Giuseppe SIG

Giuseppe Ritella

University of Helsinki, Finland / University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

SIG Coordinator

Mission Statement

Our main aim is to build capacity in theory in EARLI. We start from the assumption that good research needs high quality theory and theorising as well as high quality designs and techniques. As a SIG we provide opportunities to explore and develop theories and traditions of theorising that impact on educational research. One of our aims as a community is to investigate the relationship between theory and the quality of research in the field of learning and Instruction.

There is a particular focus in the SIG on providing opportunities for early career researchers to learn from others, build networks and find an avenue for publication. The SIG will facilitate focused interaction between experienced and early career researchers.

A further ambition of the SIG is to participate in expanding EARLI to make it more attractive to high quality educational researchers focusing on the theory of education who currently might not feel ‘at home' in EARLI.

SIG 25 interview series: The role of theory and philosophy in Educational Science

Upcoming Activities

SIG 10, 21 & 25 Conference 2024

  • Theme: Walking the Talk: Co-Constructing the Politics of Meaning, Diversity and Learning
  • Date: 11 - 13 September, 2024
  • Place: Bari, Italy
  • Conference website

Past Conferences

SIG 10, 21 & 25 Biennial Conference 2022

  • Theme: Dialogue, Diversity and Interdisciplinarity in the Field of Learning and Instruction
  • Date: 7th - 9th of September, 2022
  • Place: University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Conference website
  • Book of abstracts

SIG 10, 21 & 25 Biennial Conference 2020

SIG 17 & 25 Biennial Conference 2018

  • Theme: Dialogue between ontology and epistemology - New perspectives on theory and methodology in research on learning and education
  • Date: 27th - 28th of August, 2018
  • Place: Cambridge University, United Kingdom