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Post Category: Research

Below is a list of all posts in the category Research.

SCUTREA 2015

Friday, 12 June 2015

The Lifelong Learning Centre is really looking forward to hosting this year’s international SCUTREA Conference at Weetwood Hall between Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th July. The conference takes as its theme ‘It’s All Adult Education’ and the papers, roundtable discussions and poster presentations will demonstrate how the field of adult education covers a wide spectrum of educational, training, informal and independent learning activity. Delegates will be discussing papers looking at a range of research into theoretical concepts, policy and practice. The papers will cover work undertaken with adults representing a whole gamut of ages, diversity and life experiences. At...

Categories: Conferences, Research

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Pass the Russian doll to explain research methods

Friday, 25 October 2013

We often find at the Lifelong Learning Centre that our students can find academic concepts such as research methods daunting as they are not familiar with the terminology used. As these concepts can be confusing we are always looking for innovative ways to explain them. Our Business Management students on the Research Methods module recently participated in an interactive version of the Russian Doll Principle, developed by Clough and Nutbrown* to guide their thinking around research projects. This module gives students a taste of core components of the research project...

Categories: Business and Management, Learning, Research

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The Lifelong Learning Centre’s Research Hub

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Lifelong Learning Centre’s research hub brings together active researchers from across the centre to share their research interests and promote the variety of research that takes place within the institution. The range of interests in the group includes; teaching pedagogy, ICT and Education, marketing in Higher Education, Medieval Studies, gender and transgender/transsexual studies, poetry and poetics, postcolonial story-telling in children's fiction, disability studies in relation to culture, early modern intellectual history and literature, academic confidence, creative writing, gamificiation and game-based learning amongst others! The hub was established to allow staff going through the research process, in relative isolation, to be...

Categories: Learning, Research

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Developments in good practice for supporting children, families and communities

Monday, 10 June 2013

I recently attended a seminar at Newcastle University about good practice developments in supporting children, families and communities. The event was led by Professor Liz Todd from the University’s Research Centre of Learning and Teaching. Even though the centre is based in the School of Education, it engages in a much broader agenda concerning the welfare of children, young people, families and communities than ‘classroom practice’. Leaders from schools and children and young people’s services in the north east of England attended and discussed how schools were working together in partnership with broader services to improve...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Research

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Research into schools and children’s services

Monday, 03 June 2013

Further to my recent blogs looking at my research into children, young people’s and family services and schools (on the Professional Gaze and Learning Journeys), I was privileged recently to interview Baroness Beverley Hughes. Prior to her current role as opposition spokesperson in the House of Lords on matters concerning children’s services and schools, Baroness Hughes was Minister for Children and Families from 2005 to 2009. In this role she led the development of radical policies...

Categories: Child and Family Studies, Research

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