JURE 2021


The JURE 2021 Pre-Conference invites Junior Researchers from around the world to engage in compelling discussions on "Citizenship and Education". JURE 2021 offers early career researchers a first academic conference experience, and the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the globe.

EARLI 2021


The 19th Biennial EARLI Conference will be hosted by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  We encourage participants to present results and ideas on state-of-the-art research in learning and instruction, specifically around the topic "Education and Citizenship: Learning and Instruction and the Shaping of Futures ".


The EARLI Executive Committee has decided, after careful consideration, that the EARLI 2021 Conference in Gothenburg will move fully online. The continuing uncertainty about what the pandemic situation will be next summer is making it impossible to plan.  The University of Gothenburg has highlighted the challenges should the conference need to be socially-distanced. The buildings and the rooms that are available cannot cope with such arrangements. 

Depending on the technological possibilities, the submission flow and the different timezones, the EARLI 2021 Organising Committee is currently discussing the exact structure of the conference and the dates.  However, these will remain around the initially announced conference dates (August 24-28).  We will let you know the exact dates and structure as soon as possible.

We feel that making this decision now allows us to plan creatively for a vibrant, intellectually rich conference.   The conference theme – Education and Citizenship: learning and Instruction and the Shaping of Futures – has a new resonance in the light of COVID-19.  We are now turning our attention to the online conference and to ensuring that the format allows for maximum interaction, lively conversation and the renewing of acquaintances.  The past months have taught us much about the opportunities and possibilities that technology can offer us when meeting face to face is not possible.  We are looking forward to seeing you all and sharing our research in new ways. Make sure to submit your work for the online conference before January 12th, as the peer-review process will proceed as normal. Watch this space!


"Education and Citizenship: Learning and Instruction and the Shaping of Futures"
Democratic societies build on ideas of active citizens who participate in and contribute to social, cultural and economic development. The UN Agenda 2030 specifies the goals involved in building sustainable and just societies able to successfully address the challenges we face in Anthropocene. Learning and instruction in its various settings play an increasingly important role in promoting the values, skills and knowledge that will allow us to foster active citizens who are able to contribute to sustainable and peaceful co-existence. EARLI can help to advance our understanding of the role and impact of education by addressing the processes and outcomes of learning in broad and innovative ways. This includes attending to features such as the role of learning and instruction for the promotion of agency, the development of collaborative skills, the deepening of a sense of belonging in society and, not least, for the commitment to future learning among all citizens. 


The joy and excitement of learning and of knowledge sharing and creation, represent significant components of learning, and they should be considered as important outcomes of learning along with our traditional competence measures. In this respect, they need far more attention from researchers. The pandemic spreading during 2020 reminded us of the fact that the future is increasingly difficult to predict but it seems safe to say that learning and re-learning will continue a top prioirity regardless of the future. The EARLI community accepts the responsibility to show how learning and instruction are consequential for the intellectual, social and cultural fabric of societies striving to shape their future on the road to sustainability.    

Important dates

Please consider the following important dates:

  • 1 September 2020
    Submissions open
  • 12 January 2021
    Submission deadline
  • 16 March 2021
    Review deadline EARLI 2021 and JURE 2021 (first round)
  • 31 March 2021
    Review results for EARLI 2021 and JURE 2021 (first round)
  • 1 April 2021
    Second submission deadline for JURE 2021
  • 4 May 2021
    Early Bird Registration Deadline / Review results for JURE 2021
  • 11 May 2021
    Presenter registration deadline
  • August 2021 (around 22 - 28 August 2021)
    EARLI and JURE 2021



Prof. Dr. Paul Ashwin
Lancaster University (UK)

Thinking Beyond the Crises: what is a university education for?


