The Narrative Practitioner: developing excellence in research, education and practice

Venue: North East Wales Institute of Higher Education

Location: Wrexham, North Wales, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 11, 2007 End Date/Time: Jun 13, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 08, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Apr 16, 2007
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The Narrative Practitioner: Developing Excellence in Research, Education and Practice. 11th -13 June 2007

North East Wales Institute of Higher Education Wrexham UK

Call for papers

Across the world much of human life is conducted through narrative accounts of events and experiences. Many of our social institutions are comprised almost entirely of opportunities for sharing these accounts of our lives. We have all had experience of relating to and living vicariously inside the narratives that are told by others for example in literature and film, that are created by writers, using elements of their experience. Narratives therefore offer a method of teaching and communicating with one another about professional matters. The conference will bring together professionals and practitioners who share an interest in the use of narrative in a range of contexts, including pedagogy, practice, research and performance.

Aims of the Conference

To develop a multidisciplinary centre of excellence to inform future research, education and practice

To engage participants in an ongoing dialogue around the use of narratives in various contexts

Areas for Contribution
Contributions may address issues in any area in which narrative approaches are used, including Education, Business Studies, Social Care, Sports Sciences, Health, Art and Design, Literature, Theology, Anthropology, Drama and Film, Computing, Performing Arts, Youth Work and Childhood Studies, Law and Ethics.
A wide range of themes will be welcomed and is encouraged including
Ethical Narratives
Narratives of the body
Therapeutic Narratives
Academic Narratives
Healing Narratives
Childhood Narratives
(These themes are not intended to be exclusive but merely act as a guide)

Call for Contributions
All conference presenters will be required to produce a paper of not more than 5000 words which will be published in the conference proceedings with a full ISBN number. To be considered for publication please submit an abstract to the conference secretaries. For further information, please contact the conference chair. Abstracts of 250 words are invited for contributions to sessions of the following kinds:
Oral Presentations submitted for parallel / concurrent sessions.
Workshops / Symposiums submitted about research, education and practice.
Other presentations submitted such as poster / demonstration / exhibition sessions.

Author Guidelines
Please include in the abstract (paper) the following order of information, a title, the name(s) of the author(s) and their contact details. Please submit all work in Microsoft Word™ format and e-mail to the conference secretaries by the 8th January 2007. Authors will be notified of success by February 5th 2007. Final papers must be ready by April 16th 2007 to prepare for publication.

Please use the following formats to ensure that all documents are “camera ready”
• Title in Times New Roman Font Size 12 (Heading1)
• Author(s) and subheadings in Times New Roman font size 10 (Heading 3).
• Main Body Text - Times New Roman font size 10 - single line spacing
• Please do not add page numbers, headers, footers or footnotes or any other formatting to the document.
• Images and diagrams must be inserted within the text of the main body
• Referencing in the Harvard format please.

Contact Details

Conference Chairperson
Dr Alex Carson - 01978 293116

Conference Secretaries
Marjorie Lloyd - 01978 293567
Nikki Lloyd-Jones - 01978 293591

Postal Point 20, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, Plas Coch Campus, Mold Rd, Wrexham LL11 2AW
Further information available at


Plas Coch Campus ,Mold Rd
North Wales
United Kingdom