Biennial Educational Conference 2019. Education Beyond Borders: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.

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Call for Papers
September 30, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Trinidad & Tobago
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Psychology, Teaching and Learning, Graduate Studies, Educational Technology

Call for Papers

Conference Theme - Education Beyond Borders: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

The UWI Biennial Conference, 2019, proposes that we envisage education beyond conventional borders of space, time, discipline and thinking. Imagining what education can and should be like, requires that we invite diverse voices and multiple perspectives to engage in dialogue. This stance acknowledges that ‘education’ is not solely the preserve of professional educators, wherever they may operate in the education system, nor is the education of the individual adequately achieved by teachers working in isolation.


Education does not only happen in formal classroom settings. At the classroom level, there is a tendency to operate in subject discipline ‘silos’, which are artificial, institutional boxes within which content is delivered. This approach often does not result in equitable access to education and success for all learners. Contemporary education, therefore, requires envisaging differently configured learning spaces. Consequently, this conference proposes exploring the experiences of participants (students, teachers/professors, administrators, and other professionals) who learn, teach, manage or can support a variety of meaningful educational experiences for learners.


Internationally, border-free education is becoming more commonplace. Cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural studies from diverse arenas have emerged. More so than ever before, there is the need for greater interrogation of existing borders with a focus on transcending myopic boundaries while keeping the learner at the centre. This conference, therefore, aims to provide a space for interrogating how we can revision education- an education that prepares all learners for global citizenship in the 21st century and beyond. We expect to better imagine and grasp possibilities for action in and for education that benefits current and future learners.


We seek proposals that provide new theoretical and epistemological frameworks, promote best practices and interrogate how we can revise education for all learners- global citizens in the 21st century and beyond. Proposals for papers and posters should be located within one of the conference subthemes. Word limits: 250 words for abstract. 2,000 words for papers. Author identification should be on a separate sheet. References, tables, charts, graphs, images, and figures should be added to the end of the document and are not included in the word count.

Contact Info: 

Mr Maurice Iton,

Conference Secretary,

Biennial Conference 2019,

The University of the West Indies,


1-868-662-2002 extension 83953.

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