You want to test your teaching performances. You are thinking of making evidence-based changes in the education of your students. Or you simply want to find out how to properly research education. If so, you are on the right page!
Educational research is the application of the scientific methods to study educational practices. Educational research uses an organized approach to asking and answering questions and reporting the results. Thus, educational research is as systematic as scientific research. The goal is to evaluate, develop, share and improve teaching/educational practice for students, academics, and policy makers.
There are key aspects to be considered when conducting an Educational Research. This workshop will focus on designing an educational research, identifying a research question, reviewing the literature, and choosing appropriate research methods to collect, analyse and interpret the data.
Dates and venue: 4th and 5th October 2022, University of Zagreb, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Aim and outcome: This workshop will describe the process for effectively conducting educational research. At the end of this workshop, the participants should be able to specify a problem within their area of interest in education/teaching, select the methods needed to address a research question, and collect and analyse data, either quantitative and qualitative.
Target participants: Educators of all levels (from teaching assistants to full professors) who are willing to improve their teaching through asking questions and collecting data are invited. No previous educational research experience is required.
Lecturers and tutors:
- Ferhan Sagin (Izmir, TR), Chair FEBS Education Committee
- Luciane Vieira de Mello (Liverpool, UK), Member FEBS Education Committee
- Manuel J. T. Mendes Costa (Minho, PT), Member FEBS Education Committee
- Marco Antonio de Carvalho-Filho (Groningen, NL)
Program: The workshop will introduce a related theoretical part covered by lectures and discussions. Hands on practical part will be organized in small groups of participants focused on formulating an individual idea of a research on education, developing a research design with proper research tools, analyzing the data and expected results. Full Workshop program can be found here.
Registration fee: The registration fee is 30 €. Registration will cover all the workshop related materials. The workshop is limited to 25 participants (first come, first serve basis).
Registration deadline: 19th September 2022
Registration form: For registration, please follow the link. If you have problems with the hyperlink, enter the address https://forms.gle/t2Y47EGMZQoFiKUAA in your browser.
Registration payment via Bank transfer:
Account holder: Hrvatsko drustvo za biokemiju i molekularnu biologiju
Account number: HR0624070001100614713
Bank name: OTP BANKA HRVATSKA D.D.
Amount: 30 €
Purpose: Registration on Research on Education Workshop – applicant full name
Payment deadline: 19th September 2022 This is a first come first served event. Registration will be considered completed after the payment being processed in full. Bursary awardees will be refunded at the event.
Bursaries: FEBS will provide 7 registration bursaries to young researchers (<40 years old), who will apply with a motivation letter. HDBMB will provide 7 registration bursaries to its members (any age) who will apply with a motivation letter. Prepare your motivation letter prior to filling the registration form, and copy it at the end of the registration process. Registration fee has to be paid in full regardless the Bursary application. Bursaries awardees will be announced on 26th September. Bursaries awardees will be reimbursed the full cost of registration at site during the Workshop.
Organizers: HDBMB and FEBS Education Committee: Nino Sincic & Jerka Dumic & Morana Dulić & Igor Stuparević & Damjan Franjević (HDBMB), Ferhan Sagin & Luciane Vieira de Mello (FEBS Education Committee)