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Dear EARLI colleagues,
We hope you are all enjoying the Summer(holidays) these days… So you’ll feel completely revived by the end of August! In this third newsletter you’ll read about the JURE 2011 pre-conference organisation progress in general, and, newsflash: the nominees for the Best-of-JURE Paper Awards! The international committee will inform you of the workshop registration procedure, and will present itself to you, so you know who you’ll meet next month. Read on to find more information about the EARLI conference schedule, the programme, the locations of the general sessions, the social programme, practical information about travel and conference facilities, and much more.
JURE Pre-Conference 2011
JURE 2011 Update
The JURE 2011 preconference is really coming together, with an interesting selection of papers, posters and roundtables lined up! By now, approximately 300 people have registered to attend JURE 2011, and we have a very busy two days planned with plenty of opportunity to meet and share ideas with other scholars. If you are interested in seeing a preliminary programme for the conference to whet your appetite, please do have a look at the website (though bear in mind that this programme may be subject to a few tweaks between now and the end of August).
The reviews of the full papers for accepted proposals in the second round have been completed by peers and senior colleagues (many thanks to all who helped) and we’re sure the final conference will be full of fascinating presentations. We’ve also recently opened registration for the JURE workshops - they are going to be a great opportunity to get some input on a wide range of topics from some leading people in the field and are spaces are
already filling up, so if you are coming to JURE and haven’t had a look at these yet, go online and register your interest soon.
Taking a typically British interest in the weather, the news on the radio this morning hailed Devon as the second sunniest place in the UK, so we are hoping for good weather for the beach trip and boat trip planned for Sunday 28th August. We have also added an informal opportunity for JURE delegates to meet for a drink on Sunday evening down at Exeter Quay – more information about the social programme with details of how to register your interest in an activity will be going up on the JURE website shortly. Since so many participants have registered, we have moved the venue for the JURE dinner on Monday to the spacious Holland Hall on the Exeter University Campus, where participants can enjoy a three course meal, a bar and plenty of fun!
Best-of-JURE Paper Award Nominations
We are proud to announce that the following three papers have been nominated for the Best-of-JURE Paper Award:
- Nicole Haag, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
(Co-Authors: Birgit Heppt, Poldi Kuhl, Petra Stanat, & Hans Anand Pant)
Paper: Influences of Academic Language Features on Differential Item Functioning for Students with non-German Home Language in a Statewide Math Test in Primary School in Germany
- Catherine Gunzenhauser, University of Freiburg, Germany
(Co-Author: Antje von Suchodoletz)
Paper: How preschool children’s use of emotion regulation strategies influences subsequent cognitive performance
- Mariette van Loon, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
(Co-Authors: Anique de Bruin, Tamara van Gog, & Jeroen van Merrienboer)
Paper: Children’s Relative and Absolute Metacomprehension Accuracy: Effects of Delayed-JOL and Sentence Generation Instructions
The nominations are based on the scoring and best paper recommendation question of the peer feedback and the senior researcher feedback. Additionally, the papers had to meet the formal criteria for submitting full papers to JURE 2011 to be nominated.
The nominees will present their papers in a regular paper session at JURE, as well as in the special Best-of-JURE session at the start of EARLI!
The Best-of-JURE session will take place on Tuesday, August 30, at 11 am.
This session gives JURE and EARLI participants an additional opportunity to attend the paper presentations of the nominees. Moreover, a special jury - 5 junior & senior researchers - will read and judge the papers and presentations on pre-defined review criteria. After the session, the jury will decide who is the winner of the Best-of-JURE paper award, which will be handed over at the special award session at the Presidential Address at 5 pm the same day!
JURE 2011 Workshops
JURE 2011 organises seven workshops during the first day of the pre-conference, on Monday August 29, 17.30-19.30h.
The workshops cover a range of topics related to conducting and communicating educational research. They are run by experienced facilitators in their fields and are an excellent opportunity to work with experts to develop your research in a friendly and thought-provoking environment.
Advance registration open from June 6, 2011 until August 1, 2011
As the space is limited, this event requires registration on the basis of first come, first served.
Please select your preference here http://www.fdewb4.unimaas.nl/jure/, so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. Also indicate your second and third choice, so that if a particular workshop is oversubscribed we will try to offer you a place in another suitable workshop. Giving us several options increases your chances of getting a place in a workshop that is most interesting to you!
