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Bexhill High Gifted and Talented Pupils Workshop

A group of G&T year 9 Art and Design GCSE pupils came to Checkland with their teacher (Miranda Pennington  – a former alumnus of SoE PGCE Art and Design 2010).

PGCE primary conference

Our PGCE primary students attended a conference with author and bookmaker speaker Paul Johnson and attended a workshop run by Rachel Ramaker from Hertford infants. They participated in a range of workshops on a variety of topics including: Get writing with Paul Johnson 50 ways to retell a story with Pam Lewis Writing in Early…

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New Education Research Centre Blog

The Education Research Centre have set up a new blog in order to capture educational research activities across the school ( Over time they will further populate the blog and publicise more widely and they welcome contributions from anyone involved in educational research in the school. Recent additions include resources arising from our recent ‘Critical…

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Inaugural Conference of British Autoethnography

Mike Hayler lead the organising team with Elizabeth Briggs for the Inaugural Conference of British Autoethnography (funded by the ERC) which took place on our Grand Parade campus on Saturday 22 February 2014. The conference, which involved delegates in discussions, presentations and performance events around the opportunities and challenges of contemporary autoethnography, was a great…

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Sara Bragg publications

Sara Bragg has had the following published which are available to view in hard copy in the Education Research Centre: December 2013: with Manchester, H., School Ethos and the Spatial Turn: “Capacious” Approaches to Research and Practice. Qualitative Inquiry, 19(10), 818-827 2014: “Shameless mums” and universal pedophiles: Sexualisation and commodification of children, in S. Carter, L….

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Lunchtime Conversations

Come and join us at one, or more, of these Conversations being held at Falmer approximately every fortnight.  They are informal events, providing us with an opportunity to share our various research activities, and to develop ideas in a supportive and open environment.  The general format is that different people will lead each session and…

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Learning to Teach in the Primary School and Creative Teaching and Learning

Marcelo Staricoff has recently had a chapter published in one of the most popular books used within Initial Teacher Training – ‘Learning to Teach in the Primary School’ (Routledge). He has also had articles featured in Creative Teaching and Learning: ‘nurturing creative thinking from an early age’ (volume 4.3) and ‘the joy of not knowing’…

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Troops to Teachers update

The first cohort of the DfE funded ‘Troops to Teachers’ (TtT) programme has been recruited. The trainees began their studies in January and they are all currently placed in school settings across the country. The delivery schools employ the TtT trainee as a non-qualified member of the teaching staff and the university pays a £12,780.80*…

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Strategic Project funded by the Higher Education Academy

Sarah Bragg is working on a new project that she hopes student teachers on placements in schools will get involved in (any expenses will be covered plus a free lunch). It will run from now to June 2014 and is funded by the Higher Education Academy as a Strategic Project called ‘promoting reflection on the digitalised spaces and cultures…

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Primary Computing and ICT

Keith Turvey has just finished editing a book, Primary Computing and ICT: Knowledge Understanding and Practice, to be published in June by Sage. The book addresses the changes in the new national curriculum for computing to be implemented in September 2014. It includes insights and examples of practice from colleagues in the primary computing team,…

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