Call for Submissions (Next deadline: 1 June 2022)

As an extension of ALiTE’s mission to foster knowledge generation, exchange and engagement among education communities in Hong Kong, the region and the world, we invite submissions from individuals and/or teams to have their work featured on our webpage. This is an opportunity to highlight the exceptional work and insights generated by and for educators, through diverse engagements with educational policies, practices and research. We are presently accepting contributions across five submission types (detailed below) that address relevant issues or topics, framed by at least one of ALiTE’s three key themes.


Call for Submissions
ALiTE Themes
  • Justice and equity

  • Innovative pedagogies

  • Teacher leadership

General Guidelines
  • Highlight the ALiTE themes being addressed

  • Submit only work that has not been previously published, in print or online

  • Language: English

  • Use Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced as Word documents

  • Maximum 800 words (exception would be Policy-in-Brief which can be up to 1500 words)

Eligibility
  • Current academic and research staff in our Faculty; or

  • In-service school leaders and teachers in local kindergartens, primary and secondary schools; or

  • Full-time/Part-time postgraduate students (PGDE, MEd, MPhil, PhD and EdD) in our Faculty; or

  • Alumni of our Faculty

Submission
  • Send your submission, together with a short bio of the author(s) (50 - 100 words) and a recent photo of the author(s) to alite@hku.hk

  • All submissions will be reviewed; acceptance for publication will be based on relevance to ALiTE aims and timely local concerns; clear, original writing; responsiveness to submission requirements; substantive contribution

Deadline
  • First day of each month

Ideas
Submission Type

A) Policy Brief: Distillation and summary of research evidence, often organised as bullet points, to inform policy-makers at all levels about a specific topic or issue

  • A short document to provide evidence-based policy advice and recommendations

  • It could be an advocacy brief arguing for a course of action; or an objective brief providing an informative overview on an issue

  • Suggested Sections to include: Title; Description of the issue/problem; Policy alternatives/recommendations (gleaned from research to support implementation decisions or actions); Appendices such as sources cited in policy brief

 

B) Practice Brief: Compilation and/or description of promising, innovative and/or established practices or programmes related to a specific teaching/learning issue or idea

  • A short document designed to support practitioners and researchers with relevant research-based information for improvement or re-imagination of educational practices

  • Suggested Sections to include: Title; Description of the issue/problem of educational practice; Approaches and tools identified; Reflection questions and implementation considerations; Links to related resources

 

C) Research Brief: Summary of a research study or studies (no more than 3) related to a specific topic or issue/question and designed for maximum readability and accessibility, especially to a lay audience

  • A short paper to present research findings that could impact policy and practice and inform decisions on education in Hong Kong and/or the Region

  • Suggested Sections to include: Title; Introduction and background of the central issue/question; Research questions; Methods and design, analysis (super brief); Results and findings; Discussion of findings and implication for policy and teaching practice; Appendices including links to the full paper(s) and further readings

 

D) Policy-in-Brief: Compilation and summary of local policy documents and circulars (recent, 3-5 years) related to a specific issue (e.g., supporting students designated SEN) or topic (e.g., diversity in HK). Up to 1500 words max.

  • A short paper that brings together relevant policy documents from HK “under one roof” for easy accessibility and comprehensibility

  • Focus is on explaining and integrating related policy documents, providing a policy overview for informational purposes

  • Suggested Sections include: Title; Brief introduction of the issue or topic; Summary of relevant and related policies and policy documents; Concluding reflection; Appendices with link to policies described and other resources

 

E) Blog Post

  • Inspirational, funny or practical stories about teaching, learning, academic life, etc; or

  • Description and commentary of useful instructional tools and resources; or

  • Tips, reflections and insights on different pedagogies, strategies or curriculum; or

  • Reflections and explication of specific topic or theme;

  • Can include royalty-free photo(s), diagrams, visual representation, etc

Enquiries and Submissions
  • alite@hku.hk

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