EARLI, SIG 19 conference ’Values, Worldviews and Religions in Education: Changing Realities in the City’


The EARLI SIG 19 welcomes paper submissions focusing on either the conference theme more generally, or examining one of the following sub-themes: (a) Early Childhood Education and Care settings (facilitated by Arniika Kuusisto), (b) Comprehensive School context (facilitated by Jenny Berglund), (c) Youth research (facilitated by Saija Benjamin, University of Helsinki), and (d) Higher Education and Teacher Professionalism (facilitated by Liam Gearon, University of Oxford).

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Anna Strahn (University of York; with Rachael Shillitoe) on “Nonreligious Childhood: Growing Up Unbelieving in Contemporary Britain”, 
  • Associate Professor Tünde Puskás (Linköping University) on “”We do not speak about it directly”: Talking about religion in Swedish preschools”, 
  • Professor David Thurfjell (Södertörn University) on “Religious by ascription: Muslims and post-Muslims in secular Sweden”,
  • Professor Martin Ubani (University of Eastern Finland) on “Religious literacy and the 21st century school”.

Dates and deadlines

The conference is open for everyone interested and participation is free of charge. If your abstract was already accepted following the initial CFP, you do not need to resubmit, however, please let the organizers know by 1st October 2020 whether you will still be able to attend. Second call for papers is now opened also for new submissions due to earlier postponement to these new dates: abstracts should be submitted (250-300 words) to earlisig19@su.se by 1st October 2020. The results of the abstract review process will be sent to contributors by 10th October 2020. 


The conference will be an on-line event using Zoom platform.