Past Events

  • Global Perspectives in Teacher Education

    19 June 2018

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS Deadline 4th May 2018 This exciting joint conference (with the University of Worcester and the BERA Comparative and International Education SIG)  entitled ‘Global Perspectives in Teacher Education’ will focus on a number of important themes related to the impact of globalisation and internationalisation on sustainable teacher education. The conference will consider ideas […]

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  • Research and Pedagogy in the Classroom

    9 June 2018

      Online registration has now closed. If you want to attend this event, please email for details of how to register onsite.   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 […]

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  • Summer SIG Convenors Meeting – 2018

    6 June 2018

    Please note you will need to be login in to see the ‘register’ button The Summer SIG Convenor’s Meeting will provide SIG Convenors an opportunity to network with one another as well as liaise with the BERA Office.     AGENDA 10:00-11:00         New Convenor Induction The role of SIGs and SIG Convenors Communications and the use […]

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  • Whose canon is it anyway? Literature in the secondary curriculum post-Gove

    24 May 2018

    As the dust begins to settle on recent curriculum and examination reform in English secondary education, we invite you to a roundtable event to discuss the after-effects on the teaching of literature in secondary schools. Three provocations on the role of non-canonical literature in the classroom ‘post-Gove’ will begin the session, allowing for discussion and […]

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  • Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Reading Development

    22 May 2018

    RESEARCH SEMINAR – DONGBO ZHANG This presentation will discuss the development of reading abilities from cross-linguistic perspectives. Print represents spoken language, which is a universal principle that holds across languages; yet how specifically different linguistic units are encoded in print vary from language to language. The similarities and variations in language-to-print mapping relationships suggest universal […]

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  • Contesting the territory: How English teachers in England and Australia are remaining resilient and creative in constraining times

    17 May 2018

    RESEARCH SEMINAR – Andy Goodwyn This paper reports on a study that explored the ways English and literacy educators seek to find a balance between external expectations, contemporary pressures, professional aspirations, and personal values in times of change, examining the impact of educational reform on teachers’ professionalism, their pedagogies, and their beliefs about their subject […]

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