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Call for abstract/papers for the Second International Conference of the journal Scuola Democratica: “Reinventing Education


From 3rd to 5th June 2021 – Cagliari (IT,online)


The second edition of the International Conference of the journal “Scuola Democratica” (the most important Italian journal about education) is devoted to the needs and prospects of Reinventing Education. The challenges posed by the contemporary world have long required a rethinking of educational concepts, policies and practices. The question about education ‘for what’ as well as ‘how’ and ‘for whom’ has become unavoidable and yet it largely remained elusive due to a tenacious attachment to the ideas and routines of the past which are now far off the radical transformations required of educational systems. Scenarios, reflections and practices fostering the possibility of change towards the reinvention of the educational field as a driver of more general and global changes are centerstage topics at the Conference and will have a multidisciplinary approach from experts from different disciplinary communities, including: sociology, pedagogy, psychology, economics, architecture, political science, etc.

The Second International Conference of the journal “Scuola Democratica” hosts more than more than 100 panels which are clustered in 10 Streams covering a very wide range of themes and disciplines concerning education today.

Reinventing Education: New Relationships Between Education and Society in a Global Perspective

A.1. Linguistic Pluralism And Minorities In A New Global Perpective: Education And Linguistic Policies

A.2. Education in a multi religious scenario: a critical discussion on the aims and outcomes of teaching religion(s) in public schools

A.3. Re-inventing the relationship between school and families: constraints, inequalities and new opportunities

A.4. What is the aim of education?

A.5. Social And Emotional Skills In Sociological Perspective. A Fresh Look On Learning And Assessment

A.6. Education Now: To Compare For Understanding The Unexpected

A.7. The America Syndrome: The Influence Of The United States On European Educational Cultures And Policies, Between Myth And Reality

A.8. Economic And Financial Education: New Multidisciplinary Scenarios

A.9. Education For Sustainability [Efs] As A Ground For Innovation Both In Methodology And Knowledge. A Strategic Alliance For Transformative Education Between Schools And Community

A.10. Education in times of a societal and political crisis or a crisis of education? A dialogue between sociology and philosophy

A.11. Learning from contemporary complexities. Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education and Care in times of (post) pandemic

Reinventing (Multilevel) Citizenship and Democracy as a Fundamental Education Mission

B.1. Education, Democracy And Rationalization

B.2. Investigating Civic And Citizenship Education At 8th Grade: Insights From The International Civic And Citizenship Education Study (Iccs 2016)

B.3. The International Dimension Of Citizenship And Civic Education

B.4. Educating To Civic Mindedness At School: Law 92/2019 And Beyond

B.5. Religions In The Face Of Planetary Issues: What Would Be The Contribution For Education To Citizenship

B.6. Curriculum of Digital Civic Education, Teaching of Civic Education and new Citizenship

B.7. Inclusive Citizenship Education in Times of Crisis

B.8. Transforming Citizenship Through Civic Education. Approaches, Methods, Experiences

B.9. Improvising Citizenship: a new horizon in the landscapes of Philosophy for Children and Capability Approach

Reinventing the Relationship Between School and Work

C.1. Evolution of VET systems in Europe between demands for economic recovery and reduction of inequalities

C.2. Lifelong Learning And Continuing Education As A Complex And Interdisciplinary Framework For The 21st Century

C.3. Networks Of Practice: Informal Learning And The ‘Employability’ Policy/Curriculum Discourse in STEM

C.4. From Higher Education To Professional Contexts: Experiences Of Personalization

C.5. Re-Entry To School Rethinking Adult Education In The Cpia

C.6. School Work Alternance: What Challenges For National Educational Systems?

C.7. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Southern Europe

Reinventing Equality and Inclusion in Education and the Question of Differences

D.1. Neurosciences in education. Challenges and opportunities in reducing inequalities and promoting inclusion thought brain-based research approaches

D.2. Equality, Inclusion And Diversity: Educational Challenges In The Time Of Global Pandemic

D.3. Young people of foreign origin and educational failures: key-roles and actions to contain dropout’s risk and promote inclusion

D.4. Adoption, foster care, and the complexity of education

D.5. High School Choices In Tracked Systems. Can School Guidance Be An Effective Means For Reducing Family Background Inequalities?

