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Forthcoming International Conferences

Doctoral defence workshop. European Conference for Educational Research. Istanbul, Turkey. Keynote, PCE. Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N. 2013.

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Organizers and presenters of an international doctoral supervisor workshop, Chelmsford, 2007

Previous International Conferences 

Bitzer, E., Trafford, V.N. and Leshem. S. 2012: Internationalising best practices in doctoral education and supervisor development. 16th International Education Association Conference of South Africa, Cape Town.

Trafford, V.N.  and Leshem, S.  2012: How to make your thesis shine. European Conference for Educational Research. Cadiz. Keynote, PCE.

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N.  2011: Making thinking visible in doctoral theses. European Conference for Educational Research. Berlin. Keynote, PCE.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2010: What do examiners look for in doctoral theses/dissertations?’ European Conference for Educational Research, Helsinki. Keynote PCE.

Trafford, V.N. 2010: Governmental strategies, university quality frameworks and examiners’ criteria as genres of doctorateness, within an Israeli/Swedish/UK Symposium entitled ‘Developing Doctorateness.’ European Conference for Educational Research, Helsinki.

Trafford, V.N. 2009: ‘Thinking like a researcher’: a goal for doctoral candidates and a strategy for their supervisors. International Conference on Postgraduate Supervision: Research and Practice. Stellenbosch.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2009: The hurdles of conclusions.
Panel discussion.International Conference on Postgraduate Supervision: Research and Practice. Stellenbosch.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2009: Assessing doctorateness. Swiss/Canadian/British/Israeli Symposium on Doctoral education: the shift from teaching and learning to supervision and professional development. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Biennial Conference, Amsterdam.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S.  2009: Scholarly osmosis and the nature of doctorateness. British/ Australian/New Zealand/Israeli Symposium on Nurturing and sustaining postgraduate learning. European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Biennial Conference. Amsterdam.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2009: Concluding your thesis in one chapter. Pre-Conference Event for Postgraduate Researchers.  European Conference on Educational Research, Vienna. Keynote.

Trafford, V.N.  and Leshem, S. 2008: Introduction to the doctoral defense process, and putting it all together: oral and written defense. European Conference on Educational Research. Götenburg. Keynote.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2007: The nature of doctorateness: theory and practice. European Conference on Educational Research. Ghent. Keynote.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2007: High quality research: what gives depth to academic study?  Invited international symposium on threshold concepts. European Conference on Educational Research. Budapest.

Trafford, V.N. 2007: Assessing and evaluating doctorateness. Postgraduate supervision and training: the art and the artists. Stellenbosch. 

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N.  2007: Developing conceptual approaches in doctoral research. 41st International Annual IATEFL Conference. Aberdeen.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2006: High quality research: what gives depth to academic study? European Conference on Educational Research. Geneva. Keynote.

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2006: Quality in planning research. (Research Special Interest Group) 40th International Annual IATEFL Conference. Harrogate.

Trafford, V.N. 2006: Threshold concepts, catastrophe theory and doctorateness: developing conceptual frameworks. International Symposium on Threshold Concepts within the Disciplines. Strathclyde, Scotland.

Leshem S. and Trafford, V.N. 2005: What was found in the ‘Rose Garden’: first steps in real world teaching. 39th International Annual IATEFL Conference. Cardiff

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2005: Developing roles of doctoral supervisors. Presentations at the University of Aalborg one-week international workshop for doctoral supervisors.

Trafford, V.N. 2005: Reflecting on doctorateness: from insider research to professional development. European Conference on Reflective Practice. Gloucester

Trafford, V.N. 2004: Developing the professional doctorate. Keynote presentations at a one-week symposium for international doctoral supervisors. World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden.     

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N. 2004: Partnership models between first year EFL student-teachers and a school.  38th International Annual IATEFL Conference. Liverpool

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N. 2003: Tell-YOUR-story: reflective practice in teaching and research.  37th International Annual IATEFL Conference. Brighton

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N. 2002: Exposing hidden cultures in teaching and learning: international cases.  36th International Annual IATEFL Conference. York