ECER 2021 was a stimulating opportunity to reconnect researchers working on issues related to higher education.
The network meeting was well attended by colleagues participating at ECER but also by others not registered for this years’ conference.
Almost 100 papers were accepted to be presented at the conference focusing quite diverse issues in the field of higher education, with a special call on “Pedagogical Practices in the Aftermath of Bologna Process” that was quite successful in number and quality of papers. There were only 2 posters with colleagues stressing that indications about “online posters” would be important in order to improve this type of presentation.
In total 31 reviewers were involved in the evaluation of more than 100 proposals.
Overall, there were good quality papers being presented and energizing discussions in the sessions, but audience tended to be more reduced that in face-to-face previous conferences and this can be rather discouraging.
A convenors meeting is planned to take place next November in order to plan for ECER 2022 and other initiatives in the field of research into higher education.