Ethnography has evolved for digital contexts in the form of netnography – researchers working with data originating from digital imprints of natural, public conversations (Kozinets, 2015). This...Continue reading
At the request of the Independent Researchers’ Forum (IRF), BERA recently hosted a vibrant event aimed at independent researchers. The topic, ‘Ethical Issues and gaining ethical approval’,...Continue reading
BERA’s Independent Researchers’ Forum’s recent meeting to discuss the challenge of ethical review clearly demonstrated the gap faced by researchers working outside academic institutions....Continue reading
What do our children spend their time doing when they put in all those hours studying for big exams? Cognitive psychology tells us that the techniques they choose can have a substantial impact on...Continue reading
This special edition of the BERA Blog highlights a problem: independent educational researchers are unable to access an ethics panel for approval to carry out research. Approval is necessary for...Continue reading
Radical acceptance, co-production and cultural democracy: What can the arts teach us about social justice in education?
This autumn, thanks to generous support from BERA’s Early Career Network Event Fund, I attended the Theatre and Performance Research Association’s (TaPRA) annual conference. The purpose of...Continue reading
The Durham Commission (2019) has thankfully put creativity firmly back on the English educational map, reopening debate about its value and how we facilitate it. This is timely given the decline...Continue reading