Symposia offer an opportunity to explore one topic in depth possibly from different perspectives. Symposium sessions will be managed by a chairperson, with four presenters representing preferably at least two different countries, and one discussant. The total duration of the Symposium will be 90 minutes. Each presentation will normally last about 15 minutes, and the discussant will dispose also of 15 minutes. A period of, at least 15 minutes will be devoted to general discussion among participants and presenters, moderated by the Chair.

Symposium guidelines

Proposals should include:

- The title of the symposium

- The name and affiliation of the Chair and of the Discussant

- An integrated introduction to the symposium (word limit: 250 words)

- 3/4 key words to the symposium

For each contribution presented in the symposium:

- The title of the contribution

- The name and affiliation of the author(s)

- Email address for correspondence

- An abstract of the individual contribution (word limit: 250 words)

- A summary ( 500 to 1000 words ) including the aims, methods, outcomes, and theoretical and educational significance of the research.

If the integrated abstract, individual abstracts and summaries exceed the above-mentioned word limits, the proposal may be rejected.

General Instructions:

In writing the abstract and summary in all session types, please use the following format:

Figures, tables and illustration should be placed in the main text body and given a clear caption and their layout should be according to APA 5.0.

Provide references according to APA 5.0.

In case an aspect is not covered by the above guidelines, follow APA 5.0. guidelines.

In rtf or doc format.

Criteria for Submissions:

Submissions need to be empirical in nature. This implies that at least some data would need to be shown and described in the submitted abstract.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to

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