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  Dear doctoral student and a supervisor in the field of Educational Sciences!

Estonian Doctoral School of Educational Sciences is pleased to invite you to Winter School, which takes place between the 12th and 14th of January, 2017 in Estonia, Vihula Manor.  More information: 

Come and join our international and enjoyable community! You will have the opportunity to take part in different workshops, improve your skills of performance, receive useful feedback from the experts as well as fellow doctoral students and also take a look at and hear what the others are doing.  And not less importantly have fun in being around your kind of people and receive lots of good emotions!

The Winter School of the Estonian Doctoral School takes place only after every two years, so be sure not to miss the opportunity, because the next one will take place only on 2019!

Participation is free of charge.


 Schedule of the Winter School 

Thursday, 12.01.2017


Welcome, lunch


Interactive Keynote: Relevant issues for doctoral students’ thesis process

Prof Sari Lindblom-Ylänne, Liisa Postareff, PhD, Auli Toom, PhD (University of Helsinki)

15.30 -18.15

Workshops (in parallel sessions)


Qualitative Content Analysis

Liisa Postareff (University of Helsinki)


Research question and research design

Prof Äli Leijen, prof Margus Pedaste (University of Tartu)



Prof Sari Lindblom-Ylännne, Auli Toom (University of Helsinki)

19.00  -20.00


20.00 -

Reception and Theatre –„Pictures of Doctoral Studies“

Friday, 13.01.2017


Parallel sessions: presentations and  group discussions (qv presentation of abstracts)

Doctoral students and supervisors




Parallel sessions: Parallel sessions: presentations and  group discussions



14.00 -16.00

Parallel sessions: Parallel sessions: presentations and  group discussions


Coffee break


Parallel sessions: Parallel sessions: presentations and  group discussions


Dinner and a mutual gathering

Saturday, 14.01.2017


Discussion panel and group discussions „Entering international research community“

All participants


Closing session. Summary and next steps

Please register here


All participants of Winter School are expected to present their work during the Winterschool and submit the proposals.  Also, all participants are expected to provide comments on one proposal submitted by other participant. Proposals should consist of an abstract (300 words) and an extended summary (1000 words, incl. literature review and 1-2 important questions that are necessary to be discussed during the session) by the 20th of November 2016. The extended summary should also include. Proposals should be submitted to, indicating “Winterschool 2017” in the subject line.

The committee of the Winter School will review the abstracts and group them according to the topic. Each doctoral student will receive feedback from a) an expert and b) one of the fellow doctoral students before the start of Winter School. Doctoral students present their work during the parallel sessions in Winter School (approx. 20 min), following a group discussion in which all participants can give feedback. 

We encourage all doctoral students to present the abstracts, irrespective of how far along are you with your research. Questions that you wish to discuss might be different.

On the recommendation of their supervisors Master’s students, who are interested in entering doctoral studies, are welcome to participate as well.

Additional information:

Tiina Anspal
A coordinator of Doctoral School in Tallinn University