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Workshop description

The ICLS 2018 Doctoral Consortium, designed to support the growth of young talented individuals working in the learning sciences, provides an opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students to share their dissertation research with their peers and a panel of faculty serving as mentors. Participants will engage in collaborative inquiry and scholarly discourse to improve their dissertation work and to advance their understanding of the learning sciences. To benefit from the Doctoral Consortium, applicants should be advanced graduate students, and be at a stage in their dissertation research where the participants and mentors may be of help in shaping and framing the research and analysis activities.

Objectives and design
The Doctoral Consortium aims to:
• Provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on their dissertation research and to identify problems/issues for discussion and inquiry;
• Provide a setting for participants to contribute ideas and receive feedback and guidance on their current research;
• Provide a forum for discussing theoretical and methodological issues of central importance to the learning sciences;
• Develop a network of supportive scholars in the learning sciences across countries and continents;
• Collaborate and draw upon literature across countries and institutions;
• Contribute to the conference experience of participating students through interaction with other participants, mentors and organizers; and
• Support young researchers in their effort to enter the learning sciences research community.

Doctoral Consortium activities are organized around small-group interactions. During the workshop, participants will first present their research briefly to familiarize each other with their dissertation project and highlight specific aspects they would like to have further discussion on or receiving input on how to approach them; intriguing issues and tensions for learning sciences research generally; methodological problems that other Ph.D. students are likely to be confronted with, or issues that have the potential of stimulating discussions of theoretical and methodological significance. Then, based on the common issues and themes identified (theoretical models, research design and questions, pedagogy and technology, data collection, methods of analysis etc.) participants will form small groups supported by an expert mentor, to engage in further inquiry and discussion. Participants will work on the various problems and issues identified making reference to their own dissertation project and the broader field of the learning sciences. After the small group interactions, participants will report their progress and new questions to the whole group. Plans for further joint activity will be discussed as well.

Who Should Apply
The 2018 Doctoral Consortium is open to those Ph.D. candidates who are most likely to benefit from the intended goals through collaborative interaction. Generally, applicants will have completed their dissertation proposal (or equivalent), and be at a stage in their work where the consortium participants may be of help in shaping the design and analysis. If you are early in your program or you will have completed your dissertation at or around the time of the consortium, you should not apply. Depending on availability of funds, there may be support to offset some of the cost of accommodation and registration, as well as travel stipends. Applicants who have queries about eligibility or other questions should send email to: icls2018dc@gmail.com.

How to Apply
Participants for the Doctoral Consortium will be selected on the basis of the academic quality of their proposal; relevance and potential contribution to the field of the learning sciences; recommendation from the advisor (supervisor); and their anticipated contribution to the workshop goals. The proposals will be reviewed by two international experts in the field. An effort will be made to keep the participating group small to encourage interaction and collaboration.

Each proposal should contain the following:
1) A cover sheet with your name, title of your research project/ dissertation, your advisor's name (or thesis chair’s name, as appropriate), your institution, your personal webpage, your e-mail address, and your mailing address. 2) A 1200-word summary of your research including tables, figures and references using the format specified by the ICLS 2018 general submission.

Submission and deadline

Please submit all papers in one file in PDF format named as follows: “YOURLASTNAME_DC_proposal.pdf”. The application should be submitted via email as an attachment to icls2018dc@gmail.com .

The deadline is 11:59 PM (PST), January 15, 2018

Participation is limited and competitive. Selection criteria include eligibility requirements, scientific quality of the proposal, the potential benefit of the participation to the applicant and the learning sciences community, and the assembly of a productive and diverse cohort regarding institutions, topics, disciplines, and nationalities.

Organizers & Contact
Carolyn Rose, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Ben du Boulay, University of Sussex, UK
Jun Oshima, Shizuoka University, Japan

For information, email icls2018dc@gmail.com.

Important Dates for the Doctoral Consortium Workshop

  • Jan. 15, 2018 - Submissions Due, submitted via email to icls2018dc@gmail.com
  • Feb. 15, 2018 - Notification of acceptance 
  • Mar. 15, 2018 - Submission of the final abstract for publication in proceedings 
  • June 23 & 24, 2018 – Doctoral Consortium (pre-conference)

Programme interdisciplinary symposium on ‘’Behavioral Dynamics in Interpersonal Interactions and Relationships’’

posted 14 Nov 2017, 07:10 by ICO Education   [ updated 14 Nov 2017, 07:11 ]

Dear colleagues,

The full program of our interdisciplinary symposium on ‘’Behavioral Dynamics in Interpersonal Interactions and Relationships’’ on December 6th in Zwolle is now online. With this symposium, we aim to exchange (new) insights in the study of interpersonal processes. The focus lies on how interpersonal processes within various interpersonal situations can be studied in for example, clinical, developmental, educational, or personality psychology. Chris Hopwood (University of California – Davis, USA) and Pamela Sadler (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) are the keynote speakers. Furthermore, Ellen Hamaker (UU) and Namkje Koudenberg (RUG) are invited to give a presentation.  Further details about the other speakers can be found on our website.

