Call for abstracts: Praxis symposium IV - Higher education in post-pandemic times – (re)orienting transformation through praxis

Date: May 16-18, 2022

Venue: University of Gotenburg, Faculty of Education, Sweden
              The Praxis Symposium will also be offered as a hybrid event

Deadline abstracts: October 31, 2021

Submit abstracts: Send an E-mail to Link Arrow abstract.praxisIV@gu.se with the necessary information (see below)

Registration deadline: March 1, 2022 - Registration opens on February 1, 2022

The Praxis Symposium event, now in its fourth edition, has become an important meeting for academics and other professionals that are interested in higher education and the challenges and contradictions that characterize academic work and responsibility in turbulent times. The symposium will take place at the Faculty of Education, University of Gothenburg, but will also be offered as a hybrid event.

Call for abstracts

This fourth Praxis symposium offers a forum for dialogue to discuss possible directions for a (re)orientation of higher education through a praxis lens. Praxis here means to engage with the educational and civic missions of the university in terms of a balancing act between its endeavours to reproduce and reinforce certain aspects of society on the one hand, and its commitment to change, transformation and professional action on the other.

The organizing commitee invites papers that provoke discussion about, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • Lessons from/in pandemic times (for research, teaching and learning, community engagement, professional learning, leadership, academic practices, professional education, student engagement, boundaries student/professional/private life? ….)
  • Bringing bodies back in - what will/could this look like?
  • Space and place in the post-pandemic university
  • Reorienting university conditions (where are we heading and what can we do?)
  • Disrupted and emerging higher education practices: pedagogical, theoretical and methodological challenges
  • Technology integration and disruptive innovations
  • Imagining (im)possible futures for HE


Abstract specifications

The following information should be included in the abstract (max 600 words)

  • Name, affiliation
  • Theme, rationale
  • Theoretical framework
  • Methodology and data
  • How you think your study will contribute to the symposium

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: October 31, 2021
Abstract notification: December 15, 2021
Registration opens: February 1, 2022
Registration closes: March 1, 2022
Praxis symposium: May 16-18, 2022

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