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The Rights of Children in Education
28 October 2020, 9:00 am
Dr Cuevas-Parra

Some weeks ago, I was invited to deliver a speech at the ‘Wicked Problems in Children’s Rights in Education’ conference organised by the European Educational Research Association. Whilst preparing my talking points, I was reflecting on the fact that a ‘wicked problem’ is one that is difficult to resolve. There is no simple solution to a wicked problem and it creates tensions, depending on the lens used to analyse the issue. Within this context, I decided to throw some light on one of the more radical rights outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC): children and young people’s right to participate and its intersection with the right to education.

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Challenges and Future Directions for Children’s Rights in Education
28 October 2020, 9:00 am
Prof Zoé Moody, Dr Ally Dunhill, A/Prof Jenna Gillett-Swan

The Research on Children’s Rights in Education Network (Network 25) recently held our annual event, as part of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) #ReconnectingECER programme.
This was an exceptional event in several respects. Due to COVID and the cancellation of our annual ‘face to face’ European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), we transformed our EERA Network Development funded project into a virtual open event.

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The Effects of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Children’s Education
22 October 2020, 9:00 am
Prof McKinney and Dr Head

The theme of the ECER 2020 conference was Educational Research: (Re)connecting Communities. This focus was initially prompted by the concerns about the potential effects of Brexit and other fractures in communities in Europe. The conference aimed to interrogate the capacity of educational research to address the complexity of the challenges that are encountered in connecting and reconnecting communities in contemporary Europe. The effects of Covid-19 and the consequent lockdowns that swept across Europe and the world led to further, more extensive, fractures and disconnects across Europe. Schools, universities and workplaces were closed.

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Multi-dimensional professional learning: a leadership perspective
16 October 2020, 3:00 pm
Professor Ken Jones

Life and learning rarely go forward in straight lines. The most stimulating and creative experiences often arise from unexpected and unintended interactions. It’s the same with professional learning. We need to master new knowledge and skills, but education is more than knowing and doing. That way lies repetition, comfort learning and stagnation as the future overtakes us. As professionals, we need to question our own contexts; explore and investigate outside our normal routines; look for opportunities to observe and experience different cultures of learning; then re-assess our own practice with fresh eyes.

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EERA Blog Launch
Hello and welcome to the European Educational Research Association (EERA) blog. The EERA blog is an exciting new initiative for us and one that we have been working on for quite some time.
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ISE: Announcement of a Press Conference
PRESS CONFERENCE: impact of COVID-19 and budget cuts on the next generation of EU researchers. On Monday 28th of September at 11am CEST, The Young Academy of Europe (YAE), Eurodoc, and the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), supported by Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE), are going to present their analyses about the impact in a press conference.
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AERA and OECD to Co-Host Webinar on Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will co-host a webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in a Covid and Post-Covid World” Wednesday, 23 September at 9:30-11:00 EDT (New York) 15:30 - 17:00 CEST (Berlin). This event is open to the public.
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Thank you #ReconnectingEERA participants!
EERA would like to warmly thank all who participated in #ReconnectingEERA.
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'Reconnecting EERA' 23 - 28 August Online
As part of its ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for educational researchers throughout Europe and beyond to share their work, ideas and experiences, EERA is organising a week of online events in August 2020. The title chosen for this series of events is 'Reconnecting EERA' and it is one that seeks to connect to the theme of the sadly canceled ECER 2020 in Glasgow.
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EERA Council Members Take on Leadership Roles with WERA
EERA would like to congratulate Council Members Prof Mustafa Yunus Eryaman and Prof Joanna Madalińska-Michalak who were elected to senior leadership roles in the World Educational Research Association (WERA).
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Thank you ECER 2020 Reviewers!
EERA would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the 720 people from 50 countries who reviewed for ECER 2020.
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Honorary Network Members
Warm congratulations to the EERA‘s new Honorary Network Members Kathleen Armour, Catherine Burke, Liz Todd and Helen Wildy.
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Best Paper Award 2019
Sofia Eleftheriadou’s paper “Conceptualisation and measurement of collaborative problem solving: a systematic review of the literature” presents results of a systematic review of the literature on collaborative problem solving (CPS) in education published in research journals over the past two decades.
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EERA supports ISE Open Letter Campaign to European Institutions
In recent days the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) has written an open letter to the European Institutions about our collective response to the Covid-19 pandemic. As an active member of ISE, EERA is happy to support this initiative and will be calling its member Associations to take part in the campaign.
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EERJ- Open Call for papers: Education in Europe and the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has shattered social life as we normally know it. In a matter of days, the global health emergency led to an education crisis, too. As country after country ordered school closures, education was suddenly faced with an extraordinary new reality: billions of children around the world became homebound, together with their parents and extended families. Yet, education did not stop.
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The European Alliance for the Social Sciences and the Humanities EASSH has joined as a partner in the World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN). This network is committed to assessing societal and human impact of Covid 19. EERA has been invited to take part in this initiative.
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Following extensive discussions during the last weeks, EERA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) have agreed to cancel ECER 2020 in Glasgow. Our primary consideration when making this decision was the health and wellbeing of conference participants and we feel collectively that this is the only possible position to adopt.
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ISE launches a petition for more investment in Horizon Europe
The European Educational Research Association (EERA) supports the campaign started by the Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) asking Member States to keep their commitment to Horizon Europe as high as proposed by the Parliament despite an overall lower investment in the Multiannual Financial Framework.
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Network Funding
The EERA Council has started an initiative to fund a range of network activities and network season schools. All projects fostering the aim and objectives of EERA and the applying network are welcome. New funding deadline: 20 June 2020
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Book Series - Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Educational Research
EERA invites to submit a proposal for books within a new book series with Springer Publications on transdisciplinary research in education.
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The BERA ECR Network and the EERA NW 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy are jointly organising a two-day symposium “Creative and Innovative Methodologies in Education Research” 6 – 7 April 2020 at the Link Hotel (part of Loughborough University).
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ECER Best Poster Award 2019
Tereza Tetourová's poster "The Role of Interactivity in Multimedia Learning Materials: an Experimental Study with 8-10-year-olds" focused on problem solving interactivity within simulation videogames and asked if this form of interactivity decreases or increases learning outcomes? .

