2020 Congress of the Swiss Society for Educational Research


Monday August 31st to Wednesday September 2nd 2020

University of Teacher Education BEJUNE, Biel

Knowledge at the intersection of research, practices and learning

The 2020 Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Education Research (SSRE) invites researchers to investigate knowledge situated at the intersection of research, practice and learning in the field of education. It would appear that this type of knowledge falls into a variety of categories, such as knowledge, competencies, abilities, skills, and attitudes in research, practice and education. Linking these various types of knowledge then becomes a central issue in an ever-changing educational context and an accelerating world. Indeed, individuals, groups of individuals and institutions can demonstrate a certain form of resistance and decide a hierarchy between these different types of knowledge. If we consider the shifting, evolving and non-exhaustive nature of knowledge, there is space left for reflection, especially with regard to societal changes.

Congress online

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Congress of the SSRE will now be held online from 31 August to 2 September 2020.

The conference organising committee is currently working hard to look into online solutions to enable participants to present their contribution and conference delegates to take part in interactive discussions with them. The online conference will keep to the dynamic modalities and scientific formats recommended in the call for papers.

The registration fees have therefore been reduced and the registration deadlines have been extended.

Amended registration fees and deadlines

2nd Early Bird
5th June 2020

(to be published in the programme)

Full member in 2020 of SSRE/SGL and HEP-BEJUNE CHF 100.-
Non-members CHF 120.-
Students and doctoral candidates CHF 50.-

Late Registration
15th July 2020

Full member in 2020 of SSRE/SGL and HEP-BEJUNE CHF 120.-
Non-members CHF 140.-
Students and doctoral candidates CHF 80.-

If you have already made the registration payment, you will be refunded the difference in the registration fee.

If you have not paid the registration fee and would like to be included in the Conference programme, please finalise your registration here by 5 June 2020.

You also have the possibility to cancel your registration (free of charge). Deadline: 5 June 2020.

Registration deadlines

5 June 2020 for 2nd Early Birds and 15 July 2020 for standard registration.


The Conference programme has been adapted and will be published on the conference website.

- Keynotes: it is planned to record the three keynotes and upload them onto the website, exclusively for the participants in the first instance, so that they can watch them and carry on doing so even after the event.

- Symposia, Paper sessions, Interactive Round Tables: the parallel sessions will not be recorded and will be converted into Interactive Virtual Rooms.

- Poster session: it will be divided into Meet groups of 4-6 posters; these interactive poster presentations will not be recorded.

A guideline as well as safety instructions related to Covid-19 are currently being prepared. These documents will be sent to you in due course.

We look forward to welcoming you, albeit remotely, to the 45th Congress of the SSRE and hope to be able to count on your participation and contribution despite the circumstances.

Best regards,

Congrès 2020 de la SSRE          

Prof. Dr Deniz Gyger Gaspoz                                       Prof. Dr Marcelo Giglio

Organising Committee Chair                                         Scientific Committee Chair

Congrès 2020 de la Société suisse pour la recherche en éducation