CONFERENCE TITLE
Education in Crisis: Dispositions and Problem-Solving Strategies Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

BACKGROUND
As its contribution to the mounting knowledge production on issues in teaching and learning, the Society for Strategic Education Studies (S4SES) enjoins its membership and the general academic community to submit individual as well as panel proposals towards the fleshing out of the theme, Dispositions and Problem-Solving Strategies amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the educational crises faced by teachers, administrators, students, parents, families, colleagues, and other stakeholders in education in the Philippines and other settings.  On the other hand, the pandemic also created spaces for initiatives and creative solutions to address the crises such as administrative concerns, pedagogical approaches, technological affordances, student engagement, and parental involvement. Such challenges have generated dispositions as forms of strategic responses, otherwise known as agency, from the aforementioned stakeholders.  Mediated by historical, personal, social, political, and economic conditions, agency is the capacity of actors to critically and creatively respond to problematic situations.

DESCRIPTION
This conference creates a platform where various stakeholders in education in various contexts could engage in a conversation about their experiences and observations on the educational crises spawned by the pandemic. The conference strands fall under the theme “Dispositions and Problem-Solving Strategies amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

The strands include, but are not limited to, the following:

Administrative concerns (e.g. dropout rate of students; educational leadership; teacher recruitment, attrition, and burn-out; teaching internship/student-teacher deployment in practicum; educational policies in flexible teaching-learning modalities; quality assurance; public/private partnership; assessment of learning loss)

Pedagogical Approaches (e.g. quality of learning; cheating; redefinition of teaching; issues of individual/personal learning; teaching-learning and assessment practices; Alternative Learning System (ALS); challenges of the current flexible teaching-learning modalities, e.g., modular, online, blended, (a)synchronous, subject-area issues and challenges in the new normal; shadow education such as tutorials, and review services)

Technological Affordances (e.g. technology/facilities in learning; inequality in education/better access to good technology in learning; learning management systems; digital competence and digital literacy)

Student Engagement (e.g. uncertainty and apprehension going back to the new normal; mental health of learners; discipline, motivation, and time management; disability and the flexible teaching-learning modalities)

Parental Involvement (e.g. teacher-parent dynamics; school-home relationship; homeschooling; unschooling; affordability/ accessibility of education; gendered roles and stereotypes; overparenting; parental surveillance; parental (dis)engagement)

DATE AND VENUE OF PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
The proposed dates of online implementation will be on August 24, 2022 (whole day) and August 25 (AM)

PURPOSES
This conference creates a platform where various stakeholders in education in various contexts could engage in a conversation about their experiences and observations on the educational crises spawned by the pandemic.

RESULTS/OUTPUTS
The Conference hopes to generate multi-stranded, personal narratives that will enrich our explorations of context-sensitive dispositions and agencies.

Note: This is the second call for papers. Thank you to those who submitted their abstracts during the first call. Please check your emails on July 4, 2022 for the first call feedback.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Education in Crisis: Dispositions and Problem-Solving Strategies Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

College of Education, Silliman University
August 24-25, 2022

As its contribution to the increasing knowledge production on issues in teaching and learning, the Society for Strategic Education Studies (S4SES) enjoins its membership and the general academic community to submit individual as well as panel proposals towards the fleshing out of the theme, Dispositions and Problem-Solving Strategies amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the educational crises faced by teachers, administrators, students, parents, families, colleagues, and other stakeholders in education in the Philippines and other settings. On the other hand, the pandemic also created spaces for initiatives and creative solutions to address the crises such as administrative concerns, pedagogical approaches, technological affordances, student engagement, and parental involvement. Such challenges have generated dispositions as forms of strategic responses, otherwise known as agency, from the aforementioned stakeholders. Mediated by historical, psychosocial, cultural, political, and economic conditions, agency is the capacity of actors to critically and creatively respond to problematic situations.

This conference creates a platform where various stakeholders in education in various contexts could engage in a conversation about their experiences and observations on the educational crises spawned by the pandemic. The conference’s strands are woven under the theme “Dispositions and Problem-Solving Strategies amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.” It hopes to generate multi-stranded, personal narratives that will enrich our explorations of context-sensitive dispositions and agencies.

The strands include, but are not limited to, the following:

Administrative concerns (e.g. dropout rate of students; educational leadership; teacher recruitment, attrition, and burn-out; teaching internship / student-teacher deployment in practicum; educational policies in flexible teaching-learning modalities; quality assurance; public/private partnership; assessment of learning loss)

Pedagogical Approaches (e.g. quality of learning; cheating; redefinition of teaching; issues of individual/personal learning; teaching-learning and assessment practices; Alternative Learning System (ALS); challenges of the current flexible teaching-

learning modalities, e.g., modular, online, blended, (a)synchronous, subject-area issues and challenges in the new normal; shadow education such as tutorials, and review services)

Technological Affordances (e.g. technology/facilities in learning; inequality in education/better access to good technology in learning; learning management systems; digital competence and digital literacy)

Student Engagement (e.g. uncertainty and apprehension going back to the new normal; mental health of learners; discipline, motivation, and time management; disability and the flexible teaching-learning modalities)

Parental Involvement (e.g. teacher-parent dynamics; school-home relationship; homeschooling; unschooling; affordability/accessibility of education; gendered roles and stereotypes; overparenting; parental surveillance; parental (dis)engagement)

The first S4SES International Conference invites public and private school basic education teachers and school leaders, teacher education institution faculty and educational researchers, stakeholders from related government and non-government organizations, and other researchers and education advocates to submit proposals for research presentations. The conference will be conducted online. Presentations will be pre-recorded, but presenters are required to be present for the Open Forum. Please visit the Conference website at https://su.edu.ph/s4ses-1stconference/

The registration fee is PhP500/USD10 (non-students) and PhP300/USD6 (undergraduate and graduate students). Early Bird rates of PhP400/USD8 (non-students) or PhP200/USD4 (undergraduate and graduate students) may be paid on or before July 15, 2022. Active S4SES members are entitled to the Early Bird rate. Details of payment channels are attached and also shown on the conference website.
Please submit your proposals for presentations with title and abstract. Proposals must be written in English and Filipino with a maximum of 300 words. Abstract proposals may be submitted to this Google link: https://bit.ly/3NkZUPJ on or before July 11, 2022. Individual or group researchers may submit more than one abstract in several strands. Selected contributors will receive the acceptance letter on or before July 15, 2022. For clarifications and additional information, please email [email protected]

Guidelines on the Paper Presentations
The Society for Strategic Education Studies (S4SES) Conference Guidelines
Recorded Presentation
a. Presenters shall pre-record their presentation with the presenter visible on-screen.
b. Presenters must record their video presentations in a well-lit room and ensure that they are audible.
c. Presenters must be present during the day and time of their presentation for the open forum.
d. The duration of the recorded presentations must not exceed 15 minutes.
e. All videos must be uploaded on or before August 10, 2022. Your assigned parallel session will be determined, and you will be informed ahead of schedule.
f. Kindly upload your videos using the link below:
Technical orientation for presenters and moderators is on August 20, 2022. Please make sure to attend the orientation. The link for the orientation will be provided ahead of schedule.

Payment Details

PNB Savings Account 108610101976 [PNB Swift Code: PNBMPHMM]
For GCash transactions, use S4SES Family Name Inc, PNB savings account 108610101976.

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