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The 2nd International Conference on the Reform of Curriculum and Teaching and Teacher Development
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Autobiography, Teacher Knowledge and Development

Call for papers
How to fundamentally transform teachers’ working styles, facilitate their professional development and increase their capabilities as curriculum leaders and teaching researchers, have now become the crucial issues of the basic education reform in China. Particularly, the following several questions are closely related and ready for further exploration: How does the teacher do action research for the purpose of professional development in the working process? How does the teacher discover his/her true self, create his/her own knowledge through the “autobiography research”? How do they produce collective knowledge by the research of “collaborative autobiography”? What is the nature of teacher’s knowledge (e.g. subject knowledge and subject pedagogical knowledge)? In which way could a teacher become a curriculum leader and teaching researcher? In order to generate more thoughtful insights on these vital questions, we plan to launch “The 2rd International Conference on the Reform of Curriculum and Teaching and Teacher Development”.
The conference has already invited many curriculum theorists, teacher educators with international reputation from the United States, Canada, Europe, Taiwan and Mainland China. Some well-known expert teachers from primary and secondary schools in China are also invited to share with us their growing stories and life history. It is believed that the 2rd conference will have world-class achievements in the field of the reform of curriculum and teaching, and teacher development, both in the sense of theoretical research and of practical application.
The conference services as a platform for policy-makers, teacher researchers, curriculum theorists, teachers and postgraduate students to come together and learn from each other. Selected papers will be published in an ISBN hard copy book both in China and in United States. We are looking forward to and warmly welcome the participation of all friends from the fields of curriculum and teaching, and teacher education.

Presentations, papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

1. Teacher’s doing action research: theoretical foundations and practical effects
2. Teacher’s autobiography and development: international trends and Chinese characteristics
3. Teacher’s “subject pedagogical knowledge” and professional development 

4. The development of school-based curriculum: global progress and Chinese achievement

Papers will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes.

What to Send:

A full draft paper (3000 word max) with 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 1st March 2013. The article should be sent to the conference email address hznuic@163.com before the above deadline. It may be in Word or PDF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) title(Arial 16)
b) author(s)( Calibri 12)
c) body of abstract,
d) keywords
e) gender
f) affiliation
g) email address
h) the full text with footnotes
i) references

E-mails should be entitled: Paper Submission

Please use plain text (1.5 line spacing with the page number in middle) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend. 

Keynote Speakers


William F. Pinar
Professor of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia, Canada

Catherine Elgin
Professor of the Philosophy of Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, United States

Janet Miller
Professor of English Education and Program, teacher educator, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States


Daniel Trohler
Professor of Science Education, teacher educator, University of Luxembourg,  Luxembourg

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Associate Professor of Curriculum Theory, the founder of A Canadian Curriculum Theory Project, University of Ottawa, Canada


Yung-Sheng Ou
Chair Professor of Curriculum Theory, Shoufu Univeristy and Ta-tung University, Taiwan


Qi-Quan Zhong
Professor of curriculum and teaching, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Papers, Workshops and Presentations

The Global Conference on the Reform of Curriculum and Teaching and Teacher Development encourages the following types of presentation:

Keynote sessions will consist of two presentations in an 80-90 minute session. Each paper normally lasts 30-40 minutes, plus the 10 more minutes for mutual discussion.

Paper sessions will consist of four presentations in a 90 minute session. Each paper should be of no more than 20 minutes duration, including the time allocated for the responses. The session will be divided equally between the presenters.

Workshop presentations will be normally given a 60-90 minute session, including the report and response parts. More time could be considered on request.

Publication Process

All papers are eligible for the publication in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to go forward for development into 20-25 page chapters for publication in an ISBN hard copy book both in China and in United States. The decision whether to proceed to hard copy publication will be taken by the organising committee within two months of the conference close.

Conference Registration Fee

The full cost for attending the conference is 800 RMB; attendees who are current students can have 50% discount of the total fee, which will be 400 RMB. This includes: 

-Registration fee
-Venue rental
-A copy of the conference proceedings
-Friday lunch and dinner
-Saturday lunch and dinner
-Friday afternoon tea and biscuits
-Saturday afternoon tea and biscuits
-Sunday lunch

All registration costs are to be paid by cash at the front desk on the registration day.The place for registration locates in the Academic Center, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, 18 Xueyuan Street, Xiasha, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Important Dates

Sunday, 24thFebruary, 2013Conference Registration receipt—last possible date
Friday, 1st March, 2013 Full draft paper to be submitted

Thursday, 21st March, 2013


 Registration day
 Friday ,22th March, 2013Conference commences
Sunday noon, 24th March, 2013Conference ends


Venues and Accommodation


The conference venue will be the library of Hangzhou Normal University. It is in the center of Xiasha Campus, easy to get there from each gate. Several hotels locate around the conference venue, most of them are on campus, and thus each one can only accommodate a certain number of guests. We will contact the hotels and help every attendee find appropriate room right after receiving the registration form. The average cost is 200-300 RMB per night for Twin Bedded Room, including the breakfast.

If you have other enquiries, please feel free to contact:

Jiao FangRui:  86-571-28866163 (Secretary Office of the conference, hznuic@163.com )

Or any of the following coordinators:

Dr. Gao ZhenYu: 86-15558080350 (lincolngao@foxmail.com)
Dr. Yang YanYan: 86-13346170517 (yyy2006124@126.com)
Dr. Rong TingWei: 86-13656682121(rongtingwei521@yahoo.com.cn)
Dr. Qian XuYang: 86-18668429283(qxy0927@126.com)

Download: Registration Form.doc