In 2021 BERA invites applications for one doctoral fellowship for a student commencing their studies at a UK institution within the 2022/2023 academic year. The Fellowship will be for up to 3 years whole time equivalent (WTE) and may also be taken up on a part time basis.
Online Event – An exploration of the contribution that teacher education (as a sub‐discipline) makes to higher education institutions
21 Jan 2022 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teacher education in UK higher education (HE) exists in a contested and ambiguous space. England, perhaps, has experienced the strongest pull away from university-led Initial Teacher Education (ITE), and pre-service education has been largely school-based here since 1992 (Ellis, 2010), with an evolving inspection framework which prioritises statistical data over other indicators of quality. Universities themselves have come under significant scrutiny in terms of neo-liberal accountability measures, formalised in the 2016 White Paper, Higher Education: Success as a Knowledge Economy. Recent policy changes in England (DfE 2021) leave HE Teacher Education (TE) under sustained threat while continued attempts to commercialise ITE in other parts of the UK reflect challenges to the combined university and school-based model more generally.
President Roundtable Seminar Series: Equitable, Reliable High Stakes Assessment: a possible dream?
26 Jan 2022 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
BERA Presidential Roundtables provide compelling research reviews offering a state-of-the-art position on topics that are of interest to researchers, practitioners, policy makers and wider society. Each Presidential Roundtable results in a clear statement of the evidence in the field and implications for educational policy and practice. It is hoped that the statements will be a key reference point over several years, subject to periodic review and updating. The roundtables will also be used to promote engagement and dialogue across as many stakeholders as possible.