27-30 June 2022

Cadiz, Spain


Conference theme: Exploring research synergies to learn from each other

By bringing together two long-standing EARLI special interest groups SIG 1 “Assessment and Evaluation” and SIG 4 “Higher Education”, the “Joint SIG1 & SIG4 Conference 2022” provides an opportunity to initiate, foster and consolidate synergies and collaborations in research areas present in both communities.

The two communities represent a variety of research interests:

  • SIG 1 Assessment and Evaluation: Research with a thematic focus on classroom assessment, largescale assessment and program evaluation at all levels of education (from kindergarten to higher education).
  • SIG 4 Higher Education: Research with a contextual focus on higher education that covers various themes related to learning and instruction as well as academic development.

We invite scholars to share their research at our joint conference and to enjoy the special program aimed at encouraging interactions between the two communities and productive discussions within each community. During the conference, a special program track will be dedicated to those contributions that are at the intersection of assessment/evaluation and higher education and thus highlight potential research synergies. We also invite researchers who are interested in assessment topics outside of higher education and scholars studying other phenomena than assessment in higher education to share their research during the Sig-specific session tracks. Topics addressing COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences for teaching, learning and assessment are especially welcome.

We hope the conference opens new perspectives to each other’s research. In addition, the new session format of “collaborative spaces”, which was successfully introduced during the last SIG 4 conference in 2018, will be incorporated in our schedule. This format aims at creating a platform for exchanging ideas with the potential to explore new research directions and possible collaborations both within and between the two communities. We are convinced that the complementing strengths of both communities provide a great opportunity to expand our horizons and to learn from each other.  



Naomi Winstone, Ph.D & Crina Damsa, Ph.D  (Joint keynote)

About Naomi

Naomi is a cognitive psychologist specialising in the processing and impact of instructional feedback and the influence of dominant discourses of assessment and feedback in policy and practice on the positioning of educators and students in feedback processes. Naomi is a Professor of Educational Psychology and Director of the Surrey Institute of Education at the University of Surrey, UK. She is also an Honorary Associate Professor in the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University, Australia. Naomi is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a UK National Teaching Fellow. Naomi runs training events and workshops at Universities, Schools, and Colleges across Europe, to support educators and students to enhance the impact of assessment and feedback on learning and development. Her 2017 systematic review on learners’ engagement with feedback, published in Educational Psychologist, was awarded the American Psychological Association Outstanding Publication Award for Educational Psychology.












About Crina

Crina is an Associate Professor at the Department of Education and currently the Vice of Innovation and Digitalisation at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Oslo, in Norway. She holds a PhD in Educational Sciences from University of Oslo, a MSc in Education and Learning with Technology from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and a BA in linguistics from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania. She researches processes of learning through inquiry and collaboration, focusing especially on broader learning ecologies that involve individual processes and interactions with others, resources, contexts, technologies. Her 2019 article in the British Journal of Educational Technology synthesizes ecological notions of learning and learning spaces of students in higher education. Crina leads the EARLI Center of Excellence in Research ‘Digital tracing and analysis of collaborative learning’ and a series of research projects on topics of collaborative learning supported by automated feedback and analytics-based dashboards, interdisciplinary learning and teaching, and video-based remote guidance of higher education students. She is Associate Editor of the journal Frontline Learning Research and of the Journal of the Learning Sciences, served as a member of the EARLI Executive Committee and currently serves as committee chair in International Society of the Learning Sciences. In her role as a Vice Dean, Crina leads a series of projects and an initiative on pedagogical and social innovation, student participation and implementation of innovative physical-digital learning environments. She also consults on educational innovation projects in higher education, to support educators in designing learning environments that promote student inquiry, engagement and agency. View her full profile here:













Anastasiya A. Lipnevich, Ph.D: "The paradox of Feedback: If we don't know where we are going, how will we know when we get there?" (Sig 1 keynote)

About Ana
Anastasiya Lipnevich is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a Deputy Head of the Educational Psychology Ph.D. program. Originally from Belarus, Anastasiya received her combined Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, Education, and Italian language from the Belarusian State Pedagogical University, followed by her Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Rutgers University, USA. She then earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Learning, Cognition, Development concentration), also from Rutgers University. For her dissertation Ana won the Excellence in Dissertation Award from the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University. After receiving her PhD, she joined Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ as a post-doctorate research scholar. 

