Conference: 10th July 2017; “The Future of Education: Learning throughout the Lifecourse”

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION: LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE LIFE COURSE

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Conference at the University of Portsmouth Monday 10 July 2017. Hosted by the School of Education and Childhood Studies, in collaboration with the Higher Education Forum.Call for Proposals
We are delighted to announce the Call for Proposals for the annual conference hosted by the School of Education and Childhood Studies, in collaboration with the Higher Education Forum.  This year’s conference, “The Future of Education: Learning throughout the Life Course,” takes place on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Portland Building at the University of Portsmouth.

Submit an Abstract online by Friday 12th May:
https://goo.gl/forms/TcZGbvcvjOAydHXi2

We invite submission of abstracts for presentations from education researchers, practitioners, and research students that share research, practice and/or impact. Through this conference, we will bring together researchers and practitioners from across the spectrum of educational experiences and practices throughout the life course, from education and development in early childhood through to lifelong learning in post-retirement. Our aim to foster discussions broadly around current issues in education and what our current research and practices can tell us about the future of education.

Keynote Speakers
Morning Keynote: Professor Nigel Thomas, Professor of Childhood and Youth Research, School of Social Work, Care and Community, University of Central Lancashire
Keynote title: ‘Human beings need something from one another when they come to places like schools’: participation, recognition and wellbeing

Afternoon Keynote: Professor Kalwant Bhopal, Professor of Education and Social Justice and Bridge Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Race and Education in the School of Education, University of Birmingham
Keynote title: BME academic flight from UK higher educationDownload Keynote abstracts

Registration

Register online: https://secsconference17.eventbrite.co.uk

Registration is free, but space is limited.

Conference website: http://www.port.ac.uk/school-of-education-and-childhood-studies/research/annual-conference/

For questions about the conference, please contact Dr Wendy Sims-Schouten Wendy.Sims-Schouten@port.ac.uk or Dr Jessica Gagnon Jessica.Gagnon@port.ac.uk

Conference, 2016: Education and Childhood Studies: Research, Practice and Impact.

The School of Education and Childhood Studies held its 2016 conference on Monday, 11th July 2016, sharing some of our and others’ research, practice and impact in relation to the following themes:

  • Mental Health and Well-being in Childhood and Education
  • Childhood and International Development
  • Action Research in Teacher Education
  • Creative Pedagogies

Keynote speakers

Professor Rachel Brooks, Head of Department of Sociology, Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey
Internationalisation, Global Capital and English Secondary Schools

Dr Sarah Riley, Director of Research, Reader in Psychology, Aberystwyth University
If looks could kill: The social aspect of body image and how we might use that to build resilience

In this conference – two parallel sessions on ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing in Childhood and Education.

Download Research, Practice and Impact programme 2016 (pdf)

Conference, 2015: Children’s Cultures, Wellbeing and Digital Society.

This is a yearly one-day event, with two key note speakers and a number of internal and external speakers. This year’s research symposium was based around the topic ‘Children’s Cultures, Wellbeing and Digital Society’.

The symposium was well-attended, with 100 people signing up; attendees included fellow academics; school teachers; early years practitioners; FE colleagues; representatives from the local council etc.

There were two keynotes:

Dr Sarah Parsons (Universiy of Southampton): “Digital worlds and autism: collusion or communication?”
Prof Louise Arseneault (Kings College, London): ‘Mental Health and Social Isolation & Bullying in Schools’

Parallel sessions were led by internal and external staff. The symposium was a success and is a great way to do some networking and promote research in SECS.

Download Conference 2015 (pdf)