AEA-Europe Doctoral Network

AEA-Europe recognises that doctoral students are an important stakeholder group for the future of the Association and for the field of assessment more broadly. Cutting-edge research is often generated at this level, and doctoral students represent the future leaders of the field. Accordingly, AEA-Europe has recently launched a Doctoral Network for students and supervisors to help foster communication on research and career matters.

The aims of the network are to:

  • enhance the range and quality of educational assessment research;
  • facilitate links between developing researchers across Europe;
  • foster a learning community, enabling exchange of research experiences and ideas;
  • create a safe environment for the development of critical evaluation of assessment issues;
  • seek to relate research to the policy and practice of educational assessment in Europe.

How do I join the AEA-Europe Doctoral Network?

You can join the AEA-Europe Doctoral Network via the professional networking site LinkedIn.
Simply click on the logo to take you to the LinkedIn site and select ‘Join Group’.

Please note that if you are not already a member of LinkedIn, you will need to set up a profile before you can join the Doctoral Network. If you experience any difficulties, please contact Stephanie Berger.

Calling all assessment doctoral students!

Would you like to share your assessment research with a wider audience?

The AEA-Europe newsletter can provide such an opportunity: in the latest issue we introduced a section of short articles by doctoral students, outlining their research in assessment. Each was 500-600 words and followed a similar format, covering the research and the context, with some details of methodology, potential impacts or directions.

We are planning to include more of these pieces in future newsletters, so if you are interested, please look at the latest issue of the newsletter for a model and contact the editor Amina Afif:

Publishing short articles in the newsletter and involvement in the Doctoral Network will provide opportunities to share your research with other AEA-Europe members. This has many potential benefits, including raising your profile across Europe, connecting with members working in similar areas and receiving useful advice and/or leads from other assessment professionals.