Call for Proposals: Thresholds on the Edge

Thresholds on the Edge

The 6th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference will be held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada from June 15th to 17th, 2016.

Dalhousie University invites you to the eastern edge of Canada – or the western edge of the Atlantic, depending on your perspective – for lively discussions, edgy keynotes, and inspiring sessions. This year’s theme, Thresholds on the Edge, pushes us to think about and beyond the edges of our current understandings and practices around threshold concepts. How is the notion of threshold concepts prompting us to reconceptualize our understanding of what it means to teach, learn, and design courses and curricula? How has integrating threshold concepts into your teaching pushed you to the edge of your knowledge, comfort, and identity as a teacher? What new research and practice frontiers lie ahead as we contemplate the next decade of threshold concepts work?

For more information about the conference, please visit:


The proposal submission will open on November 9th, 2015 and close on January 4th, 2016. Notification for all accepted presentations will be sent by February 5th, 2016. More information about the session formats, abstract review criteria and other considerations for authors will be available at the website above.

For those new to Threshold Concepts, a tremendous resource has been compiled by Prof. Mick Flanagan at University College London, which references virtually all scholarly publications and conference presentations related to Threshold Concepts over the past decade. It is available at:

For those travelling internationally to the Threshold Concepts conference, please be aware that the week following the conference in Halifax, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is hosting its Annual Conference in London, ON (a few hours drive from Toronto) from the 21st to 24th of June. More information about that conference is available at:

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