The ECER 2019 Best Poster Award was sponsored by Elsevier.
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The Emerging Researchers' Poster Jury awarded the ERC Best Poster Prize 2019 to Marcela Gallardo for her poster "Fourth Year Pre-service Teachers: Expectations About Emotional Intelligence".
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The first ever Peer Review Poster Award went to Maria Seyferth-Zapf.
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Doing Educational Research: Overcoming Challenges in Practice
EERA is delighted to acknowledge the launch of this book drawing on collective knowledge and experience of researchers from EERA member associations and networks. This book seeks to provide practical, focused and real world insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by educational researchers in Europe and beyond.
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Joe O'Hara welcomed 30 bursary winners of ECER 2019 to this year's conference.
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World Education Research Association Focal Meeting 2020
The WERA 2020 Focal Meeting will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from 1st to 3rd July 2020. The main theme of the meeting will be Networking Education: Diverse Realities, Common Horizons.
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EERA was delighted to receive the news that our flagship journal, the European Educational Research Journal (EERJ) has been accepted by the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). This is a significant achievement for the journal and for its editorial board and is a public acknowledgement of the quality of the journal and its contribution to the development of educational research in Europe.
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3rd EERA Academic Writing Workshop - SIPed Summer School, Otranto, Italy
The demand to publish in English in order to participate in European debates is often a challenge for non-English speaking researchers. EERA is responding to this challenge with a series of Academic Writing Workshops, the third of which took place in Otranto, Italy on 5 July.
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Open Science in the European Educational Sciences Landscape: Spark the Discussion
Starting with ECER 2019, the EERA Council and Executive Board will take up the initiative of Networks 2, 6, 12 and 30 to discuss challenges and opportunities of Open Science within European Educational Sciences.
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Goethe University Frankfurt and Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen are inviting applications for 12 doctoral student positions
The 12 doctoral student positions (TV-L E13, 65% part-time) are in the DFG Research Training Group „Doing Transitions“ starting on 1st of January 2020 for a fixed term of 3 years, located in Frankfurt and in Tübingen respectively. Application deadline: 13 September 2019
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SHE (Schools for Health in Europe) Academy 2019 – Invitation
Do you have an interest in school health promotion? Do you want to know more about Research Methods in School Health Promotion? Then sign up for the SHE Academy 2019 to be held at Lyon University in France.
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Best Paper Award 2018
Sara Franch’s paper “Global Citizenship Education: a new ‘moral pedagogy’ for the 21st century?” focuses on the emergence of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in the educational discourse of a province in northern Italy and outlines how policy-makers and teachers construct GCE as a pedagogical framework for schooling in the 21st century.
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Second EERA Hosted Academic Writing Workshop - Eger, Hungary
The demand to publish in English in order to participate in European debates is often a challenge for non-English speaking researchers. EERA is responding to this challenge with a series of Academic Writing Workshops, the second of which took place in Eger, Hungary on 24 May.
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European Commission: Call for applications for the selection of members of the commission expert group
On 13 Mai 2019, the European Commission launched a call for experts to join future Mission Boards, which will advise the Commission on the new concept of Missions in Horizon Europe, the next EU research and innovation programme.
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EASSH position paper
In this paper, the Alliance recommends that to best capture the impact of research, researchers must be enabled to use a diversity of methods, data sources and forms of explaining the impact of their projects. EASSH invites the European Commission to capture impact not project by project, but on the wider terrain of the overall calls’ aims.
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Congratulations to EERA's New Honorary Network Members 2019
Warm congratualtions to the new Honorary Network Members Helene Ärlestig, Joyce Goodman, Bob Jeffrey, Meinert Meyer, Ton Mooij and Birgit Pepin.
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First EERA Hosted Academic Writing Workshop Takes Place in Vilnius
The demand to publish in English in order to participate in European debates is often a challenge for non-English speaking researchers. EERA is responding to this challenge with a series of Academic Writing Workshops, starting on 22 March 2019 in Vilnius.
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WERA Book Series: Education Science, Evidence, and the Public Good
