Presentations at the 2017 Excellence in Professional Practice will be delivered in three distinctive strands, to allow delegates to attend sessions that align with their specific interests and professional development aspirations. Submitted proposals are required to nominate within one of the following three strands:
Proposals submitted for consideration as part of the Professional Practice stream may explore excellence in student centred learning and pedagogies, theory, policy, research and/or practice, including cross curricula and general capabilities.
Communities of practice
Proposals submitted for consideration as part of the Communities of Practice stream may explore excellence in teacher centred learning and androgogies, theory, policy, research and/or practice, including coaching, mentoring and beginner teacher support.
Proposals submitted for consideration as part of the Leadership stream may explore excellence in leading theory, policy, research and/or innovative practice to lead school improvement.
In addition to nominating a conference strand, proposals must indicate a specific focus in terms of education level. There are four key foci for the 2017 Excellence in Professional Practice Conference:
Whole School (F-12)
Selection of Conference Proposals
All conference proposals will be double blind reviewed by expert practitioners. This ensures all presentations will demonstrate excellence in evidence based practice.
The best session presented in each category over the conference will be presented with a prestigious Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) award. Award recipients’ work will be showcased by ACER. Award winners will be announced and receive their award after the final keynote session. To be eligible for award, final presentations need to be submitted two weeks prior the conference (Wednesday 10 May 2017).