ICOPE 6 - Types of Submissions

Symposium

A symposium is designed to be a focused session in which speakers present on a common theme, issue or question. The chairperson of the symposium will briefly introduce the topic and provide an overview of the session. This will be followed by at least 2 but no more than 4 individual speakers, and end with concluding remarks by the chairperson. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and exchange views with the presenters. Symposia will be scheduled in 30 or 60 minute sessions.

Individual presentation

Oral presentations must (a) report on the empirical findings of the presenter, (b) critically evaluate the empirical findings of others in the form of a meta-analysis or critical review, (c) present new or alternative concepts or theoretical frameworks, or (d) document an evaluated teaching innovation. Strong scholarly content is encouraged, and there should be evidence of advancing the field. The Scientific Program Committee will integrate sets of individual papers into thematic sessions. Oral presentations will be scheduled in 20 minute sessions.

Poster

The content of posters can (a) report on the presenter’s completed or preliminary empirical findings, (b) critically evaluate the empirical findings of others in the form of a meta-analysis or critical review, (c) present developing concepts or theoretical frameworks, (d) document teaching innovations, or (e) report on practice at the individual course, program or departmental levels.  Focus should be on interactive discussion. The Scientific Program Committee may integrate sets of posters into thematic sessions.

Poster Presentation Guidelines