EARLI 2017

JURE 2017

August 27th  - August 28th 2017

The JURE 2017 Pre-Conference will take place in Tampere, Finland on "Education in the Light of Multiple Perspectives: Towards Intertwining Personalised and Collaborative Learning". This Conference invites Junior Researchers from around the world to engage in compelling discussions about learning and instruction research.

EARLI 2017

August 29th  - September 2nd 2017

The 17th Biennial EARLI Conference will be hosted by the University of Tampere, Finland on "Education in the crossroads of economy and politics – Role of research in the advancement of public good". We warmly encourage participants to present results and ideas to increase the impact of research in the political and societal decision-makers.


Click here to register for EARLI 2017.
Click here to register for JURE 2017.

Register before the 4th of April 2017 (midnight - CET) to enjoy the Early Bird discount.
All EARLI 2017 presenters are required to register before the 25th of April 2017 (midnight - CET).

Click here to find out more about the EARLI and JURE 2017 registration fees.

Conference Theme



The 17th Biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) is taking place in Tampere, Finland and will be hosted by the University of Tampere.

Education is struggling between the tensions and forces from economy, politics, media and scientific reaserch. Against the backdrop of the economic situation in Europe, public funding for education is decreasing in many countries. This creates a situation in which politicians tend to initiate programmes that attract media attention in order to guarantee the continuation of their political careers. The role of research in advancing education is being challenged as are the funding opportunities for educational and psychological research.

What is research about, how to combine theory and practice, and how to convince the general public and policy makers of the myriad strengths educational and psychological research have to offer to the advancement of well-being and public good?

We warmly encourage participants to present results and ideas to increase the impact of research in the political and societal decision-makers.


  • Thursday October 27th 2016
    Abstract submission deadline
  • January 2017
    Conference registrations open
  • February 2017
    Abstract Review
  • April 4th 2017
    Early Bird registration deadline
  • April 25th 2017
    Presenter registration deadline
  • May 2017
    Conference programme available online
  • August 29th – September 2nd 2017
    17th Biennial EARLI conference


Click here to get to know the EARLI 2017 Keynotes through their introduction videos!

Cornelis De Brabander
Dr. Cornelis De Brabander
Leiden University (NL)

A Unified Model of Task-Specific Motivation

Prof. Allyson Hadwin
University of Victoria (CA)

Promoting adaptive regulation: Progress, challenges and possibilities

Manfred Prenzel
Prof. Dr. Manfred Prenzel
Technical University of Munich (DE)

Evidence-based Education and the Role of Teacher Education

Kari Smith
Prof. Dr. Kari Smith
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO)
Moving Beyond Rhetoric: Building a Culture to Substantiate Research Based Teacher Education

Jouni Valijarvi
Prof. Dr. Jouni Välijärvi
University of Jyväskylä (FI)

Changing Competence Needs and International Comparative Assessments

Tamara Van Gog
Prof. Dr. Tamara van Gog
Utrecht University (NL)

Eye Follow You: Effects of Gaze Cues on Learning

Submission and Review

EARLI 2017 welcomes a broad variety of submission types. These formats are designed to create a lively academic atmosphere, allowing for different preferences in presentation styles and to accommodate the presentation of research at various stages. 

Each proposal is reviewed by at least two experts active within the specific field of research.

Click here to find out more about the submission and review process.

Funding for Presenters

The EARLI Executive Committee (EC) would like to express its commitment to EARLI members who are facing financial struggles and for whom the conference attendance is perhaps not an evident option. In order to do so, the EARLI EC offers funding which will be granted under the form of a waived conference fee to a number of participants.


Click here to view the funding criteria.

The deadline for application is the 7th of March 2017.


EARLI 2017 wishes to thank the following sponsors:


For more than 25 years, the Jacobs Foundation has enjoyed a reputation as a funder in the field of child and youth development. The Foundation supports actors and institutions engaged in research and practical work in a wide variety of ways. And, in certain selected programs, they also take on conceptual and operational responsibilities.


The Faculty of Education of the University of Tampere functions as the local organiser of the 17th EARLI Biennial Conference. The Faculty of Education explores and analyses changes in education and society, and participates in building the idea of learning society in national and global scale. The University of Tampere currently houses more than 15.000 students and over 2.000 staff members.