18th International Symposium
Learning Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education
May 28-June 1, 2017
Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel, Aegina Island, Greece
Join the academic event of the year. The 18th book-writing symposium on the beautiful Greek Island of Aegina only 1 hour by ferry boat from the port of Athens.
Submit your chapter proposal for double blind review. Get published worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd., Oxfordshire, UK.
Submit chapter proposal
Submit your chapter proposal on Learning Centred Curriculum Design in Higher Education (2,000 words) for online double-blind review on or before February 27, 2017.
Submit complete chapter
If your chapter proposal is accepted submit your complete chapter (max. 10,000 words) for double blind review on or before April 17, 2017.
Participate in Greece
If your complete chapter is accepted join the group of authors on the beautiful island of Aegina in Greece to finalise the book manuscript for publication from May 28-June 1, 2017.
ABOUT THE BOOK WE’RE GOING TO PUBLISH WORLDWIDE
For this international book-writing symposium, we call upon scholars and practitioners of curriculum design to submit chapters for the book LEARNING CENTRED CURRICULUM DESIGN IN HIGHER EDUCATION.
The book will be published worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd., Oxfordshire, UK, in line with previous books of the Learning in Higher Education series. SEE OUR BOOKS ONLINE
This book is multidisciplinary!
We invite contributions from all academic disciplines. We are particularly interested in authors writing chapters that show explicitly the link between curriculum design and student learning. We call for this, because we believe that students will benefit from educations with an explicit view on how students learn through their activities of study.
Different views on curriculum exist.
Lattice & Stark (2009) for example see curriculum as an academic plan including:
* goals for student learning,
* instructional resources, and
* assessment method.
Here the focus is on curriculum design, syllabus planning, teaching, exams, and evaluation.
Nygaard & Bramming (2008) see curriculum as a learning-centred action plan, drawing attention to:
* student goal-setting through visible learning
* student-driven activities,
* student self-leadership,
* student self-evaluation.
Here the focus is on learning design, process facilitation, supervision, self-assessment, peer-assessment.
The book is open for any view on curriculum design as long as it is informed by theory and reflected in practice.
Clearly, curriculum design has an enormous impact on learning. Indeed, at the most basic level, curriculum design defines for the student that which is being learned, raising philosophical questions such as “Who ought to be in control of content?” or “is some knowledge more valuable than other knowledge?”. Through the choice of sequence, it affects the narrative, the logical rationale, and the cognitive links which the student might develop. And of course, it has broader implications for a student’s professionalism, job preparedness, and interest in life-long learning.
Submit your chapter which documents curriculum design in higher education centering student learning. The aspiration is to publish an anthology which is diverse in nature and which showcases concrete examples of curriculum design and learning in higher education from around the world.
- Does the chapter show a clear example of curriculum design in higher education?
- It is required that a chapter not only describes the curriculum but also documents the design principles and its application to learning in higher education.
- Is the chapter grounded in the contemporary theory of curriculum design as it relates to learning?
- It is important that a chapter not only describes the curriculum design but also situates it theoretically and reflects on theories of learning.
- Does the chapter demonstrate how curriculum design enhances student learning?
- It is expected that a chapter moves beyond speculation, and provides evidence of the enhanced student learning which results from the curriculum design.
- Is the submission clear, compelling and concise?
- It is a must that the chapter is written with readers in mind, using a fresh and modern style, which appeals to a broad audience.
We look forward to receiving your chapter proposal & hopefully work with you on the beautiful GREEK island of AEGINA to finalise the manuscript for publication.
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM FEE
covering symposium fee* + accommodation** + all inclusive meals*** + social programme**** + free internet access + 3 copies of the anthology when published + copies of two previous anthologies.
covering accommodation** (sharing a double room with author) + all inclusive meals*** + social programme**** + free internet access.
covering accommodation** (sharing a double room with author) + all inclusive meals*** + social programme**** + free internet access. Children under 7 are free of charge when sharing a double room with author.
covering publishing fee + 3 copies of the anthology when published.
*All symposium materials.
**Accommodation on Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel 28 May to 1 June 2017.during the symposium. Double room with panoramic seaview (single use).
***1 × welcome dinner, 4 × buffet breakfast, 3 × full lunch, 2 × evening meals, 1 × closing banquet; accompanying drinks to all meals; fresh water, coffee, tea, soft drinks, juice and fruits ad libitum.
**** Social programme includes local cultural visits and activities for participants, spouses and children.
***** Free bus shuttle to/from Harbor of Aghia Marina (Fast Boat Alexandros to/from Athens) and Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel. All local transport during symposium included.
Absolutely no extra fees are charged. This is an all-inclusive symposium package.
Explanation of fee-structure. LiHE operates with an all-inclusive symposium package, contrary to other conference organisers, who charge you for individual activities. We believe that the LiHE-model is fairer, because you know what you get, all is inclusive, so you are not surprised with extra charges during the symposium. With the LiHE-model you know exactly what your symposium budget is *before* you go, so you can apply for funding. Compared to other conferences, we also find that the LiHE-model is less expensive.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
The book is edited by Professor Dr. John Branch, University of Michigan; Professor Dr. Paul Bartholomew, Aston University; Adjunct Professor Anne Hørsted, University of Southern Denmark; Professor Dr. Claus Nygaard, Institute for Learning in Higher Education.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Libri Publishing Ltd., Brunel House, Volunteer Way, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7YR, England. Libri is a publishing company committed to providing innovative, high quality, challenging publications for readers. It is a highly responsive publishing service for authors and client organisations. Libri was established in February 2009 by a team of colleagues who had worked together for a dozen years in professional and academic publishing, knowledge transfer, and the management and delivery of blended learning projects. Between them, Libri’s senior managers have over fifty years’ of experience in media organisations, higher education and consultancy. Their extensive expertise includes authorship, design, editing, printing and publishing, IT and e-learning pedagogy, and the design and provision of continuing professional development programmes. Libri supports its core expertise with a broad-based supply chain of long-established and highly skilled sub-contractors.
Libri Publishing Ltd. is the publisher of the following LiHE-anthologies:
Teaching Creativity – Creativity in Teaching
Postgraduate Education. Form and Function
Beyond Transmission – Innovations in University Teaching
Simulations, Games and Role-Play in University Education
Learning in Higher Education – Contemporary Standpoints
Case-Based Learning in Higher Education
Quality Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Student Engagement. Identity, Motivation and Community
Learning Space Design in Higher Education
Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education
Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Learning to Research – Researching to Learn
Globalisation of Higher Education
Assessing Learning in Higher Education
27 February 2017: Deadline for submitting your CHAPTER PROPOSAL for this LiHE anthology (maximum 2 000 words).
6 March 2017: Notification to authors of accepted chapter proposals.
17 April 2017: Deadline for submitting your CHAPTER for this LiHE anthology (only authors who had their chapter proposals accepted can submit chapters).
24 April 2017: Notification to authors of accepted chapters.
1 May 2017: Registration & payment (only authors who had their chapters accepted can attend the symposium).
15 May 2017: Full manuscript circulated to participating authors for peer feedback.
28 May 2017 to 1 June 2017: Symposium LiHE 2017 Aegina.
Autumn 2017: Publication of anthology.
IMPORTANT SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION
This is a residential symposium. A minimum of one author of each chapter must attend the symposium for its entire duration.
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Visit to Paleochora, Mountain of Churches / Walk to village of Aghia Marina (social program, optional)
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