Staff in CES have recently been successful in securing funds for two new projects.
Leslie Francis, David Lankshear and Ursula McKenna have received £42,000 from the Warwick Impact Fund for the project, ‘Assessing the impact on policy and performance of the Student Voice Project: A three-year research programme among year-five and year-six students in Anglican primary schools in Wales’, which started 1 April 2018.
Leslie Francis, Tania ap Sion and Ursula McKenna have received £7,000 from the Warwick Ventures Fund for the project, ‘Embedding attitudes to religious diversity research findings in the school curriculum’ which started 1 May 2018. See https://warwick.ac.uk/services/ventures/news/ideas_fund_supporting for an article announcing the award.
CES and Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University research plans
In late March, members of CES/WRERU (Leslie Francis, Abdullah Sahin, and Elisabeth Arweck) followed an invitation from the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University to meet. The Centre was represented by Kristin Aune, Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Paul Weller, Dilwar Hussein, and Lucie Peacock. The focus of the meeting was religion and education research. Those present provided an outline of their current projects and research interests, then discussed possibilities for working together. The meeting pointed to overlaps in research areas and potential for collaboration. It also suggested that there was a lot of goodwill and appetite to develop links further. Besides beginning conversations about future co-operation, building this kind of bridges will also be helpful for any ‘city of culture’ ventures within CES.
Dr Abdullah Sahin acting as guest editor for Journal of Religions
Dr Abdullah Sahin will be acting as guest editor for the open access journal 'Religions'.
This special edition will be on Islamic Education in Contemporary World: traditions, rearticulations & transformation
For calls to paper see:
Dr Abdullah Sahin invited as a key note speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Education in Muslim Societies
Dr Abdullah Sahin was invited as a key note speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Education in Muslim Societies, organized by UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, 25/26 October 2017. There were more than 500 participants and there was great interest in Islamic Education at Warwick.
The Revd Dr Greg Smith (CES Research Associate) and the Revd Canon Professor Leslie J Francis visit Salisbury to enhance public engagement and impact
This week Greg and Leslie are spending three days at Sarum College, adjacent to Salisbury Cathedral, working with curates and their training incumbents in order to engage the primary user communities with the outcomes of the research and with the implications for practice.
Greg completed his doctorate in CES on the educational and training relationship between curates and their training incumbents - the way in which Anglican clergy undertake years 4 thru 7 of their initial professional education. The dissertation has now been reshaped for a book.