Conference Year 2015

The 11th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), 25–26 June

2015 Annual Conference

17th Annual Conference Cardiff Metropolitan University The diversity of Education Studies: theory research and practice Early Career Researcher (ECR) Preconference: 24 June 2015 Main Conference: 25–26 June 2015

Learning about ‘Life’ or valuing ‘Life’

This paper focuses on the education of future care-professionals. The current ‘standard-approach’ to teaching-practice entails that educational success is assessed following the paradigm of methodological behaviourism (Bernstein’s visual pedagogy). Our aim was to explore as to whether this approach, with…

Conceptualising Research in Education Studies Programmes

Research is a constitutive element of Higher Education and a very important component of Education Studies programmes. These programmes comprise specific units or modules dedicated to introduce theoretical and practical issues about educational research. This paper discusses the experience of…

Informal Learning within the Context of a Public House

Learning can be considered to take place in environments other than formally constructed settings such as schools, colleges & universities, home-schooling, tutoring and other organised or regulated scenarios. Further to this, strategies that incorporate learning also consider environments such as…

The Factors that Influence Student Teachers’ Efficacy

The research comes at an opportune time when significant restructuring of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in England is occurring and when processes for the accreditation of teachers are being questioned. The Primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course in…

A Peirce – Vygotskian approach to the modality of second language education

Over the past two decades, research within applied linguistics has brought to prominence the role of social mediation in learners’ internalisation of cognitive strategies relating to communicative activities, thus developing the implications of sociocultural theory for second language acquisition (e.g.,…