International Seminar for STEAM Doctoral Students: Call for Short Papers (due May 15th)

Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Siltavuorenpenger 10
August 25th – 26th 2022, + workshops and personal consulting August 24

This “Call for proposals” introduces a PhD seminar program, organised in Helsinki 25th-26th August, and
activities for students before the seminar. As a joint activity, there will be two workshops August 24th. The
seminar and workshops are free and open for doctoral students in Finland, Estonia and Israel and are part
of the Horizon 2020 SciCar project.
The seminar is also an autumn LUMAT research seminar (tutkimusseminaari).
The seminar is appropriate also for students, participating in Maker@STEAM Creative collective seminar
in Helsinki.
The credit points earned at the seminar should be agreed with the main supervisor. The seminar and the
work beforehand correspond about 2 – 3 credit points.
To apply and register for the seminar, there are two possibilities for PhD students:

  1. Oral presentation: A student is required to write a short paper in English, about 1500 words or 3
    – 4 pages (cf. guidelines for short papers below). The paper could introduce a “draft”, which is
    aimed to be published later in a journal. The draft could be a description of the analysis of one
    data set together with an introduction and discussion. The draft could also be a modified or
    elaborated previous proposal to a conference. It is not necessary to organize proofreading to the
    paper because it is a draft by its nature.
  2. Poster presentation: In the case, the PhD studies are in the beginning and only preliminary data
    has been collected or no data has not yet been collected, a student can present a poster in the
    seminar. The student is required to write a short paper in English, about 500 words or 1.5 pages.
    Following topics could be introduced in the paper: research plan; objectives of the research;
    research methods and data collection; data or research material to be used or preliminary data;
    expected results or preliminary results; references It is not necessary to organize proofreading to
    the paper because it is a draft by its nature.

The short papers should be sent before May, 15th. The registration to the seminar will be opened at the
same time. The paper will be reviewed by one doctoral student from the respective other groups (cf.
guideline for review below). Reviews are due four weeks later, on June 15th. The reviews will be sent to
the author of a short paper for helping him/her prepare the final presentation. The abstracts and reviews
should be sent to Jari lavonen (jari.lavonen@helsinki.fi).
Presentations are grouped into sessions. There are two presentations per session, which leaves ample
opportunities for discussion. It is these discussions that are supposed to make the meetings an interesting
and informative happening for the presenters as well as their audience. In the case we got more
presentations than there are places in the preliminary program, we will organize parallel sessions. There
will be one poster session in the seminar.
There will be 45 minutes for each presentation, which are roughly divided into a 20-minute talk (the talk
will be stopped if 25 minutes are exceeded) and a 10-minute evaluation/discussion led by the opponent
or the person who made the review. The rest of the 45 min time will be allocated for open discussion and
feedback. The session chair will organize a discussion based on the presentations and comments after the session in a common lunch or coffee table. The details of this session will be introduced at the beginning
of the session by the session chair.
The workshop day on August 24th consists of two workshops. The first workshop focuses to a design of a
cognitive test, such as validity and reliability issues related to the test. The second workshop focuses to
collecting and analysing situational data, such as ESM data.

Welcome to Helsinki!
Jari Lavonen & Miia Rannikmae

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