The SIG 13 "Moral and Democratic Education" of EARLI - the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction - invites researchers to join the 2020 conference at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Southern Norway, and to present and discuss their recent research. The conference motto is “Creating Democratic Societies – Making Democracy Sustainable”. Proposals are to be submitted HERE on the conference webpage no later than 15. February 2020 (new deadline).
The conference team hopes to welcome many engaged SIG 13-members in Kristiansand in June 2020!
The SIG13 scientific committee and the organizing team warmly welcome you to the University of Agder (UiA), Campus Kristiansand, for the SIG13-conference. The topic of the conference is “Creating Democratic Societies – Making Democracy Sustainable” with a particular emphasis on democracy as a challenge for our changing society. Nevertheless, contributions are not limited to this motto. We welcome all research related to SIG13 “Moral and Democratic Education”. We also encourage researchers to include their doctoral students and to participate in the JURE network activities.
In 2015, the Department of Education at the University of Agder established a 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 hope that this conference will inspire and engage researchers to build network, cooperate and share knowledge about this important research field.
Tuesday, 2nd June
"Come together" on a boat trip - Meeting point: Pier 6 16:45 by "M/S Maarten" Kai 6, 4630 Kristiansand)
Proposals can be submitted through the conference website. Submission closes 15. of February 2020 (New deadline!). Submissions via email will not be accepted. The conference accepts proposals for posters, paper presentations, and symposia (the submission of a symposium should also include the three related papers). In the "call for papers," you find more information about the presentation formats and proposal guide.
Please take into consideration that submission (1) and participation (2) require two separate registration steps:
1) If you want to submit a proposal for the conference (deadline: February 15th) please submit here.
2) If you want to sign up for participation, please register for participation and payment here. Registration closes May 10th.
The conference fee includes registration, the general reception on Wednesday, coffee breaks & 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 and the conference dinner can be made during the registration process.
Conference registration fee: In case of cancellation before May 1st, 2020 (time zone: CET 23.59), an administration fee of 40% will be charged (meaning that 60% will be refunded). From May 1st, 2020 no refunds will be made. A transfer of registration to a colleague is not possible. A cancellation has to be done by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference dinner tickets: In case of cancellation before May 1st, 2020 (time zone CET 23.59), an administration fee of 40% of the conference dinner ticket will be charged (meaning that 60% will be refunded). From May 1st, 2020, no refunds will be made. A cancellation has to be done by e-mail to email@example.com
October 2019: Call for papers
15 February 2020: Deadline for proposal submission
31 March 2020: Response from organizing committee
10 May 2020: Closure of registration
We especially welcome and invite young researchers to the conference. We believe that junior researchers benefit the most from the conference if they are included actively in the community of SIG 13.
We further invite all young researchers to our JURE lunch: meet other researchers in the middle of their PhD period or graduates who have just recently received their doctorate. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow researchers from all over Europe, exchange ideas and experiences both scientifically, but also that of working towards a doctorate.
Finally we encourage all young researchers to participate in the JURE network of EARLI. Its primary aim is to represent and support early career researchers on matters of interest to them. The JURE network offers also the possibility to meet fellow junior researchers, socialise and participate in an European wide scientific community.
Venue, travelling and hotel
About the conference venue: University of Agder
The University of Agder (UiA) is organized into six faculties and one teacher education unit. The university has 13 000 students and 1200 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. It is a public university with state-of-the-art buildings on both campuses. Research is the foundation of all teaching activities at UiA and covers a wide variety of disciplines.
The Department of Education is one of the academic departments belonging to the Faculty of Humanities and Education and heavily involved with the Teacher Education Unit at the UiA. We are dedicated to research and teaching 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kristiansand has its own airport: Kjevik (KRS). Kjevik is connected directly to, for instance, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. Frequent domestic flights arrive from and depart to Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger.
Kristiansand lies right beside the sea and is therefore also accessible by boat. Ferries go between Kristiansand and Hirtshals (Denmark) and various cruise ships call on Kristiansand harbor every year. For more info about the harbor, ferries, and cruises see: Kristiansand harbor
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: There are various bus companies caring for travelers who travel longer distances departing from or arriving in Kristiansand. Information can be found on the following websites:
In Kristiansand: Timetables and information on traveling by bus within the area of Kristiansand can be found at the website of Agder Kollektivtrafikk AS. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes by bus from the city center to the university campus.
Note that there are a limited number of rooms available to the reduced price; first come, first served. Please mention explicitly the name of the conference and the university (SIG13 conference at the University of Agder)
Prof. Dr. Inger Marie Dalehefte, University of Agder
International organizing committee:
Prof Dr. Alfred Weinberger - SIG13 Coordinator, Private University of Education of the Diocese of Linz (Austria)
Prof Dr. Eveline Gutzwiller-Helfenfinger - SIG13 Coordinator, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Daniel Deimel - JURE Coordinator, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Local organizing committee:
Members of the Faculty of Humanities and Education / Teacher Education Unit
Prof. Dr. Kristin Endresen
Executive officer Line Frøysaa Eriksen
Assistant Prof. Åse Haraldstad (Coordinator Teacher Education)