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Department of Educational Research Seminar Series

All seminars take place on Wednesday in B89, County South (Building 18 on Campus Map) at 12.30-2.00pm unless otherwise stated.

Doctoral Students may participate from a distance (download instructions) JVCS details Cisco Jabber details (Mac Users)

If you wish to attend from a distance via videoconference, please email your name, email address, choice of seminar/s and method of joining – either by JVCS or Cisco Jabber (for Mac users), to Dee Daglish.  

Peter Shukie

PCreating a Community Open Online Courses (COOCs) model to explore the implications for Popular Education approaches in online space

Peter Shukie, Lancaster University TEL PhD candidate; University Centre Blackburn College, Education Studies Lecturer/Programme Leader

7th May, 2014
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Dr Rebecca Hibbin

Paying lip-service to speaking and listening skills: Oral storytelling and the hegemony of literacy practices in primary school

Dr Rebecca Hibbin, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University

19th March, 2014
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Professor Michael Young

Professions, Professional Knowledge and the Professional Curriculum

Professor Michael Young, Institute of Education, University of London

26 February, 2014
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Dr Kelly Coate & Dr Camille Kandiko Howson

Indicators of Esteem: Gender and Prestige in Academic Work

Dr Kelly Coate & Dr Camille Kandiko Howson, King's Learning Institute, King's College London

19 February 2014
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Dr Kim Allen

'Disgusting celebrities': Celebrity motherhood and the cultural politics of austerity

Dr Kim Allen, Education and Social Research Institute, MMU

05 February, 2014
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Dr Joseph Mintz

Current and Future Possibilities in Mobile Technology and Autism Education

Dr Joseph Mintz, Institute of Education, University of London

22 January, 2014
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Feeling homophobia: The effects and affects of inequality

Dr Emily Gray, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
04 December, 2013
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Cathy Lewin & Sue Cranmer

iTEC Innovative technologies for engaging classrooms. Supporting teachers to develop their pedagogical practices using technology

Dr Sue Cranmer, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
Professor Cathy Lewin, Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University

20 November 2013
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Prof Steve Higging

SynergyNet: Exploring the potential of a multi-touch classroom for teaching and learning

Professor Steve Higgins, Professor of Education, Durham University
13 November 2013
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Prof Liz Thomas

Beyond what works: Towards a theoretical framework to understand and improve student retention and success in higher education

Liz Thomas, Professor of Higher Education, Edge Hill University
19 June 2013
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Dr Sondra Cuban

Transnational Families Caring and Learning Through ICTs

Beyond what works: Towards a theoretical framework to understand and improve student retention and success in higher education

Sondra Cuban, Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
05 June 2013
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Dr John Potter

Researching digital media and learner lives (jointly with LRDG)

John Potter, London Knowledge Lab, Department of Culture, Communication and Media, Institute of Education, University of London
29 May 2013
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Gemma Moss

Taking numbers to task: Exploring PISA data on reading engagement (jointly with LRDG)

Gemma Moss, Institute of Education, University of London
28 May 2013
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Don Passey

Inclusive Technology Enhanced Learning

Don Passey, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning & Co-Director, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
08 May 2013
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Rob Cuthbert

Failing the Challenge of Institutional Evaluation: How and Why Managerialism Flourishes

Rob Cuthbert, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Management, University of the West of England
01 May 2013
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Simon Brownhill

Build me a male role model! A critical exploration of the perceived qualities/ characteristics of men in the early years (0 - 8)

Simon Brownhill, Senior Teaching Associate, University of Cambridge.
20 March 2013
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Catherine Easton

To be seen and to learn, without being seen to learn: A study of underachievement and identity-negotiation among privileged young men in upper-secondary school

Anne-Sofie Nyström, Lecturer in Sociology, Dept. of Sociology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
13 March, 2013
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Catherine Easton

Interaction and Engagement: What can MOOCs learn from clickers?

Dr Catherine Easton, HEA International Scholar 2012-13.
27 February, 2013
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Paula Burkinshaw

Silent and strange voices: Why are there so few women Vice Chancellors?

Paula Burkinshaw, PhD Student, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University.
23 January, 2013
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Mark Limmer

"Probably the most educational thing you will ever see": What do young men learn from pornography?

Mark Limmer, Lecturer in Public Health, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University
21 November, 2012
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Much ado about affordances: Implications for researching technological affordances

Gale Parchoma, Lecturer in E-Research & Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University
14 November, 2012
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Intersections of 'race', class and gender in the social and political identifications of young Muslims in England

Farzana Shain, Senior Lecturer in Education, Keele University
24 October, 2012
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Rethinking the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in terms of Students' Engagement with Academic Knowledge

Paul Ashwin, Educational Research, Lancaster University
17 October, 2012
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Katy Jones & Paul Sissons

Lost in transition?  The changing labour market and young people not in education, employment or training

Paul Sissons & Katy Jones, The Work Foundation
20 June, 2012
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Jenny Bimrose

Skills & competencies required by career practitioners to develop internet-based practice

Jenny Bimrose, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick
6 June, 2012
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Veronica Bamber

Tribes, Territories and Tribal Reservations

Veronica Bamber, Director, Centre for Academic Practice, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
30 May, 2012
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Mary Hamilton

The Politics of Representation: Constructing Public Narratives of Literacy through Image, Number & Voice

Mary Hamilton, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University
09 May, 2012
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Pat Sikes

Truths, Lies, Sex and Stories? Researching Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Made Against School Teachers

Pat Sikes, University of Sheffield, School of Education
2 May, 2012
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Jeffrey Keefer

Navigating Liminality: The Experience of Distance in Doctoral Education

Jeffrey Keefer, PhD E-Research & Technology Enhanced Learning, PhD Student
21 March, 2012
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Technology, determinism and learning: exploring different ways of being digitally literate

