Learning for Change: researching pedagogies

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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:

  1. Current and innovative methodologies for researching the development of teachers in schools;
  2. How researching the teaching of research methods in HE can help create a re-invigorated pedagogic culture; and
  3. 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.

Speakers

  • Professor Melanie Nind, University of Southampton
  • Professor Trevor Gale, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Liz Todd, Newcastle University
  • Ms Karen Laing, Newcastle University
09.45 Registration, tea and coffee
10.00 Welcome
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
10.15 Table introductions
10.30 Current and innovative methodologies for researching the development of teachers in schools
Professor Trevor Gale, University of Glasgow
11.00 Discussion of Trevor Gale’s talk in small groups and then for 10 mins as a whole group 
11.30 How researching the teaching of research methods in HE can help create a re-invigorated pedagogic culture
Professor Melanie Nind, University of Southampton
12.00 Discussion of Melanie Nind’s talk in small groups and then for 10mins as a whole group 
12.30 Lunch
13.15 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
13.45 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
14.40 Discussant: thoughts and reflections
Prof Rachel Lofthouse 
15.00 Close of meeting

Bursaries

BERA offer a limited amount of bursaries for BERA Student Members only.

  • Bursaries are available for BERA Student Members to the value of £50 towards travel, and complimentary registration for the event.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email events@bera.ac.uk with a 200 word statement on why you want to attend this event. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Once approved you will be sent details of how to register online. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.

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