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Past event Part of series: BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2022: Framing Research: Theories, Concepts and Reflexivity in Educational Research

BERA ECR Network Symposium Series 2022: Framing Research: Theories, Concepts and Reflexivity in Educational Research – March

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Every year the ECR Network runs a number of events every year, including an annual symposia series across the four nations focusing on a theme.  

The theme for 2022 is ‘Framing Research: Theories, Concepts and Reflexivity in Educational Research’. 


Who is it for?

The ECR Network’s symposia series is targeted at early career researchers (ECRs) – be they current Masters or Doctoral students or those in the early post-doctoral phase. It’s suitable for any ECR seeking to present their research and to network with their peers.

What can you expect? 
ECRs attending symposia typically present for 15-20 minutes and subsequently have 10-15 minutes for discussion around their presentations, and their research more broadly. The audience is made up of their ECR peers as well as two experienced academic discussants, typically one from the host institution, and one from a neighbouring institution. Presenters are encouraged to highlight key points for consideration to guide the discussion and are able to receive constructive feedback around these. The theme for the 2020 symposia series is ‘Framing Research: Theories, Concepts and Reflexivity in Educational Research’. ECRs attending and presenting will be tasked with discussing the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that they have drawn on (or will draw upon) as part of their studies and/or considering how they have been (or will be) reflexive within the research process.

Why should you attend?
The ECR Network’s symposia series seeks to provide ECRs with an opportunity to present their research in a supportive environment, gaining valuable experience that will stand them in good stead for attending and presenting at conferences. The symposia enable ECRs to practice their presentation skills, engage in discussion about their research and to receive feedback to help them move forwards with their work, as well as providing the opportunity to network with their peers.

Programme:

10:00 Introduction and welcome
10:05 An Exploration of School Exclusion
Stephanie King, Nottingham Trent University
10:25 Discussion
10:35 Break
10:40 Critical Discourse Studies and Early Childhood Educational Research
Jessica Breese, University of Sheffield
11:00 Discussion
11:10 Break
11:15 Explore the urban-rural divide in Chinese student’s science aspirations
Ye (Catherine) Cao, Kings College London
11:35 Discussion
11:45 Conclusion & Open discussion
12:00 Event Close

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Discussants

Yan Zhu

Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Bath Spa University

Yan is the ECR Regional Rep for Wales. Yan is a Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Bath Spa University. She teaches modules around children’s voices, research methods, and internationalisation of childhood studies. Before joining Bath Spa...

David James, Professor

Professor of Sociology of Education at Cardiff University

David James is Professor of Sociology of Education in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.  He is editor of the British Journal of Sociology of Education and chair the UK REF  2021 (Research Excellence Framework) subpanel for...

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