PhD students in Bergen

Writing camps – some days outside of the everyday environments, a few people in a similar situation around you, supporting you, thinking together with you, providing feedback, helping you to take your mind away for while from your work, no other obligations, only your writing task – have become very popular and efficient among PhD students. On January 14th-20th 5 PhD students (Linda, Yagmur, Milena, Reet and Pankaj) from Tallinn University visited Bergen to work on their writing tasks within the context of the SEIS project. Every PhD student had his/her own goals to achieve: finalising an article, finishing description of a framework, rewrite a Phd plan, etc. According to the participants feedback, it turned out to be a productive trip.

Second annual advisory board meeting

On December 15th we organised our second annual advisory board meeting. Considering the pandemic situation the meeting took place again via Zoom. In addition to short presentations of our ongoing activities the main focus was on three discussion points:

  • In which direction do you think that educational innovation should go/is going?
  • Where should research go in the field of educational innovation and what should be the main focus in the near future?
  • What are the ethical considerations and consequences?

Our advisory board members pointed out interesting, but essential points important to consider in the field of educational innovation and research. For instance, understanding the barriers in the field, involving different stakeholders, understanding what schools need, considering the role of leadership in educational innovation and making use of data and technologies for educational innovation.

It was definitely an interesting discussion and therefore we would like to thank the advisory board for sharing their experiences and. knowledge.