Research seminars

Research seminars play an important role in our active research culture. Academic staff from the University and other institutions come together with students to share and debate the latest ideas and developments.

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19 October - 22 December 2017

The Worlds of Mandaean Priests

Mandaeans, sometimes called Sabians, practise an ancient and endangered religion. Conflict in the Middle East has forced them out of their homelands in Iraq and Iran in ever greater numbers. Although Mandaeans depend on their priests for preserving religious knowledge and performing complex rituals, fewer than 50 priests now remain worldwide. We have interviewed priests, recorded the key rituals and shot documentary films in the largest communities of Australia and Sweden. Full details
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24 November 2017

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by Andreas Karoutas, PhD candidate (Political Theory)

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27 November 2017

David McKay on Trump, the Republican Party and Populism

In this talk David McKay will place the Trump phenomenon in historical context and argue that a unique set of circumstances have facilitated the rise of Trump. These include profound changes in the Republican Party, demographic change and the effective use of new forms of communication. While the political outcomes of these changes are deeply disturbing, he will argue that the strength of US civil society and the checks and balances in the Constitution will likely serve to check the worst excesses of Trumpism. The longer term prospects are a probable return to relative political normality. Full details
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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
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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
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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
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29 November 2017

New Approaches to Political Cohesion in Democratic Processes

This workshop places an emphasis on the relationship between democratic processes and political cohesion that goes beyond the simplistic formula of competitive democrats. Political cohesion, or the commitment to a common political project, is a matter of degree and processes leading to the peaceful resolution of conflict are just one way of contributing to this phenomenon. Indeed, political processes can embody values and produce norms that may legitimate the political system in one way or another and lead to much deeper forms of political cohesion among members of a political community than that which is allowed for by the mere avoidance of violent conflict. On the one hand, we consider the circumstances under which competitive elections can do more than peacefully resolve conflict by contributing in a deeper sense to citizens’ commitment to democratic values. On the other hand, as procedural and substantive democrats recognise, there is much more to democracy than free and fair elections. We therefore expand our inquiry beyond election to understand how other democratic values and activities may contribute towards political cohesion.. Full details
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29 November 2017

Guest lecture on the Icelandic constitution

The Human Rights and Democracy Forum of Exeter Law School (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/research/groups/humanrightsanddemocracyforum/) is delighted to welcome special guest lecture by leading Icelandic constitutional lawyer, Ágúst Thór Árnason, on the topic of "Iceland 1944 – 2016: Founding the republic with a new codified constitution". Iceland went through a process of constitutional reform after its banking crisis and our guest was directly involved in the initial stage of the reform as a member of the 2010 – 2011 Constitutional Committee that draft the first report in this process. Ágúst Thór Árnason is one of the leading figures of Icelandic constitutionalism and works at the University of Akureyri (http://english.unak.is/about/staff-search). He is the co-founder of the Polar Law Program at the University of Akureyri with Prof. Gudmundur Alfredsson. Ágúst Thór Árnason will share his experience as one of the drafters and his analysis of the reform as a constitutional law scholar. The lecture will be followed by a discussion.. Full details
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29 November 2017

Dead Vermin and Wooden Horses

The Bracton Centre for Legal History Research (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/research/groups/legalhistory/) is delighted to invite you to a special guest lecture by Richard Ireland (University of Aberystwyth) on “Dead Vermin and Wooden Horses”. Richard will be exploring the use of “popular” (ie non-official) punishments in nineteenth-century Wales and Devon. He is a brilliant legal historian and immensely entertaining speaker. If you are thinking about taking legal history as an option next year or would just like to learn more about this fascinating topic, do join us!. Full details
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29 November 2017

Visiting speaker: Alexandra Hyde

The present tense of Afghanistan: British Army wives, the combat zone and the home. Full details
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30 November 2017

Dr Rachel Fenton is a key speaker at the Inside Government's 'Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education'

Exeter Law School's Dr Rachel Fenton is a key speaker at the Inside Government's 'Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education' conference at the Hallam Conference Centre, 09:00-16:00, Thursday 30 November 2017. Her case study is 'Empowering Students to Pledge to Tackle Violence and Harassment'. More info here: http://ow.ly/q6z030g68TA. Full details
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30 November 2017

Lesson Study Network

Update on the progress of the review of literature relevant to lesson study by Vivienne Baumfield.. Full details
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30 November 2017

