Call for Proposals & Network Calls

General Call for Proposals

The ECER 2019 Theme is 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future'. However, EERA welcomes contributions from the broad range of educational research.

In addition to the general call, some networks would like to encourage discussion on specific thematic topics and have therefore issued a special call. However, they will remain open for all other submissions within their area.

In order to submit to one of the NW Special Calls listed below, select the network first and then please ensure to choose the topic "Special Call ECER 2019" when you make your submission.

Network Special Calls

NW 04 Inclusive Education - Inclusion at risk: Working with vulnerable students in challenging educational environments

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Through this special call, NW04 wants to provide an opportunity to foster scientific investigation and debate on the role that inclusive education can play facing the growing risk of exclusion and marginalisation of vulnerable students in challenging educational environments at all school levels. The call is especially addressed to promote the organisation of collaborative sessions with the contribution of researchers from various European countries in the form of symposia, research workshops, and round tables on this topic.

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NW 10 Teacher Education Research - Mapping teacher education across Europe and beyond

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Across Europe and beyond many of us are familiar with the contested space that the education and training of teachers occupies and the international policy drivers that shape the contexts we work in. This special call will provide a forum for the development and exchange of knowledge in teacher education and a critical examination of current theory, policy and practice across Europe and beyond in order to consider what might be possible as we look ahead.

 

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NW 13 Philosophy of Education - Education and Psychoanalysis. Clinical Research in an Era of Risk

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Uncertainty and instability are common markers of our era in many domains. Education often has to face the dilemma of trying to work for the future while many threats are at stake. In this special call, we focus on research trying to enlighten the relationship between contemporary changes leading to a more insecure world and the way actors of Education, students as well as teachers, deal with the risks they face. For instance, in a psychoanalytically oriented approach, the idea of ‘risk’ invites us to question the work of the death drive in education, generally ignored or repressed in a field very often considered as being on the side of life and self-preservation instincts. We are more specifically expecting proposals to deal with the effects of clinical devices set up for educators, studies on teaching situations in an uncertain environment and the consequences of the social mutations on subjectivity.

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NW 15 Partnerships in Education - Reflecting on risk in partnerships in education

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In this call, we ask for submissions that reflect on risks in partnerships in education. This could include themes concerning initial teacher education and professional development, or public-private partnerships in education, or partnerships in school settings. We welcome any submissions that explore theoretical, methodological or practical aspects to do with questions of partnerships. Submissions may consider questions to do with ethos and values in educational partnership; management of commitments; vulnerabilities and negotiations when being explorative; and the management of power relationships.

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NW 16 ICT in Education and Training - Education in an era of risk – Addressing the issue of cyber risks

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In an era of risk, cyber risks pose an increasing threat. Human behaviour is considered to be one of the weakest links. In addition, using the internet may affect young people in various ways. This calls for education that prepares students to recognize and avoid risks of using the internet and that contributes to talent development in ICT. However, research shows that teachers’ competences in this area are often inadequate, and many students do not have sufficient skills in digital literacy. The aim of this special call is to attract contributions to ECER 2019 that focus on educational research in relation to these and related issues.

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NW 17 Histories of Education - History of Education in Times of Risk and Promise

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The role, state and position of education have always been subject to societies’ conditions. The contemporary situation is characterised by seemingly fundamental changes – and struggles. Historically, however, education has often faced uncertainties, “risks”, and new possibilities. This is true also for history of education as a discipline and related researcher “identities”.

Network 17 invites proposals for the European Conference on Educational Research, which will be held at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Proposals for papers, symposia, roundtables, workshops and posters can be submitted via the ECER website. The Network is open to any contribution related to the conference theme.

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NW 20 Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments - Reflections on cultural and linguistic diversity in education

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The need to reflect on language as an expression of culture and identity on one hand, and as a resource for learning across all subject areas on the other hand, is the key aspect to guide this special call. The essence is to highlight that we need both these concepts to develop a more inclusive learning context in different levels of education.

This is a joint special call with NW 31 LEd – Network on Language and Education.

