The Personal Learning Environments (PLE) Conference 2014 Beyond formal: emergent practices for living, learning and working
Final Call for Papers
*** Final deadline for the submission of extended abstracts: April 22, 2014 ***
PLE 2014 – the 5th International Conference on Personal Learning Environments – will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, from July 16th to 18th with a preceding “pacific” event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from June 25th to 27th.
The PLE Conference intends to create an engaging, conversational, and innovative meeting space for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, and research around PLE related themes.
The conference invites contributions in the format of “academic papers” or “alternative session proposals”. However, authors of both types of contributions will be asked to communicate their research and ideas within session formats that look to avoid the traditional 15 min presentation.
Beyond formal: emergent practices for living, learning and working
The 5th Edition of the PLE conference aims to move beyond discussions about definitions to explore emergent practices for living, learning and working in relation to PLEs and the new understandings and underlying needs that arise around these practices in our contemporary society. Delegates are invited to submit their ideas, research and/or practice under the topics listed below.
Topics include (but are not limited to)…
PLEs for managing life transitions
PLE and formal learning contexts: conflicts and confluences
PLE theoretical frameworks
PLE in early childhood and the family
PLE as literacy
PLE and portfolios
PLE and PLNs (Personal Learning Networks)
PLE and creative practice
PLEs in formal contexts (Schools, Vocational, Higher Education)