QUINT Conference 2020: University of Iceland (Postponed)

QUINT Conference 2020 "Frameworks for Analysing Teaching Quality: Methods, Measures and Meaning-making" is postponed to spring/summer 2021 due to COVID-19. NB! New dates: Phd Summer Institute: 8-9 June 2021, Conference 10-11 June 2021. More information is coming.

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The first two days are devoted to the QUINT PhD Summer Institute on analysing teaching quality, followed by video workshops, targeted seminars and discussions. It is opened to any PhD candidates, also outside the QUINT centre. The last days of the conference are opened to the researchers from the QUINT network and the PhD fellows with accepted papers for the Summer Institute 2020. 

Keynote speakers/discussants/commentators

  • Professor Pamela Grossman, Emeritus Faculty, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
  • Professor Carey Jewitt, UCL Institute of Education, University College London
  • Dr Courtney Bell, Principal Research Scientist in ETS’s Global Assessment Center
  • Professor Fritjof Sahlström, Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies, Åbo Akademi and QUINT
  • Representatives from the Icelandic Teachers' Union
  • Icelandic stakeholders and policy-makers
  • QUINT researchers

About Laugarvatn

Laugarvatn is a shallow lake, located midway between Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, three of the main tourist attractions in South Iceland, and about 100 km from Reykjavík. Beneath it are hot springs heating the lake so it is warm and suitable for bathing all year round. On its bank rests a village of 300 inhabitants, which is a centre for tourism and education in the area.

One of the main attraction is Fontana Spa, with wonderful geothermal baths and natural steam bath, located 5 min walk from the main conference venue.

Conference venue

The main conference venue is in a building (H) located close to the lake which was formerly a boarding school in home economics for future housewives. Later the house was occupied by the University of Iceland, and used to educate physical education teachers.

All meals are served in another boarding school (upper secondary school, building M), about 10 minutes walk from the main conference venue.

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Accommodation is arranged in the two boarding schools in single or double rooms with private bathrooms. Bedding and towels are provided.  


QUINT Administrative Leader Maria Dikova

Financed by NordForsk, programme "Education for Tomorrow"
Project number 87663


Published Oct. 8, 2019 1:52 PM - Last modified Aug. 2, 2021 10:07 AM