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  • Preschool male teacher with children

    ESRC project investigates why only 2% of preschool staff are male

    Currently only around 2% of the UK's early childhood education workforce (ECE) are male - a figure that has remained stubbornly resistant to change for several decades. Now researchers at Lancaster University’s Educational Research Department are to investigate, both internationally and in the UK, how men are recruited, supported and retained in the ECE workforce, as teachers and carers for preschool children.

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    New Visual Literacies MOOC

    Join a new MOOC - Visual Literacies: Exploring educational practices and technologies which starts on April 23rd 2018

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    Borders and Boundaries 2018: Debating the limits and possibilities of Education

    The Department of Educational Research invite international speakers every summer, and this year we are opening the event up to invite critical interdisciplinary scholars to engage in a range of events which bring together our three research centres. This year’s theme is Borders and Boundaries, which will be unpacked by our internationally renowned speakers and a programme of conference presentations on July 3rd and 4th at Lancaster University.

  • New books from Educational Research academics 2017-8

    Book bonanza for Department of Educational Research

    The hard work of academic staff from the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University seems to have paid off with eleven new books published recently or about to be published in 2018.

  • Current and former members of staff and a current student at the Educational Research 50th anniversary event

    50th celebration for Educational Research

    Students, alumni, friends, and current and former staff gathered at Lancaster University on September 22nd 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Educational Research.

  • Visitors from universities in the Tianjin region of China.

    John Taylor welcomes visitors from Tianjin Municipality, China

    In August 2017, the Department of Educational Research organised a one-day course on Quality Management for Internationalisation in Higher Education for a group of visitors from universities in Tianjin Municipality, China.

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    Doctoral Programmes Awards for Research Publications

    Four winners will be presented with Apple tablets and an award certificate in September 2017 for excellent publication from research conducted for the Doctoral Programmes in Educational Research (Higher Education) and the online Higher Education Research and Development.

  • Student Digital Ambassadors review Moodle accessibility

    Starting early in 2016, Carla Briffett-Aktas and Manish Malik, both part-time PhD researchers studying away from the university, joined a network of Lancaster University students working on a wide variety of digital projects designed to enhance the student learning experience.

  • A tribute to Dr Steve Dempster

    A tribute to the academic contribution of Dr Steve Dempster, who sadly died on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

  • Dr Steve Dempster

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Steve Dempster on Wednesday 29th March 2017 after a period of ill health.