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/.

 

FinEd Newsletter 1/2018

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.

Greetings from the Head of the FinEd Network, Professor Kirsti Karila

The coordination of the FinEd Network was transferred to the University of Tampere since the beginning of the present year. As a new head of the network, I would like to thank the earlier coordination unit, the University of Turku, for the valuable contribution. Professor Risto Rinne and coordinator Sanna Niukko have been the key people in the coordination. We are lucky to have both of them also in the  new board of the network. Thus, we can expect the transition to be fluid.

In  2018, we will continue to implement all the well-tried activities like the annual pre-seminar and the mentor pool. In addition, we aim to improve our international connections with the similar networks from other countries.  The other issue we will focus is the communication. As a part of this project, we have renewed our webpages.  The address of the new site  is www.fined.fi.

The network forms and develops as a joint project of the doctoral students and their supervisors. We hope that all of you could sit down for a while and think about the network activities. How would you like to improve the network collaboration? Please, let coordinator Anneli Lehtisalo (anneli.lehtisalo@uta.fi) and head Kirsti Karila (Kirsti.karila@uta.fi) to know your ideas and initiatives.

The Annual Seminar of the FinEd Network, November 14, 2018, University of Tampere

The annual seminar of the FinEd Network will be organized as a pre-seminar to the FERA 2018 Conference, November 15−16 in Tampere. Further information on the seminar will follow in the next newsletter.

 

The Analysis on Educational Doctoral Dissertations 2010-2016

Päivi Atjonen and Sanna Niukko have conducted an analysis on educational doctoral dissertations of three Finnish universities from years 2010-2016. In the analysis, altogether 171 works were examined, and their form, scientific approaches, research materials, sources and grades were analyzed. Atjonen and Niukko end their article with suggestions for considerations which could be used to develop doctoral dissertations and good practices. The article ”Väitöskirja tohtorin kisällinnäytteenä: analyysi kolmen yliopiston kasvatustieteen alan väitöskirjoista vuosilta 2010−2016” was published in Koulutus hallinnassa. Juhlakirja professori Heikki Silvennoisen täyttäessä 60 vuotta 23.2.2018 (2018).

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Interactive Technology in Education (ITK) Conference 2018

Workshop for researchers 11 April 2018, Hotel Aulanko, Hämeenlinna. Further information: https://www.itk.fi/.

Research career – a living dream? Eurodoc Conference 18–19 April 2018 University of Tampere

The conference is to focus on research careers and employability, doctoral training, international and intersectoral mobility, working conditions, equality, well-being and mental health, social impact of  science and innovations, as well as researchers’ role in society from the perspective of early career researchers. Speakers represent Finnish and international actors research and higher education such as the European Commission, Science Europe, EUA-CDE, Academy of Finland, Euraxess, Mela, MCAA/MFCA, FUURT, universities and members of Eurodoc. Further information: http://www.eurodoc.net/conference-agm-2018.

Early Childhood Education, Families and Communities. European Early Childhood Education Research Association EECERA 2018 Conference, 28−31 August 2018, Budapest, Hungary

Early bird registration ends May 31st 2018. Further information: http://www.eecera2018.org/.

Theories and theoretical concepts in the higher education research process. The fifth Summer School on Higher Education, 13th – 14st of August 2018, University of Jyväskylä

Call for Papers: Deadline for applications 15th of April 2018
Keynote speaker: Prof. Anna Kosmützky, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Evening workshop convenor: University lecturer Johanna Kiili (PhD), University of Jyväskylä, Finland

The summer school addresses the big decisions faced by all PhD students in the course of their PhD: the choice of the theories and theoretical concepts and their match to the chosen methodologies. The summer school provides PhD students an opportunity to present and get feedback on their own research as well as to meet senior researchers and other PhD students from the field of higher education research. The language of the summer school is English.

Participants of the summer school (18-20 persons) will be accepted based on relevance of the abstract to higher education research and the topic of the summer school as well as quality of it. Participation in the summer school is free of charge. Accommodation is offered free of charge for one night in two person room in hotel Alba, close to the summer school venue.

Important dates:
The deadline for the applications is 15th April 2018
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15th of May 2018
The participants are asked to submit the full papers (3-5 pages) by 1st of August 2018

Application form, instructions on writing an abstract and a paper as well as the updated program can be found on our web page: https://korkeakoulututkimus.fi/summerschool2018. This year summer school is followed by SANORD conference: https://www.jyu.fi/edupsy/en/collaboration/international-co-operation/sanord2018. The Summer School is organised by Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) and Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF).

Assessment and Learning Analytics. EARLI SIG 1 Conference 29.-31.8.2018, University of Helsinki

The conference is organized by special interest group 1 of European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI). In the University of Helsinki the arrangements will be taken care of by the Centre for Educational Assessment (CEA).

The Keynote speakers are Samuel Greiff, Dr., Professor in the University of Luxembourg, Benő Csapó, Professor of Education at the University of Szeged, and Dragan Gašević PhD, Professor and Chair in Learning Analytics and Informatics, University of Edinburgh. The registration is open. Early bird –prices until April 30th.

The Summer School will take place two days before the main conference (August 27-28) at the same location as the main conference. Applications are requested to be sent to earlisig1@gmail.com (before April 1, 2018). The application should be submitted as a single PDF-file in e-mail attachment. Further information: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/2018-conference-of-european-association-for-research-on-learning-and-instruction-special-interest-group-1.

Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research? The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 3.-7.9.2018, Free University Bolzano, Italy

Early bird registration ends May 15th 2018. Further information: http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-2018-bolzano/.

Virtue, Truth and Beauty in Education. FERA Conference 15-16 November 2018, University of Tampere

The theme of the conference is Virtue, Truth and Beauty in Education. The task of education is to create hope and trust in the value and significance of life. The goal of education requires an understanding of what humans are and what they are like, what we consider valuable in human growth, and from what grounds and which sources this value is determined. Each generation must resolve their relationship with the problem of humanity and construe their relationship to the essence of education: virtue, truth and beauty. 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, these challenges will be discussed and solutions are tried to find to them.

The keynote speakers are the eminent philosopher-educationalist Professor Zhang Hua from Nanjing Normal University of China and Artist-Director Marita Liulia from Finland. Further information: https://events.uta.fi/feraconference2018/.

Transnational Curriculum Inquiry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World. 6th World Curriculum Studies Conference, 9.-12.12.2018, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Call for Papers ends March 31st 2018. Further information: https://www.iaacs2018.info/.