Dr. Michelle Picard of the University of Adelaide invites you to participate in the LiHE 2014 symposium on LEARNING TO RESEARCH – RESEARCHING TO LEARN at the beautiful Monastery in the Wine Region of Adelaide, Australia, 23-27 November 2014.

The Monastery is set in tranquil, picturesque grounds in the Adelaide foothills, and its historic architecture has been transformed into a contemporary venue offering somewhere truly unique for our academic symposium.  The Monastery is remote and yet very central. It’s only five kilometres from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and well positioned to all of Adelaide’s tourist destinations including the beaches, the wine regions and the mid north. It’s a perfect location for those of you wishing to explore the local region further either before or after the symposium.

LiHE'14 Adelaide symposium www.lihe.info

Contribute a chapter to the anthology LEARNING TO RESEARCH – RESEARCHING TO LEARN to be published worldwide by Libri Publishing Ltd. Then join fellow authors for an inspiring and productive symposium in Adelaide, Australia, where all authors of accepted chapters will meet to review, edit and finalise their chapters for the anthology, and join forces to finalise the manuscript for publication.

Submit your chapter proposal no later than February 10, 2014.

Increasingly in the knowledge-based economy, universities are encouraged to move beyond the simple transmission of content, to a pedagogy that enables deeper learning through active engagement with the world. A promising approach to this kind of pedagogy involves the integration of research into teaching at all levels of higher education.

Specifically, the editors seek chapters that showcase innovative ways of learning to research. How is research integrated into coursework teaching, for example? How is the research process taught? How are research problems developed, and how are students prepared to engage with the world? Likewise, the editors seek chapters that showcase innovative ways of researching to learn. How do students learn through research? What is the role of conceptualisation in the research process? How do students experiment and reflect?

Three interrelated themes guide the editor and reviewers:

  1. Practice: Your chapter ought to illustrate learning to research and/or researching to learn in practice, thereby answering such questions as: Which type of curriculum, pedagogies and assessment did I use to enhance learning through research and the development of students as capable researchers? How can higher education institutions incorporate research into undergraduate study? What are the practical and/or ethical issues related to incorporating research into undergraduate study? How can the quality of student research output at all levels be ensured? Proposals will be reviewed, therefore, on their contribution to our understanding of the function of learning to research and/or researching to learn in higher education.
  1. Theory: Your chapter also ought to be based on a theoretical framework, thereby answering such questions as: What does learning to research and/or researching to learn imply for the student’s development of intellect and identity? How does learning to research and/or researching to learn change the roles of the university teacher in higher education? How does research as a pedagogical approach interact with other pedagogies? How can we understand the links between learning and researching from both the student and teacher perspectives? Proposals will be reviewed, therefore, on their contribution to our understanding of the nature of learning to research and/or researching to learn in higher education.
  2. Evaluation: Finally your chapter ought to contain an evaluation of learning to research and/or researching to learn, thereby answering such questions as: What are the effects of learning to research and/or researching to learn? How does research lead to learning, and how does learning lead to research? What is the effect on learning itself, if research is seen as an integral part of learning? Proposals are reviewed, therefore, on their contribution to our understanding of the impact of learning to research and/or researching to learn in higher education.

The anthology is edited by Professor Dr. Claus Nygaard, Copenhagen Business School; Professor Dr. John Branch, University of Michigan; Professor Paul Bartholomew, Aston University; Dr. Cally Guerin, University of Adelaide.

Libri Publishing Ltd., Brunel House, Volunteer Way, Farringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7YR, England. [Libri Publishing Ltd. website]. Libri is a publishing company committed to providing innovative, high quality, challenging publications for readers. It is a highly responsive publishing service for authors and client organisations. Libri was established in February 2009 by a team of colleagues who had worked together for a dozen years in professional and academic publishing, knowledge transfer, and the management and delivery of blended learning projects. Between them, Libri’s senior managers have over fifty years’ of experience in media organisations, higher education and consultancy. Their extensive expertise includes authorship, design, editing, printing and publishing, IT and e-learning pedagogy, and the design and provision of continuing professional development programmes. Libri supports its core expertise with a broad-based supply chain of long-established and highly skilled sub-contractors. Libri Publishing Ltd. is the publisher of the following seven LiHE-anthologies: Teaching Creativity – Creativity in Teaching; Postgraduate Education. Form and Function; Beyond Transmission – Innovations in University Teaching; Simulations, Games and Role-Play in University Education; Learning in Higher Education – Contemporary Standpoints; Quality Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Student Engagement. Identity, Motivation and Community.