If you have questions about the workshops and how to register, please don’t hesitate to contact Dirk and Janine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Workshops
1. Conducting Effective and Efficient Conference Presentations
Filip Dochy, University of Leuven
Daniel Fasko, Jr., Bowling Green State University
Sharla N. Fasko, University of Detroit Mercy
2. A Basic Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling Techniques
Johannes Bauer, Technische Universitat Munchen
3. Motivation and Strategies for Publishing in Academic Journals
Sanna Jarvela, University of Oulu
4. Careers in Academia
Ros Fisher, University of Exeter
Wim Gijselaers, Maastricht University
David Gijbels, University of Antwerp
5. Multiple Methods in Research on Learning and Instruction
Michaela Glaser-Zikuda, University of Jena
6. Pitfalls and Opportunities in Evaluation Research
Alexander Minnaert, University of Groningen
7. Qualitative Analysis of Classroom Dialogue
Judith KleineStaarman, University of Exeter
For more information on the workshops, please check the website.
JURE 2011 International Organising Committee
Next month, you will meet committee members in person. In this section, all the members of the International Organising Committee present themselves.
Hello, I am Nasser Mansour, a lecturer in Science Education at Exeter University. I am involved in an international research project about Science Education for Diversity. My main research interests are in aspects of teaching and learning in science, including cultural issues and science education, cooperative learning, STS (Science, Technology and Society education), controversial issues, scientific literacy, the relationship between religion and science education, constructivism in science education, teaching about the nature of science; science teachers’ beliefs and practices, teacher professional development; multi-cultural studies in science education, Grounded Theory, ICT and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning CSCL. I am the chair for JURE conference 2011. I am looking forward to seeing and welcoming you in Exeter.
Hi, I’m Lindsay Hetherington, a Teacher Education Research Fellow at Exeter University. I am currently completing my PhD in using Complexity Theory to understand curriculum change, and I teach on the PGCE (teacher training) in Secondary Science, and on the MEd Professional Practice programme here at Exeter. Before coming to Exeter, I taught Science to pupils aged 11-18. I joined JURE last year, when I was asked to work on the JURE pre-conference organisation and I’m really looking forward to the conference. It’s been a great opportunity to meet more people involved in European Educational Research.
Hi there, my name is Astrid Wichmann. I am working as post-doc research assistant at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany at the Department of Educational Psychology. I am interested in the fields of computer-supported inquiry learning and collaborative learning. From my former experiences of working in EU-financed projects, I already know how much fun it is to work in an interdisciplinary and international team. I am excited to be part of the JURE 2011 international committee, because I am an EARLI fan since EARLI 2005 in Cyprus. Together with Gerda, I am responsible for the JURE review process and together with Dirk I am taking care of the JURE website.
My name is Helena Cristina Bilimoria, I am from Portugal. I work in Instituto Piaget - ESE Jean Piaget/Arcozelo, in Vila NOva de Gaia, near Oporto. I give lectures about "human development and learning", "SPSS" and "Edutional evaluation" in post-graduations and Masters in Special Education. I also supervise master theses and monographies of post-graduation. I do research in the field of giftedness. My interests are in the field of giftedness, metacognition and self-regulated learning (the last two were also the subject of my doctoral thesis). I joined JURE 3 years ago, when I had a marvellous experience as a presenter in the 12th JURE conference in 2008, in Leuven. In the international JURE Committee, I act as "contact person", that is, the person that replies to most of the e-mail messages, and also, in a team work with Janine Van der Rijt, I am organising the "Best of JURE" awards.
My name is Gerda Hagenauer and I am working as a research assistant at the University of Salzburg (Department of Educational Research) in Austria. My research is about learning emotions and its association with students’ learning and achievement. I am also interested in the teacher-student-relationship and how it affects students’ learning. Methodologically I mainly follow a quantitative approach. In the international committee of JURE I am responsible, together with Astrid, for the submission and review process.
Hi, my name is Dirk Bissbort and I work as a visiting research fellow at the Educational Technology Research Unit (LET; http://www.let.oulu.fi/) at the Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education at the University of Oulu in Finland. At the LET, I am involved in the ADDRESS project (‘Adaptive Motivation Regulation in Individual and Socially Shared Learning Situations’). My PhD studies (at the Faculty of Educational Science, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany) are on dynamic forces of self-direction and regulation in learning and the impact of the learning environment. My research interests are motivation, self-direction and regulation in learning, innovative learning arrangements and educational research methodology. My main roles in the JURE International Committee are the organisation of the JURE workshops (with Janine) and the organisation of the JURE website (with Astrid). How I got in touch with EARLI and JURE? In 2006, I was the student host of the first Summer School of the SIG ‘Emotion and Motivation’ in Germany, and I attended also the Summer School 2008 in Finland. Once, Gerda just asked me if I would like to apply for the organisation of JURE 2011 ?! See you in Exeter and enjoy the conferences!
