Events

On this page we list any forthcoming events in the Graduate School of Education. See also all events in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Research seminars
Each term the Graduate School of Education arranges a series of Research Seminars for staff, students, visitors from other educational institutions and partnership schools, where internationally renowned academics present their current or recently completed research and scholarly work.

Past events can be found here.

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21 November 2017

Seminar by Professor Carol Taylor (Sheffield Hallam University) Posthumanist/ new material feminist imaginaries for higher education research and pedagogy

Posthumanism is a mobile term, a constellation of theories, concepts, approaches and practices which share an interest in destabilizing binaries, decentering the human, and forging new ways of doing and thinking ethics in relation. Posthumanism has been seen as both a ‘reaction’ to Humanism (Wolfe, 2010) and a recognition that the current era of the Anthropocene is having a destructive impact on the planet and its inhabitants. It is for these reasons that Rosi Braidotti (2013: 2) suggests that the post-human condition has introduced a ‘qualitative shift’ in our thinking about what ‘the basic unit of common reference is for our species, our polity and our relationships’, that Karen Barad (2007: 142) urges attention to ethico-onto-epistemological understandings of how matter comes to matter in more-than-human entanglements, and Donna Haraway (2016) argues for a speculative feminist practice of ‘making kin’ through relational acts of string-figuring.. Full details
Baring Court 114Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionals Add this to your calendar
22 November 2017

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
28 November 2017

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Qatar National Research Fund: Metadiscourse proposal. Discussion of QNRF grant proposal led by Esmaeel Abdollahzadeh and Debra Myhill.. Full details
NC141 (Drama Studio)Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
28 November 2017

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
BC212Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
28 November 2017

South West Excellence in Education for Teachers (SWEET) Launch

The Graduate School of Education is proud to launch its new status as a Regional Hub of the Chartered College of Teaching. We are celebrating with a free launch event on the theme of assessment, here at our St Luke's campus. Come and hear Dame Alison Peacock talk about the work of the Chartered College and her own professional learning and educational research. Full details
North Cloisters 12Academic colleagues, research students and trainee and local teachersAdd this to your calendar
30 November 2017

Lesson Study Network

Update on the progress of the review of literature relevant to lesson study by Vivienne Baumfield.. Full details
BC202Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
4 December 2017

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Emir Emre will present a summary of his PhD research plans on teacher assistant initial training and Alison Black will also present her plans for a special issue journal article about mixed methods research. Full details
EMS Building F20Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
5 December 2017

Seminar by Dr Steven Jones (University of Manchester) Value-For-Money Discourses in English Higher Education

In England, the notion of ‘value for money’ (VFM) is ubiquitous in discourses of Higher Education. Young people are assumed to make participation decisions based on rational cost-benefit analyses of long-term loan repayments against deferred graduate premium, and VFM is widely invoked as a driver of government policy.. Full details
EMS Building G18 Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionals Add this to your calendar
5 December 2017

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
North Cloisters Club Alley 102Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
5 December 2017

The Educational Role of Professional Bodies

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Researchers, postgraduate students and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
6 December 2017

Research talk by Dr Li Li (University of Exeter) Researching Teacher Cognition - A Discursive Approach

Language teacher cognition has become a significant research area in the last decade to promote learners’ active participation in learning, to address the important role of teachers in developing effective pedagogy and to enhance teacher learning. Majority of this research is framed in a cognitive framework, adopting research methodology to gain understanding of teachers’ mental lives.. Full details
Baring Court 112Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
7 December 2017

Education Theory Reading Network

Paper by Wilf Carr on Education without Theory has been selected to follow the line of argument of the two previous papers this term.. Full details
Staff House (Upstairs)Academic staff and research studentsAdd this to your calendar
12 December 2017

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Research design. In this session we will invite year 1 students to present their draft research design and methodology, and receive feedback from peers.. Full details
BC220Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
13 December 2017

GSE Research Review Group

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Baring Court 201 Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
14 December 2017

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network meeting

This network brings together researchers with an interest in the areas of religion, spirituality and education and provides a lively and supportive space in which to share ideas and beliefs and to compare them with those from other disciplines and cultural backgrounds; and to explore new syntheses and emerging understandings within the network and the wider society. Full details
BC212Researchers, postgraduate students and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
10 January 2018

Language hub lunch

Full details
Cathy's Cafe, Baring CourtAcademic staff and studentsAdd this to your calendar
15 January 2018

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
Academic staff and studentsAdd this to your calendar
16 January 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

The discursive: how talk influences writing. Bryan Smith will circulate some advance reading on the idea of how talk shapes writing for discussion in this meeting.. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
16 January 2018