D.6. The Disability Studies approach in the analysis of educational inequalities and in the structuring of contrasting measures

D.7. Inclusive Science Education With and For Society

D.8. Reading and reading aloud as a means of promoting equity within education processes

D.9. Reading, readers, cultural consumption: inequalities, long-term repercussions, policy interventions

D.10. Producing And Using Evaluation Evidence To Improve Equity In Education

D.11. Schools as a potential source of inequalities reproduction: how, where and why?

Reinventing University: How the University Equips for the Post-Pandemic Scenarios?

E.1. College For All Or… College Is Old? HE Systems Facing the Transformation Of The Economy and the Consequences of the Pandemic

E.2. Universities And NextGenerationEU: Competitiveness, Distributive Policies And National Heterogeneity

E.3. Covid-19 And The Institutional Fabric Of Higher Education: Accelerating Old Patterns, Imposing New Dynamics, And Changing Rules?

E.4. Training Educational Professionals During The Pandemic: Impact, Learning, Strategies And New Didactic Challenges Faced By The University Traineeship

E.5. Quality Assurance: A Future Agenda For A Fast-Changing Higher Education

E.6. Challenges And Weaknesses. Differentiation, Digital Transformation, Professionalism, Autonomy

E.7. University Third Mission and the Local Environment

E.8. Rethinking Higher Education at the time of Covid: challenges, new perspectives, critical issues

E.9. University And Active Citizenship. Didactic Practices And Methodological Trajectories For The Development Of Creative And Critical Thinking

E.10. Reinventing University. Public Engagement As Participative And Collective University

E.11. Tertiary Education In Italy: The Prism Of Differences

E.12. How To Secure The Quality Of The Post-Pandemic Univeristy Through Investments?

E.13. Faculty Development, Scholarship And Professionalism In Teaching: Challenges And Perspectives For Higher Education

E.14. The New Challenges Of The Post-Pandemic University Formative Processes, Third Mission And Active Citizenship

E.15. Understanding Society Using Digital Spaces And Resources: Teaching And Learning Paths In Higher Education

Reinventing Schooling in the Pandemic and Beyond

F.1. Reinventing Experiential Learning Activities in Primary School

F.2. From Narratives To Practices: Discourse Strategies On Schooling And Their Impact During The Pandemic

F.3. “You Can Get It, If You Really Want!”: Using (Formative) Assessment To Improve Student Learning

F.4. Reinventing Decision-Making in Schools: Self-Evaluation & Data Literacy

F.5. How Schools Address The Covid Emergency: Voices From Principals, Teachers, And Students

Reinventing Technology of/in Education

G.1. The Times They Are A-Changin’: What Is Meant By Reinventing Education In Digital Era?

G.2. Educating Digitally Competent Teachers: Theory, Models, And Practices

G.3. Reinventing Inclusive Education Through Technologies: International Good Practices And Experiences

G.4. Digital Education Design. Evaluation Approaches, Tools And Techniques

G.5. Learning AI and AI For Learning

G.6. The Digital Literacy we need in classrooms: teachers’ online cooperation as a source of professional culture

G.7. Enacting digital educational platforms. A critical take

G.8. Reinventing The Digital Literacy Of Teachers After Covid-19 Pandemic

G.9. Active learning in classes. Analysis of experiences on technology- enhanced feedback in school and university contexts

G.10. Learning Ecologies. Educational methodologies in the relationship with the space-time of learning

Reinventing Practice in Teaching/Learning/Space/Time

H.1. Reinventing education in and through artistic languages

H.2. Scaling Up Innovation: From Educational Practices to Systemic Change

H.3. ‘Boundary’ practices: Reinventing education across and beyond the ‘forme scolaire’

H.4. Training A Democratic Teacher: Between Individualized Teaching And Formative Evaluation

H.5. Reinventing Professional Learning And Development

H.6. Reinventing the space-time of education and learning across physical and virtual environments

H.7. Reinventing school between pedagogy, architecture and design: a dynamic laboratory

H.8. Peer feedback and peer assessment as new perspectives for teaching and learning

H.9. School system and daily school. Learn about practices and make sense of evaluation to promote innovation

H.10. Quality Ecec In Italy: Teaching And Learning In The New 0-6 System

H.11. Reinventing the curriculum and its practices

H.12. Pedagogy meets Architecture and Digitalisation

H.13. Maker Education Bring Interdisciplinary Activities Into Curriculum Through Innovative Use Of Both Internal And External School Spaces

