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Thank you to all who submitted an abstract/s.

Authors will be notified on 2 August 2019 regarding acceptance.

“Unuhia te rito o te harakeke kei whea te kōmako e kō? Whakatairangitia – rere ki uta, rere ki tai; Ui mai koe ki ahau he aha te mea nui o te ao, Māku e kī atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata!”

We are looking for passionate people to present hands-on interactive workshops at SOCCON 2019!  This is an exciting opportunity for us to cement the Social Sciences as an integral component of the New Zealand Curriculum.

The theme for this year is A Sense of Place and will allow for exploration of all areas within the Social Sciences. SOCCON 2019 aims to bring together educators from all the broad and diverse areas of the Social Sciences to be challenged and develop our skills as experts in our field.

We want to know what educators will gain from your workshop and how it can enhance teaching and learning in (and out) of the classroom. Workshop ideas outside of the theme would also be welcomed.

Abstract Submissions extended to 14 June 2019.

Author Notification of Acceptance by 2 August 2019.

Potential topics could include:

  • Social empowerment
  • Real world problems
  • Pasifika studies
  • Global societies
  • Civic roles and responsibilities
  • Environment/sustainability
  • The Economic world
  • Our place in the world
  • Identity
  • Inquiry based learning
  • Project based learning
  • Local, national, global issues
  • Diversity/migration

Presentation formats include 60, 45 and 30 minute workshops and posters with small groups.

SOCCON caters for Years 0-13 in the education system, so please state which sector(s) your workshop would be appropriate for

  • Lower primary (Years 0-4)
  • Upper primary/Intermediate (Years 5-8)
  • Junior Social Sciences (Years 9-10)
  • Senior Social Sciences (Years 11-13 - please state subjects)