'Come dine with me! The school restaurant: A space for social learning?'
Dr Gurpinder Lalli, Senior Lecturer in Education and Inclusion Studies at University of Wolverhampton
Tuesday, 26th January - 20:00 - 21:00, MS Teams. Please register below and you will receive a link by email prior to the event to join
The aim of this webinar is to investigate the impact of food upon learning and social skills at a school that Gurpinder has chosen to call the Peartree Academy. The main research question addresses the impact of food on learning. The focus lies on exploring the social and life skills which pupils develop through meeting, making choices, eating and talking together in an inviting ‘restaurant culture’ rather than the traditional ‘school canteen’.
Gurpinder successfully defended his PhD thesis in the School of Education at the University of Leicester in 2017. Since then, he has published in the Cambridge Journal of Education, British Journal of Sociology of Education and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. He published a research monograph by Routledge in 2019 titled, Schools, Food and Social Learning. Gurpinder is currently writing up a second monograph titled Schools, Space and Culinary Capital due for publication in 2021 and actively engaged in funded research projects.