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Thematic Interest Groups (TIGS)

Arts Education


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Name of the TIG: 
Arts Education
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
 
Michel Hogenes
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
The Arts Education TIG was birthed at the 2005 ETEN conference in Macedonia. We are interested in looking at the arts we teach to pupils in schools, to students in universities and also from within our national cultures. We recognize the arts cross subject boundaries and are very powerful in affecting people - whether through visual art, performance arts or a combination of all. In the coming year we hope to focus on the issues we identified last few years. What are the School Arts in practice? Especially in post modern and multi-cultural societies: how can they further enrich and develop the lives and experiences of the pupils? Perhaps you have a view or experience to share? We look forward to meeting you. No one is allowed to simply read a paper to the TIG, so we look forward to interesting presentations, discussions and workshops. If you intend joining us, you must be prepared to sing, create images, acknowledge your emotions and possibly dance!
 
Format of the sessions:
 
workshop/performance (usually about 20 min. plus 10 min. discussion)
interactive seminar (20 min. plus 10 min. discussion)
leading a discussion (20 min.)
presentation of paper (20 min. plus 10 min. discussion)
poster (5 min.)
 
Topic(s) for next conference (Setúbal)
 
Including everyone: diversity in arts education
 
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to TIG leader before 31st of January 2016


Democracy, Culture and Religion (Culture & Identity)


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Name of the TIG: Democracy Culture and Religion
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
Joe Beckford
jbeckford@aleutregion.org
Astrid de Keizer
Keizer.de.a@hsleiden.nl
 
Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
This TIG was formed from the consoldiation of three pre-existing TIGS: Dempcracy, Religion, and Ethics/ Professionalism. When this TIG was formed the common thread recognized among these three topics was that of values:   how they interact and in how people see themselves and their roles, positions and responsibilities within subgroups and more broadly in society. The TIG and its topics are expansive; additional elements can be added to these topics such as diversity and community.
This TIG seeks to explore broad areas of the interaction between the individual and society and the balance beween personal rights and communal responsibilities. These are addressed within the context of education's role to prepare people to interact actively, personally flourish, and contribute meanigfully in increasingly pluralistic societies. Overall, the TIG seeks to qualify and quantify education's responses to the universal concern to establish both personal and collective balance as people, institutions and nations address challenges brought by internationalization and globalization.
The TIG actively solicits participation from those who have research to present or from those are involved with innovative practices, either in the formative stage for which they seek feedback or in a form from which they would like to present as evidence of validation.
Participation is solicited for presenters as well as for individuals interested in being active professional reviewers.
 
Format of the sessions:
 
Presenters are asked to address TIG participants in such a manner as to elicit active interactionand responses. The format is open to a wide range of presentation devices; most common is some type of visual display using a program such as PowerPoint in conjunction with an oral presentation. However, other presentation devices have been used in the past including activities outside the conference meeting spaces.
 
Topic(s) for next conference (Setúbal, Portugal - April, 2016):
 
Theme: Internalization and Identity
Also, to be discussed and explored is a proposal to change the TIG name to Culture and Identity.
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to TIG leader before 31st of January 2016


Educational Technology


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Name of the TIG: 
Educational Technology
 
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
Dr. Txema Egaña
tegana@mondragon.edu
 
Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
This TIG aims at promoting a greater understanding of the role and application of educational technology in learning and instructing. The TIG distributes current research-based information about the potential and challenges of the use of ICT in schools, in higher education, and in learning communities. The TIG also encourages European and cross-Atlantic research collaboration around ICT in education. Wide spectrum of topics is and will be discussed, like information society and cultural change, net-based collaborative learning, multimedia, technology based pedagogical innovations, ubiquitous computing, mobile / wireless learning platform, educational use of tablet devices, educational games, computer addiction, digital storytelling, pod casting, animation, staff and student training...
Format of the sessions:
 
Participants are encouraged but not limited to deliver academic presentations, arrange workshops, participate school visit and academic playground and, and publish posters.
Topic(s) for next conference:
 
Research and good Practices in Educational Technology – and Behind!
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to TIG leader before 1st of February 2016
Submit your 100-300 word abstract to TIG leader (tegana@mondragon.edu).
Abstract must include a Title, Author(s), Home Institute(s), Country, Email(s), and Text.
 


