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University to host popular research conference


This year’s conference, to be held by the School of Education Futures at the University, is titled ‘Research, in Dialogue’ and will be held on Thursday 20 June.

It will take place at the University’s Walsall Campus between 12pm-7pm, and will include an attendance from the Mayor of Walsall, Cllr Mohammad Nazir.

The event will offer a range of engaging presentations drawing on current research in areas such as:

  • Using HD digital video to improve teaching
  • Young Dad’s TV
  • Special and inclusive education in Myanmar
  • Mental health adult community learning
  • Using social media to promote yourself and your research

as well as a keynote address from Professor Terry Wrigley, entitled ‘Growing up in Goveland: Poverty, Policy & Privatisation’.

The conference will also be celebrating five years of the University’s CeDARE (Centre for Developmental and Applied Research in Education) research centre with guest speakers from its history present.

Speaking about the event, Michael Jopling, Reader in Education at CeDARE, said: “We wanted to build on the success of last year’s conference, which saw 17 presentations from 30 members of staff.

“This year the conference promises to be bigger and better, showcasing the diverse range of research currently taking place at the University. It promises to be a fantastic day and all of us here in the School of Education Futures are looking forward to it.”

Terry Wrigley is Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University and editor of the international journal ‘Improving Schools’. His research and publications focus on educational change particularly in response to the challenges of social justice and democratic citizenship.

His keynote address will focus on the Government’s exploitation of poverty and underachievement to accelerate neoliberal policies of school privatisation.

The education research conference is open to all involved or interested in the education and research landscapes. The event is free but pre-booking is essential.


For more information please contact Patrick Campbell in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322448

Date Issued: Thursday 13 June 2013

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