Research events

We conduct a diverse programme of research events each year, from hosting large international conferences to running monthly research seminars and reading group sessions.  Please see the listing below for our full range of research events.   Unless detailed otherwise, events are open for anyone to attend.

Research Seminar Series

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

Find out more about our Research Seminar Series

 

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8 December 2017 - 26 February 2018

2018 Education Research Conference: First Call for Papers

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Graduate School of Education, St Luke's CampusAdd 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
28 February 2018

Lesson Study Network

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BC212Academic staff and doctoral 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 - Professions as Politics: the Medical Profession and its End in the United States, 1783-1860

In a striking case of professional collapse, the medical profession in the United States gave way to a raucous free market for healthcare around the middle of the nineteenth century. To explain the causes and consequences of these events, we draw on insights from political sociology to probe the origins of opposition to the medical profession. Dominant professions must both maintain cultural authority over potential rivals and secure the support of state officials in order to maintain their advantages. We argue that the cultural and institutional power of a dominant profession can be overturned if challenger occupational groups organize and mobilize actively, and if populist political coalitions find that anti-professional sentiments resonate with the electorate. Moreover, each of these processes can reinforce the other, lending the normally staid world of professions the character of a contentious social movement arena. Our analysis contributes to sociological knowledge of the professions by demonstrating that the loss of professional power is not simply a case of professionalization in reverse. Instead, political dynamics within professional and political ecologies can give rise to insurgent forces that challenge the foundation of professional power. Full details
BC212Researchers, postgraduate students and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
7 March 2018

Language hub lunch

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

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading: The Contribution of Educational Research to Teachers’ Professional Learning - Philosophical Understandings (Chris Winch, Alis Oancea, Janet Orchard. 2013). Full details
Staff House (Upstairs)Academic staff and research 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
Baring Court 202Academic 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
20 March 2018

Lesson Study Network

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BC212Academic staff and doctoral studentsAdd this to your calendar
21 March 2018

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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BC212Staff onlyAdd this to your calendar
23 March 2018

2018 Education Research Conference

Full details
Graduate School of Education, St Luke's CampusAdd 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

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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
Baring Court 202Academic 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
Baring Court 202Academic 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
Baring Court 202Academic 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