Prof. Dr. Ola Erstad
University of Oslo (NO)

Learning Lives and Lived Citizenship - trajectories of participation and future-making


Prof. Dr. Nathan Fox
University of Maryland (US)

Title to be announced


Prof. Dr. Raija Hämäläinen
University of Jyväskylä (FI)

The Challenges of Digitalisation: Innovative Multidisciplinary Methods and Technologies for Enhancing Learning and Professional Development


Prof. Dr. James Hiebert
University of Delaware (US)

A Practical Theory of Teaching


Prof. Dr. Halszka Jarodzka
Open University (NL)

Vision for Education - How Eye-tracking Helps Us to Understand and to Improve Learning and Instruction


Prof. Dr. Cintia Rodriguez
Autonomous University of Madrid (ES)

Early Manifestations of Executive Functions from the End of the First Year at Infant School, A Pragmatic View


Prof. Dr. Tina Seufert
University of Ulm (DE)

Learners' resources as moderators for instructional design, self-regulation and cognitive load


Prof. Dr. Hilde Van Keer
Ghent University (BE)

"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall": The Vital, Though Challenging Nature of Self-regulated Learning More Than Ever Acknowledged 



Click here to consult the submission guidelines.

In light of the online conference, we anticipate the standard formats mentioned below will remain (though they may be tweaked to ensure wide participant interaction) but also that the affordances of technology will permit some entirely new formats. Keep an eye on this page for further information.



Paper sessions consist of four paper presentations, followed by a discussion with the audience. Each presenter will be given 15 minutes presentation time, followed by five minutes for questions. At the end of all presentations, there is a ten-minute open discussion. Empirical papers should indicate clear data and results, or they will not be accepted. Research that is at an earlier stage is very suitable for roundtable or poster sessions. Theoretical papers, of course, are also welcomed.

A paper session consists of four papers and is scheduled for 90 minutes.



Interactive poster sessions involve five or six posters, visually presenting research studies. This format is perfect for developing research and/or preliminary results. A short oral presentation of about 5 minutes for each poster is given to an audience gathered as a group. After the authors’ brief presentation, an in-depth discussion between them and the audience follows. The poster sessions offer presenters the opportunity for interaction and discussion with the audience.
Poster sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes, following the format above. Materials for fixing posters on the walls or poster boards will be provided.



Symposia provide an opportunity to present research on one topic, often from multiple perspectives, compiling a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia sessions are directed by a chair, involving either three to four presenters and one discussant, from at least three different countries. A key goal of symposia is to generate interactive discussion, so please consider how this will be achieved. If you opt for three presenters, we expect the fourth presenter slot to be used for active discussion with the audience. 

A symposium is scheduled for 90 minutes, allowing 15 minutes presentation time per speaker, ten minutes for the discussant, and 20 minutes for open discussion. In case the symposium only contains 3 papers, the additional time should be used for interaction.

Round Table


Roundtable sessions offer opportunities for a more discursive exploration of research issues. This may well involve discussion of work in progress. The presenters explain their research and research issue, and invite the participants to help to discuss emerging data or to solve a research issue or problem. Roundtable sessions will take place in seminar rooms with a board-room style table.

Three to five roundtable sessions are clustered together per session, and are scheduled for 90 minutes.



ICT Demonstrations allow presenters to display, explain and familiarise users with a potentially useful teaching or research tool or method. The presentation may include references to completed research, but the point of the session is to demonstrate the tool, not present the research for criticism. The audience may offer their viewpoints and share their experiences with similar tools or different tools for the same purpose.

ICT Demonstrations are scheduled individually for 90 minutes.



Workshops allow presenters to display, explain and familiarise users with a potentially useful teaching or research tool or method. The presentation may include references to completed research, but the point of the session is to demonstrate the tool, not present the research for criticism. The audience may offer their viewpoints and share their experiences with similar tools or different tools for the same purpose.

Workshops are scheduled individually for 90 minutes.

Collaborative workspaces


Collaborative workspaces allow the discussion of ongoing or future research projects with the goal of establishing or strengthening research collaborations. This may include collaborations about the constructs that researchers use, but also about methodologies or a specific content area. The submission for a collaborative space should include the main content area for which collaboration shall be established or deepened.

Collaborative workspaces are scheduled individually for 90 minutes.



EARLI 2021 Committee

Conference President
Prof. Roger Säljö, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Conference Management Team
Jonas Emanuelsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Ilse Hakvoort, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Local Organising Committee
Hoda Ashjari, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Åke Ingerman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Angelika Kullberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Rimma Nyman, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (JURE Conference president)