Internationalisation


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Name of the TIG: Internationalisation
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
TIG leader
Mr. Ben Bartels: ben.bartels@han.nl 
HAN-University of Applied Sciences
PO Box 6960
NL-6503 GL Nijmegen 
T: +31 24 3530405/407
F: +31 24 3530404
M: +31 654384005
 
Co-TIG leader: Foreign Language Learning in Primary Schools 
Ms. Cecilia Nihlén: cecilia.nihlen@ped.gu.se
University of Gothenburg
Faculty of Education
 
Box 300
SE-405 30 Gothenburg
T: +46 31 786 2387
Mobile: +46 733241329
 
Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
The TIG-internationalisation has a focus on sharing and exploring ideas, concepts, strategies and expertise within Internationalisation in all forms of education. The TIG also promotes the cooperation and collaboration between the members of the ETEN-Network. There are two sub-interest groups within the TIG: 
·       International Challenges and Study Abroad
·       Foreign Language Learning in Primary Schools 
 
Topic(s) for next conference (Setúbal):
 
·       Examples of Internationalisation of the Curriculum
·       Assessment tools (formative and summative)
·       Internationalisation as a tool for inter/multidisciplinary approaches
·       Motivating students to go abroad
·       Using technology/media in language learning/IoC
 
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to both TIG leaders before 31st of January 2016.


Mathematics Education


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Name of the TIG:
Mathematics Education
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
 
Isabel Vale, Polytechnic  Institute of  Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Ana Barbosa, Polytechnic  Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
The main purpose of the Mathematics Education TIG is to share experiences and ideas among mathematics teacher educators from different countries to contribute to a better understanding of the problems mathematics education is facing. Hopefully through presentations, discussions and workshops we can work towards the development of a better mathematics teacher education for all of our students as well as teachers (pre-service and in-service), whether they are in schools, colleges or universities.
The goals of the Mathematics Education Thematic Interest Group are:
- to present and discuss particular realities of mathematics education in schools;
- to share and promote math teaching in teacher training;
- to share and discuss curriculum designs, teaching and learning strategies, educational resources;  
- to share examples of good practices in the learning and teaching of mathematics;
- to discuss research or intervention projects on mathematics education;
- to promote joint research and collaborative projects between its members.
Format of the sessions:
Presentation of papers, posters & workshops
Desirable visit to math classes in school contexts
 
30 min. for each presentation, including discussion, depending on the number of presentations, posters, workshops and duration of the school visit
Topic(s) for next conference (Setúbal):
For the next conference in Setubal we welcome contributions that focus on new challenges in learning and teaching, in particular:
Identifying the main challenges; 

Looking for strategies and tasks to improve teaching and learning of mathematics, helping teachers and learners to be more affective, reflective, critical, efficient and creative about mathematics in and beyond the classroom.
Call for papers and other proposals:
 
Send abstract to the TIG leaders before the 31st of January 2016

 



Movement Activities, Health and Outdoor Learning


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Name of the TIG: 
Movement activities, health and outdoor learning
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
 
Karen Marie Eid Kaarby
Phone number: +47 67237519 , +4795022921
Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
The vision of this TIG is the general promotion of teaching and learning of movement activities, health, and outdoor education in kindergartens, schools and Institutions of Higher Education, underlining the importance of movement on the whole person of the child.
Topics for discussion are related to Physical Education, Human Development, outdoor activities, play, learning through movement, and lifestyle
 The main intentions of the TIG : 
To share and analyze purposes, practices and experiences related to of movement activities, health, and outdoor learning in kindergartens, schools, Institutions of Higher Education and other area's such as home, playgrounds...
To motivate participants to engage in joint research and collaborative projects.
To publish research findings and reports of activities within the TIG area
To use research findings in our professional work and to disseminate our work. 
Format for the paper: 
 
Conference papers are 3000 to 4500 words in length, with authors bringing sufficient copies for distribution at the ETEN conference. The abstract of your paper in 100 words.   
For each accepted proposal to the TIG, there will be a 20-minute presentation of the paper. 
 
