FinEd Newsletter 3/2017


This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each university and published on the FinEd website.

​FinEd Pre-Seminar to FERA 2017 Conference on Nov 29 – Register during 1.-30. September!

The programme of the FinEd Pre-seminar “PhD Trajectories in Educational Sciences in Finland of 100 Years” to FERA 2017 Conference has been finalised. The programme of the day includes the keynote lecture of Professor Kirsti Lonka (University of Helsinki), entitled “The Writing Process of a PhD Student - A Shift from the Concern over Language to the Concern over the Mind”. Thereafter, there are four consecutive workshops on researcher network, writing the thesis, planning the career and financing the studies with grants. NB! All the participants of the pre-seminar should submit the pre-assignment for the workshop 3 by Nov 1st. In addition, the participants may submit a pre-assignment for the workshop 2 and present their doctoral research in parallel groups. At the end of the day, there is a reception offered by the City of Rovaniemi.

Read more about the programme of the pre-seminar on the webpage of FinEd or directly in the pdf version.

The conference programme is free of charge and the meals (lunch and coffee) are provided to all the participants. In addition, the travel and accommodation costs of the pre-conference are covered by the FinEd to all doctoral candidates of the FinEd member units (in universities of Eastern Finland, Jyväskylä, Lapland, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Åbo Akademi) as follows: 1) One night’s shared (2hh) overnight stay in hotel Hotel Cumulus Resort Pohjanhovi (NB. the night before OR after the pre-seminar, please specify in Webropol form) and 2) The most economical travel expenses based on the original tickets and receipts (an expense claim form will be sent to the participants). NB. A prerequisite for the payment of the expenses is that the doctoral candidates also participate in the FERA Conference. The expenses of the main conference are not paid by the FinEd Network.
All the doctoral candidates of the FinEd Network are warmly welcome to the pre-seminar!  The doctoral candidates of the faculty of education in University of Helsinki are welcome to register and participate at their own cost. The maximum number of doctoral candidates is 40 participants. If there is more interest towards the seminar, we will accept participants according to three criteria: 1) Even participation among the member universities of the FinEd, 2) Order of registration and 3) Number of pre-assignments submitted (2 > 1).
The registration for the pre-conference is made with electronic form of the FERA Conference during 1-30 September (NB. the deadline). 

Remember also the FinEd symposium in FERA main Conference:  ”In it together – Showcasing ongoing doctoral research in the FinEd network” - Register by 2.10.!

The FinEd Network also warmly welcomes doctoral candidates to the symposium in the main FERA Conference, entitled “In it together – Showcasing ongoing doctoral research in the FinEd network / Yhdessä – FinEd verkoston väitöstutkimuskavalkadi”. The symposium offers a continuation of the pre-conference and invites the doctoral candidates to present their ongoing research with brief Pecha kucha -inspired talks (see e.g. The audience will get an overview of ongoing doctoral research in the nationwide network and a chance to engage with each other. The symposium presentations can be held in either Finnish or English.
The deadline for abstract submission is 2 October 2017. Abstracts (max length 250 words) must be submitted using the online submission system of the FERA Conference. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 16 October 2017.  

A Reminder: Query about the FinEd mentor pool – please reply by August 31th!

The FinEd mentor pool was started in autumn 2016. Via mentor pool, the doctoral candidates of FinEd may contact the experts of their own research area and for example ask for comments on their article drafts and other texts. The FinEd mentors are in principle committed to taking part in the annual seminars and possible pre-seminars of the network, as well as to act as mentors to the doctoral candidates. At the beginning of the year, the guidelines of the mentor pool were specified in the webpage of the mentor pool.
The network is now exploring the function of the pool, as well as the experiences and views on it of all the doctoral candidates and the mentors of the FinEd. You may reply in English or in Finnish.
Please answer the short query at by August 31th – thank you!

Welcome to the MEC 2017!

MEC (former NBE) is an informal and friendly conference which participants attend to exchange ideas and information dealing with media education, educational use of ICTs and learning environments. MEC is organized by the Centre for Media Pedagogy at the University of Lapland, on 27 – 29 November 2017 in Rovaniemi, Finland.
Keynote speakers:
• Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK
• Executive Director, Dr Keith Devlin, Stanford University, H-STAR Institute, USA
Important dates and deadlines:
• NEW deadline for abstract submissions 31 August 2017
• Notification of acceptance sent to authors by 2 October 2017
• Deadline for early-bird registration 16 October 2017
• MEC 2017 – 27 – 28 November 2017
• Deadline for full papers / 11 December 2017
Please check the conference website for details of programme, keynotes, abstract and paper submission and registration:

Energetic autumn to all the members of the FinEd Network!

The next FinEd Newsletter will be published in early winter. If you have something that you wish to be communicated to the FinEd members, please contact the coordinator.

Created 21.08.2017 | Updated 21.08.2017