international Biennial on education and
Conferences on research and innovations
Organisation : APRIEF and INRP
Paris, 3-6 July 2002
Call for papers
Deadline for your papers : february, 28th
To know and to act
Act of educating, training actions, classroom activity, active methods : those terms, commonly used by professionals in education and training belong to the same paradigm : TO ACT. This paradigm, unlike a generally accepted idea, is not in the least at variance with the paradigm TO KNOW. But « knowledge » takes time and demands a sustained, long-lasting reflection. Meanwhile, however, children, teenagers, adults are involved in face to face interaction with their teachers, educators or trainers : they cannot indefinitely wait for the moment to come when they will be able to learn and to construct their own way of thinking and behaving, their autonomy. Nevertheless, in the field of education and training, actions, even when scheduled over a short time, should never deprive us of the intellectual or conceptual references that are likely to give meaning to the act of educating, to the process of training. Knowledge enables us to analyse the situations in or upon which we have to take action. This is how research in education and training builds its meaning and necessity : besides the fact that they increase our knowledge, which in itself leads to opening the field of the educational sciences, the scientific achievements they produce may act as markers and references for the reflection that precedes and underlies the educative and training actions.
To stress in such a manner the necessity of research in order to get knowledge upon the terms and requirements of the act of educating or training and its inner workings is in no way at variance with the grounds of the previous biennial : « (These) uncertainties reach their highest point in the actions from educational, didactical, political and administrative areas ». In fact, every piece of knowledge is won over doubts and uncertainties.
The act of knowing is a matter of ethics as much as of science and this also applies to the act of educating. The year 2002 Biennial should allow researchers and professionals to think about the meaning of ACTION in the field of education and training.
You are invited to submit :
PAPER OF RESEARCH
PAPER OF INNOVATION
PRESENTATION OF CREATION
OF THE WORKSHOPS
As in 1999, special exhibition rooms will be provided for you to present your work (poster or creation selected by the selection committee) and to debate with the public.
OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
As with the previous meetings, the organisation committee of APRIEF and INRP sincerely hopes that the contributions will develop a wide range of topics, fields and methods.
The biennials are therefore a forum to encourage the exchange of knowledge, creation, experience and proposals. However, APRIEF, INRP and their partners would like the papers and contributions to be based on the following three topics :
Professional training in all aspects (the effects of globalisation, role of international fellowship, Europe as an educational area, comparative education, qualification processes…)
Training in social work in Europe (postgraduate studies? Educational practices vs violence)
Teacher training (as change forces)
GUIDELINES FOR WRITING YOUR ABSTRACT
In order to facilitate the reading and understanding of your abstract, it is important that your hypotheses and your perspectives are well clarified.
Please entitle your text. It is important to indicate the context in which your paper (of research or innovation) or other contribution (poster or creation) was developed.
Please, indicate also the theoretical framework, applied methods, the beneficiaries of the activity, and the obtained outcomes.
Please remember when writing your text, that your abstract will be presented on the Internet to a wide audience including non specialists.
Please also keep in mind that reading your text may help participants at the biennial to choose between the different workshops and presentations : be as clear and as precise as possible.
You are invited to send an abstract of your work on a floppy disk (Word for Macintosh or PC), as well as a hard copy typed on maximum one page (2000 characters), following the editing characteristics of the Book of Abstracts 2000 :
Please do not add any chart or diagram to your text.
Registration and participation
Please send your abstract together with
In the case of paper written by several authors, an additional fee of 10 € is requested from each author.
All the papers and other contributions will be studied by an international selection committee.
Any incomplete dossier which does not contain the four following items will not be considered :
You will be informed in the beginning of April, 2002 of the decisions made by the reading committee.
If your paper has been selected, you will be provided with information at a later stage regarding the preparation of your final text or the presentation of your poster or your work.
If your paper has not been selected by the committee, you may still benefit from you full registration.