2023 - Change in Link Convenor

After a year of shadowing, Majella Dempsey from Maynooth University took over the role of link convenor from Nienke Nieveen after ECER 2023.

2021 - Name Change

After ECER 2021 the network changed their name from Curriculum Innovation to Curriculum.

2019 - Season School

The Season School "Curriculum studies: Origins, Trajectories and Practices" took place 10th -11th June in Maynooth, Ireland.

2017 - Season School

The Season School "Crossing Boundaries: Curriculum traditions meet" took place 19th - 20th June 2017 in Stirling, Scotland.

2013 - Season School

The Season School "Educational Design Research" took place 5th - 8th November in Jaén, Spain, which was a joint Season School with Network 24 "Mathematics Education Research".

2012 - Season School

The Season School "Strengthening the Value of Curriculum Research for Curriculum Policies and Practices" took place 30th May - 1st June in University of Porto, Portugal.

2011 - Interview with Link Convenor

At ECER 2011 "Urban Education" in Berlin, Graham Attwell and his colleagues from Pontysysgu interviewed the link convenor Nienke Nieveen.

2007 - Change in Link Convenor

In 2007, Nienke Nieveen was elected new Link Convenor of network 3.

2007 - Change of Name

In 2007, the title of the network changed into 'Curriculum innovation by schools and teachers'. The new name reflected a more focussed approach to curriculum issues of the current network.

2000 – Change of Name

In 2000 the title of the network changed into 'European Curriculum Research (ECUNET)'.

1998 - Change in Link Convenors

From 1998 Wilmad Kuiper acted as Link Convenor, Birgit Pepin (UK) and Sven-Erik Hansén (Finland) as co-convenors.

1996 - Change in Link Convenor

Since 1996 Prof. Jan van den Akker acted as Link Convenor for network 3.

1994 - Network founded

During the first meeting of ECER in 1992, a proposal was put forward to start an European Curriculum Researchers Network (ECUNET). The positive response to this idea encouraged the initiators Jan van den Akker (the Netherlands) and Uwe Hameyer (Germany) to continue their efforts with planning a first European conference in the field of curriculum in 1994. About 100 colleagues from different countries joined this first conference. The major aim of the conference was to offer researchers an opportunity to present their findings and discuss them with research colleagues and other professionals who are interested in curriculum improvement.

With the start of EERA in 1994, ECUNET was embedded as NW 3. Jan van den Akker was convenor and Wilmad Kuiper (the Netherlands) co-convenor of the network activities up until 1998.

NW 03 runs a mailing list and invites researchers to join. To join the mailing list, send a blank message to nw03-subscribe(at)lists.eera-ecer.de .

Interview with Link Convenor 2019