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Summer school

Educational Processes, Competence Development and Selection Decisions in Pre- and Primary School Age

dal 21-09-2010 al 24-09-2010
, June 21, 2010

L’ Università di Bamberg (Germania) organizza la terza International Summer School del gruppo di ricerca “Educational Processes, Competence Development and Selection Decisions in Pre- and Primary School Age” (BiKS) dal 21 al 24 settembre 2010. Il tema di quest’anno è: “Institutional and Contextual Determinants of Educational Judgement, Decision Making and Learning”.

Di seguito l’annuncio esteso, in lingua inglese:

The International Bamberg Summer School in Empirical Education Research is designated to provide young researchers a forum to deepen their academic skills in specific fields of education research. Furthermore, it provides a forum to discuss their recent research projects with the faculty and the other participants of the summer school. The summer school offers an outstanding opportunity to get into contact with internationally recognized researchers in the interdisciplinary field of empirical education research.

This year’s summer school focuses on institutional settings influencing educational judgments (e.g., teachers’ diagnostic abilities), educational decision making (e.g., families’ selection between secondary school tracks) and learning (e.g., competency gains in private and public schools, as well as learning under different tracking and stratification regimes). Furthermore, the relevance of neighbourhood, school and class composition will be in the focus of attention. The program will be completed by lectures about the role of preschool and the age of school entry for later academic success. Within three and a half days participants will be introduced to important non-individual factors influencing educational processes.

Every participant is expected to present a poster on her / his current research project in one of the poster sessions after the lectures. Registration should be done before August 15th 2010. There is a participation fee of 40 Euro. Furthermore, a CV and a short abstract (no more than one page) outlining the own research topic should be send to sekretariat.biks@unibamberg.de. Travel and accommodation arrangements need to be organized by the participants.

 A reminder with the final program and details on assignment and venue will be distributed soon.

Keywords: education, institutions, decision making, learning