Educational Leadership and Policy Professor Carolyn Shields and PhD student Daryl Pierson present at the European Conference on Educational Research in Copenhagen, Denmaark

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The aim of the ‘European Conference on Educational Research’ is to create an inclusive platform for initiating, reporting, discussing and promoting high quality educational research, that not only acknowledges its own context but also recognizes wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. The theme of the conference this year is "Reforming Education and the Imperative of Constant Change: Ambivalent roles of policy and educational research." The conference is organized for emerging, as well as experienced, researchers and builds on and promotes free and open dialogue and critical discussion. It has a comprehensive approach to theory, methods, arguments, findings and research ethics. Professor Carolyn Shields and Daryl Pierson, a PhD student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education presented on Conducting Professional Development in Higher Education from a Transformative Leadership Lens and Professor Shields also presented on The Imperative of New Knowledge Frameworks, Mindsets, and Theories for a Changing World. The conference was held in Copenhagen, Denmark during the week of August 21 – 25, 2017.