The scientific program comprises four 60-minute long plenary lectures by well-known invited speakers.
Symposia are devoted to a specific theme or issue of textbook research. They are organized by 2 – 3 researchers. Up to six hours divided into three blocks are available for a symposium. The organizers of a symposium are responsible for the organization within the symposium in terms of scientific formats, speakers, and schedule. Contributions to symposia might be personally invited by the organizers or via an open call on the conference website.
A workshop provides the opportunity for joint work with the participants on a specific theme or issue related to textbook development, use, or research or with particular methods. Workshops are organized by 1 – 3 moderators.
One time slot of 120 minutes is available for a workshop at the conference.
Oral communications present empirical studies, theoretical essays or methodological contributions. They are not restricted to completed research; they may also report from ongoing studies. Oral communications relate to one or more themes of the conference. Accordingly, they are organized into 7 tracks:
- Development of (digital-)textbooks (e.g. concepts, task design, learning-teaching-trajectories, methodological approaches, quality, design-based research)
- Content and its presentation in (digital-)textbooks
- Use of (digital-)textbooks (by students, teachers, parents, …) and related issues (e.g. student achievement, teacher professional development, interaction with other resources)
- Historical perspectives on textbooks
- Comparative studies of (digital-)textbooks
- Textbook and policy (e.g. governmental educational policy, distribution and market strategies)
- Research on (digital-)textbooks (e.g. issues, methods, future directions)
A time slot of 25 minutes is devoted to an oral communication. The time is divided into 15 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion.
A proposal for an oral communication comprises at least a rationale for the research or theoretical or methodological contribution, a theoretical framework, an explication of methods, and a statement of results. It links to related literature in the field.
The conference program comprises an individual slot of two hours for poster presentations. A poster relates to one or more themes of the conference.
A proposal for a poster comprises at least a rationale for the research, a theoretical framework, an explication of methods, and a statement of results. It links to related literature in the field.