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ECER 2016

ECER (European Conference on Educational Research) 2016 will take place at University College Dublin from 22-26 August, 2016.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers’, and you can read more about this theme at this link. Keynote speakers for the conference are Emer Smyth, Jorunn Møller, Andy Hargreaves and Paul Standish (read more at this link)

ECER aims to create an inclusive platform for initiating, reporting, discussing and promoting high quality educational research, that not only acknowledges its own context but also recognises wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. The conference is organised for emerging, as well as experienced, researchers and builds on and promotes free and open dialogue and critical discussion. It has a comprehensive approach to theory, methods, arguments, findings and research ethics.

The Educational Studies Association of Ireland is delighted to be part of the local organising committee for this year’s ECER conference. Members of the ESAI Executive Council will participate in a number of key sessions across the four days, and there is a high level of participation from ESAI members throughout the conference programme, which can be viewed at this link.

ESAI will also host a ‘Meet and Greet’ session on Friday 26 August from 12:00 to 13:30. All are welcome to come along and we look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones.

Full details for this year’s conference (including a conference app) can be found at



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