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School of Education
Research and Enterprise Conference


Conference programme for Monday 12 July 2021
10am to 4.30pm


This online event will be held on Microsoft Teams and you may need to download the app to join, particularly if you are joining on your smartphone. Download from Google Play or from the App Store.

Please click on the links below to join each session on the day.




  • Tara Dean – Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) University of Brighton
  • Cathy Gower – Dean of the School of Education, University of Brighton



  • Education: The State of the Discipline- Dominic Wyse. Find out more.

11am – 12pm

Three ‘rooms’ with themes on: Adaptations to Research Methods, Teaching and Learning in the wake of Covid-19: International Experiences

Each of the sessions will last for an hour and consist of three related presentations. Find out more and read abstracts.

Room 1

  1. What are the possibilities for educators teaching and learning with young people in virtual reality? Marlon Moncrieffe, John Mwangi & Chaste Uwihoreye
  2. Supporting teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic through research engagement . Cat Scutt
  3. Young people in times of the Coronavirus – Participatory Research. Urszula Markowska-Manista


Room 2 

  1. Is the age of Covid-19 the end of the age of enlightenment in Russia? Kamil Nasibullov & Nataliia Kopylova
  2. Children in times of a pandemic – dilemmas of adult-imposed prohibitions and orders. Dominika Zakrzewska-Olędzka
  3. Education in times of crisis: Teachers’ experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lisa-Maria Muller


Room 3

  1. Lockdown learning in postgraduate education research degrees: pedagogy and partnership. Jane Melvin, Mark Price, Hyleen Mariaye, Tejwant Mohabeer & Shalini Ramasawmy
  2. Unlocking education. Charlotte Haines Lyon, Joan Walton, Linda Walz & Graham Bright
  3. Students leading the research. Carmel Capewell & Sarah Frodsham

12pm – 1pm

Break for lunch

1pm – 1.45pm


  • Hopeful or Hopeless? Race and Teacher Education in Turbulent Times – Vini Lander. Find out more.


1.45pm – 2.45pm 

Three ‘rooms’ with themes on: Decolonising the Curriculum: Research for the Transformations in Policy, Practice and Pedagogy

Each of the sessions will last for an hour and consist of three related presentations. Find out more and read abstracts.

Room 1  

  1. Steps towards decolonising the school geography curriculum. Melanie Norman, Charlotte Milner & Sharon Reilly
  2. We can’t change the past, but hopefully we can change the future’: translation as a form of resistance in the movement to decolonise and diversify UK history teaching. Emily Hancock
  3. How the Pitt Rivers Museum public engagement and programming team are building partnerships locally and internationally to elevate narratives previously absent in the curriculum. Melanie Rowntree & Thandiwe Wilson


Room 2

  1. Decolonising early childhood curricula: a Canadian perspective. Zuhra Abawi
  2. Institutional racism, policy enactment and whiteness in schools. Claire Stewart-Hall
  3. Decolonising the curriculum through a global citizenship lens: the Humari Pehchan (Who am I?) project. Nighet Riaz


Room 3

  1. Innovative and democratic lesson observation practice in the pedagogy of initial teacher education, Cathy Gower
  2. Who am I? Empowering racial identity and cultural pride in English special schools. Donna-Marie Holder
  3. Decolonising Education: A Black Female Teacher’s Perspective. Lisa Opoku

2.45pm – 3pm


3pm – 3.45pm

Three ‘rooms’ with themes on: Further Explorations in Research, Teaching and Learning 

Each of the sessions will last for 45 minutes and consist of two related presentations. Find out more and read abstracts.

Room 1

  1. Social and emotional learning in mathematics classrooms. Emine Serap Karacan
  2. Ratio and Proportion: Developing a STEM-based scheme of work. Özdemir Tiflis


Room 2 

  1. Rethinking significant turning points: how new methods of literary analysis concerning structure have been used in a narrative inquiry into critical junctures in teacher careers. Alexander Ramiz
  2. Peer mentoring during a pandemic: “a mental health and wellbeing life-line”. Kathy Clements & Andy Hobson


Room 3

  1. Researching Britishness post-pandemic using river as a metaphor. Alex Kosogorin
  2. Exploring race and ethnicity with students in UK universities. Shona Williamson, Lis Bundock, Peter Hemming, Rosie Moore & Annie Richardson


3.45pm – 4.30pm

Research and Enterprise Presentation

  • Awards, Scholarships and Writing Opportunities – Gerry Czerniawski. Find out more.

Closing the Conference  

  • Marlon Moncrieffe – Enterprise Lead, Conference Lead, School of Education University of Brighton