Topic(s) for next conference (Setúbal)
 
Topics for the next conference will focus on issues related to play and particularly physical play and playgrounds. 
 
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to TIG leader before 31stt of January 2016


Myths and Fairytales


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Name of the TIG:    
MYTHS & FAIRY TALES
 
Name of TIG leader and contact details: 
Mikkel Høgsbro
University College UCC
Department of Social Education and Pedagogical Studies, Copenhagen West
Ejbyvej 35, DK-2740 Skovlunde, DENMARK
Mobile +45 41 89 78 47
e-mail: mh@ucc.dk
 
Aims and vision of the TIG:
In the "MYTHS & FAIRY TALES"-TIG we focus on the huge and widespread variety of uses for all kinds of Stories and Narratives in Education. The vision is hereby to disseminate an insight and understanding of the meaning and importance of "Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends in Education " in particular, but also storytelling and use of narratives in general.
 
“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist.
 Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed”... (G.K. Chesterton)
 
Format of the sessions:
Presentations or contributions in relation to this specific TIG Conference Theme, changing from year to year, are especially invited, but please note that also any other contributions and presentations within the field of: "The Use of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends in Education" will be considered! As in previous ETEN-Conferences, this is expected to open up for both theoretical discussions and more practical reflections of different kinds of educational and didactical experience. All kinds of presentations - workshops, video making, stop-motion animations, slide shows, reports, story-telling, drama, music, exercises, papers, power points, etc. – are warmly welcomed in the "Myths & Fairy Tales"-TIG, where experiential learning is particularly worshipped.   
 
Topic(s) for next conference (Setúbal, April, 2016):
“Myths, Fairy Tales, Legends and other Stories or Narratives dealing with notions of Destiny”
 
Call for papers and proposals:
Send abstract to TIG leader before 31st of January 2016

 

 



Reflective Practice and Teaching for Thinking


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Name of the TIG:
 
Reflective Learning and Teaching for Thinking
 
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
 
Hilde Stroobants
UC Leuven-Limburg
Faculty of Teacher Education
Hertogstraat 178
3001 Heverlee
Belgium
 
Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
The vision of the Reflective Learning and Teaching for Thinking Thematic Interest Group is the promotion of reflective and metacognitive learning in the teaching, social educator and 'educare' professions.
We believe strongly that continuous learning and improvement in these areas can be brought about by reflection upon the teacher's or learner's own actions, thoughts, concerns and values in the workplace. Deep reflection and deep learning are fed by metacognitive awareness and thinking. This is why the TIG has decided to broaden the TIG theme to include presentations and exchanges on Teaching for Thinking.
Format of the sessions:
 
We like to work with a mix of
-       Presentations with discussion or strong participation of the group (45’)
-       Workshops (45’ to 60’, depending on content and approach)
-       Presentations (20’)
Preference goes to workshops and presentations with active participation of TIG participants.
 
As participants in the TIG want to broaden their knowledge of the TIG themes, presentations and workshops will only be accepted if they have a clear and strong link to either Reflective Learning or Teaching for Thinking.
 
