Call for Proposals


Pacific educators are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation of a 40 minute session including Q&A at the Brisbane conference.

The Pacific Circle Consortium’s annual conference is an opportunity for its members, established and emerging researchers, academics and teacher educators, curriculum policy specialists, school-based curriculum leaders and teachers, and members of teacher professional associations to learn with and from each other about areas of common interest. The conference program will involve:

Proposals should be 400-700 words in length, be submitted by Friday 13 March 2020, and:

Focus Area
Example key questions

Day 1:

Unpacking 21st century skills

  • What is the purpose of education?
  • What should students learn for the 21st century?
  • What are 21st century skills?
  • What has been the Australian experience towards the inclusion of 21st century knowledge, skills, attitudes and values? / What has been the experience of other education systems incorporating 21st century knowledge, skills, attitudes and values within curriculum and instructional systems?
  • Why have different education systems unpacked 21st century knowledge, skills, attitudes and values differently?
  • What are the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values young people are going to need?

Day 2:

Implications for curriculum design and enactment

  • How can education systems operationalise 21st century knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in curriculum / instructional systems?
  • How is the development of 21st century knowledge, skills, attitudes and values tied to pedagogy?
  • What pedagogical guidance could be provided with the curriculum to support teachers to maintain a strong relationship between disciplinary knowledge and 21st century skills, attitudes and values?

Day 3:

Teacher agency and adaptable learners

  • How can 21st century knowledges, skills, dispositions and attitudes sit alongside expectations for learning in a traditional discipline?
  • What do educators need to know and do to embed 21st century skills in learning areas? What is effective practice? What is happening in classrooms?
  • How do we develop these knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in curriculum content / learning areas? What are nuances or differences?

The language of the PCC is English and all proposals should be submitted in English.

Submit proposals, including a speaker profile to by Friday 13 March 2020.

Registration fee

The acceptance of a proposal does NOT include registration, or any costs associated with attendance at the conference (such as travel and accommodation), or any costs associated with presentation of a session. See Registration page for further information.


Notification of acceptance to present at the Yarning 2020: education with our neighbours, part 2 will be sent via e-mail to the ‘Primary contact’ in early March 2020.

We recommend that the email address provided on the proposal belongs to the main presenter who will be in attendance at the conference.

Accepted proposals will be assigned to a session format based on the preferences indicated at the time of submission, and further instructions will be provided in the notification email regarding how to update/edit your proposal and/or speaker profile(s).

If you are the primary contact of an accepted proposal, you must confirm in writing by 22 March 2020 that you accept the invitation to present. In doing so, you also confirm that all speakers will register to attend the conference. Registration page.

All communications about your proposal will be sent to the email address that you provided during the submission process.

Publish your research in the Pacific-Asian Education journal

Educators are invited to submit a paper to the Pacific Circle Consortium’s journal, Pacific-Asian Education which has established itself as an international refereed journal reporting on PCC projects and other relevant research within the organisation’s purview. For further information email with the subject line: PAE Journal

Have a question?

Queries relating to the Call for Papers can be directed to the Brisbane Conference Planning Group on email:

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