Seminar i Gent

Tentative program for the UGent specialist course / NAFOL conference

“Conducting research in the field of teacher education: Challenges, pitfalls and important themes”

16–18 March 2022

Host: Department of Educational Studies, Ghent University

Wednesday March 16, 2022

09.00–11.00 Invited keynote lecture by prof. dr. Kari Smith on the importance of research-based teacher education in occasion of the celebration of the doctor honoris causa title

For UGent doctoral students who will participate in the specialist course, for colleagues and master students of the Department of Educational Studies, and possibly colleagues from Ghent teacher education colleges of higher education

11.00–11.30 Coffee break (for the invited keynote lecture participants and NAFOL participants), and transfer to the rooms where the specialist course will take place

11.30–12.00 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde (UGent, Belgium) and Prof. Dr. Kari Smith (NTNU and NAFOL, Norway)

12.00–12.30 PhD students introduce their PhD project in one sentence – get to know each others’ work

12.30–13.30 Lunch break with networking opportunities

13.30–14.45 An introductory keynote on conducting research in the field of teacher education – public lecture by Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde, Department of Educational Studies, UGent, Belgium

14.45–15.15 Coffee break

15.15–17.30 Mixed groups of +/-4 PhD students – research seminar in which each of the PhD students presents in about 10 minutes his/her research project

  • Preparation: Two weeks in advance, participants have to submit an abstract about their research project (about 500 words)
  • Chairs: Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde, Prof. Dr. Kari Smith, Prof. Dr. Ann MacPhail, Prof. dr. Fredrik Mørk Røkenes, Dr. Hanne Tack, Dr. Laura Thomas

17.30–19.30 Cultural event

19.30–21.00 Dinner

Thursday March 17, 2022

09.00–10.30 Writing and publishing a literature review in teacher education – public lecture by Prof. dr. Frderik Mørk Røkenes, Department of Teacher Education, NTNU, Norway

10.30–11.00 Coffee break

11.00–13.00 Mixed groups of +/- 6 PhD students – research seminar in which each of the PhD students presents in about 10 minutes his/her research questions and methodology.

  • Preparation: Two weeks in advance, students have to submit a summary of their research questions and methodology (about 500 words)
  • Chairs: Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde, Prof. Dr. Kari Smith, Prof. Dr. Ann MacPhail, Prof. dr. Fredrik Mørk Røkenes, Dr. Hanne Tack, Dr. Laura Thomas

13.00–14.00 Lunch break with networking opportunities

14.00–15.30 Social network analysis as a promising methodology in teacher education research – public lecture by Dr. Laura Thomas, Department of Educational Studies, UGent, Belgium

15.30–16.00 Break

16.00–17.30 Publishing in peer-reviewed journals in teacher education – public lecture by Prof. Dr. Ann MacPhail, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick

17.30–18.00 Wrap up

18.00–20.00 Dinner

Friday March 18, 2022

09.00–10.00 Reflection exercise led by dr. Hanne Tack

  • Impact of the specialist course on PhD students’ own PhD trajectory

10.00–10.30 Break

10.30–11.00 Mixed groups of +/- 6 PhD students – research seminar in which each of the PhD students shares challenges related to writing a dissertation in teacher education.

  • Preparation: Two weeks in advance, students have to submit two challenges/questions related to writing a dissertation
  • Chairs: Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde, Prof. Dr. Kari Smith, Prof. Dr. Ann MacPhail, Prof. dr. Fredrik Mørk Røkenes, Dr. Hanne Tack, Dr. Laura Thomas

11.00–12.00 Panel debate about assessing a dissertation in teacher education (with room for questions from the students)

  • Panel members: Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde, Prof. Dr. Kari Smith, Prof. Dr. Ann MacPhail, Prof. dr. Fredrik Mørk Røkenes, Dr. Hanne Tack, Dr. Laura Thomas

12.00 – 12.30 Conclusion of the specialist course

  • Presented by: one Flemish PhD student, one Norwegian PhD student, Prof. Dr. Ruben Vanderlinde & Prof. Dr. Kari Smith

Optional

Afternoon Dies natalis celebration of Ghent University and awarding ceremony of the doctor honoris causa title for Prof. Dr. Kari Smith