Conference Year 2016

The 12th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA), 30 June-01 July

2016 Annual Conference

12th Annual Conference University of Wolverhampton Education Studies, the next 10 years – themes, thoughts and theories Early Career Conference: 29 June 2016 Main Conference: 30 June–1 July 2016

Doctor Glenda Walsh

My research interests fall particularly into the field of quality issues, early years curriculum and pedagogy and the relationship between policy and practice. I was heavily involved in the large scale evaluation of the early years enriched curriculum project with…

Doctor Trevor Male

Trevor is a Senior Lecturer at UCL Institute of Education, working in the London Centre for Leadership in Learning. He is Programme Leader for the MBA in Educational Leadership (International), a supervisor of doctoral theses and masters dissertations and a…

How to de-programme a University student

This is a discussion paper, based upon the practitioner’s reflections of a new module taught to second year undergraduate students studying Education Studies. The module, Interpretations of Education in Film, literature and Art, was designed to encourage an alternative and…

Reconsidering British Values

Today all state-maintained schools in England are required to ‘promote’ – not merely teach – ‘fundamental British values’. This ‘active duty’, to espouse the values of ‘democracy’ ‘the rule of law’ ‘equal treatment’ ‘individual liberty’ and ‘tolerance’, is inspected by…

Pedagogic mediation as a developmental tool for lasting change?

This PhD research explores different listening methods answering the question ‘how do we better listen to children in early childhood settings?’ Previous researchers (e.g. Clarke and Moss 2011, Kara 2015) have inspired a creative approach and the desire to seek…