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Pays : Portugal  Langue(s) : anglais 

ECER 2014 - The Past, the Future and Present of Educational Research in Europe

Date :  du 01-09-2014 au 05-09-2014

Lieu :  Porto

Organisation :  European Educational Research Association (EERA)

Programme : 

In 2014 EERA is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This event offers an excellent opportunity to look back on the development and impact of educational research in Europe – as well as looking forward to its future. The EERA/ECER conference in Porto 2014 provides a time and space for the educational research community to be self-reflexive – to evaluate its strengths, weaknesses and possibilities. Educational research currently faces a number of challenges. It covers an extremely wide and varied range of activity, incorporating most disciplines within the academic world. The recent calls for interdisciplinarity create issues of academic identity. Moreover, the economic crisis in Europe is squeezing research budgets – and this at a time when policy-makers increasingly see education as the solution to a whole range of economic and social problems. Educational researchers need to consider how they can provide sound evidence with which to address these ambitious agendas.

      Lessons from the past might be crucial to imagine different educational models and alternatives which demand a complex understanding of changes and the definition of values towards which education research would be committed. To interrogate what society expects from future generations is a key point to discuss different strategies, understanding expectations, aspirations and curiosity. To comprehend the core of education research in the past and in the present might turn into a reconceptualization of the school in itself. Given this, a number of questions are pivotal: What have been the major successes and failures of education research communities over the last decades? What can we learn from our past to help build our future in these turbulent times? Do the ways in which educational research has been used in practice and policy within Europe provide a good foundation for the future? Or do we need to develop different strategies? Can research be seen as a means to purpose radical alternatives? Can education research purpose robust suggestions and solutions? How can we ensure that, within the climate of increasing Europeanization, respect for national and local research priorities and practices is balanced with the need to find shared research aims, themes and methods? And finally, would it matter if educational research as a distinctive field disappeared?

      Keynote speakers:

      - Madeleine Arnot
      Madeleine Arnot is a Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge.

      - Gert Biesta
      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.

      - Marilyn Cochran-Smith
      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.

      - António Nóvoa
      António Nóvoa is a full professor at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon.

      - Agnès van Zanten
      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.

      Submission deadline : 01/02/2014

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      Les résumés longs des communications sont mis à disposition dans la bibliothèque numérique de l'EERA. Le moteur de recherche permet une interrogation par mot clé libre, par auteur, par n° de communication et par réseaux.

      L'EERA comprend 33 réseaux thématiques, auxquels s'ajoutent un groupe dédié aux jeunes chercheurs : 

      1. Professional Learning and Development
      2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
      3. Curriculum Innovation
      4. Inclusive Education
      5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
      6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
      7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
      8. Health and Wellbeing Education
      9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
      10. Teacher Education Research
      11. Educational Improvement and Quality Assurance
      12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
      13. Philosophy of Education
      14. Communities, Families, and Schooling in Educational Research
      15. Research on Partnerships in Education
      16. ICT in Education and Training
      17. Histories of Education
      18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
      19. Ethnography
      20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
      22. Research in Higher Education
      23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
      24. Mathematics Education Research
      25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
      26. Educational Leadership
      27. Didactics - Learning and Teaching
      28. Sociologies of Education
      29. Research on Arts Education
      30. Environmental and Sustainability Education Research, ESER
      31. LEd – Network on Language and Education
      32. Organizational Education
      33. Gender and Education
      Emerging researchers' group

      mot(s) clé(s) :  recherche en éducation