Plymouth Institute of Education Research Seminar Series
  • Room 018, Rolle Building, Plymouth University

  • Room 018, Rolle Building, Plymouth University

  • Room 018, Rolle Building, Plymouth University

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Welcome to Plymouth Institute of Education's research seminar series.

Seminars are open to all especially to those with an interest in the latest research in education and teaching -contact to register your attendance.

19 October: REF Essentials - Impact

(Speaker: Professor Mike Bottery)

Professor Mike Bottery is Deputy Dean Research and Professor of Educational Policy and Values at the University of Hull. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Noted Scholar at the University of British Columbia, and invited guest speaker at the University of Seattle Pacific. He was Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Education in Hong Kong, and Advisory Professor there for three years. Mike has written and published extensively in international peer-refereed journals and written seven books with major publishing houses. His interests include educational management, educational policy, and the leadership of an education for sustainable development. He is particularly concerned with the values underpinning educational policy and practice.

30 November: Research Learning Communities and their Impact in the South West of England

(Speaker: Dr Chris Brown)

Dr. Chris Brown is a Senior Lecturer at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning, UCL Institute of Education. With a long standing interest in how evidence can aid teaching practice, Chris has written three books and several papers, and has presented on the subject at a number of international conferences both in Europe and North America. In recognition of this work, Chris was awarded the 2015 Emerging Scholar award by the American Educational Research Association and in 2016 was awarded the AERA Excellence in Research to Practice award. Chris has extensive experience of leading a range of funded projects, many of which seek to help practitioners to identify and scale up best practice, and was recently awarded a significant grant by the Education Endowment Foundation to work with 100+ primary schools in England to increase their use of research.

7 December: REF Essentials - Environments and outputs

(Speaker: Professor Karen Littleton)

Karen Littleton is Professor of Education at the Open University, UK. She has research expertise in the psychology of education and collaborative creativity. She has held chairs in the Psychology of Education at The Open University, UK and at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She has worked as a visiting professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland and Coventry University, UK. She has also held visiting scholarships at: UNAM, Mexico; University of Oulu, Finland; University of Tampere, Finland and the University of Cambridge, UK. Karen is currently responsible for capacity building within the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, the second largest educational research unit in the UK. She is also the writer-in-residence at Westbury Arts Centre, Bucks.

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