FinEd Newsletter 2/2019

This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each member university and published on the FinEd website.

The Annual Seminar of the FinEd Network 20 November 2019, University of Eastern Finalnd: Mixed Methods – Always Better?

The annual seminar of the FinEd Network will be organized as a pre-seminar to the FERA 2019 Conference, on Wednesday 20 November in the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus. The topic of the pre-seminar is Mixed methods – always better? The keynote speaker will be Dr Lucila Carvalho (Massey University, New Zealand).

The pre-seminar is directed to doctoral researchers of the member units of the FinEd Network. The travel and accommodation (one night in a double room) costs of the seminar are covered by the FinEd to all doctoral researchers of the FinEd member units. The registration for the pre-seminar is made via an electronic form on the FinEd web page, the registration opens on the 26th of August 2019. The maximum number of participants will be 50 doctoral researchers.

Read more on the FinEd web page: http://www.fined.fi/en/annual-seminar/.

The Academic Community in Finland is Fostering Open Science

Finnish research organizations and authorities have been actively engaged in fostering open science. In practice, this means open access publishing and opening up research data. National strategy and implementation plan for open access to scholarly publications is currently under preparation. The process of open science is coordinated in Finland by The Federation of Finnish Learned Socities with the funding of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Read more: https://avointiede.fi/en/frontpage.

Meet the Fined Mentors

The Mentor pool is a group of senior researchers from the member units of the FinEd Network who have pledged to advise the doctoral researchers within the Network. Through the Mentor pool, the doctoral researchers in the Network can contact experts in their own field. Now you can learn more about the FinEd mentors through the Network’s new interview series Meet the Mentors. Read more about the mentor pool and the presentations of Jaakko Kauko and Satu Uusiautti.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

The Methods Festival, 27−29 August 2019, Tampere University, Finland

The festival is not any ordinary conference, but a transdisciplinary meeting and discussion forum that brings together researchers from all career stages to discuss contemporary topics on methods and researcher skills more broadly. Further information: https://events.tuni.fi/methodsfestival2019/.

The 4th Doctoral Education Day 2019: The well-being of doctoral candidates, 9 October 2019, University of Helsinki, Finland

All those interested in the development of doctoral education are invited. The deadline for registration is 6 September, 2019. Further information: https://www.lyyti.fi/preview/Valtakunnallinen_tohtorikoulutuspaiva_2485

II International Conference of Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education (ICESME’19): 8 – 10 November 2019, Kyrenia, North Cyprus

The Second International Conference on Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education (ICESME’19) aims to provide a scholarly environment for promoting discussions in contemporary topics of mathematics, science and engineering education and to foster the application of the results in primary, secondary, and higher education. Abstract submission deadline: 20 September 2019. Further information: http://www.icesmeconference.com/.

FERA Conference on Education: Learning landscapes are evolving – what of it? 21−22 November 2019, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

Abstract submission deadline: 1 October 2019. Further information: http://www.uef.fi/web/kt-paivat2019/fera-conference-in-english-.

NERA 2020: Rethinking the futures of education in the Nordic countries, 4-6 March 2020, Turku, Finland

The conference organized by the Nordic Educational Research Association. Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2019. Further information: https://nera2020.fi/.

AERA 2020: The Power and Possibilities for the Public Good When Researchers and Organizational Stakeholders Collaborate, 17.–21.4.2020, San Francisco, USA

The conference organized by the American Educational Research Association. Abstract submission deadline 10 July 2019. Further information: https://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting.

IX Conference on Childhood Studies: Childhood and Time, 11.−13.5.2020, Tampere University, Finland

Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2020. Further information: https://events.tuni.fi/childhood-2020/.

Registration for the FinEd Network annual seminar in November 2019 has now opened

Doctoral researcher  of the member unit of the FinEd Network, are you interested in mixed methods? Participate in the FinEd Network annual seminar in November 2019!

The registration for the seminar has now opened. The registration for the pre-seminar is made via an electronic form.  The registration deadline is the 23rd of September 2019 at 11 pm.

The annual seminar will be held on Wednesday, 20 November 2019, as the pre-seminar of FERA Conference on Education at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu. The theme of the seminar is Mixed methods – always better? Read the instructions for participating in the pre-seminar and about the preliminary program: http://www.fined.fi/en/annual-seminar/.

FinEd Newsletter 1/2019

This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each member university and published on the FinEd website.

FinEd Article Workshop in the Spring of 2019: Writing by the Lake 9-10 May 2019, Tampere

Are you in the middle of writing a scientific article or just starting to write an article? Would you like to get more support for your writing process or comments on your text? Would you like to know more about an international publishing process of a scientific article?

