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)