Annual Report 2008, Göteborg

Annual Report 2008, Göteborg

At ECER 2008 in Gothenburg, Sweden, Network 1 offered 19 sessions that included 3 international symposia, 43 papers, several posters and roundtables, and a workshop.  Presenters from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States offered a broad range of international research. 


Nevertheless, research clustered in the following areas of interest:

  • Learning about and from newly-qualified teachers,
  • teachers’ thinking and knowledge,
  • teachers as learners and leaders,
  • collaborative professional development,
  • school development and leadership,
  • organizational learning,
  • communicating learning,
  • practice and praxis,
  • mentoring/induction,
  • reflective learning,
  • partnerships.


Network 1 had an unusually high number of symposia in 2008.  Karin Ronnerman (Network 1 co-convenor) organized a double symposium featuring international work on educational praxis in Australia, the Netherlands, and the Nordic countries.  The symposium featured three books by the participants and focused on conceptual and empirical trends, challenges for educational praxis, examining praxis, and nurturing praxis.

The second symposium represented the first inter-network collaboration between Networks 1 and 27.  Organized by Vivienne Collinson (Network 1 co-convenor) and entitled “Transforming Teaching Through Learning,” the papers discussed learning (or not learning) at the school system level, learning at the school level, learning with colleagues, learning by mentoring, and learning from within.

The third symposium, led by Linda Evans, examined issues in European teacher development: what teacher development is and how it is achieved, factors that help and hinder development, and two new potential vehicles for development.  Attendance for all three symposia attracted participants from many different networks.  Network 1 thanks the symposium participants and discussants, as well as all presenters and session chairs.

At the conference, Network 1 formally thanked Karin Rönnerman (University of Gothenburg) for her years of service as Co-Convenor of Network 1.  Her many contributions over the years have been deeply appreciated.

The 2009 ECER will be held in Vienna, mostly at the main building of the University of Vienna.   

Please note the changes of days:
• the Post-Graduates and New Researchers’ Pre-conference will take place on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, 2009;

• the Main Conference will take place Monday, September 28 through Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

Information will be available at http://ecer2009.univie.ac.at
Submission of proposals will be accepted until the February 1, 2009 deadline

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