ERIDOB 2024

Du 01/07/2024 au 05/07/2024

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 - 43, bd du 11 novembre 1918 - 69622 Villeurbanne


Call for paper

The Academic Committee invites researchers in Didactics of Biology/Biology Education to participate in the 14th Conference of European Researchers in Didactics of Biology (ERIDOB 2024), The title of the conference is Biology Education for Bridging the Gap between Science and Society. ERIDOB aims to bring together researchers in didactics of Biology from around the world to share and discuss their research work and results.

IMPORTANT: Proposal submissions for ERIDOB 2024 must be made online through the https://eridob2024.sciencesconf.org conference management system.

Before submitting your proposal, we recommend that you read carefully the guidelines in relation to the submission process, on the submission website: https://doc.sciencesconf.org/en/make-a-new-submission

PLEASE make sure that your proposal reflects research in Biology Education. Proposals dealing with general Science Education research will not be considered.

Contributions should fit into one of the following strands within biology education:

1. Health education and environmental education
2. Outdoor and informal education
3. Scientific thinking, scientific explanations, nature of science
4. Socioscientific issues (including gender & cultural issues)
5. Students’ conceptions and conceptual reconstruction
6. Students’ values, attitudes and decision-making
7. Teaching strategies and learning environments
8. Writing, speaking, reading and argumentation


In 2022, there were so few papers submitted in the strand « Students' interest & motivation » that we decided the following : for the 2024 conference, submissions, if any, dealing with « Students' interest and motivation » will have to be registered within the strand n°6 « students’ values, attitudes and decision making ».
We also decided to limit the number of strands to 8, which is the number of academic committee members. So, please register submissions dealing with the previous strand called « Teaching and learning with digital environment » within the current strand n°7 « Teaching strategies and learning environments. »

The academic committee is considering updating the strands. In order to associate the ERIDOB community to this reflection, we suggest that you indicate, if you wish, another strand in which you would have liked to register your submission. Please use for that the “comment” box at the eridob2024.sciencesconf.org page.

Types of contributions

Papers may be presented as an oral contribution, a poster, or a symposium with at least 3 papers. In the case of a symposium, a minimum of three different countries should be represented.

Proposals for a poster contribution should include the following (as outlined in science.conf):

1. Metadata: Title and abstract (250 words maximum), type of presentation (poster), preferred strand, keywords (5 maximum), comment (if you want to suggest a new strand)
2. Author(s) information
3. File : An anonymized pdf file including: title, preferred strand, theoretical background or rationale, key objectives, research design and methodology, findings, conclusions and reference list (1000 words maximum)

Proposals for an oral contribution should include the following (as outlined in science.conf):

1. Metadata: Title and abstract (250 words maximum), type of presentation (oral) , preferred strand, keywords (5 maximum), comment (if you want to suggest a new strand)
2. Author(s) information
3. File : An anonymized pdf file including: title, preferred strand, theoretical background or rationale, key objectives, research design and methodology, findings, conclusions and reference list (1000 words maximum)

Proposals for a symposium should include the following (as outlined in science.conf):

1. Metadata: Title of symposium and abstract stating the aims and purposes of the symposium as well as the connections between the papers (400 words), type of presentation (symposium), preferred strand, keywords (5 maximum), comment (if you want to suggest a new strand)
2. Author(s) information
3. File : The list of the titles & abstracts of the oral communications.

Proposals for an oral in a symposium should include the following (as outlined in science.conf):

1. Metadata: Title and abstract (250 words maximum), type of presentation (oral) , preferred strand, keywords (5 maximum), comment (Name of the symposium)
2. Author(s) information
3. File : An anonymized pdf file including: title, preferred strand, theoretical background or rationale, key objectives, research design and methodology, findings, conclusions and reference list (1000 words maximum)

Deadlines for ERIDOB 2024 are:

• Call for paper & opening of submission platform: May 5, 2023
• Final submission deadline: November 1, 2023 (23:59 PM)
• Notification of review results: February 1, 2024
• Beginning of early-bird registration: January 15, 2024
• End of early-bird registration: March 30, 2024
• End of registration: May 15, 2024

Proposals received after November 1, 2023 will not be considered.


Proposals will be reviewed under the following criteria:

• Research: Is the proposal concerned with research in biology education?
• Subject / problem: What is the research problem or question? What is the rationale for the study? What is the theoretical framework?
• Design and methodology: What is the design of the study? Are the research methods clearly described and appropriate?
• Data analysis and findings: Are the data clearly presented? Is there consistency between data and findings?
• General interest: Is the contribution of interest to European researchers in the field?

The standards, in terms of quality, will be the same for oral and poster presentations. The following criteria will be applied:

For oral presentations (including a presentation at a symposium)

• Work to be presented should be reaching completion or be complete and well thought through.
• Data should be available.
• Content should be of high interest and/or relevance.
• Specific content should not have been presented or published elsewhere.

For poster presentations

• Work may be under development.
• Findings may be tentative or not yet available.
• Content may be of less interest and/or relevance.
• Similar work may have been presented (but not published) elsewhere.

Some important rules to keep in mind

No participant may submit more than one first-authored paper. The first author is assumed to present the paper unless otherwise stated.

No participant may present more than once during the conference.

The first authors/contact persons of accepted proposals will receive the ERIDOB conference guidelines for papers and the registration form.

Please note that only proposals that on the moment of submission have not been published in an international journal are eligible. The academic committee must be notified if a paper submitted to the conference has also been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.

The conference language is English. After abstract acceptance, the organizing committee will consider creative solutions for people stugling with the language. Please let us know if you are concerned : contact@eridob2024.org

ERIDOB ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

Dr. Orit Ben Zvi Assaraf, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Dr. Jelle Boeve-de Pauw, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Dr. Marcus Hammann, Münster University, Germany (Chair)
Dr. Michal Haskel-Ittah, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Dr. Konstantinos Korfiatis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Dr. Olivier Morin, University of Lyon, France
Dr. Daniel Olsson, Karlstad University, Sweden
Dr. Gregor Torkar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia