Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education

8-9 June 2020 Pre-Conference events

10-12 June 2020 Conference in Hong Kong

Call for Proposals

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the HKCPD Hub International Conference 2020 for English teaching professionals worldwide. This exciting event will be held from 10-12 June 2020 at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s oldest university which is placed 25th in 2019 QS World University Rankings, with pre-conference events on 8-9 June 2020 at different universities in Hong Kong. This international conference addresses the theme of “Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education”. Organised by the Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub), this major event aims to provide a dynamic platform for English teaching professionals to share best practices and research findings with a view to encouraging more informed and effective teaching, leading to concomitant improvements in learning.

Following on the successful Symposia in 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in 2019 at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the HKCPD Hub International Conference 2020 provides an opportunity to go beyond Hong Kong SAR to bring an international audience to the territory.

This Conference is an excellent professional development opportunity for English teaching professionals to meet, network, discuss, learn from each other and explore opportunities for greater collaboration to encourage and sustain interactive communities of practice.  Ultimately, this International Conference is an opportunity to promote effective teaching practices and disseminate innovative research aimed at improving the quality of English teaching and learning in higher education in Hong Kong and the rest of the world.

Hong Kong is a particularly appropriate place to celebrate this International Conference organised by the HKCPD Hub as it promotes itself as “Asia’s world city where East meets West”. We look forward to welcoming English language educators, academics, researchers, teachers and curriculum designers from around the world to this International Conference hosted by the English Language Centres of five major universities in Hong Kong, and some of those are among the highest-ranked Asian universities.

Keynote Speakers

Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney

Australia

Professor David Boud

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

Associate Professor Averil Coxhead

University of Toronto

Canada

Professor Alister Cumming

University of Queensland

Australia

Professor Mike Levy

Georgetown University

United States

Professor Lourdes Ortega

Keynote speakers

Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney

Australia

Professor David Boud

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand

Associate Professor Averil Coxhead

University of Toronto

Canada

Professor Alister Cumming

University of Queensland

Australia

Professor Mike Levy

Georgetown University

United States

Professor Lourdes Ortega

Conference Theme and Strands

Based on key areas of English teaching and learning, submission proposals that address any topics relevant to the Conference theme “Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education” and under the following strands are welcome:

Assessment for Learning

Curriculum Design and Materials Development

English for General and Specific Academic Purposes

Pedagogy and Teaching Practices

Technology and Language Teaching and Learning

Conference Theme and Strands

Based on key areas of English teaching and learning, submission proposals that address any topics relevant to the Conference theme “Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education” and under the following strands are welcome:

Assessment for Learning

Curriculum Design and Materials Development

English for General and Specific Academic Purposes

Pedagogy and Teaching Practices

Technology and Language Teaching and Learning

Types of Submissions for Presentations

Paper presentation

25 minutes
1-6 presenters
A formal presentation of on-going or completed research in relation to theory and practice

Workshop

50 minutes
1-6 presenters
A hands-on session tackling an issue, or showcasing a specific teaching or research technique

Colloquium

50 minutes
3-6 presenters
Multiple, short presentations on a current topic in relation to research and practice and discussion of it with the participants

Demonstration

15 minutes
1-6 presenters
A presentation and sharing of innovative and practical ideas or teaching materials with participants

PechaKucha

20 slides for 20 seconds each
1-2 presenters
A short, fast paced, and entertaining presentations (20 slides/pictures for 20 seconds each) intended to not only to inform but to have fun. PechaKucha sessions are a great way to introduce people to you and your research work.

Poster

1-6 presenters
A display of on-going or completed research results on a board for extended discussions with participants. Posters are especially effective for information that can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables, diagrams). The poster should be A0 size, portrait layout (vertical) and professionally printed. Presenters will be given a session time when they are expected to be available to answer questions about their work.

Types of Submissions

Paper presentation

25 minutes
1-6 presenters
A formal presentation of on-going or completed research in relation to theory and practice

Workshop

50 minutes
1-6 presenters
A hands-on session tackling an issue, or show-casing a specific teaching or research technique

Demonstration

15 minutes
1-6 presenters
A presentation and sharing of innovative and practical ideas or teaching materials with participants

Colloquium

50 minutes
3-6 presenters
Multiple, short presentations on a current topic in relation to research and practice and discussion of it with the participants

PechaKucha

20 slides for 20 seconds each
1-2 presenters
A short, fast paced, and entertaining presentations (20 slides/pictures for 20 seconds each) intended to not only to inform but to have fun. PechaKucha sessions are a great way to introduce people to you and your research work.

Poster

1-6 presenters
A display of on-going or completed research results on a board for extended discussions with participants. Posters are especially effective for information that can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables, diagrams). The poster should be A0 size, portrait layout (vertical) and professionally printed. Presenters will be given a session time when they are expected to be available to answer questions about their work.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Submit the title, abstract and short summary of your submission as well as your biostatment via the online submission system.

Each presenter is limited to:

  • one individual presentation / workshop / demonstration / poster / PechaKucha,
  • and one joint presentation / workshop / colloquium / demonstration / poster / PechaKucha
  • or two joint presentations.

For joint presentations, the lead presenter is responsible for submitting the proposal, including co-presenters’ biostatements, for the group.

(All presenters must register for the conference.)

Submission guidelines
Title of submission 10 words maximum
Proposal for submission 200 words maximum
Short summary of submission 50 words maximum
Biographical statement of presenter(s) 50 words maximum per presenter

The Organising Committee reserves the right to edit the proposals.

Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals

All proposals will be double-blind peer reviewed. They will be selected based on:

  • relevance to the conference theme and strands;
  • appropriateness and significance of the topic/issue;
  • reference to current theory, pedagogy and/or research;
  • coherent description of contents’ and organisation of submissions;
  • clarity of objectives, outcomes and implications;
  • originality and innovation; and
  • quality of the proposals.

Important Dates

2019

  • Call for proposals

  • Proposal submission opens

  • Registration opens

  • Proposal submission deadline

  • Notification of proposal acceptance

  • Presenter/Early bird registration and payment deadline

  • Notification of presentation schedule

  • Online registration and payment deadline

  • Pre-Conference workshops

  • Conference

2020

Publication

A selection of contributions presented at the Conference will be published in an edited book entitled “Innovative teaching and research in English Language Education” intended for a reputable, internationally known publisher. The deadline for submission of full papers for consideration for publication is 30 September 2020. Further information will be available in due course.

Organising Committee

This International Conference is organised by the Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub (HKCPD Hub) for University English Teachers, a Hong Kong University Grants Committee funded project, led by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) with four collaborating universities, City University of Hong Kong (CityU), The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

The University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

The Education University of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology

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