Melanie Parker

Melanie Parker

SYMPOSIUM Taking Exceptional Student Dissertations to Publication

In this symposium two undergraduate students talk about the origins of their third year research enquiries, the theories that shaped them, and their findings. In addition, both students will discuss their experiences of taking undergraduate work to publication, and suggest ways in which their dissertations could be published. We welcome…

Disentangling from Normalcy: The Co-constructed Narrative of an Education Studies Teacher

This paper will share an innovative and creative approach to researching the experience of disability through an Education Studies Programme. This has been realised through the development of a collegiate auto-ethnographic approach, which has drawn the academic experience and the student voice to the surface in a co-constructed narrative. Underpinned…

‘It Takes a Politicised Educator to Free Education from Capitalism’

Giroux (2011) urgently reminds us that we need to rescue education from becoming reduced to an intellectual victim of capitalism, and this paper asserts that it takes a politicised educator to free education from capitalism. This in turn will also ensure that the discipline of education studies remains critical, dialectical…