Conference Guidelines for Students

Presentation Modalities

Current graduate students can apply to present at the GSRC and indicate their preference of the modalities available below.

Research Talks: 15-minute presentations for students to present their research from their dissertation, theses, faculty-funded and self-funded projects, etc. followed by a Q&A. Research talks will have a session chair to lead discussion. 

Practitioner Talks: 15-minute presentation for students in the professions to discuss and share applied research projects they have implemented through their professional work experience. Talks could focus on implementation/application of policies, protocols, curriculum, programs, initiatives, etc. Practitioner talks will have a session chair to lead discussion.   

Poster and Artistic Displays: Student who wish to share their work in an alternative modality can be featured in rotating slideshow/gallery that can be integrated into a conference website, program, and during receptions and luncheons the day of the conference.

Workshops: 1-hour workshop for students who wish to lead a group discussion or exploration on particular subject, project, skill, or professional development. Examples include but not limited to:

  • research tools and data analysis (NVivo, STATA, R, etc.)
  • technological demonstrations (VR, teaching & learning applications and software)
  • methods/practices in education (education, counselling, policy, etc.)
  • EDIA workshop on decolonization or reformation

Areas of Research

When completing the Abstract Submission form, students will be able to indicate key areas of their research using the categories below:

Administration, Organization, and Leadership in Education – All levels of education including adult education

Works are welcome but not limited to: the different/current forms, values, distributions, structures, practices, impact, or the anticolonization or reformation of administration, organization, and leadership with education.

Community Organizing and Learning

Works surrounding but not limited to: activism, geopolitics, activism within institutions, education, intersectionality, art, the development of allyship, or community organization/learning in the context of globalization.

Counselling, Wellness and Human Development

Works surrounding but not limited to: developmental processes for children, adolescents, and adults, evidence-based counselling practices, training, vocational/career development, diversity issues, or the anticolonization or reformation of counselling, wellness, and human development.

Curriculum Studies – All levels of education including adult education

Works surrounding but not limited to: the cultural, curricular practice, engagement, methods, philosophies, anticolonization, or transformation of curriculum studies and approaches.

Evaluation, and Assessment in Education – All levels of education including adult education

Works surrounding but not limited to: student outcome improvements, history of evaluation and assessment, evaluation of school programs, evaluation of educational policies, new approaches in evaluation/assessment, accountability practices, the anticolonization or reformation, or history of evaluation and assessment in education.

Learning and Instruction – All levels of education including adult education

Works surrounding, but not limited to: the relationship between learning and instruction, the history of learning in various contexts/subjects (literacy, mathematics, social studies…), cultural influences, environments, or the anticolonization or reformation of learning and instruction.

Measurement and Research Methodologies

Works surrounding but not limited to: educational measurement, psychometrics, small/large scale assessments, quantitative and/or qualitative methodology, the anticolonization or reformation, or history of measurement and research methodologies.

Postsecondary Education

Works surrounding but not limited to: accountability, access, accessibility, student success, wellness, retention, outcomes assessment, student development/learning, or the anticolonization or reformation, or history.

Social Context of Education – All levels of education including adult education

Works surrounding but not limited to: education in various settings such as the classroom, region, nation, city, or global scales; education within the context of intersectionality such as gender, class, disability/ability, race, religion etc.; education within policies and politics.

Teaching and Teacher Education

Works surrounding but not limited to the theoretical, methodological, teaching development, professional development, leadership, activism, or the anticolonization or reformation, or history.