The theme of the SIG25 and SIG 17 conference is ‘Dialogue between ontology and epistemology: New perspectives on theory and methodology in research on learning and education’. This conference theme is intended to provoke discussions about the relationship between the way in which we go about researching learning and education (epistemology) and how we understand the nature of learning and education (ontology). The theme also aims to inspire submissions coming from different traditions of theorizing and from a broad range of methodological approaches. The conference offers a space for exploring and discussing theories and methodologies in research on learning and education, and to promote friendly debate and reflective dialogue across paradigms of research.

The preliminary program has been released and it can be found here.