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Mental Health, Wellbeing and Education

27 November 2018

This SIG will bring together academics, practitioners and others who have a shared interest in mental health and wellbeing in relation to education. Within this special interest area, it aims to: raise awareness of and promote mental health and wellbeing in education at all...Read More

Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play

25 October 2018

  The aim of this SIG is to provide a focus for the wealth of outdoor learning research taking place in the UK, and beyond. We aim for this SIG to work closely with existing SIGs and to encourage critical debate from methodological, philosophical, political, creative and educational...Read More

English in Education

30 May 2017

  The English in Education SIG will provide a forum for researchers to investigate what is a broad and complex area of knowledge – its starting point is the school subject of English --- but it will embrace many aspects of the subject as it exists in all phases of education and include all...Read More

Children and Childhoods

27 November 2015

The aim of Children and Childhoods SIG is to explicate, develop, and enhance understandings of children and young people and their childhoods. This includes: how childhoods are shaped socially, historically and culturally, and how the ‘relational child’ experiences the educational...Read More


12 October 2015

The History SIG, a relatively new SIG within the BERA family, is a broad church for researchers and practitioners situated within the fields of history of education and history education to consider areas of mutual interest including historical research, theories, representations and...Read More

Alternative Education

2 October 2014

This SIG stands for educational interests underpinned by significant democracy and autonomy. We don't have many answers (yet and even then we'll be careful) but we do know that there is a world of 'difference' educationally speaking, which is other from a lot of what passes as 'acceptable' or...Read More