Practice-Based Education Summit 2014 (PBE)

Venue: EFPI

Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Event Date/Time: Apr 08, 2014 End Date/Time: Apr 10, 2014
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 27, 2014
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The Summit proposes to explore the promises of university education in global, national and local contexts, and their implications for:

  • Blending technologies and experiences
  • Including wider participation
  • Integrating work and learning

Universities are offering new flexible education opportunities to a wider group of stakeholders through the increasing use of digital technologies and integration of workplace learning programs. With this new directive, universities are promising to cater to an increasingly diverse group of students and professional bodies to ensure graduates are work-ready and employable. However, with the economic and political imperative to produce the future workforce, are we forgetting to educate the next generation for a world worth living in?

Call for abstracts are open until 27 January 2014.

For further information please go to


5 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park
New South Wales

Conference Speakers

Prof Kerri-Lee Krause Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) University of Western Sydney

A/Prof Tony Harland Head of Higher Education Development Centre University of Otago

Prof Andrew Vann Vice-Chancellor and President Charles Sturt University

Dr Pauline Taylor Senior Lecturer, School of Education James Cook University

Exhibits included


You are invited to submit an abstract for:

  • Paper or poster presentation for the two-day conference
  • Poster presentation for the pre-conference day


Abstracts will be included in the Summit’s proceedings.

Presentations should address the Summit’s title and themes:

The promises of university education: Blending, including and integrating for future practice

  • Blending technologies and experiences
  • Including wider participation
  • Integrating work and learning

Presentations should problematise university education’s agendas around:

  • Employability
  • Work-readiness
  • Graduate attributes
  • Competency-based programs
  • Learning outcomes
  • Widening participation
  • Social inclusion

The call for abstracts close on 27 January 2014

Email the completed form along with your registration form and payment to

All presenters need to register for the Summit. To register please go to the EFPI website (details above).