WERA (World Education Research Association) invites submissions for the books series "Education Science, Evidence, and the Public Good". The series explores how the use of scientific evidence in education has informed and transformed relationships between research, policy, and practice for the public good on regional and international levels.
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Welcome to EERA's newest member, Luxembourg Educational Research Association (LuxERA)
EERA Council welcomed the Luxembourg Educational Research Association (LuxERA) as a full EERA member at the March 2019 meeting in Berlin.
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Congratulations to Maria Pacheco Figueiredo, EERA's Secretary General
EERA warmly congratulates Maria Pacheco Figueiredo on being elected by Council to a second term as EERA's Secretary General.
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101 ideas on the future of research and innovation in Europe
The European Commission has published the report '101 Ideas on the future of Research and Innovation in Europe'. EERA supports all efforts to open discussions about the development of research and innovation in Europe and hopes that future publications will continue to take account of the breadth and richness of conceptualisation of education and educational research that underpins the work of the association at all levels.
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NW 17. Histories of Education proudly presents "Looking Back Going Forward: School_Time in Flux and flow in Europe and Beyond"
EERA Network 17 - Histories of Education proudly presents "Looking Back Going Forward: School_Time in Flux and flow in Europe and Beyond": teaching-learning materials on school and time issued both as an e-/publication and an online platform (still slightly under construction).
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Interested in hosting an EERA Summer School? EERA Council is currently looking for a host for the EERA Summer School 2022-2023. The EERA Summer School is a joint project of EERA and the hosting institution.
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Electing the future ERG Link Convenor
Within European Educational Research Association (EERA), Emerging researchers' interests are represented by the Emerging Researchers' Group (ERG). Now it is time to choose the next Link Convenor of the ERG. The person chosen will shadow the current Link Convenor as of ECER 2019 and takes over after the conference in Glasgow in 2020.
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WERA Visiting Researcher Award
As part of WERA’s and IEA’s efforts to contribute to the advancement of educational research, we jointly offer academics the opportunity to visit the IEA Research and Analysis (RandA) Unit in Hamburg, Germany, and the Diversity in Education Research Lab (DiVER) at University of Hamburg.
Application Deadline: 31 January
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Keynote Videos ECER 2018
While we are getting ready for the ECER 2019 submission process, we have recently uploaded the ECER 2018 Keynotes to the EERA Youtube Channel. Feel free to share the links, review a session you followed or tune in to one you have not heard so far.
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Congratulations to EERA candidate member LuxERA on their Inaugural LuxERA Conference 2018
EERA would like to congratulate the Luxemboug Educational Research Association (LuxERA) on their Inaugural LuxERA Conference 2018 which will take place 7 - 9 November at the University of Luxembourg Campus Belval.
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Invitation for International Research Seminar & Call for Papers for a Special Issue
(Post) Academic Careers: PhD graduates and Employability in- and outside Academia, Friday 29 March 2019, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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We regret to inform you that the HEDSS in Lyon has been postponed. Due to the COVID-19, the French governement has asked all schooling institutions to cancel their public manifestation and the ENS de Lyon has decided to prohibit all scientific event until further notice. In this uncertain context, we decided that postponing the summer school to June 2021 was the best choice.
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WERA 2019 Focal Meeting in Tokyo - 10th Anniversary
05 - 08 August 2019, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan Submission Deadline: 31 January 2019
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ERC Best Poster Award 2018
The Emerging Researchers' Poster Jury awarded the ERC Best Poster Prize 2018 to Anna Heudorfer and Sinah Mielich for their poster "Community-oriented Research-based Learning as Teaching Approach for Inclusion and Exclusion in Higher Education".
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EERA concerns on Hungarian plans to abolish Gender Studies
EERA Council and Executives are concerned about the Hungarian government’s proposed law to abolish accredited MA programs in gender studies in Hungary and wirte to the Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities.
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EASSH Position Paper for the EOSC Summit
In June, EASSH has been invited to attend the European Open Science Summit. The aim of the event is to reflect on the progress of our current achievements and ongoing efforts, and to consult with the key stakeholders, on operational and strategic aspects of the EOSC before the implementation phase starts.
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SSH integration in H2020 - EASSH response
The European Alliance for SSH has compared the first two reports that the European Commission published analysing the integration of SSH in the the Leadership Programme and in the Societal Challenge.
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