If you are interested in presenting a poster, please note the deadline is November 24th. You can submit an abstract on the website. We admit poster presenters on a ‘’first come, first serve’’ basis.

Registration for the symposium closes on November 28th. The maximum number of attendees is 100, so we advise you not to wait until the last day J


Best wishes,

Heleen Pennings and Monika Donker (UU – Department of Education)

Marije aan het Rot (RUG – Department of Psychology)


posted 14 Nov 2017, 05:54 by ICO Education   [ updated 14 Nov 2017, 05:59 ]

For English see below

De leerstoel Cultuur-historische onderwijspedagogiek, de sectie onderwijswetenschappen en LEARN! Research Institute van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam nodigen u graag uit voor het symposium PROFESSIONALIZATION FOR DIALOGIC TEACHING (NB de voertaal van het symposium is Engels).

Gesprekken gebruiken als context om het denken van leerlingen te stimuleren en hun leren en begrip te bevorderen. Interacties waarin leerlingen worden uitgedaagd om na te denken en het perspectief van de ander in te nemen. Dat is waar ‘dialogic teaching’ om gaat! Voor leerkrachten is dit niet eenvoudig. In dit symposium gaan we in op de vraag hoe we leerkrachten – van primair onderwijs tot hoger onderwijs – kunnen professionaliseren om in hun praktijk werk te maken van dialogic teaching.

Twee sprekers zullen vanuit hun onderzoek een eerste inleiding verzorgen. Vervolgens zullen we in een paneldebat in gesprek gaan over de twee inleidende presentaties.

Het symposium wordt georganiseerd ter gelegenheid van de promotie van Chiel van der Veen.

Dinsdag 28 november van 09.30 - 12.45 uur in zaal Agora 3 in het hoofdgebouw van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105 (routebeschrijving).

Aansluitend vindt om 13.45 de promotie van Chiel van der Veen plaats in de aula van de Vrije Universiteit (hoofdgebouw) waarvoor u van harte uitgenodigd bent.

09.30 – 10.00 u.: Inloop met koffie en thee

10.00 – 10.10 u.: Introductie op het thema van het symposium door prof.dr. Bert van Oers, hoogleraar cultuur-historische onderwijspedagogiek (Vrije Universiteit)

10.10 – 10.35 u.: Lezing door prof.dr. Neil Mercer, professor of education (University of Cambridge)

10.35 – 11.00 u.: Lezing door dr. Marjolein Dobber, universiteit docent onderwijspedagogiek (Vrije Universiteit)

11.00 – 12.00 u. Paneldiscussie met een inleiding door dr. Claudia van Kruistum (Vrije Universiteit). Panelleden: prof.dr. Sanne Akkerman (Universiteit Leiden), dr. Anne de la Croix (Vrije Universiteit), prof.dr. Neil Mercer, dr. Marjolein Dobber, and prof.dr. Bert van Oers.

12.00 – 12.45 u.: Lunch

13.45 u: Promotie Chiel van der Veen in de aula van de Vrije Universiteit (hoofdgebouw)

Wilt u aanwezig zijn bij het symposium, meldt u zich dan tot uiterlijk 21 november aan via het 
online aanmeldformulier. Let wel: er is slechts beperkt plek! Neem voor meer informatie contact op met Anne-Marijn Bruijn via a.bruijn@vu.nl


Meer informatie over de openbare verdediging van Chiel van der Veen en het proefschrift vindt u hier: [KLIK, KLIK].




On behalf of the chair Cultural historical theory of education, the section of educational sciences, and LEARN! Research Institute of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam we would like to invite you to participate in a symposium on PROFESSIONALIZATION FOR DIALOGIC TEACHING (in English).


Using talk as a context to stimulate and advance students’ learning and understanding. Interactions which encourage students to think and explore another student’s perspective. That’s what we refer to as dialogic teaching! This is not an easy endeavor for teachers. In this symposium, we will explore how teachers – from primary school to higher education – can be professionalized for dialogic teaching.


Two speakers will give a short presentation in which they will present their research. Next, we will have a panel discussion.


This symposium is organized on the occasion of the dissertation defense of Chiel van der Veen.



