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Student Poster Conference Wednesday 12th February

The Student Poster Conference on Wednesday was a great day both for our students and our staff. Thank you to everyone for making the day what it was, especially our students.

please see #frmposterconference with more photos soon

Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11:30 | Tags: Events, postgraduate, Research, Current Postgraduates

Breaking the silence: working with pupil voice in Iranian primary schools

Michael Wyness and Mon Partovi have had their article published online in Educational Review. Read the full article

The paper provides analysis of findings from research on “pupil voice” collected from 88 Iranian pupils within five primary classrooms. No previous research has been carried out in Iran on “pupil voice” emphasising children’s right to a say about different matters in their school lives. Two methods of data collection were applied: a) participant observation where the observer facilitated workshops within each classroom enabling children to reflect on issues that matter to them; b) individual interviews with pupils, teachers and headteachers aimed at gathering information regarding school participants’ insights into their experiences in schools, including the role of teachers, school regulations and pupil voice activities. Our data reports on the preoccupation teachers and children had with our workshop as an alternative pedagogic form in their schools. While both pupils and teachers saw the advantages of a participatory approach to classroom interactions, national, educational and pedagogic cultural factors provided substantial challenges.

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 11:12 | Tags: Publications, Michael Wyness

Olympia Palikara gives talk at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

On the 11th of December 2019, Dr Olympia Palikara gave an invited talk at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, as part of an interactive debate, titled "Discovering and defining my personality in school" which aimed at discussing international research and best practices promoting diversity and inclusion in education. The debate was organised by SKEP - Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth and was held under the auspices of the Permanent Delegation of Greece to UNESCO. Dr. Palikara’s talk discussed the development of a Transnational Professional Development Platform for Promoting Quality Inclusion in Schools. Invited participants included delegates from the 193 member states of UNESCO.

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 10:42 | Tags: Olympia Palikara

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