Reinventing Gender Issues in/of Education

I.1. Beyond school and family. Gender education at play in the street

I.2. Preventing And Tackling Forms Of Gender-Based And Intersectional Hate Speech Through Formal And Non-Formal Education

I.3. The Impact Of The Anti-Gender Movement On Educational Contexts: Resistance, Resilience And Redefinition

I.4. Gender imaginaries in textbooks and children’s publishing: between sexist representations and new narratives

I.5. Masculinities In The Classroom: Gender Embalances And New Models

I.6. Mentoring in STEM: Innovative Educational Approaches to Support Women Pursuing a STEM Career

I.7. Shame on you! Sexist and anti-LGBTQI+ violence, on and off line, among teenagers

I.8. The academic work in neoliberal times: Exploring gender, precarity and emerging forms of solidarity

I.9. Educating for Gender Equality 10 Years after the Instanbul Convention: Towards an Overcoming of Stereotypes and Prejudices in the Social Representation of Gender Relations

I.10. Researching the relationship between gender and education: innovative methodologies and open questions in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

I.11. Why do women still underachieve in math? Causes and solutions of the gender gap in STEM

I.12. Beyond Education, Toward Discrimination. Gender Asimmetries In Access To Labour Market

I.13. Feminist Knowledge and Methodologies in Education. Opportunities and Challenges

I.14. Gender Asymmetries in Academia

I.15. Gendering, learning, and scientific practices: reinventing education from the margins

Reinventing Youth in the Future and the Future of Education

L.1. Youth (Not) On The Move

L.2. Rethinking Youth After Pandemics? Reintroducing Agency And Generations

L.3. International students mobility pre, during and post COVID-19

L.4. Educational Experiences Of Youth Neet At Urban And Rural Areas During Covid-19 Pandemic And Future Of New Education World

L.5. Re-Inventing The Integration Between Formal, Non Formal And Informal Education (After Pandemic Time)?

L.6. Beyond Formal Education? Young People And Alternative Non-Formal And Informal Learning Times And Places

L.7. Learning digital creativity in formal and informal environments: challenges and opportunities for education





Deadline: 04 April 2021.

ABSTRACTS/PAPERS should be submitted via the pre-conference tool. Please do not submit your ABSTRACT/PAPER by e-mailing it to the Convenor(s) of the Panel session you chose. Convenor(s) will receive submitted ABSTRACTS/PAPERS automatically from the pre-conference tool and they are going to reject submissions to their e-mail addresses.

Language for ABSTRACTS/PAPERS is English.


ABSTRACT/PAPER should include:

  1. Title (limited to 20 words in UPPER CASE)
  2. Author’s name and surname, institution, and email address
  3. Five keywords
  4. ABSTRACT’s text (limited to 500 words). In case you decide for the PAPER, text will be 3.500 words min. 5.000 words max.

The presenting author can submit only 1 ABSTRACT or only 1 PAPER at the Conference. You may be co-author of a second, third …nth… submitted ABSTRACT/PAPER only if you are not the submitter of the latter.

The Conference formula is: 1 SUBMISSION = 1 FEE.

Submitters who are accepted for oral presentation will be permitted to give only 1 oral presentation.

Co-authors who do not submit and do not present ABSTRACT/PAPER may access to the Conference via the discounted fee for auditors (check fees and early bird registration)

The submitting and presenting author must be listed as the first author in the pre-conference tool. Please note that the submitting author will receive all correspondence about the ABSTRACT/PAPER. Therefore, we recommend that the submitting author details that are entered are the same details as those of the presenting author.

ABSTRACTS/PAPERS may not be edited/uploaded after final submission.

Before you submit, please make sure the following requirements are met:

  • ABSTRACTS/PAPERS must be allocated to a specific Panel session. Therefore, you must select the proper Panel when submitting. For a complete listing of Panel sessions please click here.
  • If possible, write your ABSTRACT/PAPER highlighting methods, outcomes, references. Word count is affected by the inclusion of references.
  • Convenors and the Scientific Committee will review all submitted ABSTRACTS/PAPERS. Notification regarding acceptance and scheduling will be sent to the submitting author.

Please note, if your ABSTRACT/PAPER is accepted, the presenting author will be permitted a maximum of 20 minutes for oral presentation.


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