Practitioner Development Workshops (PDW) Proposals

Extended abstract submission deadline is 15 December 2021.

Specific Guidelines

All PDW Proposals should address ‘Questions we care about’. A Best PDW Prize will be awarded for the best question.

Sessions should focus on an issue in practice, such as the development and delivery of enterprise and entrepreneurship courses, pedagogic practice and learner communities, programme development and entrepreneurial learner journeys, extra-curricular initiatives, education strategy or stakeholder engagement. The purpose of the session is to share practice and provide opportunities for discussion around the track theme.

It is particularly important that presenters include approaches that will encourage interaction and will draw out contributions from the audience. As this is a research conference, we are interested to receive submissions that present examples of practice that have been informed by published research, however this is not an essential requirement for submission and should not be the main focus of the PDW presentation at the conference.

Proposals should not exceed two (2) single-spaced pages, and may not exceed the maximum limit of 600 words. The author(s) name and information should NOT appear anywhere on the proposal. If your name appears on more than 2 proposals, we will ask you to withdraw the additional proposal.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • importance of the topic for entrepreneurship education practice
  • questions, challenges and problems to be asked and addressed 
  • how you intend to engage the audience and what takeaways a delegate should expect for their own practice context from participation.

Proposals should be structured under the following headings (Maximum 600 words):

  1. Workshop Title
  2. Workshop Summary (250 words)
  3. Workshop Style (100 words)
  4. Expected Outcomes (50 words)
  5. Details of any related research (100 words)
  6. Takeaways for teaching practice (100 words)