as the guide for your paper layout. All papers must be
presented in this format. Papers must not be more than 10 pages long.
* The template is provided through the courtesy of the Simulations Industry
Association of Australia (SIAA) and the annual SimTecT conference http://www.siaa.asn.au/simtect/2008/