Call for proposals for upcoming special issue of Educational Psychology Review
Special Issue Topic -
Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Evidence Relevant to Classroom
Instruction with Instructional Manipulatives.
Guest Editors: Scott C.
Marley and Kira J. Carbonneau. University of New Mexico. Educational Psychology
You are invited to contribute a proposal for the upcoming
special issue entitled “Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Evidence Relevant
to Classroom Instruction with Manipulatives.” Activity-based instructional
strategies that utilize concrete representations (i.e., manipulatives) are often
suggested as efficacious techniques for teaching content and concepts in
science, math and language arts. The purpose of this special issue will be to
provide modern commentaries relevant to instructional manipulatives with a focus
on application in classroom contexts.
Potential topics of interest to the
special issue are:
Contemporary theoretical explanations
STEM instruction with manipulatives
instruction with manipulatives
Transfer of learning
Methodological issues associated with
research on manipulatives
Physical characteristics of
Working memory issues related to
Student engagement with manipulatives
Problem solving with manipulatives
Proposals should be double-spaced, no more than 500 words and
should be emailed directly to Dr. Scott C. Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org. All
proposals should contain the following:
1. Proposed manuscript
2. A brief description of the topic of your proposed manuscript and
rationale for publication
3. A proposed outline for the manuscript.
Author information including name, institutional affiliation, email, phone and
Please submit your proposal by January 15th 2013.
Proposals will be reviewed by the guest editors and invitations will be extended
to selected authors by February 15th, 2013. Each submitted full manuscript will
be reviewed by two peer reviewers. Anticipated time of publication is fall of
2013. All questions should be addressed to Dr. Scott C. Marley at