Anastasiya received the New Investigator Award 2011 and the Best Article Award from Division 3 (Experimental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She held visiting professorships, among others, at the University of Konstanz, Germany, University of Otago, New Zealand, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain; and National Institute of Education, Singapore. 

She co-edited two books – Psychosocial skills and School Systems in the 21st Century (Lipnevich, Preckel, and Roberts, 2016; Springer) and the Cambridge Handbook of Instructional Feedback (Lipnevich and Smith, 2018; Cambridge University Press) and has two currently under contract. Her research interests include: instructional feedback, formative assessment, attitudes toward mathematics, alternative ways of cognitive and non-cognitive assessment, and the role of psychosocial characteristics in individuals’ academic and life achievement. see

Ana Lipnevich











Dr. Kathleen M. Quinlan: "Breaking out of our Silos: How Higher Education Researchers Can Learn With Other SIGS" (Sig 4 keynote)

On many aspects of learning and instruction, higher education is much the same as any other educational setting; we study the interaction between learners, teachers, and content. But we do so within a university context that itself may be quite varied depending upon its larger policy, social and disciplinary contexts. Therefore, as higher education researchers, we need to borrow from, adapt and test theories and findings from other educational contexts for their applicability in higher education.  Doing so demands that we analyse how our particular higher education context is similar to or different from other educational settings, adopting a lens that attends to both personal and environmental factors. It also requires that we think deliberately about how we contextualise our research and where we publish and present it so we can contribute both to higher education practice and broader educational theory.  In this talk, I will draw on examples from my own research on values, interest, and discipline-specificity in learning and teaching to illustrate this analytical process. I will pose some of the key questions that we, as higher education researchers, need to be asking ourselves to rise to the challenge set by the conference theme.

About Kathleen:

Dr  Kathleen M. Quinlan is a professor in Higher Education and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent.  She holds a PhD in Education from the Stanford School of Education and has researched teaching and learning in higher education for more than 20 years. She has led educational development programmes at the University of Oxford, Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and The Australian National University, and served as Educator-in- Residence (August 2014) at the National University of Singapore. Her recent research focuses on emotions and motivation in learning and teaching in higher education, particularly how to support the development of students’ interest in their subjects and related careers. She has authored or co-authored 40 peer reviewed journal articles, 9 book chapters and 2 books, including How Higher Education Feels: Commentaries on Poems that Illuminate Emotions in Learning and Teaching (Sense Publishers, 2016).   View her profile here:







Stay tuned for more updates on the program!


Conference Formats

The conference will include the following conference formats, all of which are designed to trigger deep conversations between participants.

Paper presentations: Paper sessions are oral presentations of three to four papers followed by a discussion with the audience. Each presenter is given 15 to 20 minutes to present a clear argument. For paper proposals please submit a short abstract of 100-150 words + extended summary of max. 750 words.

Symposia: Symposia present research on one topic or theme, providing a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposium sessions consist of 3-4 oral paper presentations and the discussant’s contribution. For symposia please submit an overarching abstract of 100-150 words describing the contents and purpose(s) of the symposium. In addition please submit for each paper a short abstract of 100-150 words + extended summary of max. 750 words. Symposia are directed by a chairperson who should be one of the presenters. In symposia, participants should come from at least two different countries. Please note that every participant must register individually.

Guided poster presentations: Poster sessions involve a number of posters, which visually present current research. Each presenter is given three minutes for a short oral presentation, followed by an in-depth discussion with the audience. Each poster should be fixed to a (soft) presentation board for a maximum size of format A0 (84 x 119 cm; push pins will be provided). For poster proposals please submit a short abstract of 100-150 words + extended summary of max. 750 words.

Collaborative space: The 1.5-to-2-hour “collaborative space” is a session in which a maximum of 30 participants (excluding the organizers) discuss their ongoing or future research projects with the goal of establishing or strengthening research collaborations. This may include collaborations about 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. Organizers are asked to explain why this area may provide new or interesting insights. They should add possible research questions as well as the planned or preliminary outcomes of the collaboration which can be addressed by the collaborators.

