Our seminar series sees internationally renowned academics present their current or recently completed research and scholarly work.

Research Seminar Series

Each term the Graduate School of Education arranges a series of Research Seminars where internationally renowned academics present their current or recently completed research and scholarly work.   The seminars are aimed primarily at those involved or interested in educational research.  They provide a forum for colleagues from various institutions to meet and discuss current issues. 

The research seminars are open to everyone: University staff, students, professionals and visitors from other educational establishments and partnership schools.   Attendance is free.  Seminars are held at the Graduate School of Education, College of Social Sciences and International Studies, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU.

We hope that as many of you as possible will attend the seminars and join in the informal discussions afterwards. There is no need to notify us in advance - just turn up at the seminar.

We also have a listing of past research seminars, where in some cases you can download recordings from the event (view the seminar details for the link).

The table below shows upcoming events.

 

WhenDescriptionLocationAudienceAdd 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
Baring Court 114Academic staff, students, teachers and other professionalsAdd this to your calendar
26 June 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