The programme for ECER 2009 involved eight symposia, eight paper sessions, one round table and ten posters. The activities of the network were organised around two key plenary events which involved an opening symposium on “Theory and Evidence in Research on Teaching and Learning/Didactics and a joint Round Table with Network 23 on “Theory and Evidence in Didactical Research: the politics and epistemology of evidence in teaching” which was held in session 7.
Also there were network symposia on the themes of “Frameworks of Lesson Planning: International Perspectives of General Didactics”, “Comparative Didactics”, “The Generalisability of the principles of teaching and learning from the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme 2000 – 2009”, “Improving science and technology education across Europe” and “Learning from errors”. In addition there was a joint symposium with Network 6 on “Designing for Open Learning Environments; What Role for Social Media and E-Learning 2.0?” and another with Networks 1 and 10 on “Teachers’ Knowledge and Professionalism: the Weakest Link or a Way to a Stronger Professional Claim?”
Attendance at 75% of the sessions ranged between 10 and 40 attendees with a small number of sessions attracting over 50 participants. Participants rated 38% of sessions as excellent, 48% as very good and the remaining 14% as good. Also 100% of sessions were rated as very relevant or relevant.
The Annual Network meeting was attended by 22 participants at which Florence Lizogat and Anja Kraus were elected to the convenors group. We discussed possible contributions to ECER 2010, in particular in terms of symposia, future publications and also potential network funding applications to EERA Council.