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Dear colleagues,


We are organizing a session on “Networks for Learning” (see description below) at the 4th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2019), which will be held from September 9-12 in Zurich, Switzerland. We look forward to receiving your abstracts. You can submit  your abstracts (500 words) via the conference website or until April 12th.


This session focuses on papers that use social network analysis to understand how individuals involved in activities related to education and learning (pupils, students, teachers, school management, policy makers etc.) are affected by or use their social networks for educational purposes or in educational settings. The session’s papers will build on the assumption that actors are embedded within social networks which provide opportunities and constraints, in turn affecting individuals’ behaviours and attitudes.

Within this framework, the session welcomes papers that seek to make empirical, methodological and/or theoretical contributions to understandings of social networks in learning and education. These could include papers on:

-          The importance of social networks for the social and learning environments of students and educational professionals

-          Theoretical processes underlying social networks, as well as the antecedents and consequences of networks

-          Discussions of the particularities of educational settings from a social network perspective

-          Social networks of educational policy-makers



Session Organisers:

Dominik Fröhlich, University of Vienna

Katerina Bohle Carbonell, National University of Ireland Galway


Thank you on behalf of the session organizser,



Postdoctoral Fellow

Whitaker Institute

Cairnes Business School

National University of Ireland, Galway



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