Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education (NIRE)

The recently formed Oxford University Department of Education Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education (NIRE) has set up an ESRC funded series of seminars.


Educational processes: theoretical and conceptual models
Thursday 19th March, 2015 (9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.), Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK

We live in a time when technology is part of our daily lives. The devices that we all use make it possible to collect in real-time vast amounts of data about ourselves. This opens up novel opportunities for individuals and organisations, particularly in the field of education: children using digital games for learning, students and teachers monitoring progress, researchers undertaking ambitious data collection. However, a coherent view of how we can utilise these technological advances and complex data sets to understand learning processes in real-time is yet to emerge.
The seminar series aims to bring together experts, researchers and practitioners so we can:

* discuss the ways technology can be best utilised in research and practice
* promote the study of learning in real-time
* provide useful guidelines for collection of real-time data
* integrate real-time cognitions, emotions and behaviour into models of educational processes
* discuss appropriate statistical methods for analysing such data.

This first event in the series explores the theoretical and conceptual models that could underpin some of these activities.


* Jan Vermunt (University of Cambridge, UK) “Processes and strategies of student and teacher learning”

* Peter Molenaar, (The Pennsylvania State University, USA) “Ergodicity: The end of averaging across persons”

* Bernhard Schmitz, (University of Darmstadt, Germany) “The study of learning processes using time-series analyses”

* Reinhard Pekrun (University of Munich, Germany) “Students’ achievement emotions: contrasting interindividual and intraindividual perspectives”

* Bette Chambers (University of York, UK) “Discussion: Implications for policy and practice”


The seminar is funded by the ESRC and is free to attend. Lunch will be provided.

To book a place please e-mail: before 12/03/2015.

For more information about this and forthcoming seminars please visit:

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