Dr Martin Oliver & Dr Lesley Gourlay, Department of Culture, Communication and Media, Institute of Education, University of London
14 March, 2012
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Vina Adriany

"Powerful children and powerless adults": Gendered Power Relations Within a Child-Centred Discourse in an Indonesia Kindergarten

Vina Adriany , PhD Student, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
29 February, 2012
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Sue Smith

Reconceptualising space in learning

Sue Smith, Director, LEAD, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University Management School
22 February, 2012
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Paul Davies

Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

Paul Davies, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University
8th February, 2012
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Helen Cowie

Can the peer group help to counteract cyberbullying? How research can inform practice

Helen Cowie, University of Surrey
25th January, 2012
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Alex Bell

The place of 'voice' in collaborative online learning: A phenomenology

Alex Bell, University of Wales
7th December, 2011
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Charles Clarke - Photo provided by Amie Slater

The Roles of Education and Educational Research in Promoting Social Justice

Charles Clarke is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University. During his time as a member of the Labour Government he became Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for School Standards in July 1998.
1 December 2011 Time: 16.00 - 17.30
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Becky Francis

Gender and Social Justice in Education: Current Issues and Future Agendas

Becky Francis, Director of Education at the RSA and Visiting Professor at King's College London, and Roehampton University
27th October, 2011
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Murray Saunders

Judgements on value: how can we conceptualise evaluative practices in Higher Education?

Murray Saunders, Educational Research, Lancaster University
23rd November, 2011
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Vanita Sundaram

Young people and violence: gendered understandings of violence and discourses of acceptability

Vanita Sundaram, Department of Education, University of York
16th November, 2011
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John McGovern

The Making of Higher Education International Partnerships: Evaluating the Nation to Nation Approach

John McGovern, Tenterfel Consulting
26th October, 2011
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The impact of a haptics environment on students' learning: the hapTEL experience

Margaret Cox, Director of the hapTEL project - King's College London
12th October, 2011
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Colin Rogers

Desperately seeking independence. Some implications of student experience of the transition into Lancaster University for an understanding of motivational goal structures

Colin Rogers, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, 8th June, 2011
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Claire Coulton

Negotiating the technology minefield - families negotiating the discourses of ICT and the Internet at home

Claire Coulton, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, 11th May, 2011
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Tugba Ozturk

Conflict in Virtual Learning Communities in the Context of a Democratic Pedagogy

Tugba Ozturk, Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University and also Ankara University, Turkey, 30th March, 2011
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Technostructural Knowledge: E-learning and Academic Capital

Drew Whitworth, School of Education, University of Manchester, 23rd March, 2011
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How does online asynchronous text-based communication mediate the learning process in a Distance Creative Writing Masters programme? Approaches to data collection

Hilary Thomas, Lancaster University, 16th March, 2011
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Tania Vazquez 

Beyond Inclusion: Special and Mainstream Schools working together

Tania Vazquez, PhD Student, Lancaster University, 2nd March, 2011
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Tara Fenwick

(un)Doing Education with Actor-Network Theory

Tara Fenwick, Stirling Institute of Education, University of Stirling 23rd February, 2011
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Lesley Gourley

The posthuman university?: hybrid spaces and literacy practices

Dr Lesley Gourley, Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies (CAPLITS), Institute of Education, University of London, 16th February, 2011
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Peter Wood

Social and emotional aspects of learning: Complimenting, compensating and countering parental styles

Peter Wood, Lancaster University, 8th December, 2010
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Jo Warin

Stories of Self: Tracking children's identity and wellbeing through the school years

Jo Warin Lancaster University, 17th November, 2010
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Hallucinating Integration: Practice Simulation or Practice Innovation?

Diana Dawes Lancaster University, 3rd November, 2010
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Gale Parchoma

An exploration of teaching, learning, and technology perspectives-in-practice

Gale Parchoma Lancaster University, 13 June 2010
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Evaluative Research Knowledge: Use, Usability, Effects and Impact

Murray Saunders Lancaster University, 16 June 2010
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Christina Sin

Loose Policy and Local Adaptation: A Comparative study of Master Degrees in the Context of the Bologna Process

Christina Sin Lancaster University, 2nd June 2010
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Sandra Varey

Biographical Narratives and Individual Learning Plans (ILPs): Comparing 'Personal' and 'Official' Representations of Adult Literacy Learners

Sandra Varey, Lancaster University, 26 May 2010
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Malcolm Tight

The Golden Age of Academe: Myth or Memory?

Malcolm Tight, Lancaster University, 21 April 2010
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Affect and Identity in Changing EU Trade Union Education

Sondra Cuban, Lancaster University, 17 March 2010
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Functional Literacy - New Idea or Déjà Vu?: Reflections on Adult Literacy Policy in England

Mary Hamilton & Amy Burgess, Lancaster University, 24 February 2010
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Adapting Social Practice Theory for Use in Evaluating Cultural Change

Neil Lent, CSET, Lancaster University, 17 February 2010
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The Effects of Class Size on Education and Earnings

Ian Walker, 9th December 2009
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Contrasting Interpretations of the 'Learning Community'

Michael Reynolds, 18th November 2009
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'At University You Celebrate the Fact That Somebody's Bought a Pen. Everyone Will Go Out and Get Drunk.' SPECIALS: A Preliminary Qualitative Study into Student Drinking

Steve Dempster and Ann-Marie Houghton, Educational Research, Lancaster University, 11th November 2009
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How Important is the Local when Thinking Global? Internationalisation at a Research Led University

Ian Willis, 28th October 2009
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Relations Between Theory and Data in Research in Higher Education

Paul Ashwin, Educational Research, Lancaster University, 7th October
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