Calendar

Feb
16
Tue
2016
BECERA Conference: “Risk, Adventure & Challenge in the Early Years: Creating Opportunities for Life-long Learning” @ Midlands Art Centre (Mac)
Feb 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
BECERA Conference: "Risk, Adventure & Challenge in the Early Years: Creating Opportunities for Life-long Learning" @ Midlands Art Centre (Mac) | Birmingham | United Kingdom

The BECERA 2016 conference seeks to explore children’s need to experience adventure, challenge and risk taking and to consider how the significant adults, both professional and parent, can create exciting environments, which allow or ‘afford’ the development of those essential characteristics and dispositions which lead to a more balanced life.

Mar
22
Tue
2016
Seminar: “Transitions in Education: Play, Agency and Self-regulation” @ Casa Central - University of Chile
Mar 22 @ 8:30 pm – Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm
Seminar: "Transitions in Education: Play, Agency and Self-regulation" @ Casa Central - University of Chile | Santiago | Región Metropolitana | Chile

The goal of this conference is to promote dialogue and collaboration between academics, researchers, political actors and all  professionals working in early education areas, specifically in those relating to the diverse experiences of transition in early childhood and posterior education and the impact of those experiences on children’s learning trajectories. Important issues regarding work in this educational level will be introduced, such as the relationship between transition and articulation, development of agency for learning, and contributions of participatory research for educational public policy and practice.

Apr
8
Fri
2016
2016 AERA Annual Meeting: “Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies” @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Apr 8 – Apr 12 all-day
2016 AERA Annual Meeting: "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies" @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas — from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow’s education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world.

In AERA’s Centennial Year, the Annual Meeting will celebrate and reinvigorate the progressive aspirations that gave rise to our professional community in 1916: hope and determination that research can strengthen public education, society’s most democratic institution. To mark this remarkable moment, the 2016 Meeting will illuminate and enhance the role of education researchers as public scholars who contribute to public understanding, political debate, and professional practice in increasingly diverse democracies in the US and around the globe.

Jun
29
Wed
2016
The European Conference on Education 2016: “Education and Social Justice: Democratizing Education” @ The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jun 29 – Jul 3 all-day
The European Conference on Education 2016: "Education and Social Justice: Democratizing Education" @ The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront | Brighton | United Kingdom

The conference theme for ECE2016 is “Education and Social Justice: Democratizing Education”, and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

In this conference – one of a series of five held in 2016 on education and social justice – participants are invited to explore and question ways in which education can transcend borders of space, identity, culture and more, and to consider the ways in which education can develop (or hinder) social justice.

The European Conference on Language Learning 2016: “Convergence & Divergence” @ The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jun 29 – Jul 3 all-day
The European Conference on Language Learning 2016: "Convergence & Divergence" @ The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront | Brighton | United Kingdom

Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.

Dewey wrote that, “the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences”. So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?

 

The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016: “Convergence & Divergence” @ The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jun 29 – Jul 3 all-day
The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016: "Convergence & Divergence" @ The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront | Brighton | United Kingdom

Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.

Dewey wrote that, “the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences”. So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?

Jun
30
Thu
2016
BESA 12th Annual Conference 2016: “Education Studies, the next 10 years – themes, thoughts and theories” @ University of Wolverhampton
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day
BESA 12th Annual Conference 2016: "Education Studies, the next 10 years – themes, thoughts and theories" @ University of Wolverhampton | Priorslee | United Kingdom

The 12th BESA Annual Conference aims to gather researchers from all over the world around the topics of innovations, contemporary debates and new directions , critical issues in research, and students perspectives, all in relation to education studies. This conference will be held at the Telford Innovation Campus, at the University of Wolverhampton.

Jul
11
Mon
2016
Conference: “The National Research Conference on Early Childhood: Access to Quality in Early Care and Education: Building the Evidence Base for Policy and Practice” @ Grand Hyatt
Jul 11 – Jul 13 all-day
Conference: "The National Research Conference on Early Childhood: Access to Quality in Early Care and Education: Building the Evidence Base for Policy and Practice" @ Grand Hyatt | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The goals of ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood are to identify and disseminate research relevant to young children (birth to 8 years) and their families and to encourage collaboration among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in order to build upon the evidence base for policy and practice. The conference emphasizes research that focuses on low-income families with young children. The 2016 Conference will present the latest research surrounding child care, Head Start, Early Head Start, home visiting, child welfare, and other early childhood programs. Further, the conference welcomes submissions from all relevant fields including education, child development, political science, psychology, sociology, public and allied health, psychiatry, nursing, social work, dentistry, anthropology, law, and economics.

Aug
31
Wed
2016
EECERA 26th Conference 2016: “Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning” @ Dublin City University
Aug 31 – Sep 3 all-day
EECERA 26th Conference 2016: "Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning" @ Dublin City University | Dublin | Dublin | Ireland

On the hundredth anniversary of the birth struggles of the Irish nation, which resulted in a Constitution (Bunreacht na hEireann) which resolved to pursue the happiness of the whole nation with a further commitment to “cherishing all the children of the nation equally”, it is fitting that Ireland has been chosen as the host country of the 26th ECCERA Conference. The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Happiness, Relationships, Emotion & Deep Level Learning’ and focuses on exploring the links between the cognitive and the socio-emotional aspects of early childhood development.

It is now well established that children are innately driven to explore and construct meaning with the support of significant people in their lives. These relationships are core to children’s learning and can enhance or hinder their progress. In the same way, children’s natural drive to relate and connect to community has consequences for their learning and development.

Oct
27
Thu
2016
Conference: “Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development” @ University of California, Irvine
Oct 27 – Oct 30 all-day
Conference: "Special Topic Meeting: Technology and Media in Children’s Development" @ University of California, Irvine | Irvine | California | United States

Digital devices and social media have become ubiquitous in the environment of 21st century children. From the moment of birth (and even in utero), children and adolescents are surrounded by—and increasingly interacting with—media and technology. This meeting will provide a forum for intellectual interdisciplinary exchange on several aspects of media and technology in relation to children’s development. It is designed to appeal to a wide range of researchers, including those in media and communications, technology design and development, developmentalists, and others who seek to understand the role that technology and media do and can have in children’s lives.

Aug
29
Tue
2017
The 17th Biennial EARLI Conference: “Education in the Crossroads of Economy and Politics – The Role of Research in the Advancement of Public Good” @ University of Tampere
Aug 29 – Sep 2 all-day
The 17th Biennial EARLI Conference: "Education in the Crossroads of Economy and Politics - The Role of Research in the Advancement of Public Good" @ University of Tampere | Tampere | Finland

The 17th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) is taking place in Tampere, Finland and will be hosted by the University of Tampere.

Education is struggling between the tensions and forces from economy, politics, media and scientific reaserch. Against the backdrop of the economic situation in Europe, public funding for education is decreasing in many countries. This creates a situation in which politicians tend to initiate programmes that attract media attention in order to guarantee the continuation of their political careers. The role of research in advancing education is being challenged as are the funding opportunities for educational and psychological research.

What is research about, how to combine theory and practice, and how to convince the general public and policy makers of the myriad strengths educational and psychological research have to offer to the advancement of well-being and public good?

We warmly encourage participants to present results and ideas to increase the impact of research in the political and societal decision-makers.

 
The DARE Collaborative is a research partnership focused on the digital arts in education, led by the UCL Institute of Education and the British Film Institute. It has a membership of university researchers, teachers and educators in cultural organisations with an interest in arts, media, culture and new literacies in the context of education and digital media.
Centro en Investigación Avanzada en Educación