2021 Conference Call for Papers



JULY 11th & 12th 2021

The International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology (IACEP) is extending a call for papers for an upcoming international conference to be held remotely and in partnership with the Feuerstein Institute and in recognition of the 100th birthday of Dynamic Assessment and Cognitive Education pioneer Prof. Reuven Feuerstein. Submission of abstracts are invited exploring all areas of theory, research, and practice related to cognitive education and psychology. Special attention this year is given to work that engages with the multi- and inter-disciplinary insights needed to address current unrest and challenges around the world, including those that concern diversity and social justice. Participation is highly encouraged from researchers and practitioners in areas including psychology, education, linguistics, communication, technology, policy, and related disciplines.

Details are included below concerning the conference theme, submission process, and timeline for submission, review, and notification of acceptance. Additional questions may be directed to conference@coged.org.


Cognitive Education & Psychology for the 21st Century: Beyond Boundaries

The first two decades of the 21st Century have been marked by civil unrest, growing income inequalities, natural disasters, and significant population migration in nations around the world. These circumstances have created unprecedented challenges to both child and adult learning and development, challenges that require advances in theory, research, and practice. Pursuing this is an imperative and is likely to be enriched through multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary insights and approaches that can promote creative uses of technology to foster practices that are inclusive and responsive to diversity and concerns over social justice.

Within the broader theme of the conference, a number of more specific areas* emerge, including:

    • Cognitive education, diversity, and inclusion
    • Cognitive accessibility
    • Cognitive innovation
    • Cognitive psychology
    • Cognition and technology
      Assessment and intervention
      Impact of COVID-19 on cognition and education

*Note: that these areas are not meant to be exhaustive, as it is anticipated that some papers may not directly address any of them. Similarly, other papers might connect with multiple areas. Authors are encouraged to indicate in their proposal submission which, if any, of these areas might be relevant to their work as this will aid with the review of proposals and ultimately the organization of conference sessions. Proposals will not be excluded on the basis of not addressing the above areas.

Time stream

    • Registration and Abstract submission open: 1 May 2021
    • Abstract submission deadline: 27 May 2021
    • Notification of acceptance / rejection: 11 June 2021
    • Early registration rate deadline: 30 June 2021

Registration fees in US dollars

Registration before June 30 2021

Registration after  June 30 2021

Individual papers and reports

Will be allotted 15-20 minutes each, including discussion and question/answer period.  Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, presented in a single paragraph. The abstract should consist of the title, names of all authors, affiliations, and a summary of the presentation. If the proposed presentation is a report of research, the abstract should specify the principal research question(s), the subjects, the method, and the results.


Will be allotted up to 90 minutes. The abstract should give the title of the symposium, names of all speakers and the titles of their speeches, and a brief summary of the symposium. A discussant may be included (no title necessary).


Abstracts should be the same as for individual papers and reports but identified as poster proposals. Because of the virtual format, poster session will be displayed in a power point or prezzi asynchronous or synchronous presentation. Presenters should be prepared to discuss their work and answer questions about it.


Addressed to specific aspects of professional or scientific topics, will be allotted 60-90 minutes. Examples or appropriate mini-workshop topics: description and demonstration of a teaching method or assessment instrument; methodological issues in program evaluation; teacher training for cognitive education; special applications of cognitive education; Abstracts should give the title, presenter, and a brief synopsis of the work to be covered, as well as the proposed duration of the workshop (60 or 90 minutes), and any recommended prerequisites (for example, previous training in cognitive education or dynamic assessment).

All abstracts (250 words) should be printed in 12-point Times New Roman font, in Microsoft Word, suitable for duplication. Abstracts of accepted presentations will be upload to the conference website.


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