SEND visiting speaker seminar - Achievement in the Classroom: Towards a Better Understanding of Academically ‘Typical’ and ‘At-risk’ (ADHD) Students

This is the first of two seminars which Professor Andrew Martin (University of New South Wales) has kindly agreed to present on his visit to Exeter in January 2018.. Full details
BC112Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
16 January 2018

Seminar by Professor Andrew Martin (University of New South Wales) Growth Approaches to Academic Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement

Too many assessment systems represent a zero-sum game in which some students’ success comes at the expense of other students’ success. Under a growth framework, however, all students have access to a sense of achievement and efficacy; although they may not outperform peers, they can outperform their own previous efforts.. Full details
Baring Court 114Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
18 January 2018

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
BC212Core CRPL Centre membersAdd this to your calendar
24 January 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

Full details
BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
30 January 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Conducting a Systematic Review. This session will be led by the Medical School, and will outline ways of undertaking a systematic literature review. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
30 January 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
BC212Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
1 February 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
Staff House (Upstairs)Academic staff and research studentsAdd this to your calendar
6 February 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

What is quality in research publications? In this session we will discuss articles and their possible REF grading, alongside a general consideration of a trajectory of quality in research publications.. Full details
Staff HouseAcademic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
6 February 2018

Seminar by Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University) Text World Theory and teacher-oriented grammatics: Facilitating creativity, reading and writing in the classroom

Stylistics has both over time and more recently underpinned much work that has gone on in EFL teaching, work in English departments in higher education, and creative and professional writing programmes. However, its potential influence as a valuable pedagogical tool for secondary age students (11-18) has yet to be fully explored. This paper therefore argues for a stylistics-informed pedagogy in the secondary phase drawing on Halliday’s notion of ‘grammatics’ as a way of using knowledge about language ‘to think with’. Specifically, I argue that Text World Theory offers an example of what I term ‘teacher-oriented grammatics’ and provides a cognitively-informed updating of existing reader-responses theories which have traditionally been seen as highly attractive by teachers.. Full details
EMS Building G18 Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
6 February 2018

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
North Cloisters Club Alley 102Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
6 February 2018

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Researchers, postgraduate students and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
12 February 2018

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
15 February 2018

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
BC212Core CRPL Centre membersAdd this to your calendar
20 February 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Quasi experimental methods. In this session, Dongbo Zhang will lead an overview and discussion of quasi-experimental research designs.. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
21 February 2018

GSE Research Review Group

Full details
BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
27 February 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
27 February 2018

Seminar by Emeritus Professor Ian Menter (University of Oxford) Teacher education and government: a tale of two countries

The relationships between politics and teacher education have become increasingly close over recent decades in many contexts around the world, often causing significant challenges as well as some opportunities. Full details
Baring Court 114Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
1 March 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
Staff House (Upstairs)Academic staff and research studentsAdd this to your calendar
6 March 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral session: variety in qualitative data collection methods. This workshop will look at alternatives to very familiar qualitative data collection processes, such as interviews, and consider how richer data might be secured if different methods are used.. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
6 March 2018

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
North Cloisters Club Alley 102Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
6 March 2018

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Researchers, postgraduate students and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
7 March 2018

Language hub lunch

Full details
Cathy's Cafe, Baring CourtAcademic staff and studentsAdd this to your calendar
8 March 2018

Religion, Spirituality and Education Network meeting

This network brings together researchers with an interest in the areas of religion, spirituality and education and provides a lively and supportive space in which to share ideas and beliefs and to compare them with those from other disciplines and cultural backgrounds; and to explore new syntheses and emerging understandings within the network and the wider society. Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
12 March 2018

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
13 March 2018

Seminar by Professor Dongbo Zhang (University of Exeter) Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Reading Development

In this talk, I will discuss development of reading abilities from cross-linguistic perspectives. Print represents spoken language, which is a universal principle that holds across languages; yet how specifically different linguistic units are encoded in print vary from language to language. The similarities and variations in language-to-print mapping relationships suggest universal as well as language/script-specific processes in early reading development. Full details
EMS Building G18 Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
15 March 2018

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
BC212Core CRPL Centre membersAdd this to your calendar
20 March 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Reading-writing connections. Dongbo Zhang will talk through some of his ideas for a new research grant looking at vocabulary in reading and writing.. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
21 March 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

Full details
BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
27 March 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
BC212Add this to your calendar
19 April 2018

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
BC212Core CRPL Centre membersAdd this to your calendar
24 April 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
BC212Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
25 April 2018

GSE Research Review Group

Full details
BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
30 April 2018

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
1 May 2018

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
North Cloisters Club Alley 102Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
1 May 2018

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Researchers, postgraduate students and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
3 May 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
Staff House (Upstairs)Academic staff and research studentsAdd this to your calendar
8 May 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Understanding Writing through Corpus Linguistic Methods. Phil Durrant will outline preliminary findings from the Growth in Grammar project.. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
8 May 2018

Seminar by Dr Joanne Pearce (University College London) From Anthroposophy to non-confessional preparation for spirituality?

