We run frequent research seminars on a wide variety of themes during term time.  Many of these are recorded and can be accessed by visiting our archive.

Forthcoming Seminars

For details of forthcoming seminars, please go to ‘Events

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2017 Seminars


Hedge Knights and Pedlars - the Professional Development of Early Career Further Education Lecturers

Georgia McCrone, PhD Student, Department of Educational Research

21 June, 2017

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Affordances of Augmented Reality (AR) Applications in Medical Education and as Mobile Smart Learning Environments

Arkendu Sen, Visiting Academic from Monash University, Malaysia

07 June, 2017

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Gadamer: ‘the problem of method’

Jon Nixon, Honorary Professor, Education University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow within the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development

10 May, 2017

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‘Ethical Placements?  Under what Conditions can Educational Placements support Sustainable Development?’

James Ackers-Johnson, University of Salford

03 May, 2017

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Uncertain transition – the lived experience of recent graduates

Fiona Christie, Educaitonal Research, Lancaster University

15 March, 2017

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A theory-practice gap in online higher education: failure of constructivist learning theories or victory of paradigm shift rhetoric?

Kyungmee Lee, Educational Research, Lancaster University

08 March, 2017

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Peer Review and Impact: Lessons about evaluation mechanics and their artefacts from the REF2014

Gemma Derrick, Educational Research, Lancaster University

15 February, 2017

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"You Got To Have Faith": A Case Study of Polish Parents' Secondary School Choice for Their Children in London and Nottingham

Jenny Thatcher, University of East London

08 February, 2017

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Measuring Teaching Excellence: Challenges and Possibilities

Paul Ashwin, Educational Research, Lancaster University

18 January, 2017

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