SIG 9 CONFERENCE 2020/ POSTPONED UNTIL FEBRUARY 2021

Theme


The SIG 9 Conference conference 2020 theme is continuity and change. We are aiming to explore the ways in which phenomenography/variation theory can both build on its rich and diverse history, but also move forward in exciting new directions. We would like to discuss how phenomenography/variation theory can be strengthened as a distinctive approach to educational research and practice by drawing on internal developments within the field and by reaching out to other research traditions to look for synergies.

Conference Overview


We are extremely pleased to announce that there will be a presentation at the conference by Professor Ference Marton. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

At the conference we would like to give delegates as many opportunities as possible to engage in discussion. In addition to the more traditional paper sessions, we are introducing:

  1. Extended Paper Sessions, where presenters are given more time, and will be asked to include questions/ activities that generate discussion.
  2. Discussion Group Sessions, where delegates work together on current issues in phenomenography/ variation theory and then share discussions with the whole conference.

The conference will also include a workshop aimed at new researchers in the field that will focus on how to do phenomenography. There will also be the opportunity to submit posters.

Preliminary timetable

timetable

 

Submission


To submit your proposal, simply log in at conference.earli.org with your existing EARLI account.
Click "my submissions" in the blue navigation bar to enter the submission tool, and select the SIG 9 Conference. If you don't yet have an EARLI account, you can create one free of charge here.

You can also access the SIG 9 submission tool directly via this link.

Presentation Formats

  1. Extended Paper Sessions (45 minutes) are oral presentations of completed research or work-in-progress that is significant in the field and is followed by a discussion with the audience. There will be 2 paper presentations for each parallel session. Each paper will be allocated 15 minutes for a presentation and 30 minutes of discussion with the audience. Proposals should focus on issues that are of great significance in the field. They should consist of an abstract (max 200 words) including 3-5 keywords and an extended summary (max 500 words). In addition, the proposal must provide a description (max 200 words) of how the presenter intends to encourage discussion. 
     
  2. Single Paper Sessions (25 minutes) are oral presentations of completed research or work-in-progress, followed by questions from the audience. There will be 4 paper presentations for each parallel session. Each paper will be allocated 15 minutes for a presentation and 10 minutes for questions from the audience. Proposals should consist of an abstract (max 200 words) including 3-5 keywords and an extended summary (max 500 words).
     
  3. Posters will be available throughout the conference for delegates to review. Each poster should contain the contact details of the author so that delegates interested in hearing more can make direct contact. Poster should be A0 or A1. Poster boards and materials for fixing the board will be provided. Proposals should consist of a title of up to 100 characters, an abstract (max 100 words) and an extended summary (max 250 words).

Review Criteria

All proposals will be peer reviewed according to the following criteria:

  1. Significance for theory and practice in the field of phenomenography/variation theory
  2. Overall quality and scientific originality including clarity of aim, research design and methods
  3. Quality and appropriateness of the analysis and presentation and interpretation of results
  4. The likelihood that presented activities will promote discussion

It is possible that if your proposal is not accepted as an Extended Paper Session then you may be asked to present at a Paper Session or offered the opportunity to submit a Poster. If your proposal is not accepted as a Paper Session then you may be given the opportunity to submit a Poster. 

  • 2nd March 2020
    Deadline for submissions
  • 20th April 2020
    Notification of acceptance
  • Information on Autumn 2020
    Registeration opens
  • 15th October 2020
    Final deadline for registration
  • 10th-12th February 2021
    SIG 9 Conference

Venue


The conference will take place on 10 – 12 of August 2021, at the Faculty of Education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Technical Support
Rooms will be equipped with a computer and a whiteboard. The computers will be able to support Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Reader. Please save your PowerPoint presentations on a USB memory stick in order to be transferred to the computer in the room.

Registration


We will add registration details in Autumn.

Organisers


Organising Committee

Åke Ingerman, SIG Coordinator, ake.ingerman@gu.se
Guy Durden, SIG Coordinator, g.durden@ucl.ac.uk
Jaana Kettunen, JURE Coordinator, jaana.h.kettunen@jyu.fi

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.