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The Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education (CELE) carries out extensive and multidisciplinary research on learning and education as part of a person’s whole life span at national and international comparative levels. The centre is administered by the Department of Education at the University of Turku. Nordic Comparative and International Education Society (NOCIES) promotes and improves the teaching of comparative education in institutions of higher learning, stimulates research in the field, facilitates the publication and distribution of comparative and international studies, and organises conferences and meetings for members and other educationists.
3rd Call for papers
Comparing times and spaces: emerging discourses in the field of comparative education in the Nordic countries The symposium invites researchers in comparative education to discuss opportunities and prospects for research collaboration in the Nordic region. The symposium seeks to discuss how educational ideas and influences have flown across borders of Nordic countries and how these flows of ideas and related transfers of knowledge have affected educational research space, practices and policies in the Nordic countries and in its neighboring areas. The symposium starts with keynote presentations on both days and is followed by thematic groups, to which we welcome papers from different areas of comparative education. The papers with freshest thinking will have a chance for referee and international publication. The keynote lectures, the workshop and the thematic group sessions are free of charge and open to all researchers and students. Joining and listening to the lectures, workshop and/or the thematic group sessions is possible also without presenting a paper. Please register for the symposium in any case (see next page)
Keynote speakers Professor Martin Lawn, Oxford University, UK Professor Roger Dale, Bristol University, UK Professor Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Oulu University, Finland Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Director-General of CIMO, Finland
Time of the symposium: May 21-22, 2013 Location: Educarium Building, Assistentinkatu 5, Turku University, Turku, Finland
Thematic groups
•Informing and developing theories in comparative education
•Comparative methods in focus
•Globalization - Europeanization - Regionalization of Education
•Space and time in comparative research Instructions on how to submit your abstract to a thematic group: Please send your abstracts (max 300 words) to Suvi Mäkinen, suelma@utu.fi by March 15.
The abstract should contain the name of your preferred thematic group. The organizing committee will inform about the approval of your abstract by March 22. Registration: Please register for the symposium by 15th of April, 2013. You may find the registration form here. Fees: There is no participation fee to this symposium. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served during the symposium. Organizers of the symposium: CELE (Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education), Turku University and Nordic Comparative Education Society (NOCIES) Host of the symposium: Professor Risto Rinne, Director, Department of Education, Turku University Inquiries about the symposium: Any questions regarding the symposium should be directed to: Johanna Kallo (johkal@utu.fi), Suvi Mäkinen (suelma@utu.fi) or Elizabeth Eta (eaoroc@utu.fi)
Programme of the symposium
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
8.30-9.00 Registration and coffee
9.00 -9.15 Welcome speech by professor Risto Rinne
9.15-10.15 Keynote speech by professor Martin Lawn:
From Zilliacus to Husen: Northern ambitions for comparative education 1930 -1960
10.30-12.00 Thematic group sessions
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Keynote speech by professor Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti: Researching Global Imaginaries: citizenship, inequality and social change in Nordic and other international contexts
14.30-15.00 Coffee
15.00-16.30 Thematic group sessions
17.00-18.30 General Meeting of NOCIES
Evening gathering at Restaurant ’School’ at 19.00.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
8.30-9.00 Registration and coffee
9.00-10.00 Keynote speech by professor Roger Dale: (How) Can the Comparative Method be ’Critical'?
10.30-12.00 Thematic group sessions
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Keynote speech by Director General of CIMO, Dr. Pasi Sahlberg: Manifestations of the Global Educational Reform Movement
14.00-14.30 Coffee Break
15.00-16.30 Thematic Group Sessions
16.45-17.45 Open workshop on the Future of Comparative Education Research in the Nordic Countries:
Chair: Lennart Wikander
Speakers: Prof. Martin Lawn, Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, Assoc. Prof. Marcella Milana, professor Roger Dale and Prof. Risto Rinne
17.45-18.00 Closing of the symposium by Professor Risto Rinne

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