Presentation Formats

FIRST THINGS FIRST … Would you like to …

  • Present and discuss the results and findings of a study that you wish to submit as an individual paper? → Present & Discuss Session
  • Present and discuss the results and findings of a study in a session that is composed by different presentations on the same topic and that is organised by yourself? → Symposium
  • Present and discuss the results and findings of a starting, ongoing and/or finished research project in an interactive, visual and dynamic matter? → Poster Session
  • (Present) and discuss the results and findings of a study in a more dynamic and interactive manner (i.e. video/narrated slides + in-depth and highly interactive face-to-face session)? → Flipping the session
  • Present and discuss your case from practice, as practitioner, to the audience of EAPRIL, while reflecting on this practical case and its challenges and success factors with the audience → Case study (NEW)
  • Discuss your projects and the problems, challenges, results, or new ideas that you came across when setting up or conducting this research? → Roundtable Session for Starting Research
  • Demonstrate or teach a new methodology, practice, tool, … by means of hands-on experiences → Workshop

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION PER PRESENTATION FORMAT

Present & Discuss Session
What? Present & Discuss Sessions allow presenters to present their research and findings in an in-depth manner. These presentations are individually submitted and have already data and results to present. Ongoing or starting research should be submitted as Roundtable Sessions or as Poster Sessions.
Timing? Each presentation will involve a presentation of 15 minutes in which the presenter will present his/her research. This 15 minutes talk is ended by presenting a clear question or statement related to the research to the audience. This is followed by 10 minutes in which the audience discusses this question and/or statement. At the end of this session, a collective 15 minute discussion is organised in which questions, remarks and/or general conclusions can be discussed. Total: 60 or 90 minutes
Room set up? A seminar room with pc, beamer, black and/or white board.
Programme? 2 or 3 individual submitted presentations will be clustered by the EAPRIL Office into 1 Present & Discussion session.

Symposium
What? 3 presentations are submitted by the organiser of the symposium. These 3 presentations address the same issue or theme, possibly from different perspectives. This is followed by a general discussion led by the discussant where one or two general statements regarding the general symposium theme are discussed. It is preferred that at least two different institutes and preferably even countries should be involved in organising this symposium.
Timing? Each presenter will get 15 minutes to present his/her research.
Afterwards, the discussant (is appointed beforehand and is not the chair(wo)man) will get 15 minutes to present his/her reflections on the preceding presentations and to introduce one or two general statements to the delegates.
After these more formal presentations, a general 30 minutes discussion will be planned to discuss the theme of the symposium and the related statements in-depth. Total: 90 minutes
Room set up? A seminar room with pc, beamer, black and/or white board.
Note: The organiser/chair of the symposium is required to submit a general abstract and to answer a limited number of specific questions concerning the symposium/theme. Moreover, the individual presentations that are involved in the symposium are each required to fill out specific submission questions for their individual contribution.

Poster Session
What? A poster communicates the main ideas, objectives, results and conclusions of a research project or study. During the first conference day, structured poster sessions will be organised in which each presenter will be given 5 minutes to present his/her poster. Afterwards, the delegates can walk around, ask questions or start an in-depth discussion with the presenters. Finally, a general discussion is organised in which the main ideas, conclusions and directions for future research and practice are discussed. The posters will be spread over several rooms and clustered on the basis of their cloud affiliation. In each room, 4 to 5 posters are presented. On the other days of the conference, the posters will be exhibited in the main conference area. This will give all delegates the chance to acquaint their selves with all posters during the breaks.
Timing? A poster session will last 60 minutes: 5 minutes for each presenter to present his/her poster, 35 minutes for walking around and asking questions, and 20 minutes for the general discussion.
Room set up? A seminar room with wall space to display posters. Materials for fixing the posters to the walls will be provided by the local committee. Poster panels are designed for max. A0 size posters.
Programme? A poster exclusive timeslot is reserved at the first day of the conference (i.e. Wednesday). Please take this into account when submitting.

