Early Career Session

The challenges of networking in Educational Sciences

This one-hour session will be dedicated to early career researchers, practitioners and policy makers who are interested in school effectiveness and improvement. The aim is to connect, to share ideas, and discuss topics related to building an (international) network within Educational Sciences.

After a short introduction by Hannah Bijlsma (ICSEI Early Career representative), there will be an expert-led workshop by Eva Kyndt (Belgium/Australia). She will talk about the role of social networks in career development. Starting from the research on social networks in careers, she will discuss the practical implications for navigating one’s career and talk about her own experience in developing her career within academia. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, discuss interesting topics and to share experiences and good practices within the set theme. 

Eva Kyndt will be followed by the ICSEI President Kim Schildkamp, who will talk about the importance of networking, the vision and mission of ICSEI and its networks, and how participants can join and contribute to ICSEI and its networks.

This workshop is part of a series of events in collaboration with the AERA Special Interest Groups EdChange and EdLeadership, and the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC). Other events in the series are Twitter sessions, a mentoring program for early career researchers and practitioners, and an Early Career session on publishing your work at the AERA online congress. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn with #EdIntColl to be kept updated about the events! 

For more information, please contact Hannah Bijlsma ([email protected]).