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Maastricht University welcomes ICO at the National Fall School 2013

posted 26 Jun 2013, 04:16 by ICO Education   [ updated 26 Jun 2013, 06:33 ]
We are happy to announce that Maastricht University will host our ICO National Fall School this year, November 7&8.
The ICO National Fall School is a biennial, two-day networking event for all ICO Members, and all others with a strong interest in Educational Research.

PhD presentation sessions 
The focus of the National Fall School is on the ICO PhD-candidates. While the PhD’s are presenting their work, ICO Staff members and Post Docs 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.

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. 

But there is more…
Besides the presentation sessions, you can meet up with fellow theme group members on Thursday, and orientate on your future career at the career market on Friday. All visitors to the National Fall School can attend the workshops on Scientific Ethics and on Scientific Publishing. Please be aware that for the latter you will need to bring your own laptop, with a functioning Eduroam-connection.

25 year anniversary of ICO 
This year ICO celebrates its 25 year anniversary. We will focus on this anniversary during a special session on the Friday afternoon were we hope to welcome distinguished guest speakers from the educational field, and during the evening event on the Thursday evening.

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

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


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

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