It has been suggested common schools might be able to learn from spiritual education in Steiner schools. This assumes practice in Steiner schools is compatible with the aims of spiritual education in common schools. I question this by considering whether the former is confessional, as the latter should not be. I explain how my concern about the potentially confessional nature of Steiner spiritual education arose. I then argue for a nuanced understanding of confessional education, distinguishing between ‘weak’ and ‘strong’ confessional education, as well as between confessional education as intentional and as defined by outcome. I argue that spiritual education in common schools should prepare pupils for spirituality, without being confessional. I consider whether Steiner schools are confessional by drawing upon findings from research conducted at six Steiner schools. Full details
Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
9 May 2018

Language hub lunch

Full details
Cathy's Cafe, Baring CourtAcademic staff and studentsAdd this to your calendar
17 May 2018

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
BC212Core CRPL Centre membersAdd this to your calendar
21 May 2018

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
22 May 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Criticality in reading and writing. Feedback that writing needs to be more critical is very widespread in academic writing: this workshop will explore what it means to be critical.. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
23 May 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

Full details
BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
29 May 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
BC212Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
5 June 2018

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Researchers, postgraduate students and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
5 June 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Qualitative Data Coding Workshop 1. This is the first of a pair of workshops which will give practical experience of coding qualitative data.. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
5 June 2018

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective.. Full details
North Cloisters Club Alley 102Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
5 June 2018

Seminar by Dr Laura Black (University of Manchester) Deepening Engagement in Mathematical Learning: A question of ‘identity’?

This seminar will focus on the concept of identity and its value for exploring both engagement in learning and alienation from formal schooling. I will draw on work from across our research projects which have looked at students’ relationships with mathematics in a variety of contexts, including post 16 A-level mathematics, mathematically demanding programmes at university and more recently in early primary school (aged 5-6 years old). I will argue that identity provides a useful way to understand how our experiences ‘in practice’ become crystallised (through reflection) into statements about who we are as a person – for example, ‘I did this well’ may become ‘maths makes sense to me’ and eventually ‘I am gifted at maths’. Our work in this area has considered how students’ mathematical identities are mediated by practices which are classed, gendered etc. Therefore, in this seminar, I will argue that researching ‘identity’ is not merely a matter of addressing the STEM agenda by increasing engagement (and participation) in mathematically related subjects, but rather it can provide a lens through which to study the function mathematics plays in re-producing broader social inequalities in education.. Full details
Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
7 June 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Paper to be confirmed. Full details
Staff House (Upstairs)Academic staff and research studentsAdd this to your calendar
18 June 2018

Seminar by Phil Durrant and Mark Brenchley (University of Exeter) Understanding development in children's writing through corpus research

Further details to follow. Full details
Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
19 June 2018

Centre for Research in Writing - Centre meeting

Doctoral Session: Qualitative Data Coding Workshop 2. This is the second of a pair of workshops which will give practical experience of coding qualitative data.. Full details
Academic colleagues and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
21 June 2018

CRPL - Centre Meeting

Members of CRPL share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts. Full details
BC212Core CRPL Centre membersAdd this to your calendar
25 June 2018

Centre for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Centre brings together academics, research staff and doctoral students who are interested in the educational aspects of children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities, and provides a forum for discussion and debate about current theoretical, policy, research and practice issues. Full details
Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
26 June 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
BC212Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
27 June 2018

GSE Research Review Group

Full details
BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
3 July 2018

Post-Structural Reading Group (PSRG)

Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the application of post-structural theoretical approaches to educational research. Post-structural theories intersect with some of CenCSE’s interests owing to the open-ended and emergentist nature of this perspective. Full details
North Cloisters Club Alley 102Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
3 July 2018

CRPL Research Tea

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning are holding regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the 2017/18 academic year. All are welcome to attend. Full details
BC212Researchers, postgraduate students and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
5 July 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
Staff House (Upstairs)Academic staff and research studentsAdd this to your calendar
18 July 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

Full details
BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
31 July 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
BC212Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar