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How can we do education research in a socially just way?

Social JusticeResearch methodology in education

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Please join our panel for a discussion of the theoretical, methodological and practical issues involved in researching education in a socially just way. This session is organised by the Social Justice Special Interest Group, in conjunction with the Methodologies Special Interest Group.

Programme: This session aims to introduce the Social Justice SIG, its work and priorities, and how new members can be involved in this work.

12.00 – 12.10  Registration

12.10 – 12.30  Welcome and Introduction for post-graduate and early career researchers  
Dr Katy Vigurs

12.30 – 13.15  Lunch and informal networking for SIG members, and potential new   members 

13.15 – 15.00  Main Session – Panel discussion focused on the following, interlinked, questions:

  • What do we mean by education for social justice?
  • How can we do education research in a socially just way?
  • What are the barriers to conducting research in a socially just way/ for social justice?

This session includes contributions from our panel: Professor Liz Todd, Prof of Educational Inclusion, Newcastle University Dr Kevin Orr, Reader in Work and Learning, University of Huddersfield Dr Vicky Duckworth, Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University Dr Mhairi C Beaton, Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen.

This event is free for Student Members.