Systems Thinking and Change Divisionís Description
Today we realize continuous change is a constant in our interconnected education and social organizations. As Systems Thinking and Change researchers and practitioners, we use systems thinking to describe, research and to lead change in a technology-enabled, interconnected world.
The 2018 AECT convention theme, Learning for All, provides researchers and practitioners an opportunity to reflect on their roles in leading learning using systems thinking and educational technology to bring about educational change that impacts what may be traditionally underrepresented groups or populations (e.g. - socio-economic level, disabilities, etc.). Proposers should attempt to address this theme in their proposals and highlighting where the proposal addresses this theme.
This year STC Division is interested in the impacts of your theoretical and practical work to bring about change that improves access for all learners within systems or environments, and implications of designed interventions. This may include specific leadership projects that influenced a system, instructional strategies or education policies in an organization and your leadership perspective on how your work may bring change that improves learning for all. We want to learn about new models and mindsets informing your work as a change leader, designer, developer, instructor or learner. If your work leads, designs and /or creates change in education, please join us and submit a proposal to our Division.
Strong proposals will incorporate one of three major ideas:
Welcoming Proposals for the following Session Types:
Accepted - December 18th, 2018 - February 15, 11:59PM (EST), 2018
Proposals are Due – February 15th, 11:59PM (EST)(There will be no deadline extension.)
Reviews - The review process will be completed by the end of April.
To be considered, a complete proposal must be submitted. You will want to have these things ahead of time. A complete online proposal submission consists of:
1. Presentation title
2. Description of the session (Maximum of 75 words)
3. An Anonymous Abstract with clear objectives (750-1,000 words)
4. Equipment request
5. List of actual presenters and contributors to your presentation.
In addition, research-based proposals should include findings in order to be considered complete.
Deadline for proposal submissions is February 15, 2018
Questions regarding proposals to the STC Division please contact the 2018 Systems Thinking Program Chair: Aaron Bond at email@example.com