Education Research and Enterprise Conference

The School of Education recently hosted its second Education Research and Enterprise Conference which had over 100 attendees.

handsThe free event, which took place on Friday 14 June showcased research being undertaken by the School’s Research and Enterprise Groups in the fields of Children and Young People’s Voice and Education; and Higher Education Pedagogies and Policies. Continue reading

Sir Bradley Wiggins visits academic’s cycling exhibition

Tour De France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins recently paid a visit to academic Dr Marlon Moncrieffe’s exhibition about Black British cyclists.

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe with Sir Bradley Wiggins

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe with Sir Bradley Wiggins

Dr Moncrieffe’s display ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life-Histories of Black-British Champions in Cycling’ was on show at the Big Fete Velo at the Herne Hill Velodrome which was hosted previously at the university. Continue reading

Postgraduate Education Research Conference

imge of the conference posterOver 70 students and staff from our postgraduate education programmes came together for a day of sharing research developments and successes on the Falmer campus. Programmes represented were the Education MA, Education MRes, Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) and PhD.

The theme of this year’s conference was Our methodological stance and our research decisions. Continue reading

Primary mathematics project celebrations

the group sharing their findingsThe University of Brighton has been working with Sussex Coast Teaching School Alliance on a project focussed on driving up attainment in primary mathematics.

A celebration of the impact of the project took place on Tuesday 21 May at the University’s Falmer campus. 16 primary schools from across the city came together to present how the project has improved the mathematics teaching in their schools.

The project was funded by the Department of Education, Strategic School Improvement Fund and brought an additional £150k into Brighton & Hove schools.  Sussex Coast Teaching School Alliance has worked closely with Coldean Primary School and University of Brighton primary mathematics tutors to share expertise in mathematics and spread this knowledge to other schools. Continue reading

Education Research and Enterprise Conference

The University of Brighton’s School of Education is hosting its second Education Research and Enterprise Conference.

The free event is taking place on Friday 14 June 2019 from 9.30am – 3.30pm at our Falmer campus, exploring the themes of Children and Young People’s Voice and Education and Higher Education Pedagogies and Policies.

This exciting conference provides an opportunity for academics and students who are researching these fields to benefit from inspirational seminars, keynote speakers and panel discussions. Lunch is provided.
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Marlon Moncrieffe discusses new research

In a recent University of Brighton podcast, Marlon Moncrieffe discusses ‘Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life Histories of Black British Champions in Cycling’. 

Marlon Moncrieffe Ahead of an upcoming exhibition at Grand Parade Galleries (10-20 December), and a talk at the Advancing Teaching and Learning on Race conference (11 December), Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, has been talking to the university about the subject of his research: Made in Britain: Uncovering the Life Histories of Black British Champions in Cycling.  Continue reading

Exciting research opportunity!

The University of Brighton is currently offering schools the opportunity to engage in beneficial research.

A small-scale study is being conducted by the School of Education to develop understanding of the role of textbooks within mathematics teaching. Through a combination of observation and interviews, this research seeks to explore how teachers make sense of textbook approaches, and how they are being supported to use textbooks in developing a mastery approach.

Developing this understanding will allow recommendation as to how Initial Teacher Education (ITE) providers and schools can support the training and development of prospective and qualified teachers. We will also be able to make recommendations to publishers as to the role they can play in supporting the successful use of textbooks in schools.
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National honour for Professor Goodson

A smiling Professor GoodsonA University of Brighton professor has received national recognition for “exemplifying the very best in educational research”. 

Professor Ivor Goodson, Professor of Learning Theory, has been awarded the British Educational Research Association’s (BERA) John Nisbet Fellowship, named after BERA’s first president and awarded for recipients’ outstanding contribution over their careers. Continue reading

Children need ‘professional’ love

Celebrities and clergy exposed in the media for abusing children have helped create a “climate of wariness and suspicion” among early years practitioners and other professionals who work with babies and young children, according to a University of Brighton expert.

Many are nervous to show affection and one in five practitioners questioned said they avoid being alone with a child.

But Dr Jools Page believes that “close, intimate and trusting relationships” are essential for infants, toddlers and young children: “In the context of education and care this is ‘professional’ love.” Continue reading