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Invitation to ICO's National Fall School 2013

posted 23 May 2013, 02:04 by ICO Education   [ updated 23 May 2013, 03:58 ]

We would like to invite all ICO Members to ICO's 8th national networking event: the ICO National Fall School, on November 7 and 8, 2013

Registration and deadlines
Registration is open now: go to the registration form
Registration will close September 15th, 2013. 
Send in your abstract and paper before October 1, 2013 to c.vonk@vu.nl 

Location: That is still a surprise, but we hope to tell you all about it in due time... 

Networking event
The ICO National Fall School is a biennial, two-day networking event for all ICO Members: PhDs, Staff and Post Docs. During this event ICO members can
- meet, mingle, and learn about the projects of other ICO members, while 2nd and 3rd-year PhD-students can practice their presentation skills in a safe surroundings; 
- meet kindred research spirits during the Meet-your-Theme Group-lunch; 
- informally catch up with long lost colleagues at the evening event; 
- learn more about scientific ethics, or scientific publishing in the workshops; 
- and, watch the presentations of the PhD-students you supervise! 

PhD student presentations
The focus of the National Fall School is on the ICO PhD-students. Students are given the opportunity to present their project, either in a Junior Presentation (for 2nd year students) or in a Senior Presentation (3rd year students). The Junior Presentation can be either a Poster Presentation, or a Round Table Presentation. The Senior Presentation is a Paper Presentation.
More information about the different presentation types can be found on the website, on the pages on Presentations.

ICO Staff and Post Doc Members: our discussants and chairs
While the students are presenting their work, ICO Staff members and Post Docs that are present will all be given a role, either as chair of a session, or as a discussant. Of course, we will try to give all Staff and Post Docs the opportunity to be present as an auditor at the presentations of the projects they are involved in themselves, either as a promoter or as a supervisor. If you have any special wishes regarding the presentations of your PhD Students you want to witness, please let us know at your registration form.

PhD students' role as "discussant"
Traditionally, the role of discussant has been fulfilled by ICO Staff Members. To involve the students in de review-process, third and fourth-year PhD-students are asked to join the Staff Members as a discussant. This means that after a presentation a pair, consisting of one Staff Member and one PhD student, will act as a discussant of the paper and presentation. In this manner, senior students can practice their future role as a discussant and interaction between staff members and students will increase. Students can use their discussant experience to fill in one of the Shorter Educational Activities.

We would strongly recommend attending the ICO National Fall School as an Auditor to first year-PhD students. You are warmly invited to join us, in order to meet people from the ICO network, and to learn from all presentations and discussions. Also, when you are not an ICO member, but you have a strong interest in Educational Research, you are welcome to visit the National Fall School.

All visitors to the National Fall School can attend the workshops. In each workshop there will be room for 25 people. More information about the workshops will be available soon

Fee day programme:
- ICO members: no fee 
- ICO Alumni: € 25,00 (excluding administration costs, if applicable) 
- Non-ICO members: € 100,00 (excluding administration costs, if applicable) 

Fee evening event: ICO members and alumni only: max. € 45,00 (excluding administration costs, if applicable)

More information
More information can be found on the ICO National Fall School website. In due time the site will be filled with the schedule, more information about the keynote, the workshops, and the various student presentations.

Do you want to be present, but you cannot be there for the whole two days?
No problem! You can also register for one of the days. 

We look forward to meeting you at the ICO National Fall School, November 7 and/or 8, 2013.