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Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education

RBJSE logo.Faculty of Education, Queen’s University
February 26 & 27, 2015

  • The poster for the 2014 Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education.

  • A panel discussion at the 2013 RBJSE.

  • Participants networking at the 2013 RBJSE.

  • A participant presents her research at the 2013 RBJSE.

  • Participants in discussion at the 2013 RBJSE.

  • A roundtable discussion at the 2013 RBJSE.

RBJSE is an interdisciplinary symposium that provides graduate students with a supportive and affordable opportunity to present and discuss their research or work-in-progress with colleagues, faculty, and practitioners from the field. The symposium highlights current research being undertaken by graduate students at Queen’s University in paper presentations, roundtable discussions, and poster presentations. This year's theme is Embracing Perspectives: The Value of Voices, Stories, and Viewpoints in Education.

2015 Theme

Embracing Perspectives: The Value of Voices, Stories, and Viewpoints in Education.

This year’s theme focuses on the need to embrace multiple perspectives in education. Current research in educational inclusion and equity focuses on the importance of educating to various characteristic differences in students — exceptionalities, ethno-cultural background, or socio-economic class — allowing educators to bring in viewpoints, stories, and voices not typically found in the classroom. While many of these viewpoints and voices can be contradictory, there is a need in education to determine a way of embracing them all. This year’s conference aims to begin conversations about how graduate students, as both researchers and educators, can embrace multiple voices, viewpoints, and stories in education to make safer, more inclusive, learning environments.

How to Submit a Proposal to RBJSE

We invite submissions from graduate students that show relevance to the conference audience, contribute to education in its broadest sense, and demonstrate a high level of academic quality. Submissions should be in the form of a 300-word (maximum) abstract that adheres to APA format guidelines. Abstracts should be fully edited and ready to be included in the conference program. Submit proposals to rbjse@queensu.ca.

Deadline for proposal submission is January 19, 2015.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the symposium committee, and notification of acceptance will be sent to applicants via email on or before January 26, 2015, at which time registration for the symposium will open.

Applicants can opt to participate in RBJSE in one of three ways: a presentation, a roundtable discussion, or a poster of their research.

Presentation

The presentation format is often selected when the student or students’ goal is to present data from a finished paper, academic findings, or a work in progress that includes some data. Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes to give an overview of his or her findings, followed by 10 minutes for questions from the audience.

The abstract of the presentation should address the following, as applicable:

  • purpose;
  • perspective(s) or theoretical framework;
  • methods and data source(s);
  • results, conclusions and/or interpretations; and
  • educational importance of the study.

Roundtable

A roundtable session is an opportunity to receive feedback on a work in progress (e.g., a research proposal or comprehensive literature review). Each roundtable session will be 25 minutes in length. Presenters are encouraged to use the 25 minutes to their advantage by choosing how much time will be allocated to presentation and feedback from the discussant. Feedback will first be provided by the discussant, who will have read the student’s paper in advance; the remainder of the time will be given to questions and comments from attendees. If you opt for the roundtable format, please provide a suggestion of a suitable discussant (a faculty member or doctoral student at Queen’s) with your proposal.

The abstract of the roundtable should address the following, as applicable:

  • purpose;
  • perspective(s) or theoretical framework;
  • proposed methods; and
  • educational importance of the study.

Poster

A poster session is a visual and interactive format for sharing research. Posters provide the opportunity to discuss works in progress or completed projects in an informal setting. Posters will be displayed throughout the day of the symposium. Presenters will have the opportunity to interact with attendees during allocated times to discuss displays.

The abstract of the poster should address the following, as applicable:

  • purpose;
  • perspective(s) or theoretical framework;
  • methods and data source(s);
  • results, conclusions and/or interpretations; and
  • educational importance of the study.
Pre-Conference Workshops

This year RBJSE is excited to present graduate students with an opportunity to strengthen their conference related skills through a series of workshops. Check back soon for more information!

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