Open Science in the European Educational Sciences Landscape: Spark the Discussion

Open Access, Open Science, Open Educational Resources and Practices as well as other issues of “Openness” are currently being discussed and circulated within European Educational Sciences. Open Access and changing practices in academic publishing including OER, and Open Science are challenging traditional practices of our daily work.

An EERA working group including Council members and Network representatives is working on this topic in order to develop an EERA strategy on Open Access and Open Science. New initiatives like cOAlition S’ 10 “Plan S Principles” will be taken into account as well as the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), and the core practices and policies outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Various questions and uncertainties surrounding these issues pose concerns to colleagues and Higher Education leadership. Likewise, various institutions, departments, and colleagues have already established good and fruitful practices with some of those issues of “Openness”.

In order to provide a platform for exchange and information the EERA Networks 2. VETNET (Christoph Nägele), 6.Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures (Klaus Rummler), 12.LisNet (Christoph Schindler) and 30. Environmental and Sustainability Education Research (Jonas Lysgaard) launched a set of five different initiatives for ECER 2019 on the topic of “Open Science”:

  • Stand in the location of the Publishers’ Exhibition: “Open Access and Open Science Initiatives“, displaying selected Open Access journals and platforms relevant for Educational Sciences in Europe.
  • EERA Session – BarCamp

00 SES 02: Issues Of “Openness” – BarCamp On Related Experiences, Issues And Challenges

Tuesday, 03/Sep/2019, 15:15 - 16:45, VMP 8 - Room 106

  • Joint Paper Session NW 02, NW 06, NW 12, NW 30

06 SES 06 JS: “Challenges and Risks in Open Access, Open Educational Resources and Open Learning”

Wednesday, 04/Sep/2019, 13:30 - 15:00, VMP 9 - Room A411

  • Joint Panel Discussion NW 02, NW 06, NW 12, NW 30

06 SES 07 JS: “Open Science In The European Educational Sciences Landscape: Activities And Challenges”

Wednesday, 04/Sep/2019, 15:30 - 17:00, VMP 9 - Room A411

  • Joint Panel Discussion NW 02, NW 06, NW 12, NW 30

30 SES 08 B JS: “A Conversation on Academic Publishing and Academic Research and their Possible Interactions with Higher Education's Contribution to Education for Sustainability”

Wednesday, 04/Sep/2019, 17:15-18:45, VMP 5 - Room 2095