The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the fourth UNAM Annual Education Conference tagged ‘’Zambezi 2015’’ scheduled for 17th - 20th August, 2015 at the Katima Mulilo Campus, Katima Mulilo.
Education systems throughout the world are faced with the challenge of providing an effective education for all children, young people and adults. Thus, maintaining educational quality for diversity and inclusion continues to face tremendous challenges at both national and regional levels. Essentially, our education systems need clear and unified national strategies to include all learners without which achieving the Education for All (EFA) goals will remain an illusion. Therefore, the education system requires adoption of intersectoral policies to address the social, economic, political and cultural factors that generate exclusion - both from education and within education. Thus, the 4th UNAM annual education conference will provide a platform for educators and scholars to explore present practices and consider future directions so that education continues to be responsive to the needs of learners. The conference programs will include keynote presentations from experts in their related fields, interactive presentations and case studies that will provide opportunity for shareholders to share ideas and develop working relationship in the effort towards entrenching quality in the education system. The conference social events will include a networking dinner and guided tour to the Victoria Falls.
The conference discussion will focus on the following main theme and subthemes:
Conference main theme:
Abstracts of research papers in between 200 - 300 words are invited from academics, education researchers, and students on contemporary issues in education under the conference main and subthemes. All submissions must be made electronically and no hard copy or floppy diskette will be accepted. Submitted abstracts will promptly undergo a blind pair review within 48 hours and authors of accepted abstracts will receive feedback to submit their full length papers. Authors of rejected abstracts will also receive notification.
All manuscripts must be written in English using a 12-point font size in Times New Roman and saved as MS word, 97 – 2003 documents. Single spacing should be used throughout the document with 2.5 cm margins all around. The text should be fully justified. Headings should be in a 12-point font; main headings should be in bold and subheadings in italics. Quotations of more than 40 words must be indented while shorter ones should be placed within double quotation marks. All graphics and tables should be inserted within the manuscripts in the appropriate location. Manuscripts sent with separate graphics and tables will not be approved for publishing. All full length papers should not be more than 15 pages long, including references.
The author (s)’ name(s), affiliations, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses should appear on a separate cover page to ensure anonymity in the review process.
The references and citations should conform to the format in the latest revised edition of the American Psychological Association (APA). References within the text should be indicated by providing the author’s name followed by the year in parenthesis, e.g “Nepembe (2014) proposed…” Where several authors have contributed to the same idea, their names should appear in alphabetical order, followed by the year at the end of the statement or paragraph, e.g “Many studies have confirmed that learning to read and write science is important…(e.g Treagust, 2009; Ngololo, 2013; Kasanda, 2015)”. The full reference list should be given in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript.
It is important to inform intending presenters that arrangement has been concluded with the publisher of Namibia CPD Journal for Educators (NCPDJE) to publish the accepted papers in a special issue of the journal and the hard copies will be made available to authors at the conference.
NB: Authors are encouraged to adequately carry out preliminary editing of their manuscripts prior to submission.
All manuscripts received will undergo a blind pair review by the Katima Mulilo Campus EDUCON 2015 Editorial Committee.
|15 May 2015:||Deadline for abstract submission|
|15 June 2015:||Deadline for full paper submission|
|17 August 2015:||Arrival and Official Opening at 18h00|
|18 to 19 August 2015:||Technical sessions|
|20 August 2015:||Victoria Falls Excursion (to and from)|
|21 August 2015:||Departure|