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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 University of Technology, John Street Hawthorn, Melbourne. Australia,



Scholarly Papers in this section are typically 4000-7000 words, and double-blind peer reviewed (including citations and reference list).  This is a full academic paper, to be written in a scholarly research style and tone.

Reviews will consider the following Paper features:

  • Topic:  is the Paper’s topic within sufficiently relatable to the field of Design and Technology Education?
  • Structure and Argument:
  • Title (no more than 10 words)
  • (Author(s), Affiliation(s)) -removed initially- for blind review.
  • Abstract, 200-250 words.
  • Sections are given headings related to:
    • Overview/problem statement: to include prior research and the assertion/proposition being claimed in the paper.
    • Body Argument: Includes relevant citations, 
      • APA6th style and end of paper reference list.
      • Theoretical Framework/Methodology/Methods used and defended
      • Footnotes permitted sparingly and short.
    • Evidence: If based on either or both of the following:
      • Empirical data collected or analysis of data the papers contains Results/Data Tables, Images, Graphs that are clear, in Black and White only, Images in greyscale, with assign titles of images, tables, graphs. Example; Figure 1: …; Table 1:….; Graph 1: …; or Image 1: ….
      • Critical Reflection: presents an analysis of experience by exploring social, political, educational, policy, and cultural contexts and exposing the assumptions that appear to dictate responses/outcomes
    • Conclusions: brief re-assertion of the paper’s claim(s), and areas for further research
    • List of Reference used (APA 6th)



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



Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed track of the conference, authors' names are removed from submission, with "Author" and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper title, etc.
  7. If submitting to peer review, all Microsoft Office documents (including Supplementary Files) have been saved by going to File and selecting Save As; clicking Tools (or Options in a Mac); clicking Security; selecting "Remove personal information from file properties on save"; clicking Save.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:

a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.

b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.

c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

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