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Call for papers

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AGENCY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN TRANSITIONS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The International Career Research Conference 2019, October 23-24, 2018 at the Danish School of Education, Denmark

Call for paper proposals - Deadline February 15th 2019

 

In the Nordic countries, there has been little research considering the questions of agency and social justice in relation to career development and transitions. This conference intends to establish agency and social justice as important perspectives by addressing topical issues that have been the subject of much discussion in the Nordic countries and beyond, both within the political sphere and the wider public debate.

The conference therefore seeks to bring together researchers from different disciplines interested in interdisciplinary and critical approaches to the ways in which we understand and work with transitions, social justice and agency in professional practices targeting young people and adults.

Keynotes

  • Professor Lars Ulriksen: Transition into higher education: Students’ negotiations, challenges and strategies
  • Master in law and PhD. Helle Rabøl Hansen: Young adults in dilemmas of transition and well-being
  • Professor Tristram Hooley: Riding the social justice wave: Where next for policy, practice and theory in career guidance?
  • Professor Elisabeth Öhrn: Rural youth’s education and living: place, positioning and future

See abstracts and read more about the keynotes

We invite two types of submissions:

  1. Scientific papers and posters
  2. “With a little help from my friends” feedback session or poster

1. Requirements for scientific paper and poster proposals

Empirical as well as theoretical work are welcome. The submission should contain a maximum of 1300 words + references and must be composed along the following themes:
For this submission please write:

  • Type of contribution: Paper or Poster
  • Title
  • Author/s of proposal including affiliations and e-mail address (should be left out in the version for review)
  • Abstract and 3 – 5 keywords (up to 150 words)
  • Relation to the conference theme (up to 50 words)
  • General description on research questions, objectives and theoretical framework (up to 600 words)
  • Methods/methodology (up to 300 words)
  • Outcomes/ expected results (up to 200 words)
  • References

2. Requirements for ´With a little help from my friends´ proposal.

The submission should contain a 150 word abstract and a text of maximum of 350 words. In this session, we will run three short presentations where the authors share a problem/challenge in relation to research (proposals, publication, community building, funding etc.) and invite the audience to discuss it. Each submission has 20 minutes. Please use maximum 10 minutes to share your problem and leave 10 minutes to collect feedback. Also consider how you will facilitate the feedback. We will be strict with time.
For this submission please write:

  • Title of proposal
  • Relation to the conference theme (up to 50 words)
  • Authors of proposal including affiliations and email addresses (should be omitted in the version for review).
  • Abstract and 3 – 5 keywords (up to 150 words)
  • • Description of the problem/challenge including what are the help and feedback you are looking for?  (350 words)
  • If you would like to submit a ‘With a little help from my friends’-poster. Please leave space on the poster for written feedback from other participants.

Please note that all proposals should be submitted in two versions:

  1. An anonymised word doc with the abstract title for review
  2. A PDF version with the title of the abstract plus author name.

Please submit your papers at careerconf.arts.edu@au.dk

 

Please note that the accepted submissions will be published in the conference material and on the conference webpage. http://edu.au.dk/agency_and_social_justice

The conference is organized by the newly established Nordic center of excellence in transition and career guidance research, which is a association of: The Guidance Research Unit at the Danish School of Education, and a group of researchers within the Danish National Network for Research in Guidance and the Swedish research network Career Development and Career Guidance, KAV (Karriärutveckling och karriärvägledning).

Organisers

The conference is organised by the newly established Nordic Research Network on Transitions, Career and Guidance research. It is a follow up on the conference ‘Transitions, career learning and career management skills. Multi-disciplinary and critical perspectives’ held on October 19-20 in 2017 at Stockholm University. The third  Nordic biannual conference of career development, transitions and career guidance will be at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in 2021. The organising committee consists of members of The Guidance Research Unit at the Danish School of Education, Conference Chair Professor MSO Rie Thomsen, and a group of researchers within the Danish National Network for Research in Guidance and the Swedish research network Career Development and Career Guidance, KAV (Karriärutveckling och karriärvägledning).