The organising committee of I-MELT, the International conference on Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching invites you to submit short papers of 1500-2000 words by 1 July 2017 for:
- presentations of 15min + 10 Q&A, called MELT in Your Mouth
- workshops of 1.5 hours, called sMELT
- posters, with 2 minute presentations to the whole group, called Posters
MELT are the family of models, originating with the Research Skill Development framework, that have been adapted in terminology and configuration so that each are fit for purpose. See the conference website for:
Significantly over the past year, the number of MELT have increased substantially as people have come to adapt the model for their own context. So the conference is a great opportunity to submit a short paper to the Practice Stream about your emerging MELT and ts use. There will also be a Research Stream for well-designed studies of MELT implementation, as well as critiques and philosophy of MELT.
We would love to hear your MELT in Your Mouth, so consider submitting a short paper.
Assistance with Short Papers is available too.
Hope to see you at I-MELT in National Wine Centre from 11-13 December 2017.
John, for the I-MELT Organising Committee.
What does research look like? Do you know it when you see it? How is research that you do similar or different than you peers’ research? You might be able to explain it, but, can you draw it? That is a question I posed to a class of mine this spring semester. I asked them, “What does research look like?”. The students turned in drawings at the beginning of the semester. I will do the same at the end of the semester and compare drawings. There are a couple of ideas that intrigue me about this exercise. First, it really “makes thinking visible”. This is an idea that John has talked about on numerous occasions. I am able to better direct my teaching to serve students if I can “see” what they are thinking. I am also fascinated by my own preoccupation with looking at research as the published article or reading about research. Yet, for many disciplines research is audio or visual constructions. Think of the scene designer or the music composer. If you want to know what their research looks like you may very well find yourself in a theater or opera house. So, I would like those of you who are so inclined to respond to this post with your own drawing. What does research look like for you? I look forward to seeing your responses. Perhaps we can discuss your ideas when we meet in Adelaide on December 11-13 for the I-MELT Conference (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/rsd/i-melt/).