FinEd Newsletter 1/2020

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 coordination of FinEd network has transferred to the University of Lapland

The FinEd Network is an organization made up of eight academic member units. The coordination of the Network’s activities rotates within its member units. In the years 2020−2021, the Network is coordinated by the Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. Previously, the Network has been coordinated by the Faculty of Education of the University of Turku (2015−2017) and the Faculty of Education and Culture of the Tampere University (2018−2019).

Covid-19 pandemia’s influences on the events of FinEed network

The Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020 have had a significant impact on planning and implementing the events of the FinEd network. The article workshop for doctoral students, originally planned for spring 2020, has been postponed to the autumn and the first part will be implemented in collaboration with the ITK Doctoral Consortium in September 21st.

The time and place of the FERA Conference, as well as the FinEd pre-seminar have also changed due the coronavirus situation. According to current information, the FERA Conference 2020 will be held on 15-16 December 2020 and the FinEd pre-seminar on 14 December, on the central campus of the University of Helsinki. The FinEd network will closely monitor the progress of the coronavirus situation and provide updated information about events and conference on its websites: www.fined.fi.

Article workshop I will be organized in collaboration with ITK Doctoral Concortium

Article workshop part I for FinEd network doctoral students will be held in collaboration with ITK Doctoral Concortium September 21st 2020. ITK Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for current doctoral researchers to present their project in a safe, friendly and stimulating environment. The candidates will receive formative feedback from their peers and senior researchers in the field.

More information: https://itk-konferenssi.fi/fi/ajankohtaiset/68-call-for-papers-itk-doctoral-consortium-2020.

In the workshop, doctoral researchers will present their ongoing research and get feedback to their article manuscripts. It is also possible to present the ongoing research based on the abstract in the case the doctoral student doesn’t have an article manuscript. Important dates:

The annual seminar of the FinEd network 14 December 2020, University of Helsinki: Sustainable development and education

The theme of the FERA conference is sustainable development and education. The conference concentrates on answering the questions, how should we educate children, youth and adults towards the future, which is ecologically, socially and economically sustainable? Further information about the FERA conference will be found from web page:  https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/kasvatustieteen-paivat

The theme of the FinEd network pre-seminar is: ”Digitalisation in education: from various learning contents to methodologies. The Keynote lecture will be given by Professor Hilda Borko from Stanford University, USA. Post docs lectures will be given by PhD Satu-Maarit Frangou from University of Lapland and PhD Mikko Meriläinen University of Tampere.

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 in October 2020. The maximum number of participants will be 50 doctoral researchers.

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: http://www.fined.fi/en/mentor-pool/.

The situation of events and conferences

(CANCELLED) ECER: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities, 25−28 August 2020, University of Glasgow, UK
The annual conference of European Educational Research Association. Further information: https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-2020-glasgow/.

(CANCELLED) 30th EECERA Annual Conference: Democratic Early Childhood Pedagogies, 8–11 September 2020, University of Zagreb, Croatia
The annual conference of European Early Childhood Education Research Association. The deadline of abstracts 2 March 2020.
Further information: https://2020.eeceraconference.org/

FinEd Newsletter 4/2019

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.

Happy Holidays and New Year!

The FinEd Network will be coordinated by the University of Lapland 2020−2021

The FinEd Network is an organisation made up of eight academic member units. The coordination of the Network’s activities rotates within its member units. In the years 2020−2021, the Network will be coordinated by Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. The Network will be led by Professor Heli Ruokamo and coordinated by University Lecturer Marjaana Kangas. Professor Kirsi Karila, who led the network in 2018-2019, and Coordinator Anneli Lehtisalo thank everyone for good cooperation!

University Lecturer Marjaana Kangas, Professor Kirsti Karila, Research Coordinator Anneli Lehtisalo and Professor Heli Ruokamo.

Do you already know the new Jufo portal?

The Publication Forum portal is a service for those interested in academic publishing. The portal can be used to search for information about scholarly publication series, conferences and book publishers and to suggest a classification level for publication channels. You can use the portal without logging in, but if you want more information about publishing channels or make suggestions on channels, you should log in with your own HAKA or ORCID account. The address of the portal is: http://jfp.csc.fi:8080/.

Do you want to acquaint yourself with the newest doctoral dissertations in the field of educational sciences?

Starting from the year 2010, the FinEd network’s website http://www.fined.fi/en/dissertations/ lists all doctoral dissertations in Finland in the field of educational sciences. There are direct links to the doctoral dissertations in 2019, so you can familiarize yourself with the newest works.

Upcoming events and conferences

EDUCA 2020: Well-being for education, work and life, 24–25 January 2020, Helsinki, Finland

EDUCA is an event on education and for teaching personnel educating. The event provides information on the latest developments in the field of education. Further information: https://educa.messukeskus.com/.

National Adult Education Conference: Elämän kestävä vastuu, 13−14 February 2020, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

The conference is organised by the Finnish Society for Research on Adult Education and the University of Lapland. Further information: https://www.aikuiskasvatuksentutkimusseura.fi/tutkimuspaivat/aikuiskasvatuksen-tutkimuspaivat/.

