Annual Report 2017, Copenhagen
ECER 2017 in Copenhagen again has been an excellent conference. Paper sessions as well as symposia were well-organized and well-attended. Symposia were organized around themes such as "Perspectives on Curriculum and Implications for Classroom Practice" and "Governance by Data and Steering of Teachers' Practice", also joint sessions were organized entitled "Bridging Educational Leadership, Curriculum Studies and Didaktik. Grounding Comparative Research and Dialogue in Non-Affirmative Theory of Education". Subject-related sessions (i.e. sciences, math, citizenship, 21st century skills) alternated with themes like Local Curriculum Development and Role of Collaboration and teachers' curriculum design capacities.
Participants felt 'at home' in the network and kept coming back to the sessions and informal meetings. New this year was the well-attended "Meet the Editors" session with two editors of the Journal of Curriculum Studies who provided the ins and outs of the journals policy and practice.Also for the future, symposia will be very much welcomed. These symposia have proven to be an effective way of creating high quality sessions and assisting in community building. Moreover, the network encourages the creation of joint sessions with other networks to increase coherence.