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03/10/2019 - 10:47

Over two hundred studies to be presented at Menntakvika

Menntakvika, the yearly conference of the School of Education, will be held for the 23rd time at the University of Iceland on Friday, 4 October, 2019. Every year, Menntakvika brings together professionals and stakeholders in education and educational research. The full programme includes 220 presentations organised into 57 sessions.

Menntakvika has established itself as one of the most important channels for the University of Iceland to disseminate the newest information and research on schooling, leisure studies, wellbeing, and community participation. The topics this year show how educational studies and research have grown in Iceland and internationally. Research themes include multicultural teacher education, multilingualism, communication and pedagogy, creative educational practices, behavioural issues, adolescent health and living conditions, and much more.

The keynote address will be given by Kristján Kristjánsson, professor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham. He will speak on Friday, October 4, from 12:30-13:30 in Skriði lecture hall. His talk, Flourishing as the Aim of Education: A Neo-Aristotelian View, will be streamed live. Kristján will explore the theoretical and practical problems relating to the introduction of positive education into schools. Kristján is one of Iceland’s most prominent philosophers. For years, his work has focused on moral development and human education.

“Educational research is the basis for highlighting the complex forces that shape learning and teaching and influence all our social reality. I a complex and ever-changing world, we need to continuously update our knowledge and revise or even change practice,” says Kolbrún Þ. Pálsdóttir, dean of the School of Education at the University of Iceland. “Educational research is multidisciplinary, requiring a wide variety of approaches and methods, as the conference programme clearly shows.”

The conference programme can be found on the Menntakvika website.

Please note: Some lectures will be held in English. Examples of such seminars include: