An Oral Communication proposal should describe which past research the study is built on; give a concise overview of the new results attained, and what the main implications of these results are. Contributions need not be limited to completed research. On-going studies may be submitted, provided that theoretical framework, preliminary results, and a discussion of these results appear in the text submitted. Proposals that are too similar to papers previously presented cannot be accepted. Proposals that represent new and significant contributions to research in the Psychology of Mathematics Education are especially encouraged.

Submission procedure and restrictions

Proposals for Oral Communications are to be written in English without an abstract. The document may be up to one page long and must be in line with the formatting guidelines provided by the conference organisers. Any submission exceeding the one page length limit or where formatting guidelines have been ignored for the purposes of shortening the length of the submission to one page will be automatically rejected.
The PME 44 template for Oral Communications Proposals and guidelines for proposals are available at https://pme44.kku.ac.th/home/submissions/. For the peer review process, authors must submit a second, blinded version of their proposal. Papers that do not conform to the formatting guidelines, exceed the maximum number of pages or which are not accompanied by a properly blinded version may be rejected without further consideration or peer review. For details, please refer to the submission checklist provided by IGPME at http://www.igpme.org/annual-conference/session-types/oral-communication/.
The preparation of a proposal for an Oral Communication is a challenging enterprise since the length is limited to one page only. Any submission exceeding the one page length limit or where formatting guidelines have been ignored for the purposes of shortening the length of the submission to one page will be automatically rejected. Note that no abstract is necessary for an Oral Communication paper.
Please consider the following issues before you submit your proposal:
Proposals for Oral Communication must be submitted via ConfTool
www.conftool.com/pme44 no later than 31 March 2021. Submissions to ConfTool are only possible if the presenting author is registered in the ConfTool system and has paid the non-refundable conference deposit. Two files must be submitted for each proposal:
  • for publication, the word file that strictly follows the formatting guidelines
  • for review, a “blinded version” as a PDF file in which it is not possible for a reviewer to infer the authors’ identities from the text, including the references.
Please note that no revisions are possible after submission. Each contribution is accepted or rejected in the form in which it was submitted. Every pre-registered person may submit up to one Oral Communication (please refer also to section 5.2.1 for Restrictions on number of contributions).
The proposal should be submitted by the author who will deliver the presentation during the conference.

Reviewing procedure and criteria

Proposals for Oral Communications will be double-blind peer-reviewed by at least one member of the IPC (International Programme committee). Notification of the decision of the International Programme committee to accept or reject the Oral Communication proposal will be available after the second meeting of the International Programme Committee in April 2021. Details of the review process are available at the IGPME webpage: http://igpme.org/index.php/annual-conference/session-types/oral-communication Advice for authors on how to prepare an Oral Communication paper can be found on the PME website www.igpme.org/index.php/annual-conference/further-information/preparing-oc-and-pp

Publication and presentation

Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings only if the full conference registration fee has been paid in time. Details are published in the second announcement.
Each Oral Communication presentation will be allotted a time of 10 minutes for presentation. The IPC will group three Oral Communications according to the distinctive themes in order to provide the opportunity for a common discussion period at the end of each OC session. For OC sessions, the IC recommends one of two timing options. Some sessions may contain presentations that are closely related, while for other sessions, this may be less the case.
Based on the chair’s reading of the OC summaries, and after consultation of the three presenters before the start of the session, they can select the appropriate option.
Option 1: Joint discussion at the end for presentations with related themes. After each presentation, there is the opportunity to clarify immediate questions for at most 5 minutes.
15 additional minutes of discussion are at the end of the session.
Option 2: Separate discussions for presentations with separate themes. The chairperson starts 10 minutes of questions and discussion directly after each 10-minute presentation.
A chairperson will be assigned to each Oral Communication session. They will introduce the presenters, make a comment regarding photographing, audio and videotaping the session, monitor timing of the session, and moderate the discussion according to one of the previously mentioned options.