NERA2018 Abstract submission deadline extended

Due to numerous requests, the local organising committee has decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission until November 15th, 2017. If you have not had the time to complete and submit your abstract, we hope that this extension will give you an opportunity to do so. If you have an abstract into one of the following fields, Network 7 would be an optimal option: values, moral or citizenship education; teacher ethics; social psychology of education; peer relationships; bullying, peer victimization, aggression or harassment; anti-bullying practices; peer conflicts and conflict management; classroom management; student–teacher relationships; moral life of school or preschool; moral development and ethical learning; student participation, children’s rights, and democracy in school, preschool or education.

NERA 2018: 46th Nordic Educational Research Research Association Congress: Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges

8-10 March 2018 • University of Oslo, Norway

The conference will explore how boundaries between knowledge fields and actors are challenged and how new boundaries are constructed in educational sciences today.
Key questions to be addressed include:

  • How are boundaries transcended and (re)defined in the educational sciences?
  • How is the traditional organization of the educational sciences challenged in the wake of interdisciplinary research and user involvement?
  • What opportunities and challenges lie in disciplinary demarcations, when it comes to balancing productive exchange across boundaries?

The online submission of abstracts will be open between September 15th and November 1st 2017.

What may be learnt in ethics? Welcome to EthiCo Conference in Gothenburg

Between 11-13 December 2017 the EthiCo project at University of Gothenburg in Sweden, with support from the Swedish Research Council, is holding a conference that will explore present and future conceptions of ethical competence in schools.

What may be learnt in ethics?
Present and future conceptions of ethical competence.

The EthiCo project is drawing to a close and some of its main
finding will be reported during the conference. We welcome research presentations under nine sub-themes:

  • Ethics and citizenship
  • Ethics and religion
  • Ethics and curriculum
  • Ethics and peer-relations
  • Ethics and teachers
  • Ethics and educational assessment
  • Ethics and plurality
  • Ethics and sustainability
  • Ethics, norms and critical perspectives

For more information, see:

22nd Workshop on Aggression, 2017

The conference will be held in Limassol, Cyprus in November 22-25, 2017, and it is organized by the University of Cyprus. The previous edition was organized in Oradea-Baile Felix, in Romania by the University of Oradea. The conference will have a particular focus on bullying, aggression, and violence among children and adolescents. For more information, see:


Nordic Studies in Education publishes articles, information and debate on subjects within, and of relevance for, education in the Nordic countries. The journal accepts contributions written in the Scandinavian languages and in English. Nordic Studies in Education is published in collaboration with Nordic Educational Research Association, and its target audiences are researchers, educators at different levels, and readers with a general interest in the field of education. The journal is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on Bullying from a pedagogical perspective.

There are many different definitions of bullying in the scientific literature, and debates about what bullying is and how it could be prevented are still going on. However, there are many different factors, which affect this phenomenon. Therefore, bullying is often analyzed from different perspectives, such as psychological, sociological and anthropological perspectives. Despite of all these perspectives, the pedagogical perspective has not been largely examined, neither in the public debates nor in the research. It is important to stress that bullying in school is a complex phenomenon, which requires a broad focus on different systematic factors, including the pedagogical perspective. For example, the pedagogical perspective might focus on school factors, individual factors, learning environment, peer relations, teacher-pupil relations, etc. For these reasons, Nordic Studies in Education is seeking manuscripts for a Special Issue that aims at presenting a comprehensive account of the role and impact of pedagogy in relation to bullying. The Special Issue is going to be published in volume 38, 2/2018.

Special Issue Editors:

Professor Robert Thornberg, Linköping University

Associate Professor Dziuginta Baraldsnes, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Submission guidelines:

All manuscripts submitted to the Nordic Studies in Education should be sent as an attachment to Please indicate that the submission is for the Special Issue on Bullying from a Pedagogical Perspective. Please see our Guide for Authors for information on manuscript submission:

Important deadlines:

Deadline for submission manuscripts: 15 December, 2017

Deadline for review: 15 February, 2018

Deadline for resubmission: 15 March, 2018

Publication: Vol 38, 4/2018


Herner Saeverot (Editor-in-Chief), Robert Thornberg (Special Issue Editor) and Dziuginta Baraldsnes (Editorial Assistant)