Call for papers MEC 2021

Welcome to the Media Education Conference MEC 2021 in Autumn Colors!

MEC is an informal and friendly conference, which participants attend to exchange ideas and information dealing with media education, educational use of ICTs and learning environments. MEC is organized by the Media Education Hub at the University of Lapland. In 2021 MEC will be back to Rovaniemi, this time on the top of Ounasvaara Hill. The conference dates are 28th of September – 1st of October 2021. The theme of MEC 2021 is “Media Education in Autumn Colors”. MEC 2021 also celebrates the 20th birthday of the Media Education Hub.

Important dates and deadlines:
Deadline for MEC 2021 abstracts: 24 May 2021
Notification sent to authors by: 21 June 2021
Deadline for early-bird registration: 16 August 2021

Keynote speakers:
Hilda Borko, Professor, Stanford University, California, USA
Hyeon-Seon Jeong, Professor, Gyeongin National University of Education, South Korea
Pier Cesare Rivoltella, Professor, Milan Catholic University, Italy

Please check the conference website for details of programme, keynotes, call for abstracts and registration:

Looking forward to seeing you in September in Rovaniemi, Finland!

MEC 2021 Organizers
Chair: Heli Ruokamo, Ph.D., Professor, Vice Dean, Director
Päivi Rasi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Title of Adjunct Professor
Marjaana Kangas, Ph.D., University Lecturer, Title of Adjunct Professor
Satu-Maarit Frangou, Ph.D., University Lecturer
Niina Alapuranen, Education Manager, Rovaniemi-Lapland Congresses
Kaisa Juupaluoma, Conference Coordinator, Rovaniemi-Lapland Congresses 

Further information

Rovaniemi-Lapland Congresses
University of Lapland
+358 40 484 4462 and +38 40 515 6544

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

(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:

Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL) Early Career Researchers Conference, 11-12 June 2020

The ANGEL 2020 conference will be held at the University of Oulu, Finland, 11-12 June 2020.

The conference focuses on research on global education and learning and is FREE to attend. The aim is to provide participants, especially early career researchers, with an inspiring platform for discussing, re-visiting and analysing the complexity of conceptualisations in this area.

More Information HERE

Oulu Conference on Diversity and Dialogue, 14-15 May 2020

The first Oulu Conference on Diversity and Dialogue on 14th and 15th of May, focuses on migration and participation.

The aim of the conference is to create a multidisciplinary discussion forum for re- and deconstruction of the practices, narratives and discourses of migration, diversity, integration and racism. The conference is organised jointly by VISE (Values, Ideologies and Social Context of Education) and ReBel (Recognition and Belonging) research groups in faculties of Education and Humanities in University of Oulu, Finland.

Submission deadline is 15th of March, 2020

More information HERE

ITK Doctoral Consortium 1.4.2020

Call for Papers ITK Doctoral Consortium 1.4.2020

ITK Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for current doctoral candidates 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.

The ITK Doctoral Consortium has the following four objectives:

  • Provide time and space where doctoral candidates can present their research and meet other candidates
  • Provide feedback on candidates research from other candidates and senior researchers outside their home institution
  • Promote a network of supportive scholars and collaboration over institutional borders
  • Provide a platform for future postdocs to meet with their potential future colleagues

Submission deadline is 10.8.2020 (NEW DEADLINE)
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