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Invitation to submit an abstract to PATT38!

Invitation to submit an abstract to PATT38! 

First call – submission dead-line October 15, 2019  

PATT38 in Finland, in the University of Turku, Rauma Campus in April 27.―30. 2020 

Dear Colleagues, 

PATT (Pupils´ Attitudes Toward Technology) is an international community of technology education colleagues (researchers, teacher educators, teachers, etc.) who are interested in educational research as a support to developments in technology teaching. In 2020, the 38th PATT -conference is taking place in the University of Turku, Finland, on Rauma campus of the Department of Teacher Education. The conference is from the 27th to the 30th of April 2020. 

On behalf of the PATT38 organising committee we wish to invite you to submit abstracts for the upcoming conference. The conference theme is Technology in our hands – Creative pedagogy and ambitious teacher education. The theme highlights the contemporary view of human cognition being ultimately based on bodily experiences. In technology education, this implies the acknowledgement of the importance of physical objects, experiences and activities in the creation and application of technology.  

A precondition for high level technology education is ambitious teacher education. We encourage you to submit abstracts that consider craft, design and technology education in early childhood education, in primary and secondary education as well as in higher education, as a cognitive, embodied experience of pupils and students as well as various examples of pre-service and in-service training and experiences and competencies of pre-service and in-service teachers.  

We invite abstracts that are related to the conference theme or technology education in a more general level. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. Full papers will be invited based on accepted abstracts. All peer-reviewed and accepted full papers (3000 words) will be published in the conference proceedings.  

Deadline for abstracts is October 15th, 2019. 

Abstracts (max. 300 words) should be submitted no later than on the 15th of October 2019. The abstracts should be in IMRD form: introduction, methods, results, discussion.  

Please submit your abstract to 

Important dates

Abstract submission 15/10/2019 

Notification of acceptance 15/11/2019 

Full paper submission 15/1/2020 

Full paper acceptance notification 15/2/2020 

Early-bird registration 15/3/2020 

Conference 27-30/4/2020 

Full conference information including the call for papers, guidelines on paper submissions, a tentative conference program, and travel and accommodation details can be found on the conference website ( 

Attached is a flyer providing a brief overview of the conference. Please share details of the conference to any colleagues you feel would be interested in attending.  

Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact conference organising committee by email:

Welcome to submit abstracts and join to the PATT38 conference in Finland! 

Professor Eila Lindfors, Chair of the conference 

PATT38 Organising & Scientific Committee 

Eila Lindfors

Professor in Craft, Design and Technology Education (CDTE)

Research on education integrating art, craft, design, and technology

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