Monday, October 31, 2011

Reflective Practice Gathering University of Limerick

2nd International Reflective Practice Gathering

June 6th-9th, 2012

University of Limerick, Ireland

The idea of ‘Gathering’ is to bring people from diverse professional and artistic backgrounds together in community to explore and develop creative and dialogical ways of reflective conferencing across diverse disciplines and to gain insight into reflective practices. This 2nd Gathering builds on the foundations of the 1st Gathering in Zakynthos 2011.

Invitation is by accepted paper. As such, we invite people to submit papers around the themes of dialogue, reflective practice, narrative and performance. The papers should clearly identify the author’s key insights. Word limit 2000 words. We welcome all forms of artistic representation of reflective practice.

These papers will not actually be presented at the Gathering; rather the authors will work in small groups at the Gathering to collectively and creatively present their shared insights in dialogue with the Gathering audience.

Alongside these presentations, the Gathering will dialogue around the key themes. There will be a workshop on performance with Geert Niland, a theatre director from the Netherlands. We also welcome performances to be part of a one day rolling programme of performances open to the public directed by Dr Amanda Price. A draft programme is available

Papers may be submitted for publication in the new online journal ‘Attraversiamo’. This journal has been established to publish in dialogue creative papers around the conference themes. The first volume is aimed to be published in January 2012 comprising papers developed from the 1st Gathering in Zakynthos 2011. The journal will be published twice yearly.

Numbers for the Gathering is restricted for 30 people. The cost of the Gathering will be £120. This does not include meals or accommodation. Accommodation is within the University of Limerick at reasonable cost.

Application to attend with attached papers should be sent to Christopher Johns by January 6th, 2012.