Past Events

  • 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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  • Islam, Prevent and Fundamental British Values

    10 May 2018

    Online registration has now closed. If you want to attend this event, please email for details of how to register onsite. Current initiatives in counter-terrorism, the fear of extremism in education and the requirement for schools to promote fundamental British values have generated significant issues in relation to the teaching of Islam, freedom of […]

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  • Writing Retreat

    6 April 2018

        At BERA Conference 2017, members asked for a writing retreat especially for those new to conference and publications.   This two day event is designed to provide: • Opportunity to discuss with experienced academics some of the key features of academic writing and how these apply to your topic or field. • Opportunity […]

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  • The ethics of educational leadership research

    28 March 2018

    Online registration has now closed. If you want to attend this event, please email for details of how to register onsite.   Researching educational leadership can raise particular ethical challenges such as:  How can the effects of power imbalances in professional relationships be recognized by researchers and mitigated against?  How can participants be offered […]

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  • Early Career Researcher Symposium Series: Ethical Dilemmas in Educational Research (Cardiff)

    27 March 2018

        Discussants: Dr Sara Delamont and Professor David James,  Cardiff University     Registrations for this event are now closed. Please email if you would like to receive notice of changes in availability or similar events. BERA wants YOU if you: Are a postgraduate research student (PGR) or early career researcher (ECR) in […]

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