You still have time to apply for a two-day article workshop organized by FinEd Network! In the article workshop, doctoral researchers prepare their scientific articles and receive comments and guidance from the senior researchers of the FinEd Network. During the workshop, there will be lectures on a scientific writing process and international publishing process. The application period expires on 28 February 2019. Read more: http://www.fined.fi/en/courses/.

FinEd Annual Seminar 20 November 2019, Joensuu

The annual seminar of the FinEd Network will be held as a pre-seminar for the FERA Conference on Education. This year, the conference will be organized at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus on 21-22 November 2019.

FinEd seminar Mixed methods – always better? will be held on Wednesday, 20 November 2019. The keynote speaker is Lucila Carvalho (Massey University, New Zealand). Seminar workshops will deal with research methods, especially mixed methods. A more detailed programme for the FinEd seminar will be published in early summer.

Science Europe has Published the Guide on Research Material Management

Science Europe, an association of the European research funding and research organizations, has published a guide to the international alignment of research data management at the end of the year 2018. The guide defines minimum requirements for data management plans (DMPs). The guide can be found on: https://www.scienceeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/SE_RDM_Practical_Guide_Final.pdf.

The List of Doctoral Dissertations in the Field of Education Sciences on the FinEd’s Web Page

The FinEd Network will start publishing on its web page a list of doctoral dissertations in the field of educational sciences in Finland. The aim is to facilitate access to information on dissertations by gathering basic information on one page. The list includes information retroactively from 2010 onwards. The list is still under construction, but if you notice any shortcomings, contact the Network coordinator (anneli.lehtisalo@tuni.fi). The list can be found on: http://www.fined.fi/vaitokset/.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Ethics Day 2019: Eettinen ennakkoarviointi muutoksessa, 13 March 2019 Helsinki

The annual seminar organised by the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK). The seminar is in Finnish. Further information: http://www.etiikanpaiva.fi/2019.

8th Nordic Conference on Adult Education and Learning: Sustainable adult education and learning in organisational settings 13−15 May 2019, Aarhus University, Denmark

Deadline for abstracts 28 February 2019. Further information: http://conferences.au.dk/8thnordicadult/call-for-papers/.

Pedaforum 2019: The State of Learning – Qua vadis universitas? 5–6 June 2019, Helsinki

Registration begins 18 March 2019. Further information: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/pedaforum-2019.

The annual meeting of the Finnish Society for History and Philosophy of Education: The meanings of global and local in the history and philosophy of education 11 –12 June 2019, University of Oulu

Deadline for abstracts 15 March 2019. Further information: https://www.kasvatus.net/call-for-papers-kasvatuksen-historian-ja-filosofian-kesapaivat-annual-meeting-of-the-finnish-society-for-history-and-philosophy-of-education-11-12-6-2019-oulu/.

ERNAPE 2019: Parent Engagement as Power: Empowering Children, Schools and Societies 18–20 September 2019 Gdańsk, Poland

The conference organised by European Research Network About Parents in Education. Deadline for abstracts 24 February 2019. Further information: http://ernapegdansk2019.pl/.

EAPRIL2019: Meaningful Learning in Different Settings 27–29 November 2019, Tartu, Estonia

The conference organised by the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL). Deadline for abstracts 9 March 2019. Further information: https://eapril.org/eapril-2019.

FinEd Newsletter 4/2018

This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each member university and published on the FinEd website.

Happy holidays and new year 2019!

The faculty  of educational sciences in the University of Helsinki joins the Network

Next year the FinEd Network will cover all the academic units in Finland which provide doctoral education in the educational sciences. The Faculty of  Educational Sciences in the University of Helsinki and its doctoral programmes, the Doctoral Programme of School, Education, Society and Culture (SEDUCE) and the Doctoral Programme of  in Psychology, Learning and Communication (PsyCo) will join the Network from the beginning of the year 2019. In the Network board the Faculty of Educational Sciences is represented by Professor Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the annual seminar of FinEd Network!

Nearly sixty doctoral researchers and twelve senior researchers participated in the annual seminar of the FinEd Network in November, In the University of Tampere. The theme of the seminar was Identity and Future of Educational Research and its keynote speakers were professor Harry Daniels (University of Oxford) and professor Dorthe Staunæs (Aarhus University). The slides of their presentations can be obtained from the coordinator of the Network.

In 2019, the annual seminar will be organised as the pre-conference of the FERA Conference on Education, in the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu. The date of the FinEd seminar will be Wednesday the 20th of November. The programme of the seminar will be published later in the spring 2019.

Upcoming events and conferences

Towards Sustainable Research and Pedagogies in Teacher Education, 7th February 2019, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

Conference is open to all and free of charge. Further information: https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/projektit/uudistuva-opettajankoulutus/konferenssi-7.2.2019.

AERA: Leveraging Education Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence, 5−9 April 2019, Toronto, Canada

The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Early-bird registration ends February 28, 2019. Further information: http://www.aera19.net/#.

