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. Read More

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.” Read More

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Hiring overseas teachers – it’s not all plain sailing

Hiring overseas teachers – it’s not all plain sailing

Hiring overseas teachers is a necessary last resort and a useful temporary solution for most schools but it presents significant challenges, according to a new report, co-authored by the University of Brighton’s School of Education.

Published by the Department for Education (DfE), the report looked at school leaders’ use of overseas recruitment as a strategy to address teacher shortages in England.

It found that due to visa restrictions, international recruits tended to move on within a couple of years and just 35 per cent of those who gained QTS between 2014 and 2016 were working at schools in England at the time of the survey. Read More

Brighton professors join the REF

Four professors from the University of Brighton have been invited to join the sub-panels for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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Professor Andy Hobson

The panel will include School of Education’s Professor Andy Hobson, Professor of Teacher Learning and Development .

Professor Hobson will be on the panel with the university’s Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) Professor Phil Ashworth, Professor of Physical Geography; Professor Marina Novelli, Professor of Tourism and International Development and Academic Lead for Responsible Brighton Future; and Professor Darren Newbury, Professor of Photographic History who have also been selected for these prestigious appointments. Read More

Education Research Seminar – Thursday 8 February

The Education Research Centre and School of Education present:

‘The Datafication of Primary and Early Years Education’

With Dr Alice Bradbury and Dr Guy Roberts-Holmes, Senior Lecturers, UCL Institute of Education 

Thursday 8 February 2018, 4-5:30pm,
Asa Briggs, Checkland Building, Falmer

For full details and to register please click here