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Every year BERA awards the John Nisbet Fellowship to people who have made an outstanding contribution to educational research over their career. 

In this episode, Professor Dominic Wyse, BERA President interviews Professor Ian Menter (University of Oxford) one of the 2020 John Nisbet fellows.

Dom and Ian discuss the journey that led Ian from a career as a teacher educator to a teacher education researcher. Ian speaks about his current research interests of teacher education, education policy  and comparative studies in education and teacher education and policy, and the importance of looking at the 4 nations when studying the curriculum, as well as learning from history to address inequalities in the future.

Ian provides some takeaway messages for Early Career Researchers and the wider education community, including “Education matters, Social Justice matters and Educational Research matters.”

You can find out more information about the BERA John Nisbet Fellowship, and the 2020 fellows Professor Ian Menter and Professor Usha Goswami here: 

Views expressed are the presenters own and not those of BERA.

In this Episode

Ian Menter, Professor

University of Oxford

Ian is former President of BERA, 2013-2015. At OUDE he was Director of Professional Programmes and led the development of the Oxford Education Deanery.Before moving to Oxford, Ian was Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Glasgow....

Dominic Wyse, Professor

BERA President at UCL Institute of Education

Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE). Dominic is current President of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) from 2019 to 2021. He is...