Call for Abstracts

The conference committee invites you to submit abstracts of potential papers for consideration as an oral presentation for inclusion in the Conference Program. The papers and or presentations are under the four conference strands of LEAD - Learning, Engagement, Accountability and Discipleship.

Closing Date

Friday 16 October 2015.



  • Educational leaders designing and delivering strategies to enable deeper learning (students and staff)
  • Educational change through technologies
  • Catholic perspectives on teaching and learning in the Australian Curriculum
  • Leading quality change effectively
  • Religious Education
  • Building and sustaining excellence
  • Creativity and innovation in learning and teaching
  • Learning environments for diverse learners
  • Equity and equality in learning


  • Building the Catholic school faith community
  • Creating productive relationships and enduring partnerships - schools,
    families, parishes, services and communities
  • Working with children, parents, parishes and schools in faith formation
  • Engagement of young people in motivation, performance and learning
  • Digital technologies and communications
  • Organisational structures characterised by service and subsidiarity in decision-
  • Engaging diverse learners (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, students with disabilities, gifted and talented, disengaged…)
  • Engaging research to inform practice


  • Formation of key leaders in Church related institutions
  • Working towards system success
  • Closing the educational gap for Indigenous students
  • Educational policy, leadership, management and administration
  • Linkage with local church and the mission of evangelisation in policy, practice and attitudes
  • Integration of faith and life, faith and culture – Catholic school imperative
  • Utilisation of appropriate processes to monitor, review, report and provide accountability to Church, governments and communities 
  • Continuous improvement in schools and offices
  • Designing approaches for individual children - the differentiated
     classroom  (Aboriginal Education Plans, Curriculum Adjustment Plans,
     Individual Education Plans, gifted and talented students, faith formation)


  • Year of Mercy 
  • Catholic education for the poor, marginalised and vulnerable
  • Leading Catholic communities of faith in contemporary Australia
  • Christian service learning in Catholic schools and Catholic agencies
  • Leading Catholic schools in an era of religious diversity
  • A call to discipleship – Catholic social teaching
  • Nurturing the spirituality and faith of children, adolescents and adults
  • Catholic education in times of declining family religious socialisation
  • A stewardship response – sustainability in education

We recognise that it’s difficult to determine which category your abstract may fall into, should this apply please submit and the program committee will allocate a theme depending on your content, this may include abstracts related to new research trends

Submitting an Abstract
Please submit online your document in Microsoft Word only using a specific format - a sample abstract template is available by clicking the link above to assist you in this task. We recommend that you use this template and save your abstract before uploading.


  • Abstracts are a maximum of 250 words
  • Abstracts must be submitted in Arial 11 point font
  • Abstract submissions must be submitted on the abstract template
  • The presenting authors name must be underlined and all author affiliations included
  • The abstract title must be typed in bold font (Upper and lowercase only)

Once you have submitted your abstract online, you will receive an email containing your personal access key. This access key can be used to enter the 'Speaker Zone' where you can view or make changes to your submitted abstract

Terms and Conditions

  • All presenting authors must register and pay to attend at least one day of the Conference
  • Submission of abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish the abstract in all Conference publications including the web site. Successful abstracts must be presented by the author/s or a nominated co-author
  • Acceptance of abstracts does not imply any payment from the Organising Committee.  Authors must arrange and pay their own accommodation, travel etc. to attend the Conference
  • Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Program Committee whose decision is final

Presentation Format

  • Individual oral presentations of 30 minutes as part of a 90 minute concurrent session
  • 90 minute workshop presentation (interactive)
  • Poster Presentations