The aim of the ‘European Conference on Educational Research’ is to create an inclusive platform for initiating, reporting, discussing and promoting high quality educational research, that not only acknowledges its own context but also recognises wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. The conference is organised for emerging, as well as experienced, researchers and builds on and promotes free and open dialogue and critical discussion. It has a comprehensive approach to theory, methods, arguments, findings and research ethics.

While the nature of European educational research is a constantly debated and changing reality, there is a general acceptance that to discuss it we need to draw on the rich and diverse research traditions that make up our educational community. Thus, context and place, tradition and polity influence the way in which we think about what it is we do and why we do it. This increasing diversification of our contextual and conceptual hinterland should arguably be at the heart of the ongoing dialogue about what it means to ‘do’ educational research in the 21st century.

This conference aims to address the many different forms of diversity in educational research, be they conceptual, contextual or methodological, and explore the creation of a wide range of practices within and between each. Ultimately it seeks to highlight the successes and challenges resulting from the commitment of educational researchers and educational research to address and include diversity in all aspects of what we do. How does educational research contribute to unpacking challenges that are brought about by the increasing visibility of different forms of diversity? How does it account for different approaches, methods and outcomes that have been developed in educational contexts around the globe, and provide insights to elaborate inclusive educational policy measures?


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Call for papers

Extended deadline: 31 January 2023

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