Flipping the Session
What? This format consist of two parts, i.e. an online video clip (preferably) and/or narrated slides, and a face-to-face discussion session. In a first part, presenters are asked to organise a short 5-minute video- and/or narrated slides presentation of their study/research project, which not only allows for an interactive and dynamic presentation of their results but also to include interviews and other data in the presentation. Delegates are asked to watch these videos before attending the actual face-to-face session via the EAPRIL Conference Website. During this face-to-face session, each presenter gets 30 minutes to start-up an interactive discussion with the audience. In comparison to a regular Present & Discuss session or Poster, more time is available for actual discussion as the presentation and introduction part of the session are organised ahead of the session via the video clip. The presenter is asked to present two clear questions or statements, which will be the focus of the discussion. This highly interactive format will be scheduled on Thursday or Friday of the conference, which allows delegates to view the short video clip beforehand.
Timing? Each video clip will have a maximum length of 5 minutes and should be sent to the EAPRIL Office one week before the start of the conference. During the face-to-face meeting each presenter is given 30 minutes to start up an interactive discussion. Total: 60 or 90 minutes.
Room set up? A seminar room with pc, beamer, black and/or white board.
Programme? 2 or 3 of these type of contributions will be clustered by the EAPRIL Office into 1 ‘Flipping the session’. This session format is scheduled on Thursday or Friday of the conference. Please take this into account when submitting.

Case study  (NEW FORMAT  2016)
What? In this format, practitioners (teachers, trainers, educational technologists,  school leaders, …) are invited to present a case from their practice (i.e.  an example of a best practice, an experimental teaching method, a new assessment procedure, design of new curriculum, a professional development project in their school,….). A research component can be added to this session but this is not a required condition. Instead, we wish to give the floor to practitioners who wish to share their experiences when designing, implementing or evaluating a practice in class/school/college/university/workplace.  The practitioner is invited to present this case from practice while paying attention to the factors which have made it successful as well as identifying the bottlenecks and challenges. (S)he will present two questions that will be discussed with the audience during an in-depth case discussion. The difference between a workshop and a case study format is that the latter allows for more discussion and reflection time about the case, whereas a workshop mainly aims to demonstrate the case (in case tool, method, practice) via a hands-on approach.
Timing? The practitioner will get 30 minutes to present the case. The next 30 minutes will be dedicated to an in-depth discussion with the audience. Total: 60 minutes
Room set up? A seminar room with pc, beamer, black and/or white board.
Programme? Each Case Study session will be scheduled in the programme as an individual session in a timeslot next to other sessions.

Roundtable Session for Starting Research
What? Presenters of roundtable sessions are required to have very specific questions about either finished, ongoing or early research and/or case study that they would like to discuss in-depth with colleague practitioners (-researchers). As a result, both researchers and practitioners are invited to consider this format as both research-oriented and practice-oriented projects are welcome to be discussed in this format. In contrast to the individual submitted Present & Discuss presentations, roundtable presentations do not have to involve finished projects but could also deal with projects that are planned and/or are just in the start-up phase. A roundtable session offers the chance to discuss your project with other practitioners (-researchers). However, presenters of finished projects that wish to have an in-depth discussion about the results, experiences during the project, future directions or other post-project issues are also strongly encouraged to use this format. Another difference with the Present & Discuss presentations it that no formal presentation by means of a PowerPoint presentation is expected. Instead, a handout is required for all attending conference delegates that summarises the main ideas and questions that will be central in the discussion.
Timing? Each presenter will get 5 minutes to outline both the main ideas and objectives of the project, as well as the question, problem and/or challenge that he/she wants to present to the audience. The presenter will provide his audience with these questions and/or problems are discussed for 25 minutes with the audience. Total: 60 or 90 minutes
Room set up? A seminar room with round tables, black and/or white board.
Programme? 2 or 3 individual submitted roundtable presentations will be clustered by the EAPRIL Office into 1 Roundtable session.

Workshop
What? This format involves a highly interactive, collaborative session that shows the application of the outcomes of a research project. It can, for instance, demonstrate a tool that has been developed through research, a new teaching method that emerged as a result of the project, an illustration of collaborative inquiry strategies used in research that proved to be effective. In other words, learning-by-doing, hands-on experience, and engaging in in-depth active learning are central characteristics of workshops. In contrast, a formal presentation by the workshop leader as such should remain brief. Creative and/or innovative approaches are encouraged, such as brainstorming, associating, panel discussion, role play, debating, voting on statements, systemic approaches, simulations, mystery guest and so on.
Timing? The workshop presenter will get 90 minutes to organise this active hands-on session. He/she is free to plan these 90 minutes as he/she wants to.
Room set up? A seminar room with pc, beamer, black and/or white board, and (optional) flipchart. Additional room and/or material requirements should be communicated to the EAPRIL office November 4, 2016 the latest (info@eapril.org)
Programme? Each workshop will be scheduled in the programme as an individual session in a timeslot next to other sessions.