Conference 2018

British Education Studies Association

14th Annual International Conference

University of Bolton

Internationalisation and collaboration: ‘Values and value in globalised education’

Main Conference: 28–29 June 2018

Early Career Researchers Event: 27th June 2018


Thursday 28th June 2018

8.30-9:00Registration: Refreshments on arrival  Deane Reception / Atrium / Design Studio
9.00-9.30Welcome: Dr Joe Gazdula, Conference Chair; Alan Howe, Chair; Dr Kondal Reddy-Kandadi, Academic VC, University of BoltonDeane Main Lecture Theatre  
9.30-10.30Opening Keynote 1: Professor David Hopkins Globalisation, Moral Purpose and Emancipation – an agenda for school improvement and system reformDeane Main Lecture Theatre
10.30-11.00Refreshments and networking    Main Reception / Breakout Room  
11.00-12.15Parallel Paper Sessions 1  D1-46, D1-042, D 1- 036,  D2-20, D2-016
12.15-13.00Lunch  Design Studio/Atrium and PVC’s Square (or D108)
13.00-14.00Keynote 2:  Dr Karen Pashby Complexity and Complicity: Engaging Education Studies with Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 in an Era of InternationalisationDeane Main Lecture Theatre
14.00-15.15Parallel Paper Sessions 2  D1-46, D1-042, D 1- 036, D2-20, D2-016
15.15-15.45Refreshments and networking    Main Reception / Breakout Room
15.45-16.15Book launch:  Prof Steve Ward, Dr Cathal O’Siochru, Dr Zeta Brown and Helen Pritt (Senior Editor) The Routledge Education Studies SeriesDeane Main Lecture Theatre
16.15-17.15Symposiums and Parallel Paper Sessions 3  D1-46, D1-042, D 1- 036, D2-20, D2-016
17.15-18.15AGM  Deane Main Lecture Theatre
18.15-19.30Free time   
19.30Conference Gala Dinner and Dances  Lancaster Suite, Bolton Town Hall

Friday 29th June 2018

8.30-9:00Arrival: Refreshments  Deane Reception / Atrium / Design Studio
9.00-9.30Welcome Day 2: Dr Joe Gazdula and Sarah Evans  
Getting Published in Journals – your questions answered!   
Deane Main Lecture Theatre
9.30-10.30Keynote 3:  Professor Carol McGuinness
Thinking……… Skills, Dispositions, Capacities, Competenc(i)es: Making sense of a curriculum jumble!
Deane Main Lecture Theatre
10.30-11.00Refreshments and networking  Deane Reception / Atrium / Design Studio
11.00-12.15Parallel Paper Sessions 4    
Writing for Publication Workshop Professor Gary Beauchamp
D1-46, D1-042, D 1-036, D2-20,   Deane Main Lecture Theatre
12.15-13.15Lunch    Design Studio / Atrium and PVC’s Square (weather permitting or D108)
13.15-14.30Parallel Paper Sessions 5  D1-46, D1-042, D 1-036, D2-20, D2-016
14.30-15.30Closing Keynote 4: Dr Sam Sellar
Rewiring education studies: The methodological challenges of researching datafication in schooling
Deane Main Lecture Theatre
15.30 -15.45Closing Panel: Q&A session  Deane Main Lecture Theatre
15.45-16.00Conference close: Refreshments  Deane Reception / Atrium / Design Studio

Paper Sessions

Thursday 28th June

11.00-12.15 Parallel Sessions 1

Room: D1-46 AlternativeAbstract 41: Dylan Adams
Musicking in Nature and the Nature of Musicking
Abstract 51: Ashley Cope
Montessori: simple activities to aid complex fine motor development
Abstract 59: Cathal O’Siochru Don’t hate the player… hate the game!
Room: D1-042 Culture  Abstract: 58 Sean Broome
The transformative power of education in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Abstract 18: Pamela de Bortoli
A New school for a New cinema: Learning and Teaching through Films in Brazilian Schools
Abstract 35: Sean Naughton
Binge Learning – A Conceptual-Developmental Model
Room: D 1-036 Inclusion  Abstract 11:  Richard Woolley
Towards an inclusive understanding of bullying: identifying conceptions and practice in the primary school workforce.
Abstract 42: Heather Knight
Beyond Silence and Fear: Researching approaches to anti-racist school practice in the South West of England
Abstract 36: Zeta Brown
Aspiring to Higher Education? The complex views of secondary students
Room: D2-20 Conflict and Identity  Abstract 2: El Hadj Moussa Benmoussa
The political representations in post-Arab spring teaching curriculums (the conflict of internal and external ideologies)
Abstract 43: Judith McCulloch
The education of children from military service families: agency and identity
Abstract 7:  Ruth Willis
Exploring values through Holocaust education: reflections on a teaching and learning experience with Primary School children
Room:  D2-016 Transnational  Abstract 19: Andrew Okoye
Achieving sustainable development in the West African region through transnational education
Abstract 29: Farid Md. Shaikh
The Educational Mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross in Bangladesh, 1947-2017
Abstract 61: Vicente Reyes
What is most important in education reform? A Case Study of the Singapore and Philippine partnership

