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Threshold Concepts Conference

Date posted: 27/05/2011

4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference and 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
27-29 June 2012

Threshold Concepts Conference: from personal practice to communities of practice

Some concepts are crucial to a deeper understanding and mastery of a discipline and have been called Threshold Concepts[1]. The 2012 International Conference will examine how the idea of Threshold Concepts is used to advance student learning not only within but between disciplines.

The 4th Biennial threshold Concepts Conference travels to Dublin, Ireland in June 2012 and will be hosted by the National Academy. The call for abstracts is now open and interested participants are invited to submit a 300 word abstract for a paper, workshop or poster based on one of the following themes:

  • Engaging Students with Threshold Concepts
  • Interdisciplinary Threshold Concepts
  • Threshold Concepts in Professional Development
  • New Developments in Threshold Concepts

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 October 2011. Please go to for further details and to download the abstract submission form.

[1]: Meyer, J.H.F. and Land, R. (2006) Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge: An introduction. In Meyer, J.H.F. and Land, R.(eds.), Overcoming Barriers to Student Learning: Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge, pp. 3-18. London: Routledge.