18 March 2014, 12.30 pm
This paper describes the role of Facebook in the lives of a group of fashion conscious trainee hairdressers living in a city in the north of England. The research looks at vernacular digital literacy practices in the lives of these Facebook friends. Following Leander and McKim (2003) I used a connected approach, tracing narratives as they flowed across the spaces of my friends’ lives.
20 March 2014, 12 pm
In this world of astonishing progress in molecular biology, genome screening is no longer in the realm of science fiction—some believe it may soon become the norm.
25 March 2014, 12 pm
Dr Harry Kuchah from the University of Sheffield gives an ICS seminar his recently completed PhD research that explored the practices and perspectives of both learners and teachers about what counts as good and appropriate English language teaching in two English medium primary school contexts in Cameroon.
25 March 2014, 2 pm
This half-day session will explore the role that parents/carers and other family member might play in the new SEN Code of Practice.
30 April 2014, 12.30 pm
People are living longer and many of us will spend the last several years of our lives in an institutionalised setting, away from the day-to-day personal relationships, familiar things and significant places that defined our sense of community and enriched our quality of life.
30 April 2014, 5 pm
In conjunction with the Bristol Play Network, Dr Sarah Eagle and Dr Paul Strauss will explore how play, playfulness and informality are important counterpoints to formal learning.
7 May 2014, 5 pm
In this presentation, Dr Barry Hymer will provide research evidence that what a person believes about their ability is far more important than their ability itself.
12 May 2014, 4.30 pm
Director of Research and Validation of Cambridge English, Dr Nick Saville joins us for a CAER seminar on learning oriented assessment.
13 May 2014, 12.30 pm
This presentation reports on two projects that explored working with secondary and primary school teachers and teacher trainees to pilot creating animations as a means of learning about a range of different science processes. It was found that making animations in school was enjoyed by nearly everyone and aids understanding and memory in a number of ways
16 May 2014, 9 am
Exploring the questions which underscore contemporary public debate about education, from debates around the future of university disciplines to arguments about the speed at which schools should respond to technological and economic change.
26 June 2014, 5 pm
Professor Michael Reiss will be exploring the fundamental aims of school education, and arguing that curriculum development should start with aims rather than, as is typically the case, with subjects.
17 July 2014, 9 am
Day conference bringing together participants from small states in the Caribbean, The South Pacific and the Indian Ocean along with researchers from across the University of Bristol and wider UK. Registration required.