The Emerging Field Group initiative is intended to support researchers active in innovative and exciting fields. EARLI Emerging Field Groups (EFG) consist of a small group of internationally active researchers working in the field of learning and instruction active within a new, emerging field of research. EARLI offers these researchers the opportunity to work together during a short but intense period of time to explore the possibilities in their shared field of interest.
EFGs are intended for exploratory, innovative and risk-taking approaches. Being part of an Emerging Field Group allows for its participants to focus on experimental and new fields of research, with an emphasis on exploration and process rather than output and product.
Following a lengthy evaluation procedure, four applications have been granted the EARLI Emerging Field Group funding for 2018 – 2020.
Portable Brain Technologies in Educational Neuroscience Research
led by Nienke van Atteveldt, VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The Potential of Biophysiology for Understanding Learning and Teaching Experiences
led by Lars-Erik Malmberg, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Unifying Cognitive Load and Self-Regulated Learning Research: Monitoring and Regulation of Effort (MRE)
led by Anique de Bruin, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
EarlyWritePro: Developing Methods for Understanding Early Writing through Analysis of Process Dysfluencies
led by Mark Torrance, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
The first two EARLI emerging field groups nominees show that triangulation and combination of new data sources like portable EEG and other physiological data promise new insights into learning and regulation processes. It can be expected that these emerging fields will gain strength within in the scientific community for the next years.