by Claire Miller
Robert Thornberg, associate professor in education in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linköping University in Sweden, will give a presentation to College of Education students, faculty and staff on Nov. 16 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Thornberg is a board member of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA) and coordinator for the NERA Network for Empirical Research on Value Issues in Education. He is a research member of Field Research on Organizations and Groups, a Scandinavian research network for researchers active within the fields of group, social and organizational psychology, and a research member of the network’s Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe (CiCe). He is a deputy member of the Regional Ethical Review Board in Linköping, Sweden, and is an international research faculty member of the COE’s Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Management at Georgia State University.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
The Nov. 16 Research Wednesdays will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the COE, room 1025 (30 Pryor St., Atlanta). Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.