PhD Days 2018

Working together for a PhD.

10 Sep

Practical information

On the 10th and 11th of September 2018 the PhD program in Pedagogical Resources and Learning Processes in Kindergarten and School is hosting PhD Days at Campus Vestfold, in collaboration with the PhD program in Educational Sciences for Teacher Education at the Faculty of Education and International Studies (Oslo Metropolitan University).

The purpose of the PhD Days is to bring together all PhD students of these two programs as well as interested students form other PhD programs at USN and OsloMet to learn about and discuss key challenges in educational research.

Distinguished researchers from different areas of educational research and experts in methodology are invited to give keynote lectures and to participate in workshops. The PhD Days include thematic sessions to discuss research design, methodology and methods, as well as sessions on academic writing (articles) and publishing, writing the “Kappa” (extended summary) and writing a literature review.


Professor Paul Leseman
University of Utrecht, Head of Department, Education and Pedagogy

Professor Kathy A. Mills 
Australian Catholic University, Learning Sciences Institute Australia

Researcher Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků
Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), Institute for Research in Inclusive Education

Professor Rune Johan Krumsvik
University of Bergen, Department of Education

Professor Ane Qvortrup
University of Southern Denmark, Department for the Study of Culture Education

Professor Tony Burner
University of South-Eastern Norway, Department of Languages and Literature Studies

University Librarian Anita Nordsteien
University of South-Eastern Norway, Department of Research and Internationalisation, Library Unit

Professor Thomas Moser
University of South-Eastern Norway, Department of Educational Science



Day 1 - Monday 10.9.2018

09:00-09:30      Registration, coffee and tea

09:30-09:45      Welcome

09:45-11:00      Lecture 1 & Discussion: Paul Leseman, Inclusive education in a                                                     multicultural Europe

11:00-11:15      Coffee and tea, refreshments

11:15-12:30      Lecture 2 & Discussion: Kathy A. Mills, Being Sensory Savvy in a                                                   Digital Age

12:30-13:30      Lunch

13:30-15:30      Parallel Workshops (A-D)
                         [A] Rune J. Krumsvik, Writing the extended abstract (kappa)
                         [B] Paul Leseman, Education and quality in ECEC in a multicultural                                                    Europe
                         [C] Anita Nordsteien, Writing a literature review as part of a PhD thesis
                         [D] Ane Qvortrup, Inclusion: Dimensions of inclusion in pedagogical                                                    practice

15:30-16:00      Coffee and tea, refreshments

15:45-16:30      Lecture 3: Thomas Moser, Doctoral education in a European and a                                               national perspective

16:45-18:45      Dinner at USN - Campus Vestfold

Day 2 - Tuesday 11.9.2018

09:00-10:15      Lecture 3 & Discussion: Ane Qvortrup, Theories of Learning and Didactic      

10:15-10:45      Coffee and tea, refreshments

10:45-12:00      Lecture 4 & Discussion: Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků, Roma ancestry as                                           an education handicap in the post-socialist Europa.

12:00-13:00      Lunch

13:00-15:00      Parallel Workshops (E-H)
                         [E] Kathy A. Mills, Spicing up your writing
                         [F] Anita Nordsteien, Writing a literature review as part of a PhD thesis
                         [G] Tony Burner, Publishing in journals – making the right decisions and                                               getting through the process
                         [H] Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků, Qualitative data analysis -biographical                                                  data in education research

15:00-15:15      Coffee and tea, refreshments

15:15-16:30      Lecture 5 & Discussion: Rune J. Krumsvik, Writing an article based PhD