My name is Janine van der Rijt. I am working as a PhD candidate in the department of Educational Research and Development at Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics, the Netherlands. Currently, I am completing my PhD. In my PhD research project, I investigate the conditions to support learning and development of professionals in the workplace. I particularly focus on the role of informal feedback processes. I have attended previous JURE and EARLI conferences, and I am pleased to now be a member of the International Committee of JURE. In the Committee I am responsible for the organisation of the Best-of-JURE Awards (with Helena) and I work on the organisation of the workshops (with Dirk). I am looking forward to the conference! See you in Exeter!
EARLI 2011 Biennial Conference
The final conference programme is now online.
The website now also contains more information about the conference schedule and the locations of the general sessions.
Please check the Programme section of the website regularly for the latest version of the conference programme.
Planning is all going well for an exciting and varied Social Programme. The theme of this programme is celebrating the culture and produce of the South West of England, so there will be great emphasis on local products and traditions. This will kick off with the Opening Reception on Tuesday evening which will include a Ceilidh (for everyone to join in) and a Morris Dance demonstration along with the opportunity to sample local beer, cider and tasty canapes. Throughout the week there will be various tours to join, visiting local places of interest giving you the chance to learn a little about our beautiful region and cultural heritage. Check out some of the Local Committee’s favourite places. There will also be a Farmers and Craft market taking place at the Conference Venue on Thursday and Friday – a great opportunity to buy local souvenirs and products.
The EARLI Gala Dinner, on Friday 2nd September, is the highlight of the social programme and will be a wonderful opportunity for you to take part in a formal dinner within the Great Hall of the University of Exeter. The Great Hall is located in the very heart of the University Campus and the Gala Dinner will be the first event held in this location to celebrate its top quality refurbishment. The evening will prove to be full of surprises. There will be roaming magicians and a live jazz and blues band made up by some of the county’s best young school musicians. An exquisite menu, show casing West Country produce, is being planned and drinks will be flowing. This will be a really special evening where nothing but the best will do, organised by the award winning Event Exeter. The ticket price of €75 includes all food, drink and entertainment. There will also be a cash bar available throughout the evening. Dress code: smart/formal. It is important to note that the Gala Dinner is limited to 500 people and so we must operate on a first come first served basis. More information about the conference gala dinner can be found on the EARLI 2011 website.
There are still a few tickets left for the Gala Dinner on Friday night 2 September. This is a great opportunity to enjoy social time with your colleagues, and comes with delicious local food and drink, entertainment and atmospheric music provided by talented young musicians from Devon. Register for the conference and bock your tickets NOW to avoid disappointment. Participants who have already registered for the conference and would like to book a conference dinner ticket, please contact email@example.com.
Have you seen the great opportunity to use our stunning sports facilities? For only £10 for the week, you have access to the University’s entire sporting facilities. Click here to get book your Sports Pass online.
Overview Social Programme
Monday 29th August
There is no official session, but EARLI 2011 Registration will be open from 1300 hours. This is a great chance to meet up with other delegates, register and explore the venue.
Tuesday 30th August
10.15 – 11.00 Opening Session EARLI 2011, closing session Jure 2011 and Nomination Jure Awards - Peter Chalk Centre, Newman A.
12.30 –13.30 Lunch with Professors – Woodbridge Suite, Reed Hall.
17.15 – 18.45 Presidential Address, JURE Awards, EARLI Awards – Peter Chalk Centre, Newman A.
19.00 - 21.00 Opening Reception – A taste of the West Country – in The Great Hall with cider and beer, other drinks, nibbles, and a Ceilidh and Morris Dancing.
Wednesday 31st August
Cultural Programme – 17.00 – 18.30 Cheese and Wine Tasting on the Forum Piazza
Thursday 1st September
Cultural Programme – 16.00 – 19.30 Devon Farmers Market – Forum Piazza
SIG Dinners as arranged through SIGS
Friday 2nd September
17.00 – 18.00 General Assembly, Peter Chalk Centre, Newman A. Chaired by the EARLI President.
19.30 EARLI 2011 Gala Dinner at The Great Hall with entertainers, live music and delicious food. Tickets to be bought in advance through registration. Last minute bookings may be possible but will depend on availability.
Cultural Programme – 16.30 – 19.30 Devon Farmers Market – Forum Piazza
Saturday 3rd September
15.00 – 15.30 Closing Ceremony, Peter Chalk Centre, Newman A. Come and have a cream tea and glass of ‘fizz’ to toast a farewell to EARLI 2011 and welcome EARLI 2013 Conference organisers.
Other Activities in and around Exeter
See What’s On and Where to go to read about the wide range of opportunities to explore the area.
You can now follow EARLI 2011 on Twitter @earli2011. Keep an eye on what’s happening before and during the Conference.