Design Innovation technology education research conference datta dattarc

Call for Papers

Dear collegaues and friends,

The 10th Biennial International Design and Technology Teachers Association Research Conference: DATTArc (5-8 Dec. 2018, Swinburne Univeritsy of Technology, Melbourne, Australia), is now open with this call for submission of articles, posters, and displays.



We invite submissions to the following tracks:

  1. SCHOLARLY PAPERS: Scholarly Papers in this section are typically 4000-7000 words, and double blind peer reviewed (including citations and reference list), and double blind peer reviewed.
  2. SCHOLARLY EXTENDED ABSTRACTS: Scholarly Extended Abstracts in this section are typically 900-1500 words (including citations and reference list), and double blind peer reviewed. Pick this if you plan to upgrade to a full journal paper, but still seek feedback and peer reviewed publication in ISBN edition on your basic ideas
  3. STUDENT/TEACHER CRITICAL REFLECTIONS ON PRACTICE - Peer reviewed, practitioner articles of 1000-2500 words with images.  Pick this if you seek to publish to an ISBN status and speak to practice based issues shared with colleagues.
  4. STUDENT POSTERS AND SCHOOL PROJECTS: Unedited A3 to A2 Posters and slides submitted in PDF format. The work will be digitally included in the proceedings, marked as non-referreed, not-copy-editted, but screened for on-topic discussion stimulous, and shared insight.  A visual celebration of Student work (Early Childhood to Univeristy) is also invited to this track.
  5. BOOK REVIEWS: Reviews, Launches, Inviations. This track invites people who have either, completed a book, are preparing a book, or who would like to bring attendtion to a book to colleagues, to submit a review to hold a side event about their book project or review.



Author Guidelines


  • APA 6th Reference format, Times Roman, 12pt Font, single spacing, line space between paragraphs, A4 paper, portrait layout, Margins set to NORMAL (Top: 2.54cm; Bottom: 2.54cm; Left: 2.54cm; Right 2.54cm).
  • A template in Word.docx is provided on abstract approval.
  • Read carelfully the submission check questions and copy right declarations.


We look forward to your submission and attendance in the Australian Summer of 5-8th December 2018. at Swinburne Univeristy of Technology, John Street Hawthorn, Melbourne. Australia,



Assoc. Prof. Kurt Seemann
Founding Centre Director,
DATTArc.Confgerence Manager and 2018 Convenor


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