Topics for the next conference:
 
As a group we want to go on exploring possibilities of
·   metacognitive learning and thinking
·   stimulating thinking processes
·   formation of habits of mind
·   making thinking visible
·   supporting the development of professional identity
·   opening new ways into reflection in order to cater to different learning styles,
·   using creativity to stimulate or explicate reflection,
·   improving or finding means to come to deeper reflection,
·   using diversity as a trigger or enhancer in reflective practice,
·   helping teachers and learners deal with profound change through reflective practice
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to TIG leader before 31st of January 2016
 


Special Needs


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Name of the TIG:   Special Educational Needs
 
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
 
Danny Wyffels, Katholieke Hogeschool VIVES   (Belgium)
danny.wyffels@vives.be
 
Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
·   To discuss and compare different practices and experiences of dealing with Special Educational Needs (SEN), Inclusion and Diversity in different countries
·   To share and promote the teaching of SEN in Teacher Training
·   To publish results of research, articles and reports of activities
·   To share examples of good practice in connection with students with special needs and their families
 
Format of the sessions:
 
Short presentations (30 minutes and at least 10 min discussion) and workshops with active participation will outline the program of the TIG seminars. Presentations on the special topic will be planned on Friday and presentations on all topics in the field of SEN will be planned on Saturday morning. Besides the presentations, a school visit will be planned on Friday morning. 
 
Topics for next conference (Setubal):
 
1)    Good practices of dealing with students with SEN in regular schools.
2)    How do we deal with students with SEN in our Teacher and Social Educator Trainings ? What is your university policy regarding students with SEN ?
 
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to TIG leader before 31st of January 2016
 

 

 



Student-Teacher Transition


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Name of the TIG:
 
Student-Teacher Transition
 
Name of TIG leader(s), and the background of:
 
Mart Ottenheim
 
University of Applied Sciences Leiden 
Cluster Education
Zernikedreef 11, room D2.035
Postbus 382, 2300 AJ Leiden
The Netherlands
+31 (0)6-48133818
 
 
Aims and Vision of the TIG:
 
One day a student, the next a teacher. Many things happen before this wonderful moment, most of all the student teacher learns, studies and develops many things. Some of these things are organised by the colleges of education to make sure that what the student teacher learns is relevant for the teachers’ career either as a teacher or in follow up studies. Together we explore the many way’s we guide, teach, grade, correct, supervise and inspire the student teachers to learn what we have to offer. However, how all this is accomplished is very variable between countries and even within countries. We have much to learn from each other.
 
The TIG Student-Teacher Transition focuses on two area’s and the relation between them: theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The thesis or dissertation is often regarded as "crowning glory" in our educations. In this paper the student teacher shows his academic skills in a relevant field. Supervising and grading a thesis are specialized skills, not often are these skills discussed. This TIG presents a stage for discussions about: what is the function of a thesis in the transition from student to teacher and how is it graded? How do you supervise a demotivated student? How can students be helped to gain a better theoretical knowledge of teaching? Does a master thesis make a better teacher than a bachelor thesis or no thesis at all?
 
Similarly, the practical teaching skills of a student teacher must be assessed before the transition. Very different but also similar questions can be asked: what is the basis of the assessment of the school practice? Does experience make a better teacher? What is the function of a school practice in the development of the teacher and how is it graded? And of course the relation between theory and practice will be discussed. Can student teachers make the transfer between theory and practice? How can we help them do this? Participants bring their expertise and experience to the TIG to develop a meaningful coherence between studying and teaching.
 
Formats of sessions
 
We would like to have examples of bachelor’s thesis; workshops on student supervision and thesis grading, innovative study methods, sharing of research interest to stimulate student cooperation; research proposals, inspirational excursions and general fun.
 
Theme for the 2016 annual ETEN conference
 
This year we focus on the thesis of dissertation student wright. The Dublin descriptors dictate that a student should have enquiry-based mind-set. They should be able to find and interpret relevant information and should be able to used that information in their practice. Furthermore, students should learn research techniques to use in their practice and to be able to study further in a master or doctoral degree. In this year’s session we explore questions like: What kind of thesis is written by   the student? What kind of quality do we expect? How do we grade these thesis? How are students supervised during their writing process? What is the contribution of the thesis to the quality of the teacher?
 