Visiting speaker: Shir Hever

The Privatisation of Israeli Security. Full details
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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
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4 December 2017

Matt Dawson (University of Glasgow) “Morality as Rebellion: Towards a Partial Reconciliation of

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5 December 2017

LEEP Seminar: Fire, tractors and health in the Amazon by Thiago Morello

Fire, tractors and health in the Amazon: a stated preference-based cost-benefit analysis of externality policy. Every year residents of the urban area of Rio Branco, a western Amazon town with 330,000 inhabitants, have their respiratory health threatened by smoke from fires set to prepare land for agriculture. This remains true even with remarkable policy efforts to diffuse fire-free agriculture, monitor fire use and fine non-authorized burnings. The current fire policy is evaluated with a cost-benefit analysis fully based in stated-preference valuation. Potential externality generators (smallholders) and potential victims (urban dwellers) were surveyed with, respectively, discrete choice experiment and contingent valuation methods. An efficiency metric that convoys variance of individual values is proposed and compared to traditional average-based aggregation. Physical impact of pollution in health was estimated with sub-municipal level GIS data for traditional aggregation.. Full details
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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
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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
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5 December 2017

"The Route to China: A Seaborne Exploration in Medieval Islam"

This is the first lecture under the auspices of the new Centre for Islamic Archaeology of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. Full details
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6 December 2017

Catarina Thomson: Foreign Policy Attitudes and Security Policy Preferences in the United Kingdom: Applying Latent Class Models to Elite and General Audience Samples.

CAIS Brownbag seminar. Full details
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6 December 2017

Political Theory Reading Group: Daniel Kapust (University of Wisconsin)

“The tragedy of Imperial Republics”. Full details
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6 December 2017

Cake for Comments Series: Stephen Greasley, Lecturer in Politics

Article Draft Title TBC. Full details
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6 December 2017

Can evidence-based memory processing techniques enhance the accuracy and credibility of the testimony given by witnesses who have experienced trauma?

Dr Charlotte Bishop presents, Can evidence-based memory processing techniques enhance the accuracy and credibility of the testimony given by witnesses who have experienced trauma?. Full details
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6 December 2017

Governance in Turbulent Times – and how to deal with it

My talk focuses on public governance in turbulent times and how to deal with it. I aim to suggest the contours of a design approach in political science with the backing of organization theory. The ambition is to use insights from my latest work on governing turbulence and then to set out design implications from an organizational approach to public governance. Arguably, even in turbulent times research(ers) might specify and advice on how governance processes might be deliberately designed organizationally. I hereby draw a middle-ground in an old turf-war in organization studies and public administration between ‘science’ and ‘craft’. Insights into how organizational factors affect public governance is a necessary precondition for using organization theory to meta-govern. I will advocate that organization theory as ‘craft’ requires organization theory as ‘science’. ‘’Science’ and ‘craft’, or understanding and design, are thus complementary and not opposing as too often assumed.. Full details
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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
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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
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8 December 2017

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by William King, PhD Candidate

‘A Comparative Study of the ‘Yes’ vote for the 2011 AV Referendum and the same areas for the 2016 EU Referendum’. Full details
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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
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13 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
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13 December 2017

GSE Research Review Group

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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
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15 December 2017

Politics PGR Research Seminar Series: Presentation by Amina Ghezal, PhD Candidate

The Risk of Statelessness and Identity Disappearance: Tuvalu's Oscillation Between Rising Sea Levels and a Ramshackle Habitat. Full details
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8 January 2018

Francois Ribac (Université de Bourgogne) “Performing Arts and Music in the Anthropocene Era: issues and perspectives”

SPA Seminar series. Full details
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10 January 2018

Language hub lunch

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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
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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
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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
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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
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17 January 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Alison Harcourt, Professor of Politics

State Steer and IPR Policy in Standard Developing Organisations. Full details
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17 January 2018

Rosemary Auchmuty, ‘Why does feminist legal biography matter?’

