Activities

Invitation to the 2022 NorTED seminar in Reykjavik, 30–31 May – registration now open!

The NorTED steering group is happy to announce that this year’s joint seminar days will be held in Reykjavik in the form of a pre-conference to NERA. As before, our aim has been to cut costs and to minimize travel while encouraging participation in the NERA conference 1–3 June.

Venue: Our pre-conference will be held at the University of Iceland campus free of charge for all participating doctoral students and senor researchers from NorTED member institutions.

Accommodation: As it was not possible to prebook hotel rooms in advance, we advice you make reservations directly at one of the hotels recommended on the NERA-conference website: https://nera.hi.is/accomodation/

Preliminary program:

The seminar, including coffee breaks and lunch, will be held at School of Education.

The joint dinners will be enjoyed at nearby restaurants.

The seminar including coffee breaks, lunch, and dinners will be free of charge for doctoral candidates and senior researchers from NorTED member institutions.

Deadline for registration and abstracts is preliminarily set to 8 April. All PhD candidates and senior researcher are now welcome to register here: https://axacoair.se/go?xoWftTho

But note that the deadline for NERA is much earlier: https://nera.hi.is/  

Instructions for abstracts and paper presentations

This year we will have two types of workshops, and you can choose yourself which type of workshop you would like to be part of.

1. Regular paper presentations. Here you are expected to give a 15-minute presentation of your thesis project, or parts of it, which will be followed by constructive feedback from at least one senior researcher and the other PhD candidates in your workshop. Focus will thus be on helping you move forward rather than critiquing what you have done. In order to give you the best possible feedback your abstract and presentation should include the following:

  • The background problem or challenge: Why this study?
  • The key question (questions) that your study seeks to answer.
  • The conceptual or theoretical framework of your study.
  • The main material and methods of your study.
  • Preliminary results (if you have any yet).
  • The main contribution that your study makes (or aims to make) to the research field, policy, or practice.

You should then end your presentation (and abstract) by stating what you perceive to be the main challenge in your current work on your thesis. Depending on how far you have come in your process, it may be anything from theoretical or methodological issues to challenges in how to present your results or structure your discussion. See this as an opportunity to get constructive ideas from the participants in your workshop.

Your abstract should be written in English and be no longer than 500 words.

2. Text discussions. Here you are expected to have sent in a full paper, parts of a paper, or a paper/article/chapter in progress, that will be discussed and given constructive feedback from at least one senior researcher and the other PhD candidates in your workshop. Besides preparing your own text, you are also expected to give feedback on at least one of the other texts to be discussed in your workshop. Depending on the number of participants, we will have between 30–45 minutes for each text.

To get the most out of the discussions, you are welcome to include any reader instructions to your critical friends about aspects that you particularly would like to have feedback or suggestions on.

Your manuscript should be written in English and be no longer than 8000 words including references.

Deadline for registration and abstracts/papers is 8 April (link will be added here).

Abstracts should be sent to mte@du.se.  In the subject box, write «NorTED abstract» followed by your surname.

We look forward to seeing you IRL in May!                                       

…but will of course conduct the seminar online if necessary.

Mats Tegmark and Steingerður Ólafsdóttir,

on behalf of the NorTED steering group

Past Activities:

The 2021 NorTED seminar in Odense, 1–2 November

Thanks to everyone who participated as presenters and discussants and made this year’s pre-conference seminar in Odense a success!

From the invitation:

The NorTED steering group is happy to announce that this year’s joint seminar days will be held in Odense in the form of a pre-conference to NERA. Our aim has been to cut costs and to minimize travel while encouraging participation in the NERA conference 3–5 November.

Venue: The seminar, including coffee breaks and lunch, will be held at the SDU campus. The joint dinners will be enjoyed at nearby restaurants. The seminar including coffee breaks, lunch, and dinners will be free of charge for doctoral candidates and senior researchers from NorTED member institutions.

Accommodation: Rooms have been pre-booked at City Hotel at 625 DKK from 1–2 Nov. If you who plan to stay for NERA, you may extend your reservation. Reservations can be cancelled free of charge up to 15 days before arrival. https://www.cityhotelnattergalen.dk/

If this hotel is fully booked, you can find other options here:

Preliminary program: The seminar will start after lunch (13:00) on 1 November and end with a joint dinner on 2 November. The two days will primarily consist of student presentations with feedback and more informal discussions of doctoral students’ ongoing research. As before, our aim is to make good use of the joint expertise among our senior researchers.

Instructions for abstracts and paper presentations

All participating doctoral candidates are expected to give a 15-minute presentation of their thesis project, or parts of it, which will be followed by constructive feedback from at least one senior researcher and the other PhD candidates in your workshop. Focus will thus be on helping you move forward rather than critiquing what you have done. In order to give you the best possible feedback your abstract and presentation should include the following:

– The background problem or challenge: Why this study?

– The key question (questions) that your study seeks to answer.

– The conceptual or theoretical framework of your study.

– The main material and methods of your study.

– Preliminary results (if you have any yet).

– The main contribution that your study makes (or aims to make) to the research field, policy, or practice.

