Keynote Speakers

MADELEINE ARNOT is a Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Uppsala, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Sweden and a Professorial Fellowship at Jesus College, Cambridge. She is member of the British Sociological Association and the British Educational Research Association.
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GERT BIESTA ( is Professor of Educational Theory and Policy at the Institute of Education and Society, Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, University of Luxembourg. He previously worked in Scotland (University of Stirling) and England (University of Exeter). He has a PhD from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and received honorary doctorates from Uppsala University (2004), Örebro University (2007), and the University of Oulu (2013).
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MARILYN COCHRAN-SMITH is the Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools and the Director of the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College. A teacher education scholar and practitioner for nearly 30 years, Professor Cochran-Smith is widely known for her work in teacher education research, practice and policy and for her sustained commitment to teaching and teacher education for social justice with inquiry as the centrepiece.
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ANTÓNIO NÓVOA is a full professor at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon. He has been Rector of the University of Lisbon between 2006 and 2013. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Portuguese Order of Public Instruction in 2005. His work in History of Education and Comparative Education is being published in 15 countries. He has taught in Genève, Paris V, Wisconsin, Oxford and Columbia-New York.
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AGNÈS VAN ZANTEN is a sociologist and senior research professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). She works at the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement at Sciences Po in Paris and is the editor of the "Education and Society" collection for Presses Universitaires de France. She directed for several years the CNRS's network Réseau Analyse Pluridisciplinaire des Politiques Educatives (RAPPE) as well as the French Sociology Association's network on the sociology of education and training.
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Upcoming ECERs

ECER'24, Nicosia
ECER'25, Belgrade
ECER'26, Tampere
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The aim of the ‘European Conference on Educational Research’ is to create an inclusive platform for initiating, reporting, discussing and promoting high quality educational research ...
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