News: Nov 06, 2015
As a way to generate additional collaborative partnerships with educational programmes, sports movements, and the health sector, an event entitled "Research in Progress" was organised at Campus Pedagogen during the autumn break week in November. The conference primarily attracted teachers and school leaders, and it will become an annual event.
The one-day conference, which began with a keynote lecture by Professor
Gudrun Erickson on the theme Assessment for Learning and Equality, consisted of a large number of sessions that focused primarily on ongoing research at the Faculty’s four departments.
The external cooperation conference was organised by Anette Olin who is a senior lecturer at the Department of Education and Special Education and who is engaged in the UFSam-Group, the Faculty of Education’s faculty liaison group.
Building up new knowledge
Anette Olin points out that much of the research at the Faculty already takes place in cooperation with schools, young people, and organisations, not the least via active research that seeks to jointly build new knowledge.
“Our hope is that all the knowledge available at the Faculty will become even more visible and available to schools and other educational organizations as well as outside the university. Every autumn they can come here and learn about the latest research that is being conducted here. Hopefully, this direct contact will generate more partnerships and joint projects between these organizations and the University of Gothenburg. This is a way for us to actively ensure that the education will have a scientific foundation and be based on proven experience,” she says.
During the day, many participants expressed that the content was relevant and interesting and that they thought this was an event that many more people, such as colleagues, school leaders, and elected officials, should have the opportunityto participate in and take advantage of.
“It was primarily teachers from various schools who came, but we also saw some school leaders and faculty from other universities and institutions of higher education. There were even some people from the University of Gothenburg. Thus, it was also an exchange within academia where one got the chance to hear about the findings from one’s colleagues’ research,” reports Anette Olin.
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Originally published on: uf.gu.se