By Tessa Eysink
From 22 – 26 August 2023, the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) held its 20th Biennial Conference. The EARLI is an international scientific association for junior and senior researchers in the field of education. The conference was hosted by the University of Macedonia and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. The theme of this year was “Education as a Hope in Uncertain Times”.
Dr. Natasha Dmoshinskaia, Dr. Tessa Eysink and Clarissa Lang MSc. from the University of Twente were present on behalf of the Surrounded by Science team. With a total of 2065 presentations, including 9 keynotes, coming from 58 countries all over the world, there were many other educational researchers to meet and discuss ideas with and many inspiring talks to visit. On Wednesday afternoon, the Surrounded by Science team presented the results of the Scanning the Horizon task and the interviews with stakeholders in a paper presentation. As learning in informal settings such as museums and outreach programmes was little represented, it was a valuable and well-received contribution to the conference.
If you wish to know more about the conference, please visit: https://www.earli.org/events/earli2023