Guide to Presenters

For our 2024 Conference, VALBEC are focussing on supportive practices and the transformative landscape. We would love to hear about and showcase the exciting things you have been doing in your work. Please consider submitting an application.

There are three themes to choose from to focus your presentation:

Theme 1: Responsive Practices

This focus area explores the responsive teaching and support practices in your work. We invite submissions that delve into transformative learning strategies and supportive practices that acknowledge the learners' diverse experiences. Presentations in this category should highlight innovative methods that foster critical insights into education and support. Share your insights, research findings, and successful practices that are responsive to the needs of your learners.

Theme 2: Community Engagement

Vocational education doesn't exist in isolation; it's deeply interconnected with the communities it serves. This focus area invites papers that explore the ripple effect of transformative learning on learners' families, communities and industry. We are interested in submissions that discuss practical approaches, partnerships, and initiatives where vocational education and support practices acts as a catalyst for transformative change in local communities. Share your experiences, case studies, and research outcomes that showcase the transformative power of the vocational education space in fostering community engagement and social impact.

Theme 3: Empowering Learners

Empowering learners to take charge of their educational journey is at the core of transformative learning. This focus area invites submissions that explore strategies and interventions aimed at affirming learners' agency and empowerment within the vocational education context. Whether through technology-enhanced learning, mentorship programs, or student-led initiatives, we welcome submissions that highlight the ways vocational education can empower learners to shape their own educational and professional pathways in a transformative setting.

Submissions are due 23rd of February 2024.

Submit your proposal using the online form

If you experience issues with the online form, you complete the pdf form and email to: 2024 Conference Call For Papers Submission Form.pdf

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