Research and Pedagogy in the Classroom

BERA Socio-Cultural and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory SIG, The University of Suffolk, Alliance of Teachers and West Ipswich Teaching School Alliance cordially invite you to the Conference Research and Pedagogy in the Classroom.

The aim of this conference is to bring together teachers and researchers to present, discuss and engage in collaborative reflection in relation to the role of research in the classroom. Join us for a day of lectures and workshops.

09.00 Registration and refreshments
09.30 Welcome
09.30 Keynote Lecture: Research in the classroom
Professor Chris Brown, School of Education and Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth
10.45 Refreshments
11.00 Workshops – You can select which workshop you would like to attend during the registration process
  Developing a research proposal
Professor John West-Burnham, Independent Researcher and Consultant in Education Leadership and Dr Clare Gartland, Associate Professor of Education, University of Suffolk
Exploring the theories behind your project
Dr Mabel Encinas, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Suffolk and Dr Valerie Farnsworth, Lecturer in Curriculum Studies, Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), University of Leeds
12.30 Lunch & Posters – to share your research in the poster session, please submit a 300 word abstract here.
Launch of the Centre for Integrated Research across Educational Spaces (CIRES)
14.15 Troubling our practice; on being critical in our inquiry
Dr d’Reen Struthers, UCL-IOE Lecturer in Education
15.15 Researching supporting Professional Development
Mrs Eileen Allpress, West Ipswich Teaching School, & Conference Team
15.40 Completion of evaluation forms
15.45 Summary and evaluation of the day & announcement of future activities
16.00 Close of meeting


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

  • Bursaries are available for BERA Student Members to the value of £75 towards travel.

To apply for one of these bursaries, please email with a 250 word statement on why you want to attend this event and why you need the financial assistance. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.

P.S. Please note this is a joint event so your details will be shared with the University of Suffolk.

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