For collaborative space proposals please submit a short abstract of 100-150 words + extended summary of max. 750 words.

The structure of a collaborative-space session should be as follows:

  1. Session organizers present themselves and their current ideas (which they submitted to the conference) in max. 20 minutes (possibly supported by printouts). These presentations should include the following items:
  • goal of project ideas (e.g., grant submission, publication),
  • topic area,
  • (likely) research methods,
  • planned outcomes.
  1. Participants split up into several subgroups with each at least one facilitator, based on their interests. This phase may take from 30 to 60 minutes (depending on the total time frame). In each subgroup, participants present themselves and their current ideas (if applicable) very shortly; an in-depth discussion of collaboration possibilities follows.
  2. The last 30 minutes of the session is used for bringing together the ideas discussed in the subgroups. Session organizers will present their view in a short wrap-up (max. 15 minutes), followed by a final plenary discussion. In the subgroup phase, it is of paramount importance that participants (other than the organizers) are motivated to express and (further) develop own (and collaborative) research ideas.


Review criteria

The following criteria apply to single paper, symposium and poster submissions:

  • Relevance to the domain of SIG1 / SIG4 or the synergy between SIG1 & SIG4
  • Overall quality and scientific originality
  • Significance for theory, practice and policy
  • Theoretical framework
  • Research method and design
  • Clarity of (preliminary) results, discussion and conclusions

The following criteria apply to collaborative space submissions:

  • Goal of project idea is clear (e.g., grant submission, publication)
  • Topic area is made explicit
  • (Potential) research methods are mentioned
  • Planned outcomes described
  • Proposed interactivity in line with submission guidelines


Submission Process

The submission is open from 18 October 2021. Please submit your proposal via the conference system at

Log in with your existing EARLI credentials, and click the green ‘new submission’ button in your EARLI user dashboard. Select the ‘SIG 1 + 4 Conference 2022‘, and the submission type you wish to submit. All submitters and presenters will need an active EARLI account. Should you not have an EARLI account yet, you can easily create one (free of charge) at

Please note: You can be listed max. 2 times as presenting author and max. 1 time as discussantAll submissions should be done completely anonymously, to ensure a fair review process. Please do not include your name in your submission


1. Best-of-Jure-Session

We are excited to announce that during our SIG1 and SIG4 Joint Conference (June 27th – 30th, Cádiz, Spain) JURE members have the special opportunity to present their work in a Best-of-Jure-Session.

Of all the individual papers submitted by JURE members, the 4 highest scoring contributions will be combined into one special session which is organized and chaired by the SIG1+SIG4 JURE Coordinators. The authors of the selected papers will receive a certificate and a small present.

Please submit your proposal (short abstract of 150 words + extended summary of max. 750 words) via the conference system at We recommend considering the review criteria when preparing your submission to understand how the proposal will be assessed. These criteria can be found here:


2. Workshop

What’s more? You will have a chance to participate in expert-led workshops focusing on skills relevant for JURE researchers. Stay tuned for more information!


3. Networking Activity

Additionally, we’ll organize a Networking Session which will be all about getting to know other JURE members and their research projects. Stay tuned for more information!

We are thrilled about this opportunity and hope that many of you will participate. We kindly ask you to sign up for the SIG1 and SIG4 Joint Conference (June 27th – 30th). We hope to see you in the beautiful Cádiz. 😊


Conference Fee

Early Bird Registration (until 17/04/2022):

  • EARLI member € 300
  • JURE member € 250
  • Non-member € 340

Late Registration (18/04/2022 - 31/05/2022):

  • EARLI member € 340
  • JURE member € 290
  • Non-member € 380

Registration for Low-GDP (non-) member € 200

In order to be eligible for a reduced low GDP fee, you have to live and work in a low GDP country. The threshold in the EARLI SIG 1 & 4 Conference 2022 is an average annual GDP per capita of under 23.000 US-$ based on the World Bank data for 2018 GDP per capita.

The following countries qualify for the reduced registration fees:

  • African countries
  • Asian countries

with following exceptions: Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong SAR, Israel, Japan, Korean Rep., Kuwait, Macao SAR, Qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates

  • Latin American countries
  • Countries in Europe with low GDP:

Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania,  FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia,  Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Persons living and working in all other countries have to pay the regular registration fees.