14.00-15.15 Parallel Sessions 2

Room: D1-46 Teaching  Abstract 16: Thomas Breeze
A Connected Curriculum: using collaboration and peer teaching to support an integrated response to curriculum change in Wales
Abstract 1:  Sarah Stewart
‘Globalisation, Moral Purpose and Emancipation – an agenda for school improvement and system reform’
Abstract 38: Daniela Bacova
Do trainee teachers’ view the use of video as an opportunity or a threat?
Room: D1-042 TheoryAbstract 10: Thomas Altfelix
Rejuvenating the Idea of a General Theory of Education
Abstract 49: Dave Trotman
(Re)Conceptualising Education Studies: Curriculum concepts and continuities
Abstract 13: Ruth Mieschbuehler
The appeal of relativism: antidotes from Socrates to Siegel
Room: D 1-036 Teaching and Learning      Abstract 57: Julia Everitt
External agents, providers and specialists: an exploration of the other individuals invited to be involved in schools and classrooms
Abstract 6: Alan Howe
The seductive power of neuromyths – an inter-disciplinary investigation into pre-service teachers’ understanding of the science of learning
Abstract 44: Jade Murden
Capturing the voices of young people who have been permanently excluded from school: reflections and aspirations
Room: D2-20 Digital      Abstract 21: Harbir Kaur Bal
Critical reflection practices of educators implementing one-to-one digital device schemes
Abstract 52: Caroline Lewis
Studying in my pyjamas: A case study of online learning and undergraduate experience
Room:  D2-016 Assessment  Abstract 23: Tristan Middleton
Developing assessment feedback literacy: The role of reciprocal relationships and dialogic interactions
Abstract 4: Ali Mahmoud
Validating a Plagiarism Scale: A Middle Eastern Context

16.15-17.15 Symposiums and Parallel Sessions 3

Room D1-46 Higher educationSymposium 39: David Menendez Alvarez Hevia
Being there- a collaborative approach into attendance and engagement in Higher Education
Room: D1-036 Student EngagementSymposium 31: Thomas Feldges The reach, the scope and the possibility for student-engagement
Room:  D2-016 ParticipationSymposium 33: Lynwen Roberts Through a Looking Glass of Participation with Young People

Friday 29th June

11.00-12.15 Parallel Sessions 4

Room: D1-46 Learning  Abstract 34: Sean Naughton
Educational Agility – A Conceptual-Developmental
Abstract 27: Asad K. Ghalib
Passive consumers or productive participants? Engaging students as partners in a collaborative learning model
Abstract 25: Sarah Telfer
‘Make ‘em laugh!’-The use of anecdotal stories and laughter in the Classroom – a teaching perspective.
Room: D1-042 SEND  Abstract 60: Trevor Cotterill
Dual and Multiple Exceptionality: making education provision for SEN and gifted learners
Abstract 20: Alex Kosogorin
British Values – they seek them here, they seek them there
Room: D 1-036 Higher education  Abstract 47: Thuyshari Welikala
Confronting Constructed Identities: Migrant Academics and their Identification Process within the UK Higher Education.
Abstract 46: Md. Monjur-e-Khoda Tarafdar
An Inquiry about Perception of Autonomous Academe and Accountable Leadership: A Case from Bangladesh
Abstract 50: Ciaran O’Sullivan
Stories of ‘Becoming Student’ – Lessons for Lecturers; Lessons for Research
Room: D2-20 Research, HE  Abstract 26: Aimie Brennan
Navigating Educator-Researcher Collaboration; Understanding and Building Partnerships for Quality Educational Research
Abstract 54: Joe Gazdula and Fozia Uddin
Managing Alternative Higher Education Providers: Towards a conceptual model of management for collaborative HE provision?
Abstract 15: Dr David Lundie
Multi-Professional Education Research – A post-historical perspective
Room: Deane Main Lecture TheatreWorkshop: Writing for Publication Professor Gary Beauchamp

13.15-14.30 Parallel Session 5

Room D1-46 Teaching  Abstract 45: Julian Symes
The Impact of the Caring Sports Coach to Affect Young People’s Behaviour: A Study in a Disadvantaged Community
Abstract 48: Dom Thompson
Developing professional capital: From Pedagogic Solitude to the Teachers Takeaway
Abstract 5:  Christian Atabong Nchindia
The Impact of Bilingualism and Culture on Students’ Academic Achievements: The case of Cameroonian students in UK Universities
Room: D1-042 LearningAbstract 22: Beccie Bridgewater
Developing a subjective well-being measure for early years
Abstract 40: Clare Higgins
A Dynamic Model for Understanding Children’s Drawings
Abstract 56: Gemma Cherry
Educational Attainment across Urban and Rural Locations in the UK: A Systematic Review
Room: D 1-036 Higher Education    Abstract 37: Laila Khawaja
Transition from University to work: Lived experiences and perceptions of South Asian women in higher education in England
Abstract 32: Nick Sorensen
The value of ‘the university’ within a school-led system of teacher education in England.
Abstract 63: Sarah Evans
Resistance in Academic Becomings: a diffractive analysis of resistance in student language encounters in UK masters level learning
 Abstract 5:  Christian Atabong Nchindia
The Impact of Bilingualism and Culture on Students’ Academic Achievements: The case of Cameroonian students in UK Universities  

