Presentation formats EARLI SIG1

There are five formats: paper, symposium, poster, roundtable and workshop/demonstration.

Please use the following submission template for all submissions:

To submit your contribution, please use the online tool.

All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review (see "Review criteria").

Please see the submission template for submission details. The following general guidelines apply to each proposal:

  • Abstract: max. 250 words. This has to be submitted in the online system.
  • Proposal: max. 3 pages (incl. title, 250-word abstract, main text, tables, figures, and references – i.e., everything!).

The topics include:

  • Large scale assessment.
  • Classroom assessment.
  • Programme evaluation.
  • Teachers’ assessment literacy and professional development.
  • Assessment and evaluation connections to learning, self-regulated learning, motivation and emotion.
  • Formative Assessment.
  • Students' assessment literacy and involvement.
  • Technology-supported assessment
  • Learning analytics

In line with the theme of the conference, we particularly invite submissions incorporating learning analytics perspectives in other areas of assessment and evaluation research.

Each proposal has to comply with the submission template. Reviewers will be asked to evaluate if your proposal meets them. APA 6 guidelines apply for any and all cases not-specified in the template.

Symposium (duration: 105 minutes)

Symposia provide an opportunity to present assessment research on one topic, providing a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia are directed by a chair and they consist of three or four presenters and one discussant. It is preferred that all presenters (incl. discussant) are from three different institutions. In addition to a proposal for each separate paper, a separate description of the symposium is required (incl. 250-word abstract). All components of a symposium proposal should be submitted as one file: symposium summary (2 pages) and three papers (3 x 3 pages). The symposium abstracts and the abstracts of the separate papers must be entered in the Abstract fields within the ConfTool menu.

Paper Session (duration: 90 minutes)

A paper session consists of three or four individually submitted papers that all cover mature research. Each participant presents preferably about 15-20 minutes, which is followed by a 10-minute general discussion. Please try and make the session interactive and ensure that participants are involved in the discussion. Early-stage research (ongoing or starting) should be submitted as a roundtable or poster. A more active role will be given to the chairpersons for initiating a discussion, by providing a discussion topic and/or posing key questions per presentation.

Poster Session (duration: 60 minutes)

A poster communicates the main ideas, objectives, results and conclusions of an early-stage research project. During poster sessions each presenter will be given 5 minutes to present his/her poster. Afterwards, the delegates can walk around, ask questions or start an in-depth discussion with the presenters. The posters will be spread all over the main conference hall and clustered by topic. The poster's size is A0 and the orientation is portrait.

Roundtable (duration: 90 minutes)

In a roundtable three to four contributions from different institutes address similar issues or themes from different perspectives. A roundtable is highly interactive. One or two general statements regarding the theme form the basis for discussion. Presenters will have a time slot of 15 to 20 minutes (or less if needed) to discuss

their work with the participants. For a roundtable session handouts are needed to facilitate discussion. Formal presentations are to be avoided. Alternatively, presenters can work with a flip-chart or other materials, to be positioned on the table and that may help to structure the presentation and/or discussion. A more active role will be given to the chairpersons for initiating a discussion, by providing a discussion topic and/or posing key questions per presentation.

Workshop/Demonstration (duration: 90 minutes)

A workshop or demonstration is a highly interactive and collaborative session allows presenters to display, explain and familiarise users with a potentially useful assessment or research tool or method. For example, the demonstration of an assessment tool or of software that was developed, a new teaching or assessment method, a demonstration of an innovative way to collect and/or to analyze assessment information or research data, etc. In workshops and demonstrations participants ideally receive a hands-on and minds-on experience with new developments in the area of assessment and evaluation. For workshops/demonstrations the proposal has to include information about the proposed interactivity. Please make sure to inform whether you will be using computers and if yes, whether there is a need to install a software and/or an application on the users’ devises for the purposes of your workshop.