10th International Conference on Education & Educational Psychology, 09-12 October 2019, Barcelona - Spain

The 2019 edition of ICEEPSY took place on the 9th – 12th of October in the magnificent city of Barcelona, Spain. The agenda was packed with many insightful oral presentations, thought-provoking poster presentations workshops and keynote speeches that gave the participants several opportunities to engage in interesting and meaningful discussions.

Once again, participants came from different countries all around the world, such as Canada, Russia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Romania and many more. ICEEPSY’s Organizing Committee ensured that networking had been further facilitated by organizing a tour to Barcelona’s Old Town, where attendees had the opportunity to be introduced to the flamenco dance by professional instructors and watch a whole flamenco show while enjoying delicious tapas. The 10th ICEEPSY ended with a roof cocktail party, offering a relaxing time to its attendees with a great view to Barcelona’s fountain light show.

ICEEPSY 2019 Chairs' Message

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to attend 10th ICEEPSY 2019, the 10th International Conference on Education & Educational Psychology. Students, teachers, researchers, practitioners, and psychologists will meet in beautiful Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain during October 2019.

ICEEPSY 2019 will again feature informative workshops and presentations by skilled educational and educational psychology researchers and international scholars. The conference is inviting especially those who are interested in researching Educational Ecosystems for Equity and Quality of Learning, Evaluation, Arts Education and Special Education, especially Positive Pedagogy. 

To date, more than almost 6.000 participants from more than 90 countries have attended an ICEEPSY conference. The Future Academy Scientific Committee and Board of Reviewers is already working hard to ensure the continued high-quality of this event.

ICEEPSY 2019 will publish all accepted full-text papers in European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences EpSBS (e-ISSN: 2357-1330). European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences EpSBS Volumes either have been indexed or accepted or submitted in Web of Science WOS Clarivate ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI CPCI) and abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book ICEEPSY (ISSN: 1986-3020), a serial publication registered with the International Centre for the Registration of Serial publications in Paris. Selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Social and Behavioural Sciences (EJSBS).

Papers will focus on the following topics: assessment and evaluation, teacher education, basic education, basic skills, counselling psychology, adolescent growth and development, educational psychology, continuing education, higher education, quality assurance/institutional effectiveness, learning theories, effective teaching practices, second language teaching, new approaches in psychology, special education, education and technology, information and communications technology, and distance learning.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona - Spain in October 2019.

Hannele Niemi
Co-Chair, ICEEPSY 2019
Unesco Professor Chair of Educational Ecosystems for Equity and Quality of Learning. Professor of Education Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki

Inkeri Ruokonen
Ph.D.; Docent,, Director of Master’s Program, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Research Group of Education, Cultures and the Arts (ECA); Fellow of Teachers’ Academy, University of Helsinki
Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara
Ph.D.; Docent,
Faculty of Educational Sciences

ICEEPSY 2019 Program and Abstract Book 

  • ICEEPSY 2019 Abstract Book is available here.
  • ICEEPSY 2019 Scientific Program is available here.

ICEEPSY 2019 Keynote Speakers



Combining Equity and Quality of Learning - Educational Ecosystems Globally and Locally

Educating 21st Century Teachers - Focusing on Learning Through the arts in New Learning Environments

Hannele Niemi, Prof.
University of Helsinki, Finland 

Inkeri Ruokonen, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor Hannele Niemi is a Research Director at the University of Helsinki and been she has nominated as UNESCO Chair on Educational Ecosystems for Equity and Quality of Learning 2018-2021. She is also the Chair of The University Board at the University of Lapland. She is also the Chair of the Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Institute (JoLii) that includes 9 Finnish universities, working in cooperation with Beijing Normal University. Her experience at the University of Helsinki also includes her roles as the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs (2003–2009), the Professor of Education (1998-2016), the Dean of the Faculty of Education (2001–2003). She also served as a Visiting Professor at Michigan State University (1989) and as a short-time Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (2010, 2013, and 2015).

Inkeri Ruokonen is a Director of Master’s Programme in Educational Sciences in the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki. She is a Member of the ECA (Research Group of Education, Cultures and the Arts and a Fellow of a Teacher’s Academy in the University of Helsinki. She has organized several conferences on intercultural and interdisciplinary arts education and published scientific research articles and books on arts education. Her research focuses are on music and interdisciplinary arts education, new learning environments and communication technology, early giftedness, empathy education and intercultural arts education.



Positive Education as a Tool to Engage All Learners

Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara, PhD, Docent, Adj. Professor
University of Helsinki, Finland 

Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara is an expert in positive education and strength-based learning. She works in section of Special education in Faculty of educational sciences in University of Helsinki. She has published studies in well-being, school-related happiness, and depression in mainstream students as well as in students with various special needs. She has pioneered in bringing the wellness-centered approach to both initial and in-service teacher training and she is an experienced speaker on diverse international forums. In addition to scientific papers, Uusitalo-Malmivaara has published a multitude of practical material for early and K-12 educators. With Kaisa Vuorinen, she has created the "Focus on the positives" teacher material that is widely used in Finnish kindergartens and schools. The material has been translated into English, Swedish, and Chinese. In 2017, Uusitalo-Malmivaara's group won the shared first price in a big Finnish challenge competition called Ratkaisu100. The winning solution, Positive CV, is a pedagogical tool for recognition and documentation of versatile skills and successes of every student.

ICEEPSY 2019 Workshops


Creativity and the Arts in Education

Energy of Visual and Verbal Modalities in Language Education

Inkeri Ruokonen, Assoc. Prof. Dr. & Erika Perttuli-Borobio, MA Lecturer 
University of Helsinki, Finland

Maria Stec, PhD
University of Silesia, Poland

This workshop offers some insight into creative methods and interdisciplinary learning in the arts especially in teacher education. In the workshop we integrate music and visual art in practical examples and present some cases from Finnish teacher education.

Pictures like words seem to be omnipresent in our life. Each mode and means of communication carry visible (clear) and invisible (hidden) messages. The workshop focuses on multimodality in early language education. It is presented in the context of learning, communication, visual methodology and perception. The idea is to stress the role of images and pictures in information transfer. The workshop offers a few drawing tasks to increase our awareness of image-text relations. It also offers tasks related to visual methodology, selection and evaluations of ELT materials. The workshop is addressed to students, teacher-trainers or parents who participate in children’s early language education.



Positive CV

Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara, PhD, Docent, Adj. Professor
University of Helsinki, Finland

Positive CV (PCV) is an award-winning positive pedagogical solution for recognizing and documenting diverse skills in all students ( Its' core idea is to teach children and adolescents see all the things they are good at. Furthermore, they will learn how to receive and give more positive feedback from their peers, parents, teachers, and coaches. PCV is a digital platform where photos and texts can be stored and categorized based on selected factors like courage, grit, social intelligence, curiosity etc. For example, a photo showing a student helping a friend can be tagged as "compassionate" evidencing her possessing this skill. In particular, the 21st century skills (such as communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking) can be made visible and further developed with the PCV solution. PCV aims at bringing out the best in every learner and giving a more versatile documentation of skills and strengths in them. Additionally, PCV makes a powerful data collection tool for both researchers and education authorities. In the workshop, principles of positive education and hands-on activities with the PCV platform will be taught.

ICEEPSY 2019 Publication

ICEEPSY 2019 Proceedings will be published in peer-reviewed European proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences - ISSN:2357-1330, which will be submitted for evaluation and possible coverage in Web of Science Core Collection™ Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)* and Google Scholar.
*ICEEPSY 2019 Proceedings is indexed in Web of Science Core Collection™.

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