The goal for this special issue is to explore constructivist alternatives to the conventional paper presentation format of academic conferences. How can a conference be organised so that it can be an active place of questioning and exchange where new research questions can be composed and addressed? How can exploratory conversations be central rather than peripheral to the programme? In what ways do constructivist approaches to fields such as education or science also suggest possible rethinkings of academic practices more generally?
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|17 November 2014 :||Expressions of interest|
|6 March 2015 :||Submission deadline for full papers|
|17 April 2015 :||Peer-review feedback returned to authors|
|15 May 2015 :||Revised paper submission|
|17 July 2015 :||Final paper submission, papers sent to Open Peer Commentary authors|
|21 August 2015 :||Submission deadline for Open Peer Commentaries (OPCs)|
|11 September 2015 :||Final OPC submission, papers sent to paper authors for response|
|16 October 2015 :||Author’s response to OPCs due|
|15 November 2015 :||Publication date|
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