The 5th Summer School on Higher Education 2018

Theories and theoretical concepts in the higher education research process

Call for Papers: Deadline for applications 15th of April 2018
Time: 13th -14st of August 2018
Place: University of Jyväskylä, Ruusupuisto, Alvar Aallon katu 9
Keynote speakers:  Anna Kosmützky, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Evening workshop convenor: University lecturer Johanna Kiili (PhD), University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Welcome to the fifth Summer School on Higher Education, organised for the second time as an international summer school. The theme of this year Summer School is ”Theories and theoretical concepts in the higher education research process”.  The summer school addresses the big decisions faced by all PhD students in the course of their PhD: the choice of the theories and theoretical concepts and their match to the chosen methodologies.  The keynote and the evening workshop, as well as the student papers may focus on any or all of following themes:

  • Relationships between theories and data in research in HE
  • Theories/concepts and methodological choices
  • Process of choice of relevant theories and theoretical concepts in HE
  • Development of theories through empirical research

The summer school provides PhD students an opportunity to present and get feedback on their own research as well as to meet senior researchers and other PhD students from the field of higher education research.  The format of the summer school is based on students presenting their own papers, commenting on papers by other students and receiving feedback also from senior colleagues. Each paper will be commented by a student discussant and senior discussant. The language of the summer school is English.

The Summer School is organised by Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) and Consortium of Higher Education Researchers in Finland (CHERIF).

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