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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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: