Important information for participants

Short before the conference starts the access to the plenary channel and the group channels you will find within the program via red buttons „Join meeting“.

Short after the conference you will find within the program PDFs of the presentations and further materials for download as well as the videos of the presentations.

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 English- (EN) and German-speaking (DE) roundtable and workshops.

Das Tagungsprogramm ist überwiegend englischsprachig. Im Parallelprogramm, den Group channels, können Sie wählen zwischen englisch- (EN) und deutschsprachigen (DE) Roundtables bzw. Workshops.

13.45-14.30CovER Network internal Work Meeting
Closed session
WELSfocus
Start 3pm CET
Program & Abstracts (PDF)List of Participants (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

Presentation PDF

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

Presentation PDF

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

Presentation PDF; Burwell: Impact of Covid-19 on school leadership in United Arab Emirates

Presentation PDF; Tintore: Educational Leadership in vulnerable contexts (extended version)

Presentation PDF; Tintore: Educational Leadership in vulnerable contexts

Roundtable 2

Digitalisation and Education,
Focus Primary Education and Sek. I


English-speaking

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

Presentation PDF; Redecker: Distance Learning in Communicative Proximity

Presentation PDF; Schreiner: Distance Learning in Times of Crisis

Presentation PDF; Zeynep: Examining Preschool Education in Turkey

Roundtable 3

Digitalisation and Education,
Focus Vocational Training and Higher Education


English-speaking

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

Presentation PDF; Awuor: Faculty experiences educational technologies in virtual teaching Kenya

Presentation PDF; Bolli: Apprenticeship puls

Presentation PDF; Cheah: Teaching Entrepreneurship of Education

Presentation PDF; Cubukcu: Perceptions of Teacher Trainees Regarding Cbyerception

Roundtable 4

Digitalisation and Education,
Focus Educational Inequality


English-speaking

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

Presentation PDF; Besic, Holzinger: Distance learning in inclusive classrooms - Opportunities and Challenges

Presentation PDF; Frohn: Covid-19 and educational inequalities

Presentation PDF; Slater, Barnett: Educational Leadership

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

Presentation PDF; Lichtinger, Rigger: Online Lehrformat positive Erziehung
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

Presentation PDF; Ffolkes, Bryant: Quality Development and Innovation (extended version)

Presentation PDF; Ffolkes, Bryant: Quality Development and Innovation

Presentation PDF; Gendron: Leadership BIENVIVANCE

Presentation PDF; Jesacher, Roessler: Data oriented School Improvement

Roundtable 6

Teachers and other educational Stakeholders


English-speaking

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

Presentation PDF; Hascher: Covid-19 primary teacher wellbeing

Presentation PDF; Schuster, Kolleck: How private actors use the momentum

Presentation PDF; Germer: Latural entry teacher education LETE opportunities challenges

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

Presentation PDF; Burwell: Education in pandemic times Saudi Arab Experiences

Presentation PDF; Isaeva, Kobtseva, Tsatrian, Kasprzhak: Education in pandemic times Russia Experiences

Presentation PDF; Zeinabadi: Education in pandemic times Iran Experiences

Presentation PDF; Shnaoli Pushpanadham Talesra: Education in pandemic times Indian Experiences

Roundtable 8

Forschungsbefunde und Praxismodelle zum Distanzunterricht


German-speaking

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

Presentation PDF; Lieger, Huber, Ganz: Wirkungsfaktoren für Fernlernen 4-8-jährige Kinder

Presentation PDF; Schulz: Diklusion Lehrkräftefortbildung

Presentation PDF; Vanier: Krisenfeste Kooperation

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

Presentation PDF; Eichhorn: Hygieneregeln in Schulen
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

Presentation PDF

18.15-18.30School Leadership after COVID – what might change?

Prof. Dr. David Gurr, University of Melbourne, Australia

Presentation PDF

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
Program & Abstracts (PDF)List of Participants (PDF)

Notice:
The conference program is predominantly English-speaking. In the Group channels you can choose between English- (EN) and German-speaking (DE) roundtable and 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 im 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 Minutes:

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. Let yourself be musically enchanted and carried away.

Eric W.F. Seuberth, der Piano spielende politisch-philosophische Poet, Musiker und Kabarettist im Bademantel, spielt Rockmusik auf und mit dem Pedalcembalo. Lassen Sie sich musikalisch verzaubern und mitreißen.

 

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.

