Conference Programme

Thursday 23 JuneFriday 24 June
9.00-9.30Registration & coffee
9.30-9.45Welcome to the conference
BESA Executive Committee
9.45-10.45Keynote Session

‘The pursuit of justice: exploring the changing relations between education and public policy’
Dr Mark Murphy – Reader in Education and Public Policy, School of Education, University of Glasgow
10.45-11.00Refreshments 
11.10 – 12.30Paper Session 1  

Buzz Room
Education, Technology and Social Justice: Reflections on Digital Divides – Stephen Dixon, Newman University
From on-campus to online: the impact of the pandemic on the experiences of International students – Cristina Costa & Huaping Li, Durham University
Mission impossible: Inclusive teaching in a standards driven system – Zeta Williams-Brown & Alan Hodkinson, University of Wolverhampton

Win Room
‘Time well spent’: using the arts and creativity in prison education – Simon Taylor, University of Worcester
Check In’s from the Chalk Face – Stephen Pritchard, Liverpool John Moores University
Exploring the value of teachers accessing artistic mind states in order to disrupt the dominant educational paradigm – Eve Oliver, Cardiff Metropolitan University
12.30-13.15Lunch 
13:15-13:30BESA Journal Session
Dr Joe Gazdula – Editor of Educationalfutures
13.30-14.45Paper session 2

Buzz Room
Taming the educational monsters in Africa: rescue and reformation intervention strategies of an educational counselling psychologist – Moses Chukwugi Ossai, University of Birmingham Enhancing equal rights opportunities among public primary school pupils in the formal education system in Nigeria – Onojete Power, Delta State College of Physical Education
Preservation of Learning Outside the Primary Classroom; A comparison of policy and practice in Danish udeskole (outdoor school) and English primary outdoor education – Megan McGee, Joe Gazdula & Elliott Gazdula, Open University

Win Room
Cultivating ‘future leaders’ in Maths classrooms: Unexpected results from a mixed-methods research project in South African schools – Robyn McQueen, University of South Wales
The use of restorative practices in schools: Reasons, risks and reflections – Kate Haywood, University of South Wales
Understanding post-16 subject choices: an empirical study into the role of student rank order – Joanna Williamson & Carmen Vidal Rodeiro, Cambridge University Press and Assessment
14.45-15.00Refreshments
15:00 – 17.00Online Conference

15:00-16:00 Keynote session

Special needs education and inclusion, moving forward but standing still?  A critical reframing of some key issues
Dr Alan Hodkinson.  Associate Professor within the Centre for Cultural and Disability Studies.  Liverpool Hope University

16:00-17:00 Parallel online sessions

Link one  
The Role of Social Justice Theory in Education Studies- Jenny Hatley
How Could Drama Provide Opportunities for Children to Explore Gender Roles: A Case Study in English and Chinese Early Years settings- Di Wang, Durham University
The Role of Virtual Experiences in Increasing Knowledge, Motivation, Independence and Cultural Capital from Disadvantaged Pupils in England – Olivia Gillard

Link two  
A Meta-Synthesis on the Onboarding Needs of Novice Online part-time Faculty- Christopher Rowe
A Quest for Hope: Questioning Equity in Higher Education – Sandra Abegglen,  University of Calgary & Jessie Bustillos Morales, Oxford Brookes University
Moving into a new socially just and equal ‘normal’- the lessons Higher Education must learn from its disabled students- Suanne Gibson & Zeta Williams-Brown, University of Plymouth and University of Wolverhampton

Link three
Mobile phones assist teachers to develop deep learning in continually professional development – Mohamad Adning, Yan Setiawan & Donie Margavianto
E-learning Impact on Enhancing Students’ Future Employability Skills During Their Study Time Sample Study in Oman – Monia AlFarsi, Brunel University, London
Agency in Educational Language Policy in Africa: Case of Morocco – Aziz Moumou & Fathi Said
17.00-17.30AGM
All delegates welcome to attend
9.00-9.30Registration & Coffee
9.30-9.45Welcome to the second day of the conference 
9.45-10.45Keynote Session

Learning from the Holocaust: exploring the contemporary relevance of Holocaust education
Dr Marie Morgan, Head of Department of Education and Liberal Arts at the University of Winchester
10.45-11.00Refreshments
11.00-12.30Paper session 3

Buzz Room
The ‘educated subject’?: explorations of Justice and Freedom through Freire and Sartre – Jessie Angeline Bustillos Morales, Oxford Brookes University
Opportunities and Threats to the Marketized University’s Pursuit of Social Justice – Geoff Bunn & Susanne Langer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Doctoral students’ experiences of academic (non-)belonging within the neoliberal higher education environment: a comparative institutional case study of two English universities – Lydia Lewis, Tayeba Khan, Gurpinder Lalli, Anna Lavis, Jawiria Naseem &  Amy Wells, University of Wolverhampton

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Importance of Learning Spaces – Satwant Saggu, Dudley College of Technology
Student engagement and motivation in Higher Education: the contribution of a level 4 residential upon university experience – Richard Millican & Sian Templeton, University of Gloucestershire How has COVID-19 impacted Scottish Childminders? – Bethan Davies, University of Edinburgh
Supporting social justice through internationalisation: the case of Welsh higher education – Caroline Lewis, University of Wales Trinity St David
12.30-13.15Lunch 
13.15-14.45Paper session 4

Buzz Room
Attaining social justice through education in Africa: role of guidance and counselling – Moses Chukwugi Ossai, University of Birmingham
Dwelling in immanence and transcending the “real world” – A bricolage exploration of KS2 children’s immersive experiences of the more-than-human world – Dylan Adams & Alexia Barrable, Cardiff Metropolitan University
A Posthuman Autoethnography: Can archetypal symbols enrich a natural-culture continuum in primary education? – Rhiannon McClane, University of Plymouth

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No Jacket Required: Matterings of Uniform and Social Justice in Contemporary English Schooling – Kay Sidebottom & Rob Walker. Leeds Beckett University
Same Actors, Undecided Roles: Towards an Understanding of Forest Schools as Sites of Knowledge Construction – Angela Garden, Liverpool John Moores University
14.45-15.00Refreshments
15.00-16.30Paper session 5  

Buzz Room
Enhancing the quality of primary education in Nigeria: challenges for more effective educational administration – Power Onojete
‘Our Global Family’: Using Storytelling to Develop Empathy in Primary School Pupils – Jade Murden, Daithí McMahon & Sharon Bell, University of Derby
‘Together but not scrambled’: Family negotiations of social differences in socioeconomically diverse schools – Manuela Mendoza Horvitz, University College London
Small country, small steps, big impact? Other ways of doing and knowing, starting to play-out in the whole-Wales shift from ‘non-racist to anti-racist’ education – Chantelle Haughton,  Susan Davis & Rom Okeke, Cardiff Metropolitan University


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Death, Bereavement and Grief: The role of the teacher in supporting a child experiencing the death of a parent – Sian Templeton & Eleanor Dimery, University of Gloucestershire
Recognising Religious Education as Social Justice in Action: The Scottish Situation – Stephen Scholes, University of Glasgow
Exploring the realism of moral dilemmas and the relationship between values and behaviour – Cathal O Siochru, Liverpool Hope University
An Exploration of Children’s Experiences of the Use of Digital Technology in Forest Schools – Angela Garden, Liverpool John Moores University
16.30-17.00Ask BESA and conference close