EERA, European Educational Research Association and Bahçesehir University Istanbul, Turkey, invite Educational Researchers to submit proposals for the European Conference on Educational Research 2013. The conference theme will provide a focus for keynote addresses and invited events. Proposals for contributions are welcome from all fields of educational research.
Participants may submit up to two abstracts for papers, posters, research workshops, round tables and symposia. All proposals must be handed in electronically via the online submission platform ‘Conftool’. PhD students and emerging researchers are invited to submit proposals to the Emerging Researchers’ Group in order to participate in the Emerging Researchers’ Conference. ECER is the annual conference held by the European Educational Research Association (EERA). It welcomes 2,500 scholars each year, representing views and research traditions from all parts of Europe.
CONFERENCE THEME: "CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH"
National governments and the European Union see innovation as increasingly important for the development of the 21st century knowledge society. It may contribute to economic prosperity as well as to social and individual wellbeing and may, therefore, be an essential factor for creating a more competitive and dynamic European society. In the effort to manage the challenges facing societies and economies, political agencies and systems expect educational research, the social sciences and humanities to find solutions for developing creative and innovative education as a means to foster creative competences and innovative skills among the next generation.
Read more on the conference theme: http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer2013/programme/conference-theme/
• Emerging Researchers' Conference: 9 – 10 September 2013
• Main Conference: 10 – 13 September 2013
• Submission Deadline: 1 February 2013
• Review Results: 2 April 2013
• Lene Tanggaard Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
• Morwenna Griffiths, University of Edinburgh, UK
• Hasan Simsek, Bahçesehir University Istanbul, Turkey
• Riel Miller, UNESCO, Paris, France
Submissions need to be directed to one of the 29 EERA networks and can be handed in as paper, poster, round table, research workshop or symposium. Please carefully read the Network descriptors on the EERA website to ensure that your submission is in line with the Network’s research focus. You may also consider consulting the guidelines on the format of presentations before handing in your proposal.
All submissions have to be handed in via the ECER submission system ‘Conftool’. To access the system you first need to create a user account.
The closing date for submission will be 1 February 2013. No late submissions will be accepted!
Browse through EERA Networks http://www.eera-ecer.de/networks/
Submission Procedure & Formats of Presentation http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer2013/submission-registration/submission/
CONFERENCE VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
The Bahçesehir University campus is located in Besiktas in the European part of the city on the banks of the Bosphorus. ECER 2013 will take place in the central university building on the campus. The campus is close to Taksim Square and can be reached via tram (Kabatas station), bus, dolmus or ferry boat (Besiktas ferry terminal).
The local organising committee will provide an online booking form for hotels and will be glad to help you with your reservation. Information on hotels will be available in early 2013 on the EERA website.