 

Eric W.F. Seuberth (*1998) erkannte schon zu Schulzeiten seine Verbundenheit zur Bühne, nahm Klavierunterricht und gestaltete am Gymnasium mit seinen Aktivitäten für Schulband, Theater und Videomagazin sein eigenes Curriculum. Seit dem Abitur studiert er Philosophie und Theater- und Medienwissenschaft an der Universität Erlangen, Deutschland. Zudem begann er eine Referententätigkeit für Tierethik und andere philosophische Themen an verschiedenen Bildungseinrichtungen. Musikalisch hat er zum Klavier und der Gitarre das Pedalcembalo und die Kirchenorgel für sich entdeckt, auf denen er oftmals zur Überraschung seines Publikums Improvisationen zu Rock-, Blues-, Swing- und Jazztiteln sowie Eigenkompositionen spielt. Mit seinem Philosophischen Kabarett (mit Musik) hat er ein Anliegen: mit Komik und manchmal dadaistischen Elementen starre Denkweisen aufzulösen und ein Bewusstsein für das wirklich Wichtige, den Wert von Leben, Denken, Handeln und Fühlen zu vermitteln. Er ist der Piano spielende politisch-philosophische Poet, Musiker und Kabarettist im Bademantel.

 

Links:

Website: https://ericseuberth.de/

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

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

Instructions

Formats and instructions for communication in Zoom sessions

We will have presentations but also different formats for active participation including feedback and exchange of ideas. The technology we use is Zoom. For participants only, the recording of the conference proceedings of the plenary channel will be available during the conference and for the whole week after.

Features of WELS online conference are:

  • Plenary channel for keynotes and short group activities:
    • Speakers are viewers, camara on, and sound on during presentation
    • Participants are attendees, camera and sound off
    • Interactivity: Q&A
  • Chat: for information from the organizers
    • Group Channels:
    • Group channels for roundtables and discussion groups:
    • All Participants camara on, only speakers sound on
    • Interactivity: hold hand, chat to all

Instruction for communication:

  • Recording of each session
  • We recommend: gallery or speaker view
  • „Check in“ a few minutes early for the conference. This way you can make sure that everything works for you and otherwise we all still have time to react. That also helps us to start the conference on time.
  • Use of headset is recommended.
  • Usually your microphone will be muted and your video will be turned off. The host can activate it.
  • Please be sure, that your microphone is off when you are not speaking. This way, background noise can be avoided.
  • If you would like to contribute or ask a question, use the feature «Q&A» (Plenary channel) and «raise your hand» or chat (Group channels).
  • If you have any questions, please name the person to whom the question is addressed. So it is clear who should return from silent mode.
  • There may be delays in the voice transmission. Please have a little patience and allow a second to pass to realize that the other person has spoken. Don’t react too quickly here.
  • Technical support in the Plenary channel: yellow profile with WELS-Logo (@Support), in the group channel please ask the moderator

We will also have

  • Live votings
  • Meet and Greet and a virtual apéro
  • Yammer
  • Paint your Message

Witeboard for Painting and Writing

Additionally we provide www.witeboard.com as a tool for collaborative writing and painting (creative).

  • Enable collaborative writing and painting
  • In every session we will have a witeboard, managed by the moderator
  • You could also open your own witeboard
  • Choose a color
  • Click on the animal symbol in the top menu and enter your name
  • Write and paint professional
  • Have fun!

Your Visibility and Networking

We would like to make you all visible to others in some way. We encourage as any participants as possible to make yourself visible by video or photo. You can upload a portrait photo in your zoom app or zoom login if you have registered with zoom.

The Symposium aims to support the participants to exchange knowledge with national and international experts, to help participants make new contacts and cultivate existing contacts and professional relationships. The core idea of WELS is to share ideas, knowledge, and experiences. Therefor we offer the following options beside the fixed program of WELS online conference:

Meet and Greet in the Open Space (Lounge)

Meet and Greet and Group channels where participants can meet and greet other participants. These channels are creative rooms for open discussions and shared work on a common topic.

Virtual apéro

The virtual apéro takes place on February 1, 2021, 6.30pm CET.

List of participants

You will find a list of participants soon.

Yammer

Join the virtual marketplace of Yammer (Microsoft) and get in touch with other WELS participants via https://www.yammer.com/edulead. You will also receive an invitation via email. With this invitation you can register with your name and your email address. If you need help with your registration, please have a look at this quick guide to use Yammer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOAJ60rbsuw

Timezones

Please note that the time information in the program corresponds to the Central European (Summer) Time (CE(S)T). Please check out, with which time difference WELS online conference takes place in your time zone, so that you can participate live, for example 6am San Francisco, 9am New York, 10am São Paulo, 2pm London, 3pm Berlin, 4pm Mombasa, 9pm Shanghai / Singapore / Hong Kong, 11pm Sydney.

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…