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28- 29 November 2022 • Online Submissions UNLOCK Conference

Submissions are extended; submit your work by the October 16th.

Learn more about the UNLOCK Conference Submissions!

Who should participate?

Whether you are an HEI faculty, staff or leadership professional, this conference is for less experienced and seasoned HEI professionals, who are enthusiastic about raising the next generation of curious, motivated and critical students.  

We welcome lecturers, curriculum designers, researchers, program coordinators, university counsellors, education policy developers, lifelong learning educators and anyone passionate about ensuring that HEIs are ready to realise their full potential in embracing pedagogies that foster 21st-century skills. 

What submissions do you accept?

For the conference, we will be welcoming research-based abstracts, good practice cases and workshops under the theme of different innovative pedagogies. Keep scrolling to explore the different themes, topics of focus, and submission guidelines.  

Innovative Teaching Awards

To celebrate the innovative community of educators and the great contributions they make to advance the field of future HEI education: 

– Research-based abstracts will be nominated for the Outstanding Research Award
– Good practice cases will be eligible for the Impactful Good Practices Award
– Workshops theme will be nominated for the Learning Spaces Award 

Innovative pedagogies your submissions can focus on:

Serious games and Game-based learning
Creative digitalisation of learning and e-Learning experiences
Collaborative and Challenge-based learning
Next-generation entrepreneurial teaching
In your submission you can explore, but not be limited by, the following topics:
Innovative educator profiles: competencies, skills, attitudes and their professional development;
Gaining institutional support for implementing innovative teaching methods;
Understanding and boosting student readiness for innovative teaching methods;
Overcoming challenges in curriculum integration and learning outcomes alignment;
Rethinking assessment of learning outcomes;
Measuring the impact of innovative teaching practices on students and educators;
21st-century entrepreneurial skills toolbox, and
Surprise us with another topic that UNLOCKed your students’ creativity in and beyond the classroom!

Types of Submissions

Research-based extended abstracts

Have you undertaken research on one of the conference’s themes and topics? Share your insights with us!

Submit your extended abstract* to share your findings at the conference. The best submissions will be nominated for the Outstanding Research Award.

If interested, find here the Research-based abstract Guidelines

Good Practice Case studies

Have you developed, integrated or successfully practised innovative initiatives in line with the conference’s themes?

Present your outstanding case study and qualify for a nomination for the Impactful Good Practices Award.

If interested, find here the Good-practice case studies Guidelines

Workshop proposals

Would you like to run an interactive workshop for your peers on game- and challenge-based learning pedagogies or any of the other themes of the conference?

Submit your proposal and gain a 1.5h slot at the conference. Host your workshop for a nomination for a Learning Spaces Award.

If interested, find here the Workshop proposal Guidelines

* Extended abstracts submitted under all pedagogy domains will be published as conference proceedings (with an ISBN). Selected abstracts under the “Serious Games and Game-based learning” pedagogy domain will receive additional reviewing if they are submitted as full-form papers in MDPI’s Special Issue with Sustainability Journal (by the Special Issue editors). Submissions for the Special Issue will open early 2023.

If you would like to know more about the submissions, contact us:

Déspina Kortesidou
Project Officer

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