Doctoral Student Forum (DSF)

We are pleased to announce that the 11th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held in Belgrad, Serbia. The forum takes place from Tuesday, May 17th (14.00) until Thursday, May 19th 2022. It begins on the day prior to the main conference to have sufficient room for exchange and discussions. Participants will also be included in the main conference programme as the poster representing the dissertational project will be presented to the international audience on Thursday. In order to attend the DSF you have to register for the EAS conference.

We expect to travel freely by May and conduct the forum safely and unrestricted by the pandemic. However, should conditions not improve until late spring we will notify you 4 weeks ahead of time.

All participating students will contribute a poster to be exhibited on Thursday. These will be designed to present plans, initial findings or frameworks. An e-book of abstracts will be distributed to all participants in advance of the Forum. You are expected to bring a prepared poster on the first day of the DSF.

Mentoring DSF students

We will try to set up a mentoring system. Experienced researchers will informed about projects in their field of expertise. They will be asked to attend the poster presentation and to comment the doctoral students’ projects. They will give advice during the conference and possibly furtheron.

Aims of the Forum

  • to experience a rich and supportive environment for mutual discourse
  • to give doctoral students, at any stage of their study, an opportunity to present, share, and discuss their work in a supportive environment with both fellow doctoral students and the experienced advisors to the forum
  • to give students opportunities to discuss methodological and theoretical issues related to research in music education
  • for students in the early stages of their studies to gain feedback on their ideas and plans
  • to enable students to join the EAS network which can provide valuable sources of support, knowledge and professional contacts

Application

Applicants have to send an exposé (1.500 to 4.500 characters) that describes the research project. The exposé should indicate a) the research question b) previous research done in this field c) a theoretical framework and d) an outline of the methodic steps to be taken. Some remarks on the expected outcome will be welcome.

Please also indicate who your doctoral advisor is and what year of your project you are in. Application should be directed via E-mail to  andreas.lehmann-wermser@hmtm-hannover.de and should arrive no later than midnight of January 10th, 2022. Notification about acceptance will be sent to you no later than February 1st, 2022.

Criteria for selection:

  • abstract is concise in content
  • abstract is fullfilling the requirements a) through d) from above.
  • abstract is written in correct English
  • geographical spread of the group

Programme & Co-ordinators

The Forum sessions will include peer-led discussion and workshops given by Prof. Dr. Andreas-Lehmann-Wermser and Prof. Dr. Olle Zandén.

  Lehmann-Wermser

Dr. Andreas Lehmann-Wermser is Director of the Institute for Music Education Research at the Hannover University of Music Drama and Media in Germany. He has conducted numerous empirical studies both in classroom research and on social justice in music education. He has published and lectured in many countries and is co-editor of the online journal bulletin of empirical music education research (www.b-em.info).

Zanden Olle

Dr. Olle Zandén is Senior Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has published internationally on many topics such as admission tests to Higher Education, assessment and standards and meaning making. He has advised the DSF already in 2021 in Freiburg.

All participating students will contribute a poster to be exhibited on the first day to facilitate discussion. These will be designed to present plans, initial findings or frameworks. An e-book of abstracts will be distributed to all participants in advance of the Forum. Participants whose papers have been accepted for presentation in the main conference are offered verbal feedback following the session, or in written form via email as soon as possible afterwards.


Reports of previous doctoral student fora