Submit your chapter proposal (maximum 2 000 words) according to the LiHE Stylesheet Guide on the LiHE Submission Server on or before 10 February 2014 [SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL ONLINE]. Chapter proposals which are NOT formatted according to LiHE Stylesheet Guide or which are submitted by e-mail WILL NOT be accepted! Please note that you may only submit ONE CHAPTER PROPOSAL to the symposium. More than one chapter proposal from the same author is NOT accepted!


  • 10 February 2014: Deadline for submitting your CHAPTER PROPOSAL for this LiHE anthology (maximum 2 000 words).
  • 24 February 2014: Notification to authors of accepted chapter proposals.
  • 9 June 2014: Deadline for submitting your FULL CHAPTER for this LiHE anthology (only authors who had their chapter proposals accepted will submit a full chapter) (maximum 15 pages formatted according to the LiHE Stylesheet Guide).
  • 20 June 2014: Notification to authors of accepted full chapters
  • 1 August 2014: Registration & payment (only authors who had full chapters accepted can register and attend the symposium).
  • 1 September 2014: Full manuscript circulated to participating authors for peer feedback.
  • 23-27 November 2014: Symposium LiHE 2014 Adelaide.
  • Spring 2015: Publication of anthology.

This is a residential symposium. A minimum of one author of each chapter must attend the symposium for its entire duration.

Sunday 23 November 2014: Arrival to Adelaide; check-in at The Monastery from 3pm-6pm; welcome reception and dinner.
Monday 24 November 2014 – Wednesday 26 November 2014: All day symposium activities.
Thursday 27 November 2014: Morning symposium activities; check-out at noon.


  • Participating author: 1,950 EURO covering symposium fee* + accommodation** + all inclusive meals*** + social programme**** + 3 copies of the published anthology
  • Accompanying spouse: 520 EURO covering accommodation** (sharing a double room with author) + all inclusive meals*** + social programme****
  • Accompanying children under 18: 270 EURO covering accommodation** (sharing a double room with author) + all inclusive meals*** + social programme****
  • Non participating co-author: 340 EURO covering publishing fee + 3 copies of the published anthology

*All symposium materials.
**Accommodation in The Monastery 23-27 November 2014.
***1 × welcome dinner, 4 × buffet breakfast, 3 × full lunch, 2 × evening meals, 1 ×  closing banquet; accompanying drinks to all meals; fresh water, coffee, tea, and fruits ad libitum.
**** Social programme includes local cultural visits and activities for participants and spouses.

Absolutely no extra fees are charged. This is an all-inclusive symposium package.

Explanation of fee-structure
LiHE operates with an all inclusive symposium package, contrary to other conference organisers, who charge you for individual activities. We believe that the LiHE-model is more fair, because you know what you get, all is inclusive, so you are not surprised with extra charges during the symposium. With the LiHE-model you know exactly what your symposium budget is *before* you go, so you can apply for funding. Comparative to other conference organisers, we also find that the LiHE-model is cheaper. Below is an example, where we compare the LiHE-symposium with this years’ EAIE-conference.

Syposium fee - comparison
LiHE-symposium comparative symposium (EAIE 2014)
Fee EURO 1.950 covers Fee EURO 2.130 estimated with 2 workshops
Symposium registration Registration EURO 910 + Workshop fee (per workshop) EURO 235
Social programme Extra charges for campus tours; newcomers' networking dinner; EAIE netorking dinner and dance; expert community dinners; other networking events
Accommodation add to that you hotel for 4 days (estimated EURO 500)
All inclusive (food + beverages) add to that your additional restaurant bills
Free internet add to that your internet charges
Free bus shuttle add to that your bus shuttle to/from conference venue
3 copies of published anthology (value EURO 150) + copies of the two previous anthologies (value EURO 100) add to that the price of five anthologies were you to buy them (EURO 250)

LiHE, The International Academic Association for the Advancement of Learning-Centred Higher Education together with University of Adelaide.
Contact e-mail: lihesupport@gmail.com


Click here to download a PDF-version of the symposium call for LiHE’14 Adelaide. Feel free to share the symposium call with your colleagues.