Call for Papers

EDUCATION POLICY IN CULTURAL CONTEXTS: TRANSMISSION AND/OR TRANSFORMATION

Where?
Vilnius University
Faculty of Philosophy
Institute of Educational Sciences

When?
November 7-8, 2019

Deadline for abstract submission
20 September, 2019

The 4th International Conference on Transformations in Educational Sciences aims to discuss the problem currently faced by educational sciences as an outcome of the rapidly changing culture: what will we transmit to future generations? Or rather, perhaps, we should try not to transmit but to create new constructs of knowledge, values ​​and abilities?

In response to the newly emerging momenta, educational policy is creating long-term strategies on the one hand and looking for ways to have the curriculum capture everything that presently matters, on the other. Is it not so that in order to cover everything, we only skim the surface, and while teaching everything, we teach nothing? Finally, we want to assess and equate everyone. Yet, if we stress the fact that we live in the so-called learning as opposed to teaching paradigm, then the question of what should constitute the learning content must come from the bottom up, from the one who learns, not from the top down, i.e. the one who teaches. The problem of bottom and top can be solved by balancing out power relationships, but in the new conditions of education characterised by huge and rapid flows of information, it is becoming very difficult to capture and establish powers among the participants of the educational process. Hence, transmission gets slowly pushed out, and transformation and transversality take their toll in lieu of it in educational environments. Making them positive, creative and successful is a major challenge faced by the policy of education.

Main topics of the conference

Formation and implementation of educational policy;
The problem of effectiveness and efficiency of educational systems;
Curriculum change and transformation;
Scenarios for a future school;
The role of social sciences and humanities in the world of technology;
Learning cultural literacy: text and context;
The mission of educating the natural scientist in the posthuman era.

Important dates

  • 5th of July 2019, the beginning of conference registration and abstract submission.
  • 20th of September 2019, the deadline for the submission of registration forms including abstracts of conference paper presentations.
  • 1st of October 2019, notification of acceptance to the authors.
  • 10th of October 2019, announcement of the conference programme.

To submit the abstract, please fill in the registration form no later that 20 September, 2019.

If you have any question please contact us via e-mail educonference@fsf.vu.lt.

Full papers, accepted for publishing, should be submitted by:

  • 1st of November, 2019 to Vol. 42, December 2019;
  • 1st of April, 2020 to Vol. 43, June 2020.

Papers for publishing in Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia should be submitted by e-mail: acta.paedagogica@fsf.vu.lt

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