Call for proposals

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The ISCAR 2017 committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation within any of the themes listed further below. They can be made via the presenter's portal above. 


Themes and subthemes

The congress theme calls forth the past, the present, and the future of cultural-historical, activity, and sociocultural research. Let’s engage in an intense conversation that will take all of us beyond the best practices of our scholarship. Abstract submissions can be made under the following themes and subthemes:

Foundations: Theoretical and research approaches

  • Social, cultural, linguistic and educational mediation
  • Children’s development and childhood
  • Learning, knowledge, and agency
  • Interventionist research approaches and their roots
  • Other topics related to this theme

Practices in context:

  • Learning and development in onsite communities and online spaces
  • Identity and professional learning in new and diverse ecologies
  • The social construction of [dis]ability and difference/homogeneity
  • Cross-national explorations of sociocultural research on learning
  • Intercultural communication and new forms of being
  • Dialogue and the co-construction of knowledge
  • Social movements and community-based alternatives to capitalism
  • Other topics related to this theme

Insight: Qualitative research and new trends in Cultural-Historical and Activity Research

  • Farther reaches of theoretical and methodological explorations
  • Multi-method approaches: Issues, challenges, promising directions and technologies
  • Interventionist methodologies: bringing theory and practice
  • Transformative agency
  • Unit of analysis: historicity, context, and levels of analytic scale
  • Tensions, extensions, and new formulations in Cultural-historical and Activity Research (CHAT)
  • Changing forms of work
  • New technologies and new ways of organizing work
  • Other topics related to this theme

Presentation type

Abstracts may be submitted as paper, poster, symposium, working group roundtable, structured poster session. Please note if an overwhelming number of Oral presentations submissions are received, the Review committee reserves the right to accept abstracts on alternate presentation types to what has been submitted.