Category Archives: Scholarly conferences

Workshop: Changing paradigms – What do we mean when we speak about competencies?

ARONI partners from the University of Helsinki are organizing a workshop on Monday, 6th of May 8.30 –12.30, at Minerva plaza (Minerva: Basement floor, Siltavuorenpenger 5, University of Helsinki) about the concepts and definitions of competencies. The title of the workshop is “Changing paradigms: What do we mean when we speak about competencies?

Generic competencies – called with various terms – have become of major interest as outcomes for education, and they are emphasized in curricula of various educational levels. Then, what are these competencies and why are they justified? How should competencies be investigated and taught?

8.30 Coffee
9.00 Welcome words
9.05 Dr. Natasa Pantic Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership (ETL), University of Edinburgh: The problem of competence in changing work contexts
10.05 Prof. emeritus Reijo Miettinen: 21st century skills: OECD reshaping language of education
11.15 Short contributions:
Prof. Auli Toom, HYPE, University of Helsinki: The complexity of competency and competencies
Prof. Hanni Muukkonen, University of Oulu: Challenging of integrating paradigms in the research of competence development
Doc. Liisa Ilomäki TEdu, University of Helsinki: Teaching undefined competencies
12.25 Closing words

Researchers Auli Toom, Liisa Ilomäki, Minna Lakkala and Hanni Muukkonen from the Argumentative online inquiry in building students’ knowledge work competences (ARONI) project
Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HYPE) and Technology in Education Research Group (TEdu)

You get the materials of the workshop through the links below



Dr. Na­ta­sa Pan­tic:

Prof. eme­ri­tus Rei­jo Miet­ti­nen:

Auli Toom, Hanni Muukkonen, Liisa Ilomäki:


ARONI project results to be presented at the EARLI 2017 conference in August

A major European conference for educational researchers, EARLI 2017, will take place at the University of Tampere from August 29th till September 2nd.  It is a biannual conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (

First research results of ARONI project will be presented in multiple EARLI 2017 conference presentations:

  • Kiili, C., Smith, B. E., & Marttunen, M. (2017). Students analyzing multimodal meaning-making in digital videos. (Thursday, August 31st at 15:45)
  • Ilomäki, L., Lakkala, M., & Toom, A. (2017). Knowledge work assignments in upper secondary school: results of 13 cases. (Friday, September 1st at 17:30)
  • Marttunen, M., Salminen, T., & Kiili, C. (2017). Upper secondary school students’ abilities to question the credibility of Internet sources. (Friday, September 1st at 8:30)
  • Muukkonen, H., Ilomäki, L., Lakkala, M., & Toom, A. (2017) Adaptation of the Collaborative Knowledge Practices Questionnaire to upper
    secondary education. (Saturday, September 2nd at 14:45)

See the conference website for more information.

ECIL 2017 CfP

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)

September 18-21, 2017, Saint Malo, France

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2017
  • Notification of acceptance for abstracts: 31 March 2017
  • Full-text submission deadline: 15 May 2017
  • Notification of acceptance for full-texts: 15 June 2017
  • Deadline for submitting final versions of full-texts: 3 July 2017

Tori ITK-konferenssissa 14.-15.4.2016: Työelämätaitoja oikealla pedagogiikalla ja joustavalla digiteknologialla

ARONI-hankkeen teemoihin liittyvällä torilla kerrotaan kokemuksista ja käytännöistä, joita on käytetty lukioissa, ammatillisissa oppilaitoksissa ja korkea-asteella työelämätaitojen ja tietotyötaitojen tietotyötaitojen oppimisen edistämiseksi. Kokemukset perustuvat päättyvään EU-rahoitteiseen Promoting knowledge work practices in education -hankkeeseen (KNORK). KNORK-hankkeen kokemukset ja tulokset ovat osaltaan olleet ARONI-hankkeen taustalla erityisesti liittyen Helsingin yliopiston tutkimusryhmän tutkimuksiin.

Työelämätaitoja oikealla pedagogiikalla ja joustavalla digiteknologialla -torista on tarkempi esittely ITK 2016 -konferenssin sivuilla.


ISIC 2016 – The Information Behaviour Conference

University of Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016

Call for Papers

The field of human information behaviour and practice is multidisciplinary in scope: researchers from information science, information management, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, information systems, computer science, and other disciplines contributing to this field of investigation.

For the 2016 Conference we shall be particularly interested in papers in any areas that address the connection between information research and information behaviour and practices. Also, analytical, rather than descriptive investigations, will be sought, with strong connections to previous work and to theoretical or conceptual frameworks.

Deadline for submissions of full and short papers and posters: February 25, 2016

For more information:

Call for papers: CoLIS 9 in Uppsala, Sweden in June 27-29, 2016

Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) is a series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, and related disciplines. It welcomes diverse contributions offering empirical, theoretical and historical perspectives. The 9th conference in the series is organised by the Department of ALM, Uppsala University and Division of ALM, Lund University. It is held in Uppsala, Sweden in June 27-29, 2016.

Three keynotes are confirmed:

  • Prof. Geoffrey Bowker,  University of California, Irvine
  • Prof. Louise Limberg, University of Borås
  • ​Assoc. Prof. Pamela McKenzie, University of Western Ontario

We invite authors to submit research papers, short papers, panels, workshops, alternative events and posters. Full papers are given priority. All submissions should be in English – the official language of the conference.

All accepted papers will be published in the journal Information Research and they will be indexed in Web of Science (Social Sciences Citation Index) and other central bibliographical databases.

Deadline for all submissions: Jan 15, 2016.

For more information: