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What methods are being used to research pedagogy? What methodological challenges do they raise? This final BERA round table returns to what education is centrally about, pedagogy, looking at three areas:
Current and innovative methodologies for researching the development of teachers in schools;
How researching the teaching of research methods in HE can help create a re-invigorated pedagogic culture; and
Pedagogies of knowledge exchange. What happens when university researchers engage with individuals working in educational contexts in order to learn from each other with the aim of creating new knowledge?
Pedagogy is ‘any conscious activity by one person designed to enhance learning in another’ (Mortimore 1999). It is the conditions, interactions and means through which knowledge is generated. Also the forms, processes, sites or education and learning both within and outside formal schooling. It is transforming, making and remaking. It is about being and becoming human together. But what methods are there for researching pedagogies in different contexts? And how does this research help us to better understand pedagogy? This roundtable returns to the bedrock of our profession by looking at innovative ways of researching pedagogy.
Professor Melanie Nind, University of Southampton
Professor Trevor Gale, University of Glasgow
Professor Liz Todd, Newcastle University
Ms Karen Laing, Newcastle University
Registration, tea and coffee
Prof Liz Todd, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Scienes and co-convenor of round table.
Prof Stephen McHanwell Director of Educational Research Development and Practice in Faculty of Medical Sciences.
By proxy from BERA President Prof Gemma Moss, IOE, UCL
Current and innovative methodologies for researching the development of teachers in schools Professor Trevor Gale, University of Glasgow
Discussion of Trevor Gale’s talk in small groups and then for 10 mins as a whole group
How researching the teaching of research methods in HE can help create a re-invigorated pedagogic culture Professor Melanie Nind, University of Southampton
Discussion of Melanie Nind’s talk in small groups and then for 10mins as a whole group
Pedagogies of knowledge exchange. What happens when university researchers engage with individuals working in educational contexts in order to learn from each other with the aim of creating new knowledge? Professor Liz Todd and Ms Karen Laing, Newcastle University
Discussion of Liz and Karen’s talk in groups and then for 20mins as a whole group – going on to add any reflections on the day as a whole
Discussant: thoughts and reflections Prof Rachel Lofthouse
Close of meeting
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