You should then end your presentation (and abstract) by stating what you perceive to be the main challenge in your current work on your thesis. Depending on how far you have come in your process, it may be anything from theoretical or methodological issues to challenges in how to present your results or structure your discussion. See this as an opportunity to get constructive ideas from the participants in your workshop. Your abstract should be written in English and be no longer than 500 words.

Deadline for registration and abstracts is 15 September.

To register for the seminar, click here.

Abstracts should be sent to mte@du.se. In the subject box, write «NorTED abstract» followed by your surname.

We look forward to seeing you IRL in November!                                       

…but will of course conduct the seminar online if necessary.

Mats Tegmark, on behalf of the NorTED steering group

mte@du.se

Developing academic identity in research and writing, Umeå and Dalarna universities

Screen dump from the final closing remarks of the seminar days.

22-24 March on Zoom

Umeå University together with Dalarna University are arranging a three-day virtual seminar event for doctoral students. We are happy to invite members of NorTed to attend these virtual days. Initially we can accept two doctoral students per NorTed member, but please let us know if there are more students interested from your university as there may be fewer interested from other universities. The programme, along with the instruction for the facilitated group work, is available here.

If you wish to take credits (2.5 ects or 3 ects), please contact us and we can provide more information. 

If you wish to attend, please inform your NorTED contact person and then sign up on this link:
http://bit.ly/39QC0cD


Last day for registration is February 8.

For questions, please contact Carina Rönnqvist, carina.ronnqvist@umu.se

Virtual Conference for Emerging Researchers in Teacher Education

20-22 October 2020

20-22 October 2020 The Norwegian National Research School in Teacher Education (NAFOL) will arrange a virtual conference for emerging researchers in teacher education in collaboration with Western Norway University of Applied Science (HVL) and Nordic Research School in Teacher Education Relevant Research (NorTED).

The conference seeks contributions representing a broad perspective of teacher education research and related topics with a focus on the conference theme: Inquiry as a Bridge between Theory and Practice in Teaching and Teacher Education

We welcome contributions by PhD students from our collaborating international institutions and invite them to submit paper proposals.

Important dates
• Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 August 2020
• Notice of acceptance: 1 October 2020
• Deadline for registration: (will open later) 1 October 2020

For more information, please visit the conference webpage for further information or send an email to post@nafol.net if you have any questions.

NorTED Kick-off seminar 11-14 November 2019

NTNU, Trondheim

Professor Kari Smith welcome to NorTED. photo
Professor Kari Smith (NTNU)
Professor Pat Thomsons lecture "What does it mean to do a PhD". Photo.
Professor Pat Thompson (University of Nottingham)

11 November 2019

14.30–15.00 Welcome

  • Musical piece
  • What is Norted? Who is Norted?Head of Department of Teacher Education Torberg Falch (NTNU) and Professor Kari Smith (NTNU)

15.00–16.00 What does it mean to do a Ph.D. Professor Pat Thompson (University of Nottingham)

16.00–16.15 Break

16.15–17.15 Getting to know each other: brief presentation of your projects – no power point!

  • Groups of seven. The doctoral students will briefly present their doctoral project orally without any power point. A supporting handout might be useful. Each student has max. 8 minutes.

18.30 Joint dinner, self-funded

12 November 2019

09.00–11.30 Workshop: Academic writing workshop. Professor Pat Thompson (University of Nottingham)

11.30–12.30 Lunch

12.30–13.30

  • The Norwegian Partners: Presentation of institution s- key issues in doctoral education in Norway. Representatives from Norwegian partner institutions
  • The Danish: Presentation of institution- key issues in doctoral education in Denmark. Representative from Danish partner

13.30–14.00 Break

14.00–15.00 The Swedish partners: Presentation of institutions- key issues in doctoral education in Sweden. Representatives from Swedish partner institutions

15.00–15.15 Break

15.15–16.30 Paper presentations doctoral students

  • The same groups will meet again. Three of the students will present a paper (20 min.) and a senior researcher will discuss the papers (15 min.) at the end of the session. This will be a regular conference presentation and power points may be used.

16.30 Free evening

13 November 2019

09.00–12.00 Workshop Academic writing jointly with NAFOL students. Professor Pat Thompson (University of Nottingham)

12.00–13.00 Lunch

13.00–14.40 Paper presentations doctoral students

  • The same groups will meet again. Four of the students will present a paper (20 min.) and a senior researcher will discuss the papers (15 min.) at the end of the session. This will be a regular conference presentation and power points may be used.

14.40–15.30 Tips of how to get published

15.30–16.00 Break

16.00–16.30 Department of Teacher Education, NTNU. Presentation of PhD program and NAFOL. Professor Kari Smith (NTNU)

18.30 Cultural event and dinner at Rockheim Museum

14 November 2019

09.00–09.30 The Finnish partner: Presentation of institution – key issues in doctoral education in Finland. Representative from Finnish partner institution

09.30–09.45 Break

09.45–10.15 The Icelandic partner: Presentation of institution – key issues in doctoral education in Iceland. Representative from Icelandic partner institution

10.15–11.45 Meeting the resource experts – speed dating. Resource people inform about their work and respond to questions

11.45–12.45 Lunch

12.45–14.30 Summary academic writing. Professor Pat Thompson (University of Nottingham)

14.30–14.45 Break

14.45–15.30 Plenary discussion: Your suggestions for NorTED’s work

  • Summing up the seminar