Registration Process

Registration for this conference will be open on 22 November 2021. Please register via the conference system at

In order to register for the SIG 1 & 4 Conference, go to and login with your credentials or create a new account. You will find the SIG 1 & 4 Conference listed in your User Dashboard under "Upcoming Conferences". Click on "Register".

In order to register with the reduced EARLI/JURE member conference fee, it is necessary for you to sign up as member beforehand. In order purchase membership, you need to click the green “new membership” button in your EARLI user dashboard. Once your membership has been paid and approved by the EARLI office, you will be able to register with the EARLI/JURE member conference fee.

Cancellation Policy

Currently we aim for a full face-to-face conference in Cádiz, June 2022. We do monitor and follow up on the COVID-pandemic worldwide regulations and the information in this section will be updated in case of changes in the conference format. In case your proposal gets accepted for the conference, yet you cannot present face-to-face due to government imposed travel restrictions, we will offer an opportunity to present your work in an online track (in a to be determined timeslot during the conference) and at a reduced registration fee. Find all information about the (COVID-related) cancellation and refund policy here:


Dates and Location


Conference Date

27 to 30 June, 2022

Conference Venue

Universidad de Cadiz, Spain
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (FCEE)

Avda. Enrique Villegas Vélez, nº 2
11002 - Cádiz - Spain

* For more venue information (e.g., helpdesk, registration, etc.) see the information below. 


Time Schedule

18 October 2021: Submission opens

22 November 2021: Start of registration (early bird)

23 January 2022: Submission deadline

17 April 2022: Early bird & Presenter registration deadline

31 May 2022: Final deadline for registration (for non-presenters only)

27 to 30 June, 2022: SIG1 + 4 Conference

Travel and Hotel Recommendations 

General info about Cadiz

Travel agencies

    C/ San Francisco, 13 Cádiz
    Tfno: +34 956 21 22 23
    Plaza Isaac Peral, 2
    El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz)
    Tfno: +34 956 85 65 22 (Ext. 1)
    C/ Luis Montoto, 107, Sevilla
    Tfno: +34 954 57 41 67

Hotel recommendations 

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Internet access

There are several ways to get internet access on the Campus Area of the University of Cádiz.

  1. You are welcome to use the University PCs. These are located in the FCEE - Aula of Informática on the fourth floor.
  2. Those who have brought their own computer can use the university wireless internet access, which is available throughout the Campus Area. To gain access to the internet, please do the following: Choose 'ucAirPublica' as WLAN-connection. You will now be redirected to a form where you have to type EARLIORG as username and c418745 as a password. Your internet access is now granted.
  3. Education roaming (eduroam) is also provided at the Universit yof Cádiz. If you use this service, please log in the usual way. 



Left luggage rooms

A left luggage room is available from the registration counter. More information will be provided at the Help Desk. 




Free cofee, tea, and cookies will be served for delegates during the breaks. The coffee stations will be located on the ground floor, please see the maps for exact location. Please present your name badge when collecting refreshments. 

In addition, coffee, tea, and snacks can be purchased at the cafetaria. Please check the icons on the map showing the locations of the coffee services.



Lunch will be served for delegates at Parador de Cadiz Restaurant ( Please see maps for exact location. Please present your name badge when collecting lunch. 


Tourist information



Wineries in the province





Steering Committee and Organizing Team

SIG 1 Committee:

Tijs Rotsaert, PhD, Ghent University, Belgium

Javier Fernández Ruiz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Laurie Delnoij, Maastricht University, the Netherlands


SIG 4 Committee:

Prof. Helga Dorner, Eötvös Loránd Universit, Budapest, Hungary

Rachelle Esterhazy, PhD, University of Oslo, Norway

Stefan T. Siegel, University of Augsburg, Germany


Local Organizing Committee:

Prof. Dr. Gregorio Rodríguez Gómez

Prof. Dr. Jaione Cubero Ibáñez

Prof. Dr. Miguel Angel Gómez Ruiz

Prof. Dr. Mª Soledad Ibarra Sáiz

Prof. Dr. Nicolás Ponce González



Sig1sig4cadiz2022 (at)

SIG 1 Website

SIG 4 Website


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