Monday, February 1, 2021, 3pm CET*

COVID-19 Educational Research (COVID-19 Educational Research, CovER): Crisis in Society and Impact on Education around the World

Themes of the keynotes and the plenary discussions are national and international monitoring of the current school situation due to Covid-19, e.g. school leadership as management of crisis, teams and digitalisation. Group discussions will be facilitated.

With this CovER-network we want to COVER the international research in education which focuses on the consequences in education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to do both, to dis-COVER research of all kinds on one hand and to un-COVER emerging and hot issues and implications for policy, practice and further research on the other hand. Join this event and share your experiences and ideas.

Please feel free to participate in the CovER network.

 

*3pm Zug/CH CET (for example 6am San Francisco, 9am New York, 10am São Paulo, 2pm London, 3pm Berlin, 4pm Mombasa, 9pm Shanghai / Singapore / Hong Kong, 11pm Sydney)

Program: Presenters, Topics, Agenda

Quality of Life – Education (Leadership) Matters

 

Note on the language English/German:

The conference program is predominantly English-speaking. In the Group channels you can choose between seven English- (EN) and one German-speaking (DE) roundtable as well as one English- (EN) and two German-speaking (DE) workshops.

13.45-14.30CovER Network internal Work Meeting
Closed session
WELSfocus
Start 3pm CET
Program & Abstracts (PDF)
Plenary channelMeet and Greet Channel
Beside the fixed program of WELSonline we offer channels where participants could meet and greet other participants. These channels are creative rooms for open discussions and work on a common topic.

Open Space

For Butterflies and Bumblebees
Beside the fixed program of WELSfocus we offer channels where participants could meet and greet other participants. These channels are creative rooms for open discussions and work on a common topic.
14.45-15.00Check-in with music by Eric W.F. Seuberth
15.00-15.05Welcome and Opening – Corona is a Marathon

Prof. Dr. Stephan Gerhard Huber, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
15.05-15.20COVID-19 and Schooling - Findings of an international review of 100 studies in the German-speaking countries

Prof. Dr. Stephan Huber and Prof. Dr. Christoph Helm, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
15.20-15.35Learning under COVID-19 - Challenges for Self-regulation

Selma Korlat Ikanovic, of the team of Prof. Dr. Dr. Christiane Spiel, Prof. Dr. Barbara Schober and Ass. Prof. Dr. Marko Lüftenegger, University of Vienna, Austria
15.35-15.45Break with music by Eric W.F. Seuberth
Group channels
COVID-19-Crisis in Society and Impact on Education around the World
15.45-16.30Roundtable 1

School Leadership during COVID-19 and Crisis Management


English-speaking

Moderator / chair: Julia A. Schneider, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
Roundtable 2

Digitalisation and Education,
Focus Primary Education and Sek. I


English-speaking

Moderator / chair: Carolin Hohmann, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
Roundtable 3

Digitalisation and Education,
Focus Vocational Training and Higher Education


English-speaking

Moderator / chair: Marianne Mischler, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
Roundtable 4

Digitalisation and Education,
Focus Educational Inequality


English-speaking

Moderator / chair: Paula S. Günther, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
Workshop 1

Gestärkt durch die Krise -
ein Online-Lehrformat, das auf positiver Erziehung basiert


German-speaking

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lichtinger and Prof. Ursula Rigger, University of Teacher Education Vorarlberg, Austria
16.30-16.45Break with music by Eric W.F. Seuberth
16.45-17.30Roundtable 5

Quality Development and Innovation


English-speaking

Moderator / chair: Jane Pruitt, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
Roundtable 6

Teachers and other educational Stakeholders


English-speaking

Moderator / chair: Prof. Dr. Christoph Helm, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
Roundtable 7

International Perspectives on Education in Pandemic times and Lessons Learnt for Future of Education


English-speaking

Moderator / chair: Paula S. Günther, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
Roundtable 8

Forschungsbefunde und Praxismodelle zum Distanzunterricht


German-speaking

Moderator / chair: Marianne Mischler, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
Workshop 2

Leadership and management during the pandemic


English-speaking

Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Supovitz, University of Pennsylvania, US
Workshop 3

