Call for Abstracts

World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2020

Call for Abstracts

 

Due to the overwhelming number of submissions the abstract portal will now be open Midnight Monday 9 December (ACDT).

Abstract Submission Portal

Abstract Guidelines

Thank you to all submitters, who have provided an extraordinary number of quality abstracts. Following a review process, presenters will be notified by February 2020.

There may be a limited call for abstracts in early 2020 to address any gaps in First Nation participation or conference themes.

The South Australian Aboriginal Education and Training Consultative Council and Tauondi Aboriginal College invited quality proposals to present engaging workshops at WIPCE 2020. The closing date for submissions was 30 November 2019.

WIPCE Themes

WIPCE 2020 called for conference papers that support the overarching WIPCE 2020 theme:

Indigenous Education Sovereignty: Our Voices ~ Our Futures.

Abstracts that support the participation of Indigenous youth and elders are particularly encouraged.

Papers are sought that delight, provoke, inspire and encourage others through discussions, critiques, promotions and analyses of education theory, practice, policy and leadership by, through and for Indigenous peoples.

Presentations must be consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the WIPCE Coolangatta Statement.

Sovereignty – Political Bodies and the Body Politic

Indigenous peoples’ bodies are political. Embodied sovereignty seeking external and pragmatic expression requires education that centres Indigenous peoples’ knowledges. How are we as Indigenous peoples’ making education better for all?

Indigenous peoples’ bodies are political. Embodied sovereignty seeking external and pragmatic expression requires education that centres Indigenous peoples’ knowledges. How are we as Indigenous peoples’ making education better for all?

Sub-themes: Identity and Race; Resilience; the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Nation building

Voice – Speaking Up, Back and Through

Indigenous voices in education continue to be raised in speaking up and back to western bureaucracies, systems and disciplines. Our speaking comes through our Elders, young people, leaders, community organisations – our teachers, holders and guardians of culture. How are we continuing to speak up, back and through education?

Sub-themes: Languages; Arts, Business and Economics; Elders; Youth; Leadership, Governance, Research – Methodology, Data and Impact; Histories and Narratives

Futures – Always was, Always will be

Indigenous peoples have always been educators. Social, political and technological disruption during the 21st century asks Indigenous peoples’ to take on a greater burden for the education of the broader populace. How will we continue to be leading educators now and into the future?

Sub-themes: Life-long Learning; Partnerships; Sustainability; STEM/STEAM; Policy

Presentations must focus on education and be consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Coolangatta Statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Education (WIPCE, 1999).


Abstract Submissions

Submissions for WIPCE abstracts / workshops require:

  • Workshop title
  • WIPCE themes/topics addressed
  • Details of presenter(s) – lead presenter must be Indigenous
  • Abstract description (400 word maximum)
  • Presentation details
  • AV requirements

Proposed lead presenters must be Indigenous people.

Closing date for submission of abstracts was 30 November 2019.