The SIG 13 "Moral and Democratic Education" of EARLI - the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction - invites researchers to join the 2022 conference at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Southern Norway, and to present and discuss their recent research.
New, extended deadline: 10. March 2022!
The conference motto is 'Creating Democratic Societies – Making Democracy Sustainable', with particular attention being devoted to democracy as a challenge for our changing society and parallels being drawn to UN and EU efforts to shape a more sustainable, safer and better world for all. However, contributions are not limited to this motto. We welcome all research related to SIG 13, 'Moral and Democratic Education'. We also encourage researchers to include their doctoral students and participate in the JURE network activities. We hope that this conference will inspire and engage researchers to build networks, cooperate and share knowledge about this important research field. The conference team also welcomes professionals and politicians interested in research on morality and democracy in education.
We hope that as many participants as possible will attend in person, but digital contributions will also be welcome due to the COVID-situation (You will be asked to specify in your registration for the conference if you will be attending in person or digitally). Please note that it may be necessary to change to a digital conference format on short notice, dependent on the COVID-situation. In this case, the University of Agder cannot be held responsible for any expenses associated with travel and accommodation.
You find the detailed program here. Please note that some updates and changes can occur, so please check regularly.
'Come together' on a boat trip with M/S Maarten - Meeting point: Pier 6 16:45, 4630 Kristiansand)
Proposals can be submitted through the conference website here.
Due to many requests received, we have decided to extend the submission deadline for the conference by 10 days (10. March, 2022). Authors who have already submitted their papers may revise their submissions until the new deadline.
The conference accepts proposals for posters, paper presentations, and symposia (the submission of a symposium includes three papers and a discussant). Please see "Call for Papers," for more information on presentation formats and a proposal guide.
Conference registration is now open for non-presenters. You can register for the conference participation here. Here you decide if you can attend in person or will participate digitally.
The conference fee includes registration, the general reception on Wednesday, coffee breaks and lunches
EARLI members: NOK 1900
EARLI JURE members: NOK 900
Non members: NOK 2900
Accommodation, the boat trip (Tuesday), and conference dinner (Thursday) are NOT included. Reservations for the boat trip (NOK 450) and the conference dinner (NOK 700) can be made during the registration process.
Conference registration fee: In case of cancellation before 30 May 2022 (23:59 CET), an administration fee of 40% will be charged (meaning that 60% will be refunded). After 30 May 2022 no refunds will be issued. A transfer of registration to a colleague is not possible. Cancellations have to be made by e-mail to email@example.com
Conference dinner tickets: In case of cancellation before 30 May 2022 (23:59 CET), an administration fee of 40% of the conference dinner ticket will be charged (meaning that 60% will be refunded). After 30 May 2022, no refunds will be issued. Cancellations have to be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
30 November 2021: Call for papers/submission opens
10 March 2022: Deadline for proposal submission (New extended deadline!)
11. April 2022: Response from the organising committee
10 May 2022: Presenter registration deadline (here you decide if you will attend in person or digitally)
31. May 2022: Registration closes (non-presenter only)
We especially welcome and invite young researchers to the conference. We believe that junior researchers will benefit the most from the conference if they are actively included in the SIG 13 community.
We further invite all 'young' researchers to our JURE lunch to meet other researchers in the middle of their Ph.D. period or graduates who have just recently received their doctorate. The lunch is an opportunity to connect with fellow Ph.D.researchers from all over Europe, and exchange ideas and experiences.
Finally, we encourage all young researchers to participate in EARLI's JURE network. The primary aim of this network is to represent and support early-career researchers in matters of interest to them. The JURE network also offers the opportunity to meet fellow junior researchers, socialize and participate in a Europe-wide scientific community.
About the conference venue: University of Agder
The University of Agder (UiA) is a public university and organized into six faculties and one teacher education unit. The university has 14 000 students and 1400 faculty and staff members. It is one of the youngest universities in Norway, but its history dates back to 1839 when the first teacher training institution in the region was established. Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines. Being a driving force for societal and regional development, the University of Agder has close contact with industry, organizations and cultural institutions. It is an internationally oriented university in a region exposed to strong international competition.
The Department of Education is one of the academic departments belonging to the Faculty of Humanities and Education and is heavily involved with the Teacher Education Unit at the UiA. Teacher education has the longest history of any subject area at the University of Agder, reaching back to 1839. UiA contributes significantly to academic development and teacher education in Norway. The Teacher Education Unit has close cooperation with 180 schools and preschools in the Agder region for student placement.
'Democracy and active citizenship' is one of six interdisciplinary priority areas in our university's strategy. Since 2015, the Department of Education at the University of Agder has a research program Democratic Mobilization to enhance the focus on democratic values in education. Thus, the conference team at the UiA is very happy to announce this SIG13 conference that fits so well to the research profile of the department and at the same time addresses important issues about moral and democracy of increasing international relevance. We are also dedicated to teaching and research related to learning processes, didactics, general pedagogy, special needs education, the education of teachers for upper secondary education, lower secondary education, primary education, and preschool teacher education.
Kristiansand is also known as the 'capital of Southern Norway' with beautiful nature close by, being the rough seaside and isles to the south and the wide forest surrounding the rest of the city. Kristiansand has also a variety of museums, galleries, and Norway's largest zoo and amusement park.
More information about activities and attractions in and around Kristiansand can be found on the Visit Norway website.
Travelling and accomodation
The coronavirus situation: Updated information about entry into Norway can be found here.
Kristiansand has its own airport: Kjevik (KRS). Kjevik has direct flights to cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam. There are frequent domestic flights to and from Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger.
Kristiansand is situated by the coast and is therefore also accessible by sea. There is a ferry connection between Kristiansand and Hirtshals (Denmark) and various cruise ships call on the Port of Kristiansand every year. For more info about the Port of Kristiansand, ferries and cruises please see: Port of Kristiansand
The Norwegian railway company operates all lines in Norway. Trains run directly between Kristiansand and Oslo (about 4.5 hours), and between Kristiansand and Stavanger (about 3 hours). Tickets can be bought online and more information can be found on the website of Vy
Outside Kristiansand: Various bus companies cater to travellers who travel longer distances whether they depart from or arrive in Kristiansand. Information can be found on the following websites:
Within Kristiansand: Timetables and information on travelling by bus within the area of Kristiansand can be found at the website of Agder Kollektivtrafikk AS. The Campus is a 10-15 minutes bus ride from the city centre.