Corona: Der positive Approach unterstützt Schulen, Hygieneregeln einzuhalten


German-speaking

Speaker:
Christoph Eichhorn, Classroom-Management.ch, Switzerland
17.30-17.45Break with music by Eric W.F. Seuberth
Plenary channel
17.45-18.00Some short Statements from WELSfocus from the Roundtables as to
Crisis Management, School Leadership, System Leadership, Digitalisation in Education


Dr. Julia Frohn, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Prof. Dr. Tina Hascher, University of Bern, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Joanna Madalińska-Michalak, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Dr. Karanam Pushpanadham, The M.S. University of Baroda, India
Dr. Jan Robertson, Academic Consultant, Auckland, New Zealand
Prof. Dr. Charles Slater, California State University Long Beach, California, United States
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Supovitz, University of Pennsylvania, United States
18.00-18.15Five Education Myths that Covid-19 shatters and Lessons Learnt

Dr. Alexander Gardner-McTaggart together with Dr. Steven J. Courtney, Dr. Paul Armstrong, Prof. Dr. Helen M. Gunter, Dr. Belinda C. Hughes, Mark Innes and Dr. Stephen M. Rayner, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
18.15-18.30School Leadership after COVID – what might change?

Prof. Dr. David Gurr, University of Melbourne, Australia
18.30-18.45Conclusion and Closing

Prof. Dr. Stephan Gerhard Huber, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland
Official end 18.45 CET
Group channels
18.45-19.00Meet and Greet in the virtual Apéro

3 times each 5 minutes
Randomized groups of 3 to 4 persons

Notice:
The conference program is predominantly English-speaking. In the Group channels you can choose between seven English- (EN) and one German-speaking (DE) roundtable as well as one English- (EN) and two German-speaking (DE) workshops.

School Leadership during COVID-19 and Crisis Management

Moderator/chair: Julia A. Schneider, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland

6-7 minutes for each presentation and 10 minutes for discussion at the end

  • Dr. Scott McLeod, University of Colorado Denver, and Shelly Dulsky, Cherry Creek School District, United States: Crisis leadership
  • Dr. Donnie Adams, University of Malaya, Malaysia: Attributes of Successful School Leaders during COVID-19 Crisis
  • Dr. Mireia Tintoré, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Barcelona, Elvira Congosto-Luna, Inmaculada Egido, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Arturo Galán, UNED, Spain: Educational leadership in vulnerable contexts – Principals in the age of COVID-19
  • Prof. Dr. Joanna Madalińska-Michalak, University of Warsaw, Poland: Tasks of Polish school principals in relation to prevention, counterprevention and combating COVID-19
  • Prof. Dr. Terry W. Burwell, Queen’s University Ontario, Canada: The Impact of Covid-19 on School Leadership, E-Learning, and Student Achievement in the United Arab Emirates

Digitalisation and Education, Focus Primary Education and Sek. I

Moderator/chair: Carolin Hohmann, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

10 minutes for each presentation and 15 minutes for discussion at the end

  • Dr. Hatice Zeynep İnan, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey: Examining Preschool Education in Turkey During Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Dr. Claudia Schreiner, Prof. Dr. Fred Berger, Dr. Wolfgang Hagleitner, Dr. Livia Jesacher-Rößler, Dr. Susanne Roßnagl and Prof. Dr. Christian Kraler, University of Innsbruck, Austria: Distance Learning in Times of Crisis – Resources and Impediments for Coping with the Challenges
  • Dr. Anke Redecker, Bonn Center for Teacher Education, Germany: Distance Learning in Communicative Proximity – Challenges of dialogic teaching in digital learning settings

Digitalisation and Education, Focus Vocational Training and Higher Education

Moderator/chair: Marianne Mischler, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland

7-8 minutes for each presentation and 15 minutes for discussion at the end

  • Dr. Thomas Bolli, K.M. Caves, F. Pusterla, L. Rageth, U. Renold, A. Sritharan und S. Trachsel Diaz-Tejero ETH University of Zurich, Switzerland: «Lehrstellen-Puls» – Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the apprenticeship in Switzerland
  • Dr. Kenny Cheah, University of Malaya, Malaysia: Teaching Entrepreneurship Education in times of Covid-19: An Action Research on Students’ Learning Experience
  • Prof. Dr. Feryal Cubukcu, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey: Perceptions of Teacher Trainees Regarding Cyberception
  • Dr. Lucy Awuor Wakiaga, Tangaza University College, Kenya: Faculty experiences with educational technologies in virtual teaching at the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya