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to TIG leader before 31st of January 2016
 

 



Teaching and Learning Science and Technology


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Name of the TIG:
Teaching and Learning Science and Technology
 
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract, of 300 words, to TIG leader before 31st of January 2016
Maria Svensson, maria.svensson@ped.gu.se
 
University of Gothenburg, Sweden,
 Aims and vision of the TIG:
 
The vision of the Teaching and Learning Science and Technology Thematic Interest Group is to discuss science and technology from a teaching and learning perspective. Schools in Europe and in the US take different approaches to the school subjects Science and Technology. In some countries, science and technology are separated and in others they are integrated with each other. The teaching of these subjects has both practical elements, in the case they develop technical solutions or explore nature, and theoretical elements that describe and explain events and situations related to technology and science. Despite some differences between the subjects a common objective seems to be literacy, scientific literacy and technological literacy. Therefore, it should be of major importance that the knowledge students develop prepares them for understanding, managing and evaluating science and technology and its impact on society.
 
This TIG is set up to get teacher educators in touch with different ways of science and technology teaching in order to:
1. Discover the differences and similarities in science and technology teacher training.
2. Take advantage of each other’s unique know how in different fields of teaching about science and technology.
3. Produce a result that we can publish.
4. Discover new researching areas in science and technology education.
5. Create a network for teacher trainers/trainees in sciences and technology
 
Format of the sessions:
We would like to have research project, development project, workshop as well as school examples of teaching and learning science and technology.
 
Topic(s) for next conference (Setúbal):
 
The objectives of the Teaching and Learning Science and Technology Thematic Interest Group are: 
 
·                   -to discuss science and technology education in respect to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic);
·                   -to present papers concerning teachers pedagogical content knowledge in science and technology, what it is and how to develop such knowledge? 
·                   -to exemplify the knowledge field of science and technology by practical examples in a workshop 
 
We look forward to process your abstract and hope it enables participation in the conference in Setúbal, Portugal on 14-17 April 2016.
Sincerely
Maria Svensson
TIG-leader Teaching and Learning Science and Technology


Urban Education


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Name of the TIG:  
 
Urban Education
Name of TIG leader(s) and contact details:
 
Rosa Rodrigues, g.rodrigues@hr.nl, from the Netherlands
George Bieger, grbieger@iup.edu, from the USA
 
Aims and vision of the Urban Education TIG
 
Urban Education refers to a wide range of issues related to living and working in urban settings. More specifically it refers to issues concerning the education of children in inner cities from kindergarten until university. Heterogeneous cultures, ethnicities, ways of life,   beliefs, and values characterize many urban communities.  While these attributes offer people many opportunities, they also present challenges to communities, families, children, and educators. Current important issues in Urban Education include: the education of children whose ethnicity differs from the dominant society, the education of children living in poverty, the education of children who are not speakers of the dominant language in the society, how to encourage and support parental involvement, and the shortage of teachers in urban settings. Students in urban systems may need different types of support to assure their learning.  
 
A characteristic of this TIG is the emphasis on an open exchange of ideas, research as well as the sharing of practical ideas for teaching in urban settings. It is for this reason that the number of papers presented at the annual conference is limited. 
 
Format for the paper: 
 
Conference papers are 3000 to 4500 words in length, with authors bringing sufficient copies for distribution at the ETEN conference. The abstract of your paper up till 300 words.           
 
For each accepted proposal to the Urban Education TIG, there will be a 20 minute presentation of the paper (include discussion). We prefer that papers are NOT read, but rather an engaging presentation be made. At the end of each presentation there will be a discussion with the group about your topic.
 
Topic(s) for next conference (2016 Setúbal, Portugal)
 
Topics for the next conference will focus on issues related to the aims and vision of the TIG. 
Call for papers and proposals:
 
Send abstract to TIG leader(s) before 31st of January 2016


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