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June 8th 2022 - Mälardalen University, Sweden

Educational Sciences

PhD Student Conference

On the 8th of June, 2022, we will be holding the 1st Educational Sciences Postgraduate Research Student Conference at Mälardalen University. The aims of the conference are to cultivate the School’s postgraduate research culture, to spread awareness of research being undertaken in the School and to provide students with feedback on their projects. Proposals may cover any area of research currently being undertaken at the School of Education, Culture and Communication (UKK).

All educational science research students are invited to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2022 Educational Sciences PhD Student Conference at Mälardalen University. The event will take place on 8 june 2022 and will be held at MDU Västerås.

This conference is an opportunity for PhD students to practice presenting at conferences in a safe environment. Moreover, this will also be an opportunity for PhD students to get feedback on their research from several researchers, as well as disseminating knowledge about their research.

This conference is held every second year, alternating with poster-events in between. So next year (2023) you can look forward to presenting a poster of your research at MDU.


Abstracts

Abstracts of around 200 words (excluding personal information) should be submitted to simon.sjolund@mdu.se or uploaded on this webpage as a word attachment by Friday 25 February 2022.

Personal Information

Title of paper, author's name, MDU email address, Supervisor(s), degree programme and year (e.g. full-time PhD year 3): put in Times New Roman 14 point bold and centred.

Main Text

Abstracts should contain a brief statement of your research focus and/or questions and the overall approach or methodology you are adopting. Mention briefly what stage of the research process you are at. The abstract is in a sense an advertisement to get people to come to your talk, so stress what is interesting about your research. Write in Times New Roman 12pt.

Use double spacing and left hand orientation; all margins: 3cms.

Abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process that includes another PhD student and a faculty member. This means that you will be expected to read and review one abstract written by another colleague.


Presentations

PhD students are invited to give a 30-minute presentation on their research, which includes time for questions, discussion and feedback.

Presentations may be given from any stage of a research project, including research proposals.

From the presenter’s point of view, the aims of the presentation may be to:

  • Disseminate their research findings;
  • Receive constructive feedback on their research;
  • Practice presentation and deal with questions in preparation for a PhD defence or Seminar;
  • Rehearse their presentation in preparation for giving a conference paper.


Deadlines

Abstracts of around 200 words (excluding personal information) should be submitted to simon.sjolund@mdu.se or uploaded on this webpage as a word attachment by Friday 25 February 2022.

Notification of acceptance will be in April 2022.

Upload abstract

Deadline, February 25, 2022

Upload your abstract

Programme

Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Mälardalen University, Västerås. Room Kappa and Lambda, House U.


08.30 – 08.45 - Coffee

Outside Kappa

08.45 – 09.00 – Welcome

Head of research, Professor Andreas Ryve and the Conference board.

Location: Kappa

09.00-09.30 – Keynote speaker Iben Maj Christiansen.

From analysis of data to generation of categories of the “desired teacher”: A methodological journey of unpacking teacher education observation protocols.

Location: Kappa


09.30-11.45 – Parallel paper sessions in two themes:

  • Kappa – Teaching, learning and leadership
  • Lambda – Digital technologies
09.30 – 10.00 - Parallel paper sessions
  • Kappa: Britt-Marie Bader - Lärares ledarskap i utvecklingssamtal
  • Lambda: Lena Gleisner Villasmil - Upper Secondary School teachers' didactic purpose and use of digital learning resources for teaching

10.00 – 10.15 – Fika break

10.15 – 10.45 – Parallel paper sessions

  • Kappa: Stefan Blom - Gymnasielärare i samtal om formativ och summativ bedömning
  • Lambda: Olga Boksjö - Teachers’ Conceptions of Digital Technology Supported Teaching in Swedish ECE Settings

10.45-11.15 – Parallel paper sessions

  • Kappa: Andreas Grahn - Didactic choices Sustainability issues in Geography Teaching
  • Lambda: Tove Del Gaiso - It’s not what I expected! A study about digital technology within a Swedish preschool setting

11.15-11.45 – Parallel paper sessions

  • Kappa: Birgitta Jansson – Varför har dom ingen tvättmaskin? En studie om critical literacy hos elever årskurs 2 och 3
  • Lambda: Eva-Lena Bjursten - Teachers’ assessment practices in primary programming


11.45-12.45 – Lunch


12.45 – 13.15 – Keynote speaker Jannika Lindvall

Large-scale teacher professional development programs - What does it take to make a change?


13.15 – 15.00 – Parallel paper sessions in two themes:

  • Kappa: Mathematics education
  • Lambda: School development
13.15 – 13.45 – Parallel paper sessions
  • Kappa: Patrik Gustafsson - The potential of implementing specific CRS tasks in a multiple-choice format in mathematics instruction: Establishing productive mathematical whole-class discussions
  • Lambda: Marta da Costa - The ways in which ESD and GCE target, critique, and possibly delink from the modern/colonial imaginary framing them.
13.45 – 14.00 – Fika break
14.00 – 14.30 – Parallel paper sessions
  • Kappa: Kristofer Sidenvall - Mathematics Teacher Students’ training in and experience of assessment
  • Lambda: Simon Sjölund - Affordances and constraints of boundary practices in educational partnerships
14.30 – 15.00 – Parallel paper sessions
  • Kappa: Harita Raval - Understanding the role of professional noticing in pre-service teacher education
  • Lambda: Eva Dahlén - en studie om hur rektors ledarskap konstrueras i resultatsamtal med verksamhetschef


15.00 – 15.15 – Closing statements

By the Dean of school, David Carlsson and the conference board.


Keynotes

Confirmed invited speakers are:

 

Portrait of Iben Christensen

Iben Maj Christiansen External link., Stockholm University

From analysis of data to generation of categories of the “desired teacher”: A methodological journey of unpacking teacher education observation protocols.



Portrait of Jannika Lindvall

Jannika Lindvall External link., Mälardalen university

Large-scale teacher professional development programs - What does it take to make a change?


Key dates

  • 2 December 2021 – Call for papers
  • 25 February 2022 – Deadline for abstract submissions.
  • April 2022 – Notification of acceptance
  • 8 June – Conference, full day event.

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