Digitalisation and Education, Focus Educational Inequality

Moderator/chair: Paula S. Günther, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland

6-7 minutes for each presentation and 10 minutes for discussion at the end

  • Dr. Selina McCoy and Eamonn Carroll, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland: Understanding inequalities in home learning environments during the pandemic – providing effective supports for vulnerable students
  • Dr. Julia Frohn, University of Frankfurt, Germany: Covid-19 and educational inequalities – how Covid-19 exacerbates educational disadvantages and what measures can be taken
  • Prof. Dr. Edvina Bešić and Prof. Dr. Andrea Holzinger, University College of Teacher Education Styria, Graz, Austria: Distance learning in inclusive classrooms – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Dr. Gideon Adeleke, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria: The wellbeing of children living with disabilities – who cares during COVID-19?
  • Prof. Dr. Charles Slater, California State University Long Beach, California, and Dr. Bruce Barnett, University of Texas San Antonio, United States: Educational Leadership for Social Justice and Improving High-Needs Schools – Findings from 10 Years of International Collaboration

Quality Development and Innovation

Moderator/chair: Jane Pruitt, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland

7-8 minutes for each presentation and 15 minutes for discussion at the end

  • Dr. Livia Jesacher-Rößler, Dr. Claudia Schreiner, Dr. Susanne Roßnagl, Prof. Dr. Fred Berger, Prof. Dr. Christian Kraler, Dr. Wolfgang Hagleitner, University of Innsbruck, Austria: Data-oriented school improvement in times of the pandemic
  • Niclas Rönnström, Stockholm University, Sweden, and Dr. Jan Robertson, Academic Consultant, Auckland, New Zealand: A licence to lead a changing world – On the complex capabilities of school leaders and the dynamic capabilities of schools
  • Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Gendron, University Montpellier, France: Vibratory Leadership and Enabling and Vibrant Emotional Management: Which Competences for the Bienvivance at School and at Work
  • Dr. Beverly Ffolkes-Bryant, The City College of New York, and Dr. Joyce Coppin, Mercy College United States: Strategies to Transform Skills and Leadership Through Technology and Collaboration with Educational Institutions

Teachers and other Educational Stakeholders

Moderator/chair: Prof. Dr. Christoph Helm, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland

7-8 minutes for each presentation and 15 minutes for discussion at the end

  • Prof. Dr. Tina Hascher, University of Bern, Switzerland: Primary teachers’ professional wellbeing during school closure due to the covid-19 pandemic
  • Prof. Dr. Joanna Madalińska-Michalak, University of Warsaw, Poland: Teacher Educators and Teaching in Times of the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Peggy Germer, University of Dresden, Germany: Lateral Entry Teacher Education (LETE) for primary teacher-students – Opportunities and challenges in a time of COVID-19
  • Johannes Schuster and Prof. Dr. Nina Kolleck, University of Leipzig, Germany: Education in times of global crisis – How private actors use momentum to gain power in online social networks

International Perspective on Education in Pandemic times and Lessons Learnt for the Future of Education

Moderator/chair: Paula S. Günther, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland

6-7 minutes for each presentation and 10 minutes for discussion at the end

  • Prof. Dr. Haiyan, The Education University of Hong Kong: Education in Pandemic times – Chinese Experiences
  • Natalia Isaeva, Anna Kobtseva and Marina Tsatryan, National Research University, Moscow, Russia: Education in Pandemic times – Russia Experiences
  • Dr. Pinar Ayyildiz, Hacettepe University, Turkey: Turkey-pertinent to the pandemic and its effects on education (at micro/macro levels)
  • Prof. Dr. Terry W. Burwell, Queen’s University Ontario, Canada: Education in Pandemic times – United Arab Emirates Experiences
  • Prof. Dr. Hassanreza Zeinabadi, Kharazmi University, Iran: Education in Pandemic times – Iran Experiences
  • Prof. Dr. Karanam Pushpanadham, The M.S. University of Baroda with colleagues Prof. Dr. Hemlata Talesra, CEAM and North Gujarat University, and Dr. Shnaoli Chakraborty Acharya, West Bengal State University, India: Education in Pandemic times – Indian Experiences

