Call For Papers UNLOCKING HUMAN POTENTIAL TO LEARN International Conference and Workshops on Learning Potential Assessment Device (LPAD) and Instrumental Enrichment (IE) August 19-25, 2001 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Chair: Chris A. Chinien, Ph.D. Director, UNEVOC-Canada Communication technology has created a world in which people must be more flexible in the way they acquire new knowledge and skills. Peter Drucker, an American writer on management issues, predicted: "...inequality based on knowledge is a major challenge in today's emerging learning societies." Considerable efforts and resources have been devoted to provide equal educational opportunities to all. Having equal educational opportunities now means more than just having access to schools, teachers, and textbooks. It also means that individuals have the intellectual and cognitive skills needed to learn. Many individuals lack equal educational opportunities because they have not developed the essential cognitive skills to succeed in a learning environment. UNEVOC-Canada, the Canadian Center for UNESCO's International Project on Technical and Vocational Education and the International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential will co-host an International Conference and Workshops on August 19-25, 2001 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. CONFERENCE: AUGUST 19-20, 2001 WORKSHOPS: AUGUST 21-25, 2001 The international conference and workshops are based on Dr. Reuven Feuerstein's work in Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience. Also, the two systems derived from Dr. Feuerstein's work, Learning Potential Assessment Device (LPAD) and Instrumental Enrichment (IE), will constitute a major focus of the conference and workshops. SESSION FORMAT OPTIONS Individual Papers Papers for the conference are being accepted on any aspect related to Dr. Reuven Feuerstein's theories of Structural Cognitive Modifiability (SCM) and Mediated Learning Experience (MLE), or their applications-Learning Potential Assessment Device (LPAD) and Instrumental Enrichment (IE). Individual papers must focus on any one of the themes listed as follows. Themes -Enhancing learning skills of learners with special needs -Improving learning effectiveness and efficiency in technical and vocational education and training -Working effectively with learners from diverse cultural experiences -Improving learning effectiveness and efficiency of workplace education and training -Challenging gifted learners -Developing critical skills for lifelong learning Presenters may focus on issues relating to research, case studies, best practices, innovative approaches, strategies, issues relating to applications, policy implications, theory, and emerging trends. Presentations will be one hour in length followed by a thirty-minute discussion. The paper should consist of approximately 4000 words. It must be word-processed, single-spaced, and left-justified using Times New Roman 12-point font. Inclusion of endnotes, footnotes, headers, and page numbers are not encouraged. Titles should be bold and centred. References must follow the style conventions of the American Psychological Association (Publications Manual, 3rd edition). Panel discussions Participants in the conference panel discussions will exchange ideas and information about best practices, exemplary projects, case studies and current issues and concerns. Papers from panel discussion leaders are now being accepted. The panel discussions will also focus on the main themes of the conference, as listed above. Each panel member will prepare a ten-minute position paper that focuses on one of the conference themes. Abstracts Deadline for submitting abstracts for paper presentations or panel discussions: Thursday, February 1, 2001 Length: 100-150 words Deadline for papers to be included in conference proceedings: May 1, 2001 Procedure To submit an abstract, complete the attached Proposal Cover Sheet form and mail, fax, or e-mail both the form and the abstract to: Riva K. Bartell, Ph.D., C. Psych., Professor Counselling Psychology & Clinical School Psychology Department of Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology 402 Education Building, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2 Telephone: (204) 474-9048 Fax: (204) 474-7033 Email: [log in to unmask] Web: http://www.umanitoba.ca/unevoc For further information or to confirm the suitability of an idea for a paper, please contact Dr. Riva Bartell at the above address. Notification of Acceptance Conference organizers will notify all prospective presenters regarding the status of their papers by February 28, 2001. Conference registration will be waived for chosen presenters. Important Dates February 1, 2001 - Submission of abstracts deadline February 28, 2001 - Notification of acceptance March 30, 2001 - Registration deadline May 1, 2001 - Submission of papers deadline August 19-20, 2001 - Conference August 21-25, 2001 - WorkshopsAugust 19-20, 2001 - Conference Unlocking Human Potential To Learn International Conference & Workshops August 19-25, 2001 PROPOSAL COVER SHEET Family Name(s): __________________________________________________ First Name(s): __________________________________Title: _________ Paper Format: o Individual Paper o Panel Discussion The following sub-themes are pertinent to my paper or panel discussion: 1. __________________________________________________________ 2. __________________________________________________________ 3. __________________________________________________________ 4. __________________________________________________________ Contact Information Address: _________________________________________________________ Institution: _____________________________________________________ Street: __________________________________________________________ City: _________________________________ State/Province: ________ Postal Code: ____________________ Country: _____________________ Telephone: ______________________ Fax: _________________________ Email: ___________________________________________________________ Note: Deadline for abstracts: Thursday, February 1, 2001 Length: 100-150 words Deadline for papers: May 1, 2001 Submit to: Riva K. Bartell, Ph.D., C. Psych., Professor Counselling Psychology & Clinical School Psychology Dept. of Educational Administration, Foundations & Psychology 208 Education Building, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2 Telephone: (204) 474-9048 Fax: (204) 474-7564 Email: [log in to unmask] Web: http://www.umanitoba.ca/unevoc _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.