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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
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24 January 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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24 January 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Duncan Russel, Associate Professor of Environmental Politics

The Idea of Valuing Nature in Policy Making: Reflections on 10 Years of Research. Full details
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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
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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
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1 February 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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5 February 2018

Liz Irvine (Cardiff University) “Interaction, Minds and Meaning in Pragmatics”

SPA Seminar series. Full details
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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
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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
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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
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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
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7 February 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Sandra Kröger, Senior Lecturer in Politics

The Legitimacy of the Brexit Referendum - Diminished by Leaders' Lies?. Full details
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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
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14 February 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Michael Winter, Professor of Land Economy and Society

Agriculture and the Environment in Uncertain Times: Competing Positions in the Brexit Debate. Full details
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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
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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
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21 February 2018

Cake for Comments Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics, Exeter, and Emily Rainsford, Newcastle University

Nuffield Grant Application ‘Designing interventions to enhance political inclusion in marginalised groups’. Full details
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21 February 2018

GSE Research Review Group

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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
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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
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1 March 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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5 March 2018

Lorna Finlayson (University of Essex) “Madness, present and pervasive: Laingian social pathology and the spectre of organicism”

SPA Seminar series. Full details
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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
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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 102Add 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
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7 March 2018

Language hub lunch

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7 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Matt Lobley, Professor in Rural Resource Management

“Farmers are hefted onto land and we don't transplant very easily”: The challenge of retirement in the agricultural sector. Full details
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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
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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
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14 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Alice Moseley, Lecturer in Politics. New Frontiers in Public Administration: The Behavioural Perspective

This paper reviews the state of the art in the application of behavioural insights to public administration. The paper asks what a behavioural perspective on public administration is, what, if anything, is 'new' about the approach, and where it is heading. Importantly, the paper considers what a behavioual perspective misses and whether/ how it can be integrated with other theoretical frameworks to help address important questions in public administration. Full details
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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
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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
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21 March 2018

External speaker: Catharine Macmillan

Title tbc. Full details
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21 March 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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21 March 2018

Public Policy Seminar Series: Oliver James, Professor of Politics

The Data Revolution in Government Performance Reporting: Evidence from Experiments with Citizens and Users. Full details
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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
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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
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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
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25 April 2018

GSE Research Review Group

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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
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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 102Add 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
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3 May 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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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
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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
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9 May 2018

Language hub lunch

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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
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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
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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
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23 May 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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7 June 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Paper to be confirmed. Full details
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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27 June 2018

GSE Research Review Group

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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 102Add 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
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5 July 2018

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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18 July 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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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
BC212Add this to your calendar
18 October 2019

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2017, Singapore. Full details
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Research seminars

Past seminars

A listing of more recent college seminars can be found here.

Arab and Islamic studies

  • 12 May 2010 - Christopher Davidson (Durham University)
     “The Survival of the Gulf Shaikhs in the 21st Century”
  • 2 June 2010 - Dr Derek Kennett (Durham University)
    “Current Agendas in the Archaeology of Indian Ocean Trade”
  • 9 June 2010 - Dr. Karin van Nieuwkerk (Nijmegen University)
    "Pious performances and performing piety in Egypt"
    Chair: Caitlin McDonald
  • 16 June 2010 - Manuela E. B. Giolfo
    “The Arab Musical System” (Seminar & Arab Traditional Music Concert with Ensemble 

Education

Law

  • 24 February 2010 - Professor Holly Cullen (Western Australia)
    Trafigura/Cote d’Ivoire: A Case Study in Internationalizing Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 3 March 2010 - Dr Atina Krajewska (Exeter)
    Biolaw and Religion: Is There a Chance for Harmonization of Biomedical Law in Europe?
  • 10 March 2010 - Professor Melanie Williams (Exeter)
    Moral Luck, Law and The Reader
  • 17 March 2010 - Professor Karen Morrow (Swansea)
    Human Rights and the Environment:Recent Developments in England and Wales
  • 24 March 2010 - Anna Grear (UWE)
    Law, Vulnerability and Legal Subjectivity

Politics

  • 9 March 2009 - 'Land for the Future' - ESRC Festival of Science Seminar
  • 13 January 2010 - Alison Harcourt, Simone Schroff and Ed Rees
    Media ownership, permissions and copyright, Information Society seminar series
  • 25 November 2010, Dr Giacomo Chiozza, Vanderbilt University. How to Win Hearts and Minds? The Political Sociology of the Support for Suicide Bombing.
  • 18 May 2011, Professor Vivien Lowndes, University of Nottingham. Authentic representation?  A framework for assessing non-electoral representation and a case study of “faith representation” in urban governance
  • 1 June 2011, Dr Duncan Russel, University of Exeter. Exploring corporate strategy formation: the case of carbon management strategies in energy intensive companies