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

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

IX Conference on Childhood Studies: Childhood and Time, 11−13 May 2020, Tampere University, Finland

The multidisciplinary conference organised by Tampere University, the Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research PERLA, and the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies. Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2020. Further information: https://events.tuni.fi/childhood-2020/.

ECOFE2020: Ecofeminism and Education Conference, 14–15 May 2020, Tampere University, Finland

The conference organised by ‘Ylätaso’ discussion series organisers in Tampere. The conference is inviting researchers and artists from different fields to come together to discuss ecofeminism and questions of education in an era of ecological crisis. Categories of presentations are scientific presentations, workshops and artistic contributions. Abstract submission deadline is 24 January 2020. Further information: https://events.tuni.fi/ecofe2020/.

XXIX Conference the Comparative Education Society in Europe: Communities and education in an era of accountability and control, 26−29 May 2020, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

The biannual conference of the Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE). Abstract submission deadline is 15 February 2020. Further information: https://www.cese2020.unimore.it/.

Conference of Applied Linguistics: Language Education for Social Justice, 1-3 June 2020, University of Jyväskylä

Further information: https://sites.google.com/jyu.fi/lang-education-social-justice/home.

JURE 2020: Generation Change: The Future of Education in a Diverse Society, 13−17 July 2020, University of Porto, Portugal

The Junior Researchers of EARLI host an annual conference offering the possibility to meet fellow junior researchers. Further information: https://earli.org/JURE2020.

ECER: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities, 25−28 August 2020, University of Glasgow, UK

The annual conference of European Educational Research Association. The deadline of abstracts 31 January 2020. Further information: https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-2020-glasgow/.

30th EECERA Annual Conference: Democratic Early Childhood Pedagogies, 8–11 September 2020, University of Zagreb, Croatia

The annual conference of European Early Childhood Education Research Association. The deadline of abstracts 2 March 2020. Further information: https://2020.eeceraconference.org/.

FinEd Newsletter 3/2019

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 Coordination of the FinEd Network Will Be Transferred to the University of Lapland

The FinEd Network is an organization made up of eight academic member units. The coordination of the Network’s activities rotates within its member units. In the years 2020−2021, the Network will be coordinated by Faculty of Education, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. Previously, the Network have been coordinated by the Faculty of Education of the University of Turku (2015−2017) and the Faculty of Education and Culture of the Tampere University (2018−2019).

A Survey on Dissertation Financing: Doctoral Studies are found useful even outside of an academic career

According to an survey commissioned by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, people consider their doctoral studies to have been useful even if they never completed their thesis or if they did not go on to post-doctoral research. Read more about the survey.

The grant application period of the Finnish Cultural Foundation has now been opened. The deadline for proposals is the 31st of October. Read more.

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: http://www.fined.fi/en/mentor-pool/.

Upcoming Events and Conferences

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

Further information: http://www.uef.fi/en/web/kt-paivat2019/home.

National education sector development cooperation seminar, 26−27 November 2019, Helsinki

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI, The Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and FINGO organise an event about solving the global learning crisis and identifying successful multi-stakeholder collaboration models. The programme is built around thematic parallel sessions, presenting multi-stakeholder collaboration to support the education sector in a specific developing country. The seminar covers all educational levels from pre-school education to higher education and research. Further information.

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/.

5th International Conference of the ESREA Migration, Transnationalism and Racisms Network, 22−24 April 2020, University of Glasgow, UK

The conference organized by European Society for Research on the Education of Adults. The deadline for abstracts 15 November 2019. Further information: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/esrea2020/.

Minority Seminar 2020: Curriculums for Social Justice, 6-8 May 2020 at Åbo Akademi University, Vaasa, Finland

Åbo Akademi University organises the fifth annual Minority seminar that will take place in Vaasa, Finland from May 6th to 8th, 2020. The 2020 theme is “Curriculums for Social Justice” with the aim to collectively discuss how to develop justice-oriented pedagogies.
Further information: http://blogs2.abo.fi/minorityseminar2020/.

IX Conference on Childhood Studies: Childhood and Time, 11−13 May 2020, Tampere University, Finland

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

An International Research Conference: Adult Education in Global Times, 5−7 June 2020, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

The conference organised by the coordination of eight research associations. The deadline of abstracts 15 October 2020. Further information: http://www.esrea.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/AEGT2020_CfP_final_EN.pdf.

ECER: Educational Research (Re)connecting Communities, 25−28 August 2020, University of Glasgow, UK

The annual conference of European Educational Research Association. The deadline of abstracts 31 January 2020. Further information: https://eera-ecer.de/ecer-2020-glasgow/.

30th EECERA Annual Conference: Democratic Early Childhood Pedagogies, 8–11 September 2020, University of Zagreb, Croatia

The annual conference of European Early Childhood Education Research Association. The deadline of abstracts 2 March 2020. Further information: https://2020.eeceraconference.org/.

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/.

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 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/.