EERA Summer School 2020
"Beyond the Basics in Educational Research Methodology: Research ethics in educational research".
The Summer School provides PhD/Doctoral students with an opportunity to present and receive feedback on their research, participate in workshops related to their topic and methodology of research, and meet senior researchers and other PhD/Doctoral students from other countries and educational cultures. Emerging researchers also have the opportunity to engage with research issues in their small tutorial groups, which offer safe and constructive spaces for debate and discussion. The aim of the EERA Summer School 2020 is to support the students in their endeavour in producing methodologically high quality research with sensitivity to ethical issues.
High quality student-centered constructivist pedagogy will be applied, and students’ learning will be enhanced by inspiring, high quality key note lectures. The summer school offers a possibility to discuss one’s own research and ideas in a friendly, relaxed, and encouraging atmosphere. During the summer school, the students will have a possibility to work in groups, which are organised based on research themes and methodological choices of their study. Interactive, innovative group work will used such as shared poster creation, and various types of discussions and participatory activities. In addition, students’ learning will be enhanced by inspiring, high quality key note lectures.
Who can apply and what does it cost?
Applicants are doctoral and advanced research students who primarily come from or study in EERA‘s member countries. Their thesis must relate to educational research. The focus of the summer school is on the phase of developing the research project. This means that the topic has been identified, the theoretical background is being elaborated and qualitative/mixed design appears to be appropriate. Preferably the participant should be a PhD/Doctoral student in the first or second year of his/her studies in order to most benefit from the summer school. In some cases, people who already have their PhD can attend the summer school - they should explain in their application how the the summer school would support them in their further research.
Applicants are doctoral students who primarily come from or study in member countries of EERA. Their thesis must relate to educational research. Preferably, the participant should be a PhD/Doctoral student in the first or second year of his/her studies in order to most benefit from the summer school.
The application process will include:
- Abstract of your research (objectives and research questions of your PhD/Doctoral project; conceptual framework; intended methodology, methods, instruments; conclusions, expected outcomes or findings; motivation; references)
- Letter of endorsement from a current or former supervisor or other senior staff member
Please note that the abstract may be checked for plagiarism by using the Turnitin programme .
Applications can be made online at https://www.conftool.net/eerss2020/.
The fees for the Summer School 2020 are 290 € (students from High GDP countries), 190 € (students from Low GDP countries) or 110 € (local students/students with self-organised accommodation and breakfast). The fees cover tuition, accommodation/breakfast (except for the local and self-organised students) and lunch every day and a welcome reception and social event. Participants will be expected to share a double room with a same-sex participant (a single room is possible with a surcharge).
Participants must cover their travel costs.
The Summer School will be held in English.
Application deadline: 31 January 2020