Bridge in front of Barcode in Oslo

Educational Research: Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges

8-10 March 2018 • University of Oslo, Norway

The 46th Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) was held from 8th to 10th of March 2018 in Oslo, Norway. 

Thank you to the 613 participants who contributed to the success of the Congress.

The conference explored 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?

Keynote speakers

felix-rieseberg Professor Wolff-Michael Roth ・Canada

Lansdowne Professor Applied Cognitive Science 
University of Victoria


raquel-velez Professor Karen MundyUSA

Chief Technical Officer Global Partnership for Education Washington D.C.


mathieu-henriProfessor Monika Bærøe NerlandNorway

Department of Education, University of Oslo 


Important dates

15 September 2017 Registration opens / Call for abstracts
15 November 2017 Deadline for abstract submission (Extended)
15 December 2017 Status of abstracts (approved - rejected)
15 January 2017 Early bird registration ends
22 February 2018 Registration ends
8 - 10 March 2018 NERA 2018 Congress


Updates and news

* NERA's annual meeting will take place on Friday at 13:00 in Auditorium 1 (GS)

Recent cancelations:


Saturday - Session 7 (13:00 – 14.30) 

Students in Early childhood educations’ professional training process through guidance in practice (Mari Gillund & Anniken Lind)


Saturday - Session 7 (13:00 – 14:30)

Reflective practice and webbased coaching in education for ethical leadership-experiences from a masters course in educational leadership (Line L. Jenssen, Brit Ballangrud & Tom Eide)         


Friday - Session 3 (09:00 – 10:30)

Special education needs assessment reports in Sweden and Germany: comparative perspectives. (Thomas Barow & Daniel Östlund)

Saturday - Session 7 (13:00 – 14:30)

A case study of a school’s work towards inclusive practice (Margareta Sandström & Johanna Lundqvist)


Friday - Session 4 (14:00 – 15:30) 

Autonomous orthodoxy. The negotiation of career pursuits and family planning of second-generation female immigrants enrolled in prestigious education. (Marianne Takvam Kindt)


Friday - Session 5 (16:00 – 17:30)

Bullied out of school? (Kathrine Bordevich & Mette Bunting)


Saturday - Session 7 (13:00 – 14:30)

Materializations of Difference in a Mechanical School Workshop: Posthumanism and the problem of knowledge and human subjectivity (Lars Gjelstad)

Recent changes: 


Saturday - Session 7 (13:00 – 14.30)

The presentation "Preschool teachers achieving agency (Ebba Hildén) is moved to Auditorium 2 (HE)