An Emerging Field Group (EFG) consists of a small group of international researchers working in the field of learning and instruction active within a new, emerging field of research. EARLI offers these researchers the opportunity to work together during a short but intense period of time to explore the possibilities in their shared field of interest.
The aim of the EFG initiative is to support exploratory, innovative and risk-taking approaches, allowing its participants to focus on experimental and new fields of research, with an emphasis on exploration and process rather than output and product.
Thanks to the extensive support and encouragement of the Jacobs Foundation, EARLI is able to launch the EFGs and commit to substantial funding of up to € 25.000 for each EFG.
EFGs 2018 - 2020
Following a lengthy evaluation procedure, four applications have been granted the EARLI Emerging Field Group funding for 2018 - 2020.
Portable Brain Technologies in Educational Neuroscience Research
led by Nienke van Atteveldt, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Potential of Biophysiology for Understanding Learning and Teaching Experiences
led by Lars-Erik Malmberg, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Unifying Cognitive Load and Self-Regulated Learning Research: Monitoring and Regulation of Effort (MRE)
led by Anique de Bruin, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
EarlyWritePro: Developing Methods for Understanding Early Writing through Analysis of Process Dysfluencies
led by Mark Torrance, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
An EFG can be founded by a group of researchers with the intention to work closely together during a short, fixed period of time. Each EFG runs for two years, with the possibility to extend this with another two years. The main objective of the EFG Policy is to allow researchers to experiment with their ideas and methods, without focussing too much on the outcome or result of this process.
Click here to read the full EFG Policy.
Click here to consult the EFG Evaluation Policy.