Tuesday November 28 from 09.30 – 12.45 h in room Agora 3 in the main building of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105 (directions).



09.30 – 10.00 h: Coffee and thee

10.00 – 10.10 h: Introduction by prof.dr. Bert van Oers, professor of cultural historical theory of education (Vrije Universiteit)

10.10 – 10.35 h: Presentation by prof.dr. Neil Mercer, professor of education (University of Cambridge)

10.35 – 11.00 h: Presentation by dr. Marjolein Dobber, assistant professor of education (Vrije Universiteit)

11.00 – 12.00 h. Panel discussion with an introduction by dr. Claudia van Kruistum (Vrije Universiteit). Panel members: prof.dr. Sanne Akkerman (Leiden University), dr. Anne de la Croix (Vrije Universiteit), prof.dr. Neil Mercer, dr. Marjolein Dobber, and prof.dr. Bert van Oers.

12.00 – 12.45 u.: Lunch

13.45 u: Public defense of Chiel van der Veen’s dissertation in the aula of the Vrije Universiteit (main building).



Please register fort this symposium by November 21 using our
online application form. Please note: spaces are limitied! For more information please contact Anne-Marijn Bruijn via a.bruijn@vu.nl


More information on the public defense and Chiel van der Veen’s dissertation can be found here: [CLICK, CLICK]

Enhance your knowledge on online learning and the use of ICT in education

posted 13 Nov 2017, 07:26 by ICO Education   [ updated 13 Nov 2017, 07:27 ]

New dates for ICO Course ICT and Education (17-T2): February 12-13, May 7-8, 2018

Although a certain amount of hype always surrounds new developments in the area of education and ICT, this hype is not always warranted. In contrast, recent meta-analyses (Cheung & Slavin, 2012, 2013) document the limited impact of educational technology in important domains such as mathematics and reading development. One of the reasons for this rather disappointing impact of instructional technology on student achievement is the limited use that is often made of research-based instructional design guidelines. A recent study for example found that the majority of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) score poorly on most instructional design principles (Margaryan, Bianco & Littlejohn, 2014). Additional, the use of technology in education also fosters new ways of data collection and setting-up interventions. 

The aim of this course is to examine several current topics (both theoretical and methodological) and developments in Education and ICT and examine the theoretical underpinnings of these developments, the research investigating the effectiveness of these developments, and evaluate examples of these developments in terms of instructional design principles. 

These topics and developments include: 
· Instructional design principles for Education and ICT. 
· Research on different types of online blended learning environments, e.g., MOOCs, flipped classroom. 
· Research on different ways of measuring “learning” in these environments, e.g., learning analytics, content analysis. – Online measures (EARLI SIG 27) 
· Research on the application of different tools in online learning environments, e.g. social media, wikis. 

To go to the registration form for ICO Courses: https://www.formdesk.com/universiteitutrecht/ICORegistrationCourse

ICO International Spring School 2018: Registration has been opened

posted 8 Nov 2017, 06:43 by ICO Education   [ updated 9 Nov 2017, 00:15 ]

ICO invites all PhD candidates in the field of learning, instruction and education to register for ICO's international research event for PhD's: The ICO International Spring School 2018, at the abbey of Rolduc in the south of the Netherlands.

What to expect:
  • Participation in (one or) two advanced workshops related to methodology and themes within the educational sciences 
  • Share your research in a paper, poster, or a round table presentation, and receive and provide feedback 
  • Join the social programme, which allows you to really get to know your international colleagues 
ICO’s attending full time PhD members are expected to be present the full week. Part time PhD members or non-ICO PhDs can choose to be there for the full week, or the first half of the week (part A), or the second half (part B). For more information on the time schedule, go to the programme.

Before you register, we advise you to read the information about

After that you are ready to register, and to fill out the registration form

For more information go to our website.
Or contact Caroline Vonk c.vonk@uu.nl

Twitter: @ico-education #ICOISS2018

Important dates

November 8, 2017: Registration has been opened
February 19, 2018: Deadline for registration
February 19, 2018: Submission of abstracts and papers

The ICO International Spring School 2018 is organized by ICO, in collaboration with:
University of Tübingen, Germany
University of Turku, Finland
SWOL - Universiteitsfonds Limburg


posted 7 Nov 2017, 00:43 by ICO Education   [ updated 7 Nov 2017, 00:43 ]


Hoe gaan we in de zorg en het onderwijs om met verschillen in taalvaardigheid? Het Werkverband Amsterdamse Psycholinguïsten (WAP) viert het 7e lustrum met een symposium waarin deze vraag centraal staat.

