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Second call for the Joint SIG 20 and SIG 26 meeting “Inquiry and Argumentation: Education for Thinking”

posted 16 Feb 2016, 23:38 by ICO Education   [ updated 16 Feb 2016, 23:38 ]
Ghent, Belgium, 22 – 24 August 2016
Conference website: http://www.earli2016.ugent.be/  

Submission deadline: March 25, 2016
We are pleased to invite you to the 2016 Joint Meeting of the EARLI Special Interest Groups SIG 20 “Inquiry Learning" and SIG 26 “Argumentation, Dialogue and Reasoning”.

The conference will be held from Monday the 22th to Wednesday the 24th of August 2016 in Ghent, Belgium.

The conference will be hosted by Dr. Annelies Raes and Prof. Dr. Bram De Wever at the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University.

By organizing the SIG meetings together we provide an opportunity to recognize how inquiry and argumentation constitute the pillars of education for thinking. Research has flourished in Inquiry Learning and in Argumentation for Learning. To a large extent, these domains have remained separate. First attempts to study their relations uncover a very rich field of research which is largely unexplored. It raises complex methodological and design issues while practically, students already combine inquiry and argumentation activities. This happens in classrooms in which progressive pedagogies are in place, e.g. in Mathematics and Science education. This combination is enabled and facilitated by technological tools, especially CSCL tools. 

 The meetings will take place in parallel which means there is a chance to visit each other’s sessions and connect to both SIG 20 and SIG 26 members during coffee and lunch breaks. Moreover, the scientific committees of both SIGs will organize a joint session.


More information

For more information regarding the conference of the Joint SIG 20 and SIG 26 meeting

“Inquiry and Argumentation: Education for Thinking” in Ghent, Belgium, on 22-24 August 2016, please visit the conference website http://www.earli2016.ugent.be/

For program inquiries regarding SIG 20, send an email to earlisig20@lists.ugent.be
For program inquiries regarding SIG 26, send an email to earlisig26@lists.ugent.be

The local organizing committee can be reached through earlisig2026@lists.ugent.be

We are very much looking forward to meet you all in Ghent next summer!
(see: https://visit.gent.be/ ) Best regards,

SIG 20 coordinators:

Bram De Wever
Wouter van Joolingen
Annelies Raes (Jure Assistant coordinator)
SIG 26 coordinators:

Armin Weinberger
Baruch Schwarz
Freydis Vogel (Jure Assistant coordinator)