SHBIE Publications and Research Club Conversation on Research in Education 2018 24-26 July 2018

The 2nd SPARC Conversation on Research in Education

Organised by SHBIE Publication and Research Club

24th – 26th July 2018

‘SPARC’ing your journey

The Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam proudly brings to you its second SPARC conversation on research in education. 

SPARC (SHBIE Publication and Research Club) was established with the sole purpose of supporting SHBIE academics and students in research and publication, and providing a safe platform to share and discuss research and ways forward in advancing education to another level. InsyaAllah. 

In view of supporting this vision, SPARC is organising a 3-day event that will bring together postgraduate students doing educational research as well as academics who are interested in sharing not only research but also experiences of going through the journey of postgraduate research studies.


SPARC 2018 format

Open to



Hands-on approach


Elevator pitch

1st year PhD students

Compulsory for SHBIE students.


Prepare a slide for the pitching session (conceptualization of the research)


Poster presentation

2nd year and 3rd year PhD students

Compulsory for SHBIE students


2nd year student: Prepare a poster (proposal presentation)


3rd year student: Prepare a poster (research findings presentation)


Paper presentation (parallel sessions)

MTeach and MEd students



Prepare slide presentations.

Hand-outs (optional)



Save the dates

Submission deadlines: 31 March 2018

Confirmation of acceptance: 30 April 2018

Payment deadlines: 21 July 2018

Start of conference: 24 July 2018


Call for abstract


Research students and academics who are working on educational research from UBD are invited to submit abstracts for either one of the following categories:

  1. 5-minute Elevator Pitch

This category is for 1st year PhD students doing educational research (both English and Malay medium) who would like to present their work in a 5-minute elevator pitch format. It requires the students to prepare one slide of their conceptualization of the research

  1. Poster presentation

This category is for 2nd and 3rd year PhD students doing educational research (both English and Malay medium) who would like to present their work in a 10 minute poster presentation. It requires for the 2nd year PhD students to prepare a poster of their proposal presentation and for the 3rd year PhD students to prepare a poster of their research findings.

  1. Paper presentation

This category is for Master programme students (including Master of Teaching) who would like to present their research. It will be conducted in parallel sessions. It requires the students to prepare presentations slides. Hand-outs are optional.

  1. Workshop for Research Skills Training

This category is for UBD academics working on educational research who would like to provide support in developing relevant research and academic skills.  Such workshops may include (but not restricted to) the following:

  1. How to conduct inter-coder reliability seminars
  2. How to deal with long documents
  3. Writing a thesis (Academic writing)
  4. Data management

Each workshop should last 2 hours. As workshop slots are limited due to time constraints, workshop proposals will go through a selection process.


SPARC 2017 feedback

I truly enjoyed all the events in the conference because I felt that all the events have provided me with different learning opportunities to grow as a researcher. However, the elevator pitch event was most memorable for me, mainly because it helps to broaden my knowledge in the research field listening to other researchers pitching the critical aspects and highlights of their research.

Dr Maureen Chong Siew Fang
SHBIE UBD Class of 2017


It is an excellent platform to build professional networking, build confidence in doing a research study, minimize doubts and uncertainty of research study, be clear with focus of your study and to improve skill and knowledge within your own field by learning from others.

Awg. Eddy Fazlyn bin Ahmad
SHBIE Ph.D student




Abstracts should give the organisers an idea of:

  1. Your main topic, idea and/or aim (maximum 400 words)
  2. Your choice: Elevator pitch OR poster presentation OR paper presentation OR workshop
  3. Not more than 150-word biography, institutional affiliation and contact details (email address)



Format: elevator pitch or poster presentation or paper presentation or workshop.
Kindly register through the following link: SPARC 2018 Online Registration Form



Payments must be made upon receiving ‘Confirmation of Acceptance’ up to 21st July 2018 either by:

  1. (NEW!) Online payment link. (Choose SHBIE — SPARC Conference 2018)


  1. Cash payment only at:

Finance Office,
Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
Jalan Universiti, BE1410
Brunei Darussalam.

Counter operating hours:

9.00 - 11.30 am
2.00 - 3.30 pm

Payment deadlines: 21st July 2018


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