Annual Report 2021, Geneva (online)

ECER21 Geneva gathered a fairly good number of submissions (up to 60, including 9 symposium) despite the congress held online. The number of symposia is still significantly high, reflecting the many project dynamics that characterise research Didactics in Europe. In Network 27, this ECER was flagged by four main events:

  • The development of the research strand on “On the collaboration between researchers and teachers in didactical research” was fruitful, with 4 sessions organised including a double symposium led by Benoît Lenzen and a symposium led by Eric Sanchez. This strand will be pursued in the following years.
  • We set up a round table “by invitation” to get in touch with local researchers in Didactics. This round table was led by Florence Ligozat and Anke Wegner. It gathered five researchers (Maud Chanudet, Nadine Fink, Christine Riat, Patrick Roy and Yann Vuillet) from different universities in Western-Switzerland, working in various subject didactics (Mathematics, History, Natural sciences and technology and comparative didactics). This initiative improved our knowledge of the didactics research traditions being run in Western Switzerland, and we look forward to carrying on this experience in the next countries that we will visit in the following year.
  • An open session was led by Jonas Almqvist and Marte Blikstadt-Balas to discuss the content of a blog post to be published on the EERA Website. “What makes didactic research specific among all other kind of research in education? “came out as a foundational question to be developed in the EERA Blog.
  • The keynote given by Kirsti Klette, “Observation as a Means of Understanding Teaching Quality: Towards a Shared Understanding of Teaching Quality?” reflected the empirical dimension of didactical research on learning and teaching. This was the first time that a topic stirred in our network was promoted in the ECERs’ keynotes : congratulations to Kirsti for this achievement !
Each network holds a Network Meeting during ECER and invites interested researchers to join. We have collected the network meeting minutes.
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EERA has published ECER statistics for each network since 2018.
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