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NAEA 2020 Research Preconference

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NAEA 2020 Research Preconference
Tuesday, March, 24
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN

Inside/Outside: Connections, Curiosities, and Questions in Art Education

Call for Proposals

Inside/Outside: Connections, Curiosities, and Questions in Art Education will focus on areas of inquiry that explore connections in and outside of the educational milieus that intersect with the field of art education. The 2020 Research Preconference is organized by the NAEA Research Commission, generously supported by the National Art Education Foundation, and open to all NAEA members.

The preconference is structured around the following questions:

  • How do our individual experiences (as insiders) affect what we know and communicate to those within and outside our institutions, organizations, and field(s)? How does that influence the issues and research questions we pursue?
  • How do we navigate being both an insider and outsider in our own teaching contexts? How do we navigate being both an insider and outsider in our field?
  • What is our responsibility as educators to conduct research that highlights the importance of art education to those outside the field? In what ways are we communicating our findings to those inside and outside of our field, and how might that impact our research questions, methods, discussion, and advocacy efforts?
  • How do our individual and collective research needs connect? How do they resonate, complement, and extend one another? Where do we find productive tension and how can that be used to generate new insights?
  • How do our individual questions and curiosities impact the larger story of research in our field(s)? What do we learn about ourselves while following a line of inquiry?
  • What is the life cycle of research? How do questions emerge, shift, change, and lead to more questions?

We invite inquirers from across the NAEA membership to consider the relationship of their individual and collective questions, curiosities, connections, research initiatives, and visions of their fields’ future. The theme of this year’s preconference stems from the Research Commission’s mission to cultivate a culture and community of inquiry. Through innovative and creative approaches to discussing these questions, we invite presenters and participants to engage in dialogue on the power of research, honoring the individual and collective curiosities that are representative of our diverse membership.

The conference will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with sessions including plenary sessions of invited panelists, Short-form Presentations and Research Circles along with opportunities for discussion and interaction. Short-form Presentations, each will consist of 20 slides running for 20 seconds each (for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds) long, presentations will be grouped in 60 minute sessions. Research Circles will also be one hour long structured as interactive, facilitated discussions. The preconference concludes with social networking (Happy Hour).

NAEA 2020 Research Preconference: Inside/Outside: Connections, Curiosities and Questions in Art Education Call for Proposals: Short-form Presentations and Research Circles

Overview
There are two proposal formats: Short-form Presentations and Research Circles.

Short-form Presentations, submitted by individuals, consist of 20 slides related to the preconference theme, timed for 20 seconds per slide, 6 minutes and 40 seconds in total. Several will be grouped together, presented in succession, and followed moderated discussion.

Research Circles, submitted by two to six presenters provide brief, interrelated presentations and pose questions relevant to the preconference theme during a one-hour period. Using the circle as an analogy of dialog, part of the Research Circle proposal must address how the panel will engage the audience in discussion and/or other form of interaction.

Proposal Requirements Successful proposals will:

  • Address the theme of Inside/Outside: Connections, Curiosities and Questions in Art Education. Proposals need to address one or more of the following questions, or be clearly related:
  • How do our individual experiences (as insiders), affect what we know and communicate to those within and outside our institutions, organizations, and field(s)? How does that influence the issues and research questions we pursue?
  • How do we navigate being both an insider and outsider in our own teaching contexts? How do we navigate being both an insider and outsider in our field?
  • What is our responsibility as educators to conduct research that highlights the importance of art education to those outside the field? In what ways are we communicating our findings to those inside and outside of our field and how might that impact our research questions, methods, discussion and advocacy efforts?
  • How do our individual and collective research needs connect? How do they resonate, complement, and extend one another? Where do we find tensions?
  • How do our individual questions and curiosities impact the larger story of research in our field(s)? What do we learn about ourselves while following a line of inquiry?
  • What is the life cycle of research? How do questions emerge, shift, change, and lead to more questions?
  • Be at least 500 and no more than 1000 words (not including references)

Proposals must adhere to one of the following formats:

1.Short-form Presentation (20 slides, 6 minutes and 40 seconds in total)

  • Title
  • Summary of how your Short-form Presentation addresses theme (500 to 1000 words)
  • Three potential questions or prompts that could be used to foster audience engagement related to your presentation and the overall conference theme
  • References

2.Research Circle (60 minutes)

  • Title
  • Introduction - Summary of how Research Circle addresses theme (500 to 1000 words)
  • For Research Circle Proposals ONLY: Overview of Audience Engagement must include at least 30 minutes of discussion and/or other form of interaction with audience such as performance, collaborative art making, question and answer, brainstorming, creative play, mini-workshop, etc. To avoid redundancy across sessions the focus of interaction should go beyond asking participants to only share their research or thoughts. • References

Proposals will be blind reviewed; please do not include identifying information in the proposal description. Please submit proposals to the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/b96Tp36hEynhGhqp8

Proposals are due: September 30, 2019
Acceptance notifications will be sent on or before: November 1, 2019

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