MEC 2019: On the Top, 24–26 April 2019, Sallatunturin Tuvat, Sallatunturi, Finland

Media Education Conference organised by the Centre for Media Pedagogy at the University of Lapland, Finland. Deadline for abstracts January 21, 2019. Further information: www.ulapland.fi/MEC2019.

Adult Education and Learning Policy in a World Risk Society, 16−18 May 2019, Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic

The 4th Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education. Deadline for abstracts December 18, 2018. Further information: https://sites2.ff.cuni.cz/esrea2019/.

The 2019 EERA Summer School: Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Designs: From designing to publishing, 8−12 July 2019, Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic

70 European doctoral and advanced research students are invited to a five-day Summer School organized by the European Educational Research Association (EERA), Masaryk University and the Czech Educational Research Association. Deadline for applications January 31, 2019. Further information: https://eera-ecer.de/season-schools/eera-summer-school-2019/.

EARLI: Thinking Tomorrow’s Education: Learning from the past, in the present and for the future, 12−16 August 2019, Aachen, Germany

The biannual conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). Early-bird registration time ends April 3, 2019. Further information: https://earli.org/EARLI2019.

EECERA: Making it Count, 20−23 August 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece

The annual conference of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA). Deadline for abstracts February 13, 2019. Further information: https://www.eecera2019.org/.

ECER: Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future, 2−6 September 2019, Hamburg, Germany

The annual conference of the European Educational Research Association. Deadline for abstracts January 31, 2019. Further information: https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-2019-hamburg/.

ESREA: Adult education research and practice between the welfare state and neoliberalism, 19−22 September 2019, University of Belgrade, Serbia

The 9th triennial conference by the European Society for the Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), organised by the Department of Andragogy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Deadline for abstracts February 25, 2019. Further information: http://www.esrea.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ESREA-9th-Triennial-Conference-Call-for-papers.pdf.

FinEd Newsletter 3/2018

This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each member university and published on the FinEd website.

Doctoral Researchers, you are welcome to the annual seminar of the FinEd Network! Identiety and Future of Educational Research, 14 Nov 2018, Tampere

The registration for the Annual Seminar of FinEd Network has now opened. The FinEd Network invites doctoral researchers to participate in its annual seminar in Tampere, 14 November, 2018. The seminar is entitled Identity and Future of Educational Research and the keynote speakers are Professor Harry Daniels (University of Oxford) and Professor Dorthe Staunæs (Aarhus University). The seminar will start with a session that addresses the questions of identity of the field. In the afternoon, the future of educational research will be discussed on a more concrete level in a session where feelings aroused by academic work will be considered. During the seminar the participants will also have an opportunity to present their ongoing work in parallel article workshops and receive feedback from the peers and senior researchers of the FinEd Mentor Pool. In addition, the seminar offers the participants an excellent opportunity for networking.

Submit your registration via an electronic form by 17 September 2018 at the latest.

The maximum number of participants will be 70 doctoral researchers. The travel and accommodation (one night in a double room) costs of the seminar are covered by the FinEd to all doctoral researchers of the FinEd member units. Further information on the FinEd seminar: http://www.fined.fi/en/annual-seminar/.

Do you already know the Aurora Database

The Aurora database gives information about Finnish research funders and their funding opportunities. Aurora is open to everyone and free of charge.

The registered users can save their searches and order email notifications of open calls. The database operates in three language versions, Finnish, Swedish and English. The database was renewed last spring so it functions better now via mobile devices. The Aurora database is produced by the University of Turku.

The address of the database: https://www.aurora-tietokanta.fi/en/.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Virtue, Truth, and Beauty in Education, the FERA Conference on Education, 15-16 November 2018, Tampere, Finland

The registration for the conference has opened! We welcome you to join discussions on virtue, truth and beauty in education. Virtue, truth, and beauty are the timeless intrinsic values of education as well as foundations of valuable life. Our time has to reflect on the issues related to valuable human life in the midst of global vicious problems. What challenges do these problems pose on education? At the FERA Conference on Education, we will discuss these challenges and try to find solutions to them.

Submit your registration for the conference via an electronic form. The deadline for Early bird registrations is 22 October. You have still time to submit an abstract for thematic workshops. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 24 September. Further information on the conference: https://events.uta.fi/feraconference2018/.

Education in a globalized world, 6−8 March 2019, Uppsala, Sweden

The Nordic Educational Research Association, NERA Conference. Further information: http://www.nera2019.com/.

Adult Education and Learning Policy in a World Risk Society, 16-18 May 2019, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

4th Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education. Deadline for abstracts 18 December 2018. Further information: https://sites2.ff.cuni.cz/esrea2019/.

