International Virtual Summer School

Studying and Shaping Goal Representations and Goal Pursuit in Online Learning - An International Virtual Summer School at the School of Psychology at FernUniversität

02 - 06 September 2024

Specifications

  • 2 Sep. - 6 Sep. 2024
  • Master & PhD Students
  • Online

Application Form

SynergyU: The Summer School for Studying and Shaping Goal Representations and Goal Pursuit in Online Learning

The Psychology program at FernUniversität is dedicated to exploring online learning and self-regulation within significant student populations, employing a combination of self-reports and task completion data across various modules. In our forthcoming virtual summer school, our focus will center on the development and implementation of cross-sectional and longitudinal data acquisition methods about goal representations, goal pursuit, and related facets of self-regulation (such as emotion regulation and self-efficacy) among higher education and distance learners.

The summer school targets primarily master's and doctoral level students, with the possibility of advanced undergraduate participation based on availability. We welcome students from all academic backgrounds. Our summer school initiative aims to cultivate collaboration among scholars, researchers, and students studying developmental regulation and goal pursuit. Throughout the intensive week-long program, esteemed academics will impart contemporary perspectives and methodologies to participants, facilitating an enriched understanding of goal representations and pursuits.

The summer school will focus on the following questions:

  1. Why is online learning a particularly valuable context for investigating motivational dynamics?
  2. What types of field experiments can be designed, and what specific data can be gathered from these studies?
  3. What existing research reveals about the effects of various goal foci on learning outcomes?
  4. How does goal setting interact with interindividual differences in motivation and behavior?
  5. In what ways do situational factors, such as feedback, influence goal formation, attainment, and overall learning outcomes in an online education environment?
  6. How can the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data enhance interventions aimed at fostering goal pursuit and self-regulation skills among online learners?

We anticipate that the ensuing discussions on the practical application of acquired knowledge within participants' academic endeavors and future pursuits will enable them to chart their pathways effectively. We are convinced that this platform will afford invaluable opportunities for psychology master's and doctoral candidates to engage in scholarly discourse, exchange insights, and establish meaningful connections with seasoned professionals in the field.

Please find all details regarding online participation and our program below.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Summer School Team:

The Summer School is jointly organized by Dr. E. Helin Yaban & Dr. Robert Gaschler in collaboration with Patrick Rostane, Monica Mary Heil, Franziska Wehrhahn, Patricia Schimm, Isabelle Malinowski, and Panagiota Papadopoulou.

Keynotes:

Program

SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM (PDF 151 KB)

Moderator

Dr. E. Helin Yaban

Core Facts

Location

The summer school takes place virtually (zoom sessions and breakout rooms). The program combines keynote presentations, panel discussions, group work of international student teams, and inter-group exchanges.

Summer School Dates

02 - 06 September 2024 (5 days - Afternoon)

Target group

The summer school targets primarily master's and doctoral level students, with the possibility of advanced undergraduate participation based on availability. We welcome students from all academic backgrounds.

Program Time Zone

Central European Summer Time

Program Language

The summer school will be conducted in English.

Number of Participants

To ensure the effectiveness of our summer school, participation is limited to 25 participants.

Registration Information

Registrations will take place from July 8th to July 26th. For those interested in registering after the deadline, please contact the moderator to be added to the waiting list.

After successful application for the Virtual Summer School, you will receive a confirmation email from us.

Certification

Participants who complete the summer school will receive a certificate certifying their participation in the summer school.

Attendance

Please be prepared to have your camera on during the online hours and to use your microphone. The course is based on the interaction of the participants and their mutual learning from each other. Therefore, weekly attendance is expected (3 missed hours max.).

System Requirements

Every section includes online discussion sections over the Zoom video conferencing system - system requirements. https://support.zoom.com/hc/en/article?id=zm_kb&sysparm_article=KB0060469

Registration Fees

Summer School courses are free; there are no tuition or registration fees.

Breaks

There will be regular screen breaks worked into the program.

REGISTRATION

Please register via APPLICATION FORM.

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact: Email: lme.summerschool

LME | 23.05.2024