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NW 23 Policy Studies and Politics of Education - Collaborative and Inclusive Education Policy Research in a Troubled Europe

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Relating to the conference theme, ‘Education in an Era of Risk’, and building on Network 23 activities to promote collaborative and inclusive education policy research in Copenhagen 2017 and Bolzano 2018, this special call is for papers and symposia, which address at least one of the following: (1) methodological challenges in collaborative and/or inclusive education policy research; (2) collaborative and/or comparative education policy research, especially where this involves diversely constituted research teams; (3) research which is inclusive and representative of people, their perspectives and their interests and the varied cultural and policy contexts and socio-economic conditions across Europe.

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NW 25 Research on Children’s Rights in Education - Children’s rights research in education in an era of uncertainty

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Relating to the overall conference theme ‘Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future’, EERA Network 25: Research on Children’s Rights in Education welcomes contributions exploring important questions to consider in future educational children’s rights research, in the support of a sustainable, peaceful and equitable global coexistence. For example: What are the general and specific challenges for the research field? What has been neglected in earlier research? How can a critical and theory driven research approach and children’s rights advocacy be combined?

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NW 27 Didactics - Learning and Teaching - On the collaboration between researchers and teachers in didactical research

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There is an increasing interest in didactical research for studies of teaching and learning performed in collaboration between researchers and teachers. With this special call, Network 27 wants to highlight the results produced in this line of research, as well as the challenges it leads to. The main topics will be the following: (1) empirical findings relating to the unfolding of dialogue between teachers and researchers (2) comparisons between different models for design-based didactical research, (3) epistemological and ethical views of knowledge, participation, recognition and symmetry and asymmetry between participants and (4) development of methodological issues.

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NW 28 Sociologies of Education - Retuning Sociology of Education up?

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Contemporary societies are experiencing troubling times. Increasing poverty, the environmental crisis, new migration flows, strengthening political populism, political and economic crises, as well as technological innovations are transforming contemporary capitalism and challenging the democratic establishments. In this context, sociology, including sociology of education, experiences a triple, political, methodological and theoretical crisis (Szelényi 2015). Sociology of education is criticized for being ‘out of tune’ and incapable of deciphering the changes in the space-times of education. This call intends to start a debate about how to revitalize sociology of education, or to employ a musical metaphor, to re-tune it again.

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NW 31 LEd – Network on Language and Education - Reflections on cultural and linguistic diversity in educational research

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The need to reflect on language as an expression of culture and identity on one hand, and as a resource for learning across all subject areas on the other hand, is the key aspect to guide this special call. The essence is to highlight that we need both these concepts to develop a more inclusive learning context in different levels of education.

This is a joint special call with NW 20 Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments.

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NW 32 Organizational Education - Organizational Education in a World of Risks

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To survive in a world at risk, organizations learn. Global and social risks cause organizational risks. How do organizations deal with the so called VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) and sustain an organizational identity? How do they secure cooperation among their members and multiple and diverse stakeholders? How do they deal with digitization, virtualization, and globalization as drivers of change, innovation and newness?

Organizational Education researches organizational behavior, organizational learning and its support, as well as organizational innovation from an educational perspective. Interested colleagues are cordially invited to submit papers for sessions of NW 32 Organizational Education.

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NW 33 Gender and Education - Shifting narratives of gender inequalities through the lens of intersectionality

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This special call invites papers that focus on intersectional perspectives on gender and education. Disability, ethnicity/race, sexualities, social class, age, issues beyond gender binary, immigration/migration status and indigeneity are just some of the cross-cutting divisions that shape gendered education systems and the unequal experiences and outcomes for individuals within them. Gender and feminist researchers, critical race theorists, critical theorists, disability activists and theorists of knowledge have highlighted the inadequacy of current methodological and theoretical approaches which, having largely been developed from mainstream perspectives, have a tendency to reproduce current inequalities. How can an intersectional approach produce better analytical tools to combat educational inequalities?

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Upcoming ECERs

02.09.2019
ECER'19, Hamburg
24.08.2020
ECER'20, Glasgow
03.09.2021
ERC'21, Geneva
06.09.2021
ECER'21, Geneva
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Important Dates ECER 2019

01.12.2018
Submission starts
31.01.2019
Submission ends
01.04.2019
Review results announced
01.04.2019
Registration starts
15.05.2019
Early bird ends
25.06.2019
Presentation times announced
01.07.2019
Registration Deadline
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