Research events

Research events 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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29 May 201812:00

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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30 May 201815:30

What Can Genetics Tell Us About Education?

Dr Emily Smith-Woolley from King's College London is a behavioural geneticist from the group of Robert Plomin at the KCL. They work with the data from the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) to separate genetic and environmental effects on children's outcomes. They've just published a paper in the Science of Learning on the effects of school type on exam performance arguing that superior results of children in selective schools come from the selection of more academically able children rather than school performance (see https://www.nature.com/articles/s41539-018-0019-8). Emily will present these results as well as a more general framework of how behavioural geneticists study education.. Full details
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1 June 201814:00

Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles

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5 June 2018

CRPL Research Tea (Theme: ProTEACH)

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 201810:00

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 201813:30

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 201817:00

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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6 June 201812:00

Public Policy Seminar Series: Oliver James and Duncan Russel

Oliver James, Professor in Political Science: The Data Revolution in Government Performance Reporting: Evidence from Experiments with Citizens and Users. Duncan Russel, Associate Professor in Environmental Policy: The idea of valuing nature in policy making: reflections on 10 years of research. Full details
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6 June 201812:30

Lesson Study Network

AGENDA - coding framework for LS papers. Full details
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7 June 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

Paper to be confirmed. Full details
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12 June 20189:30

Social Mobility Conference

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18 June 201818:00

CRPR presents 'In Our Hands'

In Our Hands has been made throughout the tumultuous year of the Brexit referendum as a collaboration between the small scale farmers’ union the Landworkers’ Alliance, and Black Bark films. It has been made to bring people together to think about their food and to bust the myth of the industrial farming system.. Full details
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19 June 201810:00

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 201812:30

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 201812:30

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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26 June 201813:00

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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27 June 201814:00

GSE Research Review Group

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2 July - 10 August 2018

The Institute of Coding Summer School at the University of Exeter

The Institute of Coding (IoC) Summer School at Exeter is an opportunity to enhance your digital skills at a summer school designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of computer programming and social data analytics. The school seeks to attract those undergraduate and postgraduate students who may not yet have had the opportunity to learn these skills (e.g. Humanities and Social Sciences). A desire to challenge yourself and learn to code is the only requirement. A background in maths or statistics is not expected of participants.. Full details
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2 - 3 July 2018

30th Exeter Gulf Conference

This year we celebrate the 30th Gulf Conference at the University of Exeter. Taking this as an occasion to reflect on the state of our field, the aim of this Conference is to explore the identity and viability of the very notion of Gulf Studies. Full details
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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
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3 July 201815:30

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 201812:30

Education Theory Reading Network

Reading to be confirmed. Full details
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5 July 201817:30

Exhibition launch: Masked Faces: Untold Stories from the Arabian-Persian Gulf

Manami Goto, a PhD student at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, presents this new exhibition for Summer 2018. The female face mask, regionally known as burquʿ or baṭūla, is a part of the traditional but disappearing material culture of the Arabian-Persian Gulf. Each face mask is handmade to fit the wearer’s face and conveys an intricate amount of socio-cultural detail about the wearer. The shape, colour, material, design, and embroidery are selected depending on the wearer’s age, origin, marital status, ethnicity, religious or tribal affiliation, number of children, and socio-economic status. Wearing the face mask is also strongly associated with honour, piety, and pride. Through the presentation of material collections and photographs of masked women, this exhibition intends to shed light on the women in the region and their intimate and unique relationship with their masks. Full details
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11 July 201811:00

STEM Centre Seminar - Group thinking and mathematical reasoning/proving

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18 - 25 July 2018

The ninth annual ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics

The ninth annual ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics is an eight-day intensive workshop held at the University of Exeter in southwest England. The school will provide graduate students with a firm understanding of the development, mobilization, agenda-setting role, advocacy efforts, and political success of interest groups and those that lobby for them.. Full details
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18 July 201810:00

GSE Director of Research Advisory Group (DoRAG)

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20 July 201813:00

Exploring Pluri-Logicality

Hosted by the Creativity and Emergent Educational-futures (CEE) Network, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter. Full details
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25 July 201818:00

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

Further details to follow. Please note this has been rescheduled from original date of 18 June.. Full details
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31 July 201812:00

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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4 September 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea (Dr Lauren Stentiford: HE pedagogy, disciplinary cultures and equalities cultures: Emerging research ideas)

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning hold regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the academic year. At each Research Tea a member of the team gives an informal presentation on a chosen topic and then the session opens up for discussion. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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2 October 201815:30

CRPL Research Tea (Daniele Carrieri: Care under pressure)

The Centre for Research in Professional Learning hold regular discussion sessions, known as Research Teas, throughout the academic year. At each Research Tea a member of the team gives an informal presentation on a chosen topic and then the session opens up for discussion. All are welcome to attend. Full details
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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

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