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18 Sep 2020

EAGLE Research Group Report and the Reopening of Schools

Now that UK schools have opened up for pupils to physically attend and concerns regarding infection rates are back on the agenda, it’s an important time for all of those involved with education to take stock of the situation. If you have any thoughts or critical reflections on where more →

16 Sep 2020

Meet the BESA Executive Committee - Dr Steve Dixon, BESA Secretary

In this first meet the team post of the new academic year, Dr Steve Dixon provides an introduction to his BESA Secretary role on the Executive Committee. Steve is also a Senior Lecturer at Newman University in Education; and his research interests include eLearning, social media and the use more →

10 Sep 2020

Blog Post - Are you resilient enough for COVID-19?

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot seem to escape messages about building resilience, which have been developing for some time now. In this first blog post from Richard Sanders, BESA Executive Committee Member and Web Site Lead, discourses of resilience are critically considered and questioned. Given that these discourses more →

04 Sep 2020

Blog Post - Using a targeted programme to support quiet shy and anxious learners

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As we return to the bustle and busyness of a new term, this timely blog post examines research on shy or quiet children who can often be overlooked in loud and fast learning environments. Dr Susan Davis and Dr Rhiannon Packer are both Senior Lecturers in Education at Cardiff more →

03 Sep 2020

BESA Community News - CEPA Summer 2020 Research Newsletter

As you may have noticed from our recent communications, we are keen to share updates from the wider BESA community on news, research work and events. To that end, we would like to share with you the most recent news from the Centre for Education and Policy Analysis (CEPA) more →

15 Jul 2020

Want to Partner With Us? We would like to hear from you!

In our recent newsletters, you may have noticed that we are currently welcoming contact from the wider BESA community to investigate ways that we could collaborate with you; to help keep our discussions going across education sectors. With the difficulties that COVID-19 have brought to all of the communities more →

15 Jul 2020

Blog Post - Transition: Voices from across the bridge

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In our first blog post from the wider BESA community, Dr Amanda Thomas & Dr Rhiannon Packer provide researcher perspectives on a variety of transitions within education. With the work gathering learner voice from nursery to further education settings, a common theme of fear and anxiety emerges; juxtaposed with more →

13 Jul 2020

External examiner vacancy at Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University are looking for an external examiner for their BA Education Studies programme. Duties will commence in September 2020. Further details can be obtained by contacting the programme leader: Dr Catherine Simon Email: more →

09 Jul 2020

Meet the BESA Executive Committee - Dr Dylan Adams, Social Media Lead

In the next meet the team post, Dr Dylan Adams introduces his social media role on the executive committee. Along with setting out the social media areas he is active within, Dylan would like to remind everyone that we are currently accepting blog contributions from the wider BESA community. more →


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Call for Chapters of an edited book on ‘Education and Mental Health’

July 5, 2018
Calling on interested authors to submit a 300 – 500 word proposal for a chapter of around 7,000 words concerning the intersection of mental health / impaired mental wellbeing / mental illness in relation to educational practice and theory in schools and more →

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