Call for submission

We are happy to announce the 22nd conference of the JUnior REsearchers of EARLI, which will take place in Antwerp, Belgium from July 2nd – July 6th.

Conference theme

The theme of the JURE 2018 conference is “Learning and instruction with an impact - scaling up the skill, will and thrill of learning”. The conference presentations, workshops and keynotes will showcase the newest findings about the cognitive, motivational and emotional aspects of learning and highlight the practical implications for practice and policy. We therefore want to welcome all contributions about learning and instruction in all possible contexts. We aim to provide participants with a broad range of research topics.

Objectives & scope

Devoting one’s self to research includes asking questions and discovering new paths while seeking for the answers. Yet, researchers today do not embark on such an endower alone; they share ideas and collaborate with others. The JURE 2018 conference in Antwerp is an excellent opportunity for such an exploration. The JURE 2018 organising committee warmly invites you to participate in the exploration of “Learning and instruction with an impact - scaling up the skill, will and thrill of learning” with world-renowned keynote speakers and expert-led workshops, paper presentations, and interactive poster and round table discussions. To deepen this joint journey, all participants of the 22nd JURE Conference are expected to take part in the feedback procedure and to provide comments on one paper, poster, or round table hand-out of another conference participant. Additionally, on paper proposals they will receive feedback from an experienced senior researcher.

All junior researchers (PhD and MA or MSc students, as well as graduates who have received their doctorate within the last two years) can apply to participate in the 22nd JURE Conference. Thus, participants will have the opportunity to meet many talented young researchers, with whom they can explore “Learning and instruction with an impact - scaling up the skill, will and thrill of learning”, either during formal presentations or in informal chats over coffee breaks, lunch hours, and social activities.

Proposal formats

Proposals should consist of an abstract (300 words at maximum) and an extended summary (1000 words at maximum, including references). Proposals for the following session formats should be submitted through the conference website:

  • Paper presentation: A paper session consists of 2 or 3 conceptually linked papers. Each individually submitted presentation lasts 15 minutes and is followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion.  
  • Poster presentation: Posters are grouped conceptually. Each poster is introduced with an oral presentation (max 3 min.) and allows the participants enough time to freely walk from poster to poster.     
  • Round table: A round table session consists of 2 or 3 conceptually linked projects. Each presenter has 5 minutes to introduce his/her project and raise one or two open questions, after which 25 minutes are intended for discussion.

Submission

To submit a proposal, please log in to your EARLI dashboard. The deadline for submission is 12th December 2017. Notification of decision will be given by 1st February 2018.

Registration

Registration for the conference will be possible from 1st February 2018. More information will be available on the website soon. Please note that EARLI JURE members are entitled to a reduced conference fee. If you want to become a JURE member – and receive the reduced conference fee – please go to the JURE website for more information. Make sure to apply as JURE member some weeks before your registration as a proof of your doctoral status is required.

We look forward to seeing you in Antwerp!

The JURE 2018 Organising Committee