Keynote Speakers

David Hopkins

Professor David Hopkins

Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Bolton and Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Education, University College London and the University of Nottingham

Keynote: Globalisation, Moral Purpose and Emancipation – An Agenda for School Improvement and System Reform

In this keynote presentation David Hopkins will explore the themes of the conference as they relate to that part of the educational vineyard that he has tended for over forty years. He will begin by exploring the values underpinning what some call ‘the global education reform movement’ (GERM) and its impact on the practice and outcomes of school improvement and system reform. Taking his cue from Paulo Freire’s felicitous phrase that “… methodological confusion can always be related to ideological error” David suggests that contemporary educational reform efforts that are infused by the GERM virus result in a stagnation of standards, a lack of empowerment and systemic fragmentation. The seminal work of Jurgen Habermas, particularly Knowledge and Human Interests, is then drawn on to explain why we are, where we currently are. This analysis leads to the formulation of a series of criteria for what David terms ‘authentic school improvement’. The resulting framework predicated for moral purpose and emancipation, is then used to propose a series of guidelines for future practice, policy and research that will ensure sustainable progress in student learning, leadership practice and collaborative working into the future.

Karen Pashby

Doctor Karen Pashby

Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Department of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies and the Education and Social Research Institute

Keynote: Complexity and Complicity: Engaging Education Studies with Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 in an Era of Internationalisation

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7 includes education for global citizenship and sustainable development. Unlike the previous Millennium Development Goals which focused on action in so-called ‘developing countries’, all signatory nations are bound to take action towards the meeting of SDG targets. At the same time, institutions of higher education are under increasing pressure to ‘internationalise’ in line with neoliberal rationales, and education for global citizenship and sustainable development has been substantively critiqued in recent scholarship. This presentation will share insights from Dr. Pashby’s recent research projects drawing on postcolonial theory and critiques of extant approaches to internationalisation of higher education, education for sustainable development and global citizenship education in the Global North. She will argue for a mobilisation around approaches aimed at complicity and complexity.

Carol McGuinness

Professor Carol McGuinness

Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Queen’s College, University of Belfast

Keynote: Thinking……… Skills, Dispositions, Capacities, Competenc(i)es: Making sense of a curriculum jumble!

Curriculum documents are now populated with a range of broader learning goals – beyond subject specialist knowledge – that refer to students’ cognitive and psychosocial attributes but that use different names, e.g., skills, dispositions, habits of mind, mind-sets, capacities, competenc(i)es. The purpose of this presentation is to help schools and teachers make sense of this ‘jumble’, identifying similarities/differences and clarifying the implications for curriculum design and pedagogy. Initially, the talk will examine recent shifts in terminology, noting the growing prominence of the term ‘competency’. The reasons for this shift will be explored. Then, international curriculum frameworks as well as research syntheses on 2lst century learning will be interrogated in order to identify what types of learning are being identified as key competencies. Finally, a classification is proposed that captures skills, dispositions and values within a key competency framework and articulates the relationship with knowledge domains, both subject specific and transdisciplinary.

Sam Sellar

Doctor Sam Sellar

Reader in Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University

Keynote: Rewiring education studies: The methodological challenges of researching datafication in schooling This keynote will examine the datafication of schooling, with a focus on new developments in large-scale assessment, data-driven modes of accountability and education technology. ‘Datafication’ has been described as the great infrastructure project of the 21st century and it has been occurring as rapidly in education as in any other field. New data-driven modes of education policy and governance create tensions between educational values and the value of what can be measured. I will share some insights and reflections from a multi-national comparative study of data infrastructure in schools and school systems in Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. Fieldwork for this project has involved talking with a range of new actors in education (e.g. bioinformaticians and business intelligence managers), which has generated a range of methodological challenges. I will share some examples from fieldwork conducted with staff in an education department who are developing new cloud-based approaches to data analytics and visualisation, and with technical staff working for private education technology companies. I will also discuss a national media debate provoked by our research on education data standards in Australia. The talk will consider some implications for education studies of new data-driven education policy and practice globally, as well as the role that our field can play in researching these transformations.

Early Career Researchers Day

27th June 2018, University of Bolton


The Early Career Researcher Event is a day-long FREE event aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as early career staff; anyone who is already embarked on or thinking of embarking on a career as a researcher in Education.

This day will be comprised of a series of workshops aimed at helping early career researchers to develop their understanding of research in Education and enhance their skills as a researcher. These workshops are run by highly experienced staff who are happy to share their own experiences as researchers and practitioners in a variety of education roles and careers.

In addition to sharing their own insights they will welcome the comments, questions and experiences of those attending the workshop as well. The aim is to have a discussion not a lecture and so inputs from all those you attend will be more than welcome.

This event is entirely FREE to attend. Refreshments will be provided. You do not need to attend the main conference to attend this day. You will need to contact us to register for this event so that we can ensure we have sufficient space and resources for all.