Pre-conference for Doctoral Students

The ISATT Pre-Conference for Doctoral Students on 29 – 30 June 2009 will be organized at the University of Lapland and it will offer a presentation forum to all doctoral students in the field of educational sciences. The Pre-Conference will include workshops on planning, doing and publishing research, focusing on different methodological approaches or types of research and content areas. Presentations will be supervised by international and/or national experts in the domain. Abstracts will be disseminated to the supervisor/s and other members of the workshop beforehand. The Pre-Conference will provide anopportunity to meet other doctoral students around the world, create networks, and get feedback and commentary from senior researchers and peer students. You can participate also without a presentation.

Please submit your abstract for the Pre-Conference using the online submission system. Choose Pre-Conference as you abstract category.

Participation in the Pre-Conference does not require attending the main conference. The Pre-Conference fee is 100 € for those participating only in the Pre-Conference and 50 € for those participating also in the main conference.  The fee includes pre-conference materials, coffee/tea during breaks and dinner on Monday evening. Lunches are not included. Please register for the Pre-Conference using the conference registration form.


PROGRAMME           Click here for the pre-conference programme in pdf-form


Monday 29 June



Registration and lunch (at own cost)


Welcome to the ISATT 2009 pre-conference!
Professor Anneli Lauriala, University of Lapland, Finland
Professor Michael Kompf, Brock University, Canada, ISATT Chairman
Introduction of the workshop facilitators


Trigger Lecture I: Narrative research
Associate Professor Freema Elbaz-Luwisch, the University of Haifa, Israel




Workshop 1
Facilitator: Professor Michael Kompf, Brock University, Canada, ISATT Chairman

PRE1        Online and face-to-face role plays for developing social work students’
                 problem-solving skills

                 Kati Vapalahti, Miika Marttunen, Leena Laurinen
                 University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
PRE2        Turning a toy into a tool
                 Vesa Korhonen
                 JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland
PRE3        Collaborative e-learning environments in primary school language

                 Marja-Riitta Kotilainen
                 University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
PRE4        The pedagogical structure in a wide e-learning environment
                 Tiiu Tenno
                 The School of Vocational Teacher Education, Oulu, Finland

19.00 –

Get-together with drinks and dinner, Laurin Pirtti, Pohjolankatu 25


Tuesday 30 June



Workshop 2
Facilitator: Associate Professor Freema Elbaz-Luwisch, the University of Haifa, Israel
PRE5        Between transmission and emancipation
Mirka Räisänen 
University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland  
PRE6        School development plan - headteacher´s role as a knowledge leader
                 Leena Liusvaara
                 University of Turku, Turku, Finland
PRE7        Remembering teachers: stories of relations
                 Minna Uitto
                 University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
PRE8         Examining ’best practice’ and ’best fit’ in Retention practices in Higher

                  Kathleen Taheny Murphy
                 1Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Castlebar Mayo, Ireland, 
                 2University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom



10.50- 12.20

Trigger Lecture II: Writing for academic purposes
Professor Maggi Savin-Baden, University of Coventry, UK



Lunch break (at own cost)

13.15- 14.45

Workshop 3
Facilitator: Professor Pam Denicolo, University of Reading, United Kingdom

PRE9       The teacher’s challenges when students need support
                Tuija Anttila
                University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
PRE10     Cancelled
PRE11     What became of them? An evaluation of the contextual learning after
                teachers’ in-service-training in Espoo, Finland
                Liisa Niinikangas
                Oy Lighthouse Consulting Ltd, Tampere, Finland
PRE12     Supervising teaching practice in vocational teacher education -
                Teachers´ conceptions of themselves as tutors
                Sirpa Perunka
                School of Vocational Teacher Education,Oulu University of Applied
                Sciences, Oulu, Finland




Closing Session

Evaluation from the workshop: What have we learnt? (visual conclusion from every workshop)

Closing words:
Professor Raimo Rajala, University of Lapland, Finland