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EDEN 2017 Annual Conference: #EDEN17
Call for Contributions Open – Deadline 30 January
Jönköping, Sweden 13-16 June 2017
Call for contributions
The responsibility of the scholarly community includes the proper handling of diversity in education with respect to learners’ profiles, backgrounds, generations, cultures with different languages, literacies, and ways of communication as well as diversity in media and technology enhanced learning environments.
We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge.
Join the Conference in Jönköping to tell about your research,
projects and experience connected to diversity challenges
Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference experience, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.
Training sessions which are a recently introduced feature of our events are providing an interactive way for profession development.
Only 18 days left for submissions!
Journey back to the 2016 EDEN Annual Conference
Papers, posters and training submissions will not only be subjected to the conference evaluators’ thorough assessment, but could also win one of EDEN’s prestigious awards. We are keen to promote and inspire professionals by recognising excellence and will continue the tradition of distinguishing Best Papers and Best Practice Initiatives. The conference participants can also make their voices heard – they will be able to vote on their favourite posters on display in Jönköping – the poster earning the highest number of votes will receive the conference’sPoster Prize.
We also encourage the continuous attainment of professional development goals by awarding open badges to our conference participants and authors – the most involved supporters of our professional activities, therefore, can benefit from a wide range of recognition means of their demonstrated skills & competencies.
The ever-changing media- and technology landscapes create opportunities for learning at all stages in life in formal and informal settings.
Educators often take digital and media skills for granted and may overlook the diversity of learners’ profiles and educational settings.
How do teachers and learners deal with diversity in media and technology enhanced learning environments? How can such diversity be accounted for and used to transform and adapt online learning settings? How well do stakeholders and policy makers understand digital inequalities? What are the new challenges for teachers and educators in the new media landscapes to create meaningful contexts for learning?
How do we bring together the strengths of the past with the challenges of the present and opportunities for the future? Finding and applying the right mix of information, knowledge and creativity is of primary importance for the educational experience.
Socio-economic-cultural aspects are more and more in focus of development for building the digital economy, including the fields of knowledge and learning. the 2017 EDEN conference keywords embrace also diversity and social inclusion through inter-cultural dialogue, the problems and educational aspects of the migrants’ integration in pan-European dimension.
EDEN 2017 will be the forum offering unique chance to find novel answers, work together for these goals, and to gain deep insight into the core questions of diversity in education.
Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Partner Airlines
The Lufthansa Group airlines offer a comprehensive global route network and exclusive prices and conditions to our participants, visitors, exhibitors, and invited guests. Read more on how to use the special offer.
Programme after the Conference: Midsummer day
If you plan to stay a little longer after the conference – until 24 June – you will be able to witness one of Sweden’s most important days: Midsummer, which rivals Christmas with its festive spirit and traditions. In Jönköping, there will be celebrations in the park on Midsummer day.
People often begin the day by picking flowers and making wreaths to place on the maypole, which is a key component in the celebrations.The maypole is raised in an open spot and traditional ring-dances ensue, to the delight of the children and some of the adults..
Did you know?
On 18 May 1284 Jönköping became the first City in Sweden to be granted its rights by king Magnus Ladulås, who ruled mostly from Vättern’s largest island Visingsö.
The first part of the city’s name, “Jön”, is derived from the name of a creek, “Junebäcken”, in Talavid, in what is now the western part of the city. This was the location of the first known settlement in the area. The second part of the name “köping”, is an old word for a trading centre or market place.
Conference Venue: Jönköping
Jönköping is an excellent example of an impressively developing University, city and region which attracts economic, cultural and social progress and modernisation. The Scandinavian countries and particularly Sweden have always been in the forefront of learning innovation, open and digital education. We look forward with excitement to a memorable conference in 2017!
Join the Community in the exciting city of Jönköping to share your research, projects and practice at #EDEN17!
Schedule and Deadlines
Submissions: 30 January 2017
Registration Opens: mid-February 2017
Notification of Authors: 31 March 2017
Conference Dates: 13-16 June 2017
For any conference related questions contact the Conference Secretariat
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