The “academic Betreat” is open to researchers, lecturers, doctoral students, evaluators, and others involved in teaching and research. We envision a small group of 10-20 people, face-to-face and online.

This BEtreat is an invitation to to come together and explore key concepts and issues in social learning theory. We take time to go deep into the questions brought to the table by everyone. We discuss concepts and methods, analyze frameworks, and compare theories. People will have a chance to discuss their research with the group and get some help on their work in progress.

This is NOT a traditional academic conference with paper presentations. It is a working session. We are aware that this may make it more difficult to find funding, but the point is to do some in-depth exploration and discussion in an intimate workshop format. There will be a poster session the first day so that participants can introduce their projects and learn about each other’s work. On this basis we will construct an agenda of topics and working sessions for the rest of the workshop.

Date and format

30 July – 3 August 2012
4 days (noon to noon) with pragmatic start and ending times depending on the time-zones of online and face-to-face participants.

Online and face-to-face participation

An important aspect of all our workshops is the integration of online and face-to-face participation. We combine the use of tools and collaborative practices for blending different modes of interaction and learning.

Our approach

The workshops are small, focused gatherings that aim to take deep dives into practical issues facing participants. The setting is informal but testing. All BEtreats end with a party that is open to partners or families who have accompanied you.

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