11 March 2014, 12.30 pm
Whilst there are many university-led widening participation support mechanisms, far less is understood about how informal networks and interactions amongst peers might contribute to under-represented students’ successful participation in HE.
12 March 2014, 9.30 am
Come join us for the annual Ethics Day Seminar. This year's theme explores the ethics of Community-based participatory research. Key note speaker will be Professor Sarah Banks (Durham University).
13 March 2014, 1 pm
This presentation examines the overlap between political discourse about a ‘global race’ for economic dominance and growing biotechnical means for intervening in some of the human cognitive capacities associated with education.
13 March 2014, 2 pm
L-KIT Reading Group; Selected reading s from James Wertsch
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.
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.
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.