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Conference on Religious & Spiritual Education

Worldviews in creating meaning and purpose for learning
EARLI SIG 19 Conference

June 11-13, 2018, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

The sixth biennial conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction EARLI, Special Interest Group 19: Religious and Spiritual Education provides an international academic forum for presenting and discussing latest research findings on religious and spiritual education taking place in different societal and educational settings and across age groups. The EARLI SIG 19 is addressing both junior and senior scholars to present their work.

The topic of the conference discusses how worldviews impact people’s motivation to learn, how worldviews guide people’s life choices and future orientation, and how worldviews and religions help people to find meaning and purpose in life.

The conference includes keynote addresses from Professor Alyssa Bryant Rockenbach (North Carolina State University, USA), Associate Professor Jenny Berglund (Södertörn University, Sweden), Professor Kirsi Tirri (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Professor Ulrich Riegel (University of Siegen, Germany).

For submissions you will need to prepare:
An abstract of 200-250 words maximum (excluding references) submission December 1st – December 15th, informing about:
– Mention your preference for a paper or a poster presentation, or a particular roundtable session.
– Include your research questions and objectives,
– Theoretical framework and the referred literature,
– Research design (research approach, methods and tools for collecting and analyzing data) for empirical research or data sources, evidences and materials for others research projects,
– Findings of the study.

December 1st – December 15th – Proposal submission via conference website
January 15st – Review results and decisions
February 28th – Early bird registration fee
April 30th – Conference registration ends
April 30th – Deadline for full papers and contributions
June 11-13th – EARLI SIG 19 conference in Joensuu
You and your colleagues and students are warmly welcome to join us in Joensuu!