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Changing World, Changing Research: Call for contributions

Posted: 4 May 2009

Keeping abreast of research in the Learning and Skills Sector - the Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN) annual conference

Friday 11 December 2009
9:30am - 4:30pm

The LSRN will be awarding a prize for best research paper along with two runner-up awards.

This is a year of great change. How can research inform practitioners and managers in the Learning and Skills Sector who are confronted daily by the challenges that these new initiatives and changes inevitably incur?

The conference will provide extra opportunities for all those interested in research or Research and Development in this large and varied sector to engage with each other. We have ensured that there will be time to hear from major research centres as well as practice-based projects, and to drop in to one of the new workshops on research methods.

The event will be of interest to all those working in the Learning and Skills sector, particularly practitioners, managers, tutors, trainers, teachers and learning support staff.

Call for contributions

The planning group invites contributions to the parallel presentations. In addition to presentations of the outcomes of research or R&D projects, we welcome presentations that address capacity building and impact, for instance:

  • practitioner engagement with research or R&D
  • collaborative working
  • increasing the influence of research findings
  • action research and its role in improving practice.


Guidelines for the content and format of presentations and process of submission of contributions are on the NIACE website.

All submissions should be sent to: using the required template by Thursday 17 September 2009.

Enquiries: Gurjt Kaur, NIACE Events Team, 0116 204 2833

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