Forschungsbefunde und Praxismodelle zum Distanzunterricht

Moderator/chair: Marianne Mischler, University of Teacher Education Zug, Switzerland

7-8 minutes for each presentation and 15 minutes for discussion at the end

  • Dr. Catherine Lieger, University of Teacher Education Zurich, Switzerland: Wirkungsfaktoren für ein erfolgreiches Fernlernen von 4-8-jährigen Kindern – die zentrale Rolle einer zeitgemässen Schulführung
  • Prof. Dr. Dietlinde H. Vanier, University of Braunschweig, Germany: Krisenfeste Kooperation – das Modell Klassenassistenz
  • Dr. Lea Schulz, Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Qualitätsentwicklung an Schulen Schleswig-Holstein, Germany: Diklusion (Digitale Medien und Inklusion) in der Fortbildung sonderpädagogischer Lehrkräfte
  • Dr. Christian Wiesner, University of Teacher Education Upper Austria: Betrachtung der Ergebnisse aus der COVID-19 Educational Research – eine strukturdynamische und phänomenologische Analyse

Workshop / Fort- und Weiterbildung, 45 Minuten:

Gestärkt durch die Krise – ein Online-Lehrformat, das auf positiver Erziehung basiert / Strengthening in the Crisis – an online Teaching Format based on Positive Education

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lichtinger and Prof. Ursula Rigger, University of Teacher Education Vorarlberg, Austria

Workshop, 45 Minuten:

Leadership and management during the pandemic

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Supovitz, University of Pennsylvania, US

Workshop / Fort- und Weiterbildung, 45 Minuten:

Der positive Approach unterstützt Schulen, Hygieneregeln einzuhalten

Christoph Eichhorn, Classroom-Management.ch, Switzerland

Eric W.F. Seuberth, the piano playing political-philosophical poet, musician and cabaret artist in a bathrobe, plays rock music on and with the pedal harpsichord.

Eric W.F. Seuberth

 

Eric W.F. Seuberth (*1998) recognised his affinity to the stage while still at school, took piano lessons and designed his own curriculum at grammar school with his activities for the school band, theatre and video magazine. Since graduation, he has been studying philosophy and theatre and media studies at the University of Erlangen, Germany. He gives lectures on animal ethics and other philosophical topics at various educational institutions. Musically, in addition to the piano and guitar, he has discovered the pedal harpsichord and the church organ, on which he often plays improvisations to rock, blues, swing and jazz tunes as well as his own compositions to the surprise of his audience. With his philosophical cabaret (with music) he has a concern: to dissolve rigid ways of thinking with comedy and sometimes dadaistic elements and to convey an awareness of what is really important, the value of life, thinking, acting and feeling. He is the Piano-Playing Political-Philosophical Poet, Musician and Cabaret Artist in a Bathrobe.

 

Links:

Contact:  https://ericseuberth.de/contact.html

Website: https://ericseuberth.de/

Piano spielender politisch-philosophischer Poet: www.youtube.com/channel/UCpmDGXlv6o4KSg7_Gxg6-jg

Bademantelblues: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0OzsPr0SXjqhPSx2LdMyuQ

Break Program

Enjoy music, art and impressions of former symposia and virtual Switzerland!

Musical entertainment

 

The musicians always provide good entertainment, be it during the breaks, the gala dinner or the pre-conference dinner.

Eric W.F. Seuberth

the piano-playing political-philosophical poet, musician and cabaret artist in a bathrobe, played rock music on and with the pedal harpsichord, More

Jazzpolizei

Mixture of marching band and improv theater
More

Lenzin/Hatzigeorgiou

Svenja Hanning + Band

Seppi Koller

Photo presentations of previous symposia

 

Impressions WELSfocus 2021

Video Clips of previous symposia

 

See what experts in education say about previous WELS… have fun watching!

Paint your Message

 

Creative key messages of some participants during the WELS 2019.

Boat „MS Schwan“

 

Go on a virtual boat cruise through Lake Zug with “MS Schwan”.

Conference venue Zug

 

What Zug and its surroundings offer as a conference venue…

Discover Switzerland

 

What Switzerland offers to discover…