Neurodiversity Community of Practice Symposium 2021 - call for presenters!

OP’s new Neurodiversity Community of Practice will be launched at a symposium for sharing practice, experience, and knowledge to be held in the Hub, at Otago Polytechnic/Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand on Thursday morning, 11th November 2021 (if COVID-19 restrictions prevail, we will move to a blended delivery/online format).

This symposium has an open theme with a focus on Neurodiversity. We are particularly interested in presentations which deal with the challenges, successes, experiences and practices that support Neurodiverse people, and that inform contemporary practices of Learning and Teaching.

Submissions for the Neurodiversity Community of Practice symposium 2021 are invited from staff and students at Otago Polytechnic who wish to share their knowledge in a 15-minute presentation. 

Submissions should contribute to and inform Learning and Teaching practices that support Neurodiverse people in tertiary education. Please send a 300-word abstract that outlines the planned content of your presentation and a 50-150 word bio. Shared and co-presented submissions are welcome, as are a variety of formats and forms of communication.


Submission guidelines

  • Submissions should be sent in electronic format (eg: Word document) for review and potential inclusion to by Wednesday 13th October 2021
  • Please clearly name files with the title of the submitted piece and the lead author’s name. Please also supply contact information on a separate cover page to include: Name of author(s); contact email; contact telephone number.
  • Author biography: Include a short biography of no more than 50-150 words of each author with your submission, briefly outlining their relevant background and experience.
  • Peer review: Peer review forms will be sent to all submitters in due course, with details concerning the possible reworking of content where relevant.


Abstract or outline of content to provide the following information

  • Formats include: editorials; articles; essays; logs and travel reports; book and educational software reviews; interviews and roundtables; and reflective pieces. Other formats will also be welcomed - please email to discuss.
  • Abstract with 300-word limit for 15 minutes presentation or equivalent
  • Submitted work is expected to use academic referencing where appropriate.

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Published on 22 Sep 2021

Orderdate: 22 Sep 2021
Expiry: 22 Sep 2023