Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA)

Greetings from Reykjavik, Iceland

In Iceland we have an old saying “glöggt er gests augað”, which means that the visitor often sees things the locals do not notice any more or take for granted. In other words, developing new ideas, new points of views and new ways of thinking, as well as discussions and debates, are always integral to meeting new people from different cultural contexts. This is especially important when it comes to discussing education and pedagogy. With this in mind it is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the 2022 NERA conference in Reykjavík Iceland June 1st to June 3rd 2022. The theme of the conference is: Education and involvement in precarious times. The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated the precarious nature of human lives/existence, lacking in predictability, security, material, and psychological welfare. In terms of education, the Covid-19 pandemic has, among other things, drawn attention to the precarious life of students and children around the world.

Keynote speakers are Unn-Doris K. Bæck, professor at the Arctic University in Tromsø, Norway; Dennis Francis, professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South-Afric and Guy Standing, professor at the University of London.

We look forward to meeting you all in Reykjavík!

About NERA

The Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) strives to promote educational inquiry and supports the use of research to enhance education. Moreover, it aims to strengthen the visibility of education as a discipline in the Nordic societies and to provide a platform for Nordic researchers as well as collaboration between them and the international community.

NFPF/NERA, founded in 1972, has established itself as a meeting place for educational researchers in the Nordic countries. The core activities of the Association involve holding an annual, peer-reviewed conference, production of the journal Nordic Studies of Educational Research as well supporting the ongoing work of the constituent networks.

NERA is open for everyone that has an interest in educational research in the Nordic context. The association is based on membership and decision-making is following democratic rules. The annual general assembly is the highest decision-making body. NERA is a multilingual organsiation.

NERA´s website


Practical questions: If you have any practical questions about the NERA conference, please contact Katrin Johnson at katrinj@hi.is.