CALL FOR Abstracts

You are cordially invited to join the International Institute for Innovative Instruction at Franklin University on October 5th, from 4:00-6:00pm (EST) for a peer-reviewed poster session and reception that will provide a reflective space to foster dialogue and engagement with fellow scholars, community change agents, and industry professionals.

In My Pedagogic Creed, American philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey writes that education “is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.”  Later, in The School and Society, Dewey expounds on this concept:

[The school] has a chance to affiliate itself with life…instead of being only a place to learn lessons having an abstract and remote reference to some possible living to be done in the future.  It gets a chance to be a miniature community, an embryonic society.

 Dewey’s insight that education and community engagement should perpetually inform and evolve each other is as important now as ever, with the changing landscape of higher education and society reinforcing the need to explore leadership, learning, and the conceptual space between that adapt to meet the needs of the future. The Showcase will provide an opportunity for participants to examine these concepts and dynamics further. Submissions may focus on concepts, research, or application of theory at all levels of progression, programs, evaluations, and ventures. 

 Examples of poster themes may include, but are not limited to:

·         Novel Applications of Leadership and/or Learning Theories in a specific context

·         Leadership Styles across industries

·         Leadership in Learning/Learning in Leadership

·         Teacher as Learner/Teacher as Leader

·         Thought Leadership

·         Leader/Learning through change

·         Neuroleadership/Neurolearning

·         Authentic Leadership/Learning

·         Transformational Leadership/Learning

·         Transnational Leadership/Learning


Abstracts should be submitted at for peer review.