We bieden een veelzijdig programma aan met vier verschillende stromingen: differentiaaldiagnostiek, het leren van een tweede taal, verschillen in de klas, en schoolsucces.

De keynote-sprekers zijn dr. Elma Blom (Universiteit Utrecht) en prof.dr. Maaike Hajer (Hogeschool Utrecht en Universiteit van Malmö).
• Benieuwd naar het hele programma? Kijk dan op onze website www.hetwap.nl .
• Benieuwd naar het onderzoek van prof. dr. Maaike Hajer? Klik dan HIER.
• Benieuwd naar de lezing van dr. Elma Blom? Bekijk dan hieronder de trailer van het symposium:


Vriendelijke groet van de symposiumcommissie,
Iris Duinmeijer, Camille Welie, Floor Banning, Suzanne van Norden, Margreet
van Koert, Tessel Boerma & Akke de Blauw

Dutch Statistical Society najaarsbijeenkomst: Causality Day

posted 7 Nov 2017, 00:38 by ICO Education   [ updated 7 Nov 2017, 00:38 ]

On Friday December 1 the Social Science Section of the Dutch Statistical Society will be hosting our najaarsbijeenkomst 2017 at Utrecht University, Ruppert building, room D.
(For directions: Marinus Ruppert building.)

The topic will be Causality. See below and/or attached for full details. Attendance is free, but please register with m.l.geelhoed@uu.nl.


Hope to see you all on Friday December 1!
on behalf of the board of the Social Science Section of the Dutch Statistical Society,

Rebecca Kuiper

Gezocht: bestuurslid VPO

posted 30 Oct 2017, 03:34 by ICO Education   [ updated 30 Oct 2017, 08:12 ]

Beste promovendi,

De promovendi afdeling van de vereniging van onderwijs research is op zoek naar een nieuw bestuurslid! Wat houdt dat in? Je werkt samen met vier andere PhD’s die in de onderwijswetenschappen promoveren aan het verzinnen en organiseren van activiteiten op de ORD, workshops die relevant zijn voor PhD’s en breidt op deze manier je netwerk uit. Lijkt het jou leuk om in ons team te komen of wil je wel wat meer horen over wat we nou precies allemaal doen, stuur dan een mailtje naar j.p.vulperhorst@iclon.leidenuniv.nl

Invitation symposium on interpersonal dynamics

posted 26 Oct 2017, 02:21 by ICO Education   [ updated 30 Oct 2017, 08:13 ]

Dear colleague,
We are happy to announce our symposium on ‘’Behavioral Dynamics in Interpersonal Interactions and Relationships’’ at December 6th 2017 in Zwolle.

With this symposium, we aim to exchange (new) insights in the study of interpersonal processes. The focus lies on how interpersonal processes within various interpersonal situations can be studied in for example, clinical, developmental, educational, or personality psychology.

We are pleased to announce that Chris Hopwood (University of California – Davis, USA) and Pamela Sadler (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) are the keynote speakers. Further details about the keynote speakers, the program, and practical issues can be found on our website. The participation fee is €20,- (this includes coffee/tea, lunch, and drinks).

We would like to invite you to register and/or to present your research during the symposium. Please send in an abstract for a short talk (deadline: October 31st) or a contribution to the poster session (deadline: November 24th).

Best regards,
Heleen Pennings and Monika Donker (UU – Department of Education)
Marije aan het Rot (RUG – Department of Psychology)

This symposium is funded by Education for Learning Societies of Utrecht University and a Faculty Support Grant provided by the Department of Psychology of the University of Groningen.


Free MOOC about Problem-Based Learning (PBL)

posted 9 Oct 2017, 01:09 by ICO Education   [ updated 9 Oct 2017, 01:09 ]

The Maastricht University School of Health Professions Education is proud to offer a free MOOC about Problem-Based Learning (PBL).

The course will start on October 16 2017 and targets teachers, course designers, managers in education and everyone else who is interested in PBL or innovative learning methods (in the domain of health professions or in other domains).

In this course you will learn about PBL by doing PBL. At Maastricht University we have used PBL for more than forty years, in domains ranging from Medicine to Economics and the Sciences. We are continuously innovating PBL and applying it in new ways. You will have the opportunity to meet and engage with our experienced professors, teachers and PBL researchers!

Subscribe at: https://app.novoed.com/problem-based-learning-2
Feel free to forward this invitation to all your colleagues and friends!

On behalf of the course facilitators,
Dr. Daniëlle Verstegen, Lianne Loosveld MSc, Herco Fonteijn MSc, and Jimmy Frèrejean MSc


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