Call for Papers

The 2nd International Conference on Service-Learning (ICSL) is an international refereed conference dedicated to promoting the scholarly development of the theories, models and pedagogy of service-learning. The aim of the ICSL is to provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners who are interested in a scholarly and evidence-based approach to service-learning to come together, interact and share with, and learn from each other regarding the latest research and best practices.

Important Dates (US Time)

Start date for paper submission

15 April, 2016

Deadline for paper submission

1st round: 30 June, 2016

2nd round: 15 July, 2016

Notification of paper acceptance

1st round: 31 July, 2016

2nd round: 12 August, 2016

Deadline for camera-ready submission

31 August, 2016

Conference registration

Early bird: 1 May, 2016 -31 August, 2016

Standard: 1 September , 2016 -15 October, 2016 

Conference dates

1 -2 December, 2016

 

Conference Topics

We invite scholars and students (both undergraduate and graduate students) who are interested in a scholarly and evidence-based approach to service-learning to submit papers to the ICSL 2016 that include but are not limited to the following topics. Your paper may address one or more of the listed topics.

  • The role and impact of service-learning in higher education
  • Credit-bearing and/or mandatory service-learning
  • Direct and indirect services for the community
  • Service-learning as general education
  • Integrating service-learning into academic disciplines in both teaching and research
  • Sustainability of service-learning projects
  • The assessment of learning outcomes in service-learning
  • Learning through reflection

We welcome papers on completed empirical or theoretical research, significant findings from work-in-progress, experience-sharing and reflection on practices, as well as ideas for new development.

 

Submission Types

The ICSL 2016 accepts proposals for the following types of submission: paper presentations, poster sessions and panel sessions.

Basic Submission Rules

Language:

English

Length:

Paper presentations: an abstract of 1,000-1,500 words (excluding figures, tables, and references)

Poster sessions: an abstract of  600-1,000 words (excluding figures, tables, and references)

Panel sessions: an abstract of 600-1,000 words (excluding figures, tables, and references)

For details, please refer to the following submission guidelines and templates

Keywords 3-5 words

Font:

Times New Roman, 12 point
Line spacing:

Single line spacing

Margin:

2.5 cm

Referencing style:

APA

Format:

PDF (version 1.7 or above) file

 

1. Paper presentations

Submission: The abstract should be a summary of your presentation and cover:

  • Title  (max. 15 words);
  • Background and objectives;
  • Theoretical framework/literature review;
  • Methods/analysis
  • Results and discussion;
  • Conclusions and contributions to theory and practice;
  • Keywords (3-5 words); and
  • References (no more than 10 references)

The length of the abstract should be 1,000-1,500 words. Figures, tables, and references are excluded. All papers must be submitted through our online submission system and should follow the template. 

Presentation: The time allotted to each paper is25 minutes. We recommend a presentation of 10-15 minutes followed by at least 10 minutes of ‘Question & Answer’.

 

2. Poster Sessions

Submission: An abstract for a poster should be 600-1,000 words in length (excluding figures, tables, and references) and include the following information:

  • Title  (max. 15 words);
  • Background and objectives;
  • Theoretical framework/literature review;
  • Methods/analysis
  • Results and discussion;
  • Conclusions and contributions to theory and practice;
  • Keywords (3-5 words); and
  • References (no more than 10 references)

Presentation: Posters will be displayed in designated areas for the duration of the conference. The poster must be no larger than A0 size (841 mm x 1189 mm) and the orientation must be portrait.  There will be no oral presentations for the poster sessions.

 

3. Panel sessions

Panel sessions will provide an opportunity for 3-4 presenters to present on and discuss a selected topic/theme with the conference attendees in a more focused but conversational setting.

Submission: A proposal for a panel session should be 600-1,000 words in length, and include the following information:

  • Title/theme of the proposed panel session;
  • Objectives and main questions to be addressed in the panel session;
  • Main perspectives and/or theoretical conceptual framework;
  • Description of how the session will be structured; and
  • A list of the panel members (1 panel chair plus 2-3 members) including their brief biography/cv.

Presentation: The time allotted to each panel session is 50 minutes.  We recommend short presentations by each of the panel members (10 minutes each) followed by at least 10 minutes of ‘Question & Answer’.

 

 

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