Global and local tensions. Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subject Studies, 13-15 May 2019, Stockholm University, Sweden

NOFA7​, Nordic Conference on​ Teaching and Learning in Curriculum Subjects. Deadline for abstracts 18 November 2018. Further information: https://www.su.se/hsd/english/research/conferences/nofa7-nordic-conference-on-teaching-and-learning-in-curriculum-subjects-1.388889.

The JURE 2019 Pre-Conference for Junior Researchers, 10 – 11 August 2019, Aachen, Germany

The Conference of the network of Junior Researchers of EARLI. Deadline for abstracts 30 October 2018. Further information: https://earli.org/JURE2019.

The 18th Biennial EARLI Conference, 12 – 16 August 2019, Aachen, Germany

The Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Deadline for abstracts 30 October 2018. Further information: https://earli.org/EARLI2019.

29th EECERA Conference 21−23 August 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Conference of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association. Deadline for abstracts 13 February 2019 Further information: https://www.eecera2019.org/.

ECER’19 Hamburg, 3−6 September 2019, Hamburg, Germany

The Conference of European Educational Research Association. Deadline for abstracts 31 January 2019. Further information: https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-2019-hamburg/.

Adult Education research and practice between the welfare state and neoliberalism, 19-22 September 2019, Belgrade, Serbia

ESREA 9th Triennial European Research Conference. Deadline for abstracts 25 February 2019. Further information: http://www.esrea.org/activities/conferences-seminars/.

FinEd Newsletter 2/2018

This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each member university and published on the FinEd website.

The Annual Seminar of the FinEd Network 14 November, University of Tampere: Identity and Future of Educational Research

The annual seminar of the FinEd Network will be organised as a pre-seminar to the FERA 2018 Conference, on Wednesday 14 November in the University of Tampere. The pre-seminar is entitled Identity and Future of Educational Research. The keynote speakers are Professor Harry Daniels (University of Oxford) and Professor Dorthe Staunæs (Aarhus University).

The pre-seminar is directed to doctoral researchers of the FinEd Network. The travel and accommodation (one night) costs of the seminar are covered by the FinEd to all doctoral researchers of the FinEd member units. The registration for the pre-seminar is made via an electronic form on the FinEd web page during 21 August to 17 September 2018. The maximum number of participants will be 70 doctoral researchers.

Read more on the FinEd web page: http://www.fined.fi/en/annual-seminar/.

Web Page on Responsible Research Has Been Launched

The Responsible Research website is a guide to best practices in research integrity and science communication. The guide is based on articles written by experts. The articles discuss, for example, such themes as research permits, academic publishing and reuse of research materials.

The site has been built as a joint venture by the Committee for Public Information (TJNK) and the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity (TENK). Link to the site: https://www.vastuullinentiede.fi/en.

The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers Has Published the Results of a Survey on Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers

The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers makes surveys among its members regularly. In the spring of 2018, a survey on doctoral and junior researchers was published. The survey, written by Antero Puhakka, gives general information about the doctoral candidates and junior researchers working in Finnish universities as well as their working conditions. The survey can be read in English on the web page: https://tieteentekijoidenliitto.fi/files/2598/fuurt_survey.pdf.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

FERA Conference 15-16 November 2018, University of Tampere: Call for Abstracts

You are welcome to present your research at FERA conference in Tampere! In thematic groups participants present and discuss ongoing or finished research on the basis of academic presentations. Each session lasts 90 minutes, and typically one session includes three to four presentations. Abstracts submitted to the thematic groups will be reviewed by thematic group leaders. The group leaders prepare the programme of the sessions together with the conference organisers.

In some thematic groups the language will be English, and some groups are multilingual.

When you are preparing your abstract, please remember:

  • Give your presentation a title.
  • Describe your research briefly: central argument, theoretical background, methods and results if possible. You can use references but you don’t need to add a list of references in the abstract.
  • Write your abstract in the language of your presentation.
  • The maximum length of the abstract is 250 words.
  • Choose your thematic group. You will find the descriptions of the thematic groups here.

Submit your abstract via a form by 24 September. The acceptance of an abstract will be announced by 8 October at the latest.

You can also present your research with a poster. In an academic poster, you briefly illustrate the central points of your research: theoretical background, research questions, data, methods, results and conclusions. The size of a poster is A1 (width 594 mm x height 841 mm) or A0 (width 841 mm x height 1189 mm). Prepare an abstract of your poster (max 250 words), and submit it via a form by 24 September, 2018.

The poster exhibition will be open during the conference at the conference venue. Presenters will mount the posters themselves and remove them after the conference. Presenters are expected to be ready to present their posters during a coffee break dedicated for poster presentations. It is also possible to present the poster in web.

Further information on the FERA Conference: https://events.uta.fi/feraconference2018/.