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Wednesday lunch Time Seminar Series

Beginning on 27th November 2013, the School of Education will be hosting a weekly lunchtime research seminar on Wednesdays, 12-1pm, in the Glasgow Room. The intention of the seminar series is to provide an informal space for discussion and dialogue in which staff can present and share on-going research activities. This is a free and open platform for discussing research, and colleagues are encouraged to bring any research items to the meeting, from raising initial exploratory questions, to seeking advice about developing conceptual ideas, to on-going methodological questions, to fully-formed research presentations. Each session will begin with a short (10-25 minute) presentation from a member of academic staff, followed by discussion. Feel free to bring your lunch!

More information here.

Funded Research Scholarship, School of Education, Oxford Brookes University

The School of Education at Oxford Brookes Universty is looking for strong candidates to apply for one three-year, full-time PhD studentship. The studentship is intended for a candidate who will pursue a PhD project that falls broadly within one of the School’s key thematic research areas:

Learning, Identity and Culture
Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Childhood, Families and Community
Educational Purposes, Ethics and Beliefs
Partnership, Policy and Leadership

The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Monday 25th November 2013, with interviews being held during the week of 9th December 2013. The start date for the studentship is January 2014.

Further Details

Call for Papers – Annual Research Conference

School of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Call for Papers
Annual Research Conference
What Counts as Educational Research :
What could it be and what is it for?

Friday July 12th 2013
9 – 4 pm

We are expecting a range of presentations from those who might be just setting out on their research journey (and are therefore still in dilemma over ‘what’ and ‘how’) as well as those who will be experienced (and able to share final outcomes and recommendations of a rigorous study or well justified ‘thought’ piece).

If you have any queries about whether your paper would be appropriate or not please contact one of the conference committee.

The conference committee also welcomes symposia from research groups (that is a collection of short papers taking juxtaposed views on a particular issue).

All paper presentations should be 20 mins (with up to 10 minutes for Q & A).
Symposiums should last a total of 1 hour.

Please send in a document with the following information (below) if you intend to present.

It is intended that all papers presented will be collated as a collection and published through the SoE.

Deadline for submission : June 10th (to be emailed to Christine Gahan cgahan@brookes.ac.uk).

Further Information

Funded Research Scholarship, School of Education, Oxford Brookes University

The School of Education at Oxford Brookes Universty is looking for strong candidates to apply for one three-year, full-time PhD studentship. The studentship is intended for a candidate who will pursue a PhD project that falls broadly within one of the School’s key thematic research areas:
Learning, Identity and Culture
Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Childhood, Families and Community
Educational Purposes, Ethics and Beliefs
Partnership, Policy and Leadership
The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Monday 4th March 2013, with interviews being held during the week of 25th March 2013.

For further details, please see the further information.

The SoE Doing Research “Drop-In”

We propose to launch an SoE ‘Doing Research Drop-In. This would, in the first instance, run as a ‘drop in and chat’ opportunity open to any academic colleagues in the SoE. It is intended to offer advice/share in discussion on any matter pertaining to research activity ranging from scholarship and academic writing to research project management and knowledge exchange partnership. It is open to all academic staff in the SoE.

The drop-in might for example seek to work as an academic brokerage as well as provide support for colleagues interested in joining or forming an academic writing group. The reasons for visiting the drop-in might include; a wish to get specific in-put into a set of ideas or interests for a particular project, feedback for a piece of writing; information about an aspect(s) of research; and more generally simply a desire to talk and think about personal or professional development in relation to research, writing and scholarship.

There should hopefully be no reason for colleagues to feel alone or bemused about options for developing their own personal research plan and scholarship. It would be useful if you have some specific topic or issue to discuss that you email before hand indicating what it is so that some preparation might be organised by the member of the drop-in group before the conversation.

We propose to run a pilot this semester. In the first instance, the drop-in is to run once a fortnight as the SoE Doing Research Drop-In. The team will comprise: Professors Steve Rayner, Graham Butt, Deb McGregor, Simon Catling, Mary Fuller, Marlene Morrison.

The venue is will be D4/104 [the room next to mine above the PGR Study Room. The proposed schedule/rota [this may be subject to change] for this semester/term is as follows:

DATE /TIME GROUP MEMBER
November 06th 1100-1200 Steve Rayner
November 06th 1200-1300 Deb McGregor
November 13th 1100-1200 Marlene Morrison
November 13th 1200-1300 Graham Butt
November 27th 1100-1200 Simon Catling
November 27th 1200-1300 Mary Fuller
December 11th 1100-1200 Deb McGregor
December 11th 1200-1300 Graham Butt

SoE Research Conference (update)

Dear colleague,

We now have a full programme for the School of Education Research conference on Friday 13 July, with a keynote address from Professor Mary James, President of BERA, shorter presentations in parallel sessions from staff and students from the School of Education and beyond, and opportunities to meet with research group colleagues. If you would like to attend and have not already signed up, please contact Kathryn Colson (k.colson@brookes.ac.uk) or Susannah Wright (susannahwright@brookes.ac.uk) by Monday 2 July at the latest so we can order you food and drink.

The conference is to be held at Harcourt Hill. We very much hope that you will be able to attend.

Best wishes

The conference organising committee – Liz Browne, Simon Catling, Susannah Wright.

School of Education Research Conference

Dear colleague,

We would like to remind you about the School of Education research conference, to be held at Harcourt Hill on Friday 13 July 2012. Professor Mary James, President of the British Educational Research Association, will give a keynote address. There will also be plenty of opportunities to hear about each others’ research through papers in parallel sessions, and to discuss educational research activities within and beyond the school.

Thank you very much to all who have already registered and/or submitted an abstract. If you have not already done so, please could you reply to Susannah Wright (susannahwright@brookes.ac.uk) by Friday 8 June to register your interest in attending, and/or to submit an abstract for a paper or a poster on the attached form.

We very much hope that you will be able to attend.

Best wishes

The conference organising committee – Liz Browne, Simon Catling, Susannah Wright.

Abstract Proforma

Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education

Dear Colleague,

Please consider this an official letter of invitation to the 37th ATEE Annual Conference “Policies and Professionalism in Teacher Education,” which will be held in Eskisehir, Turkey from 25 to 29 August 2012.

One of the most important challenges that education systems face is developing the quality of teachers. The development of teachers as professionals has the potential to make a significant contribution to addressing the challenges that education systems face in today’s global society. However, educational policy reforms which emphasize the quantitative measurement of knowledge in order to achieve a top place in international performance surveys can create tensions with ambitions to enable teacher professionalism. The conference will enable interaction, dialogue, knowledge exchange and creation in relation to the topics set out above through keynote addresses, parallel sessions where papers will be presented and discussed.

We hope you will find the people you meet, projects you see and ideas you share rewarding and stimulating.

The preliminary programme, and all information concerning registration, papers submission, logistics and payment facilities can be viewed at atee2012.anadolu.edu.tr.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 May 2012.
Should you require more information, please contact
Beyza Himmetoglu
Anadolu University
Educational Faculty
Yunusemre Kampüsü
26470 Eskisehir, Turkey