Seminar Series

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This cross-center “Thinking Aloud / Thinking Allowed” workshop is conceived as an informal space to meet new colleagues, share research ideas, discuss raw empirical data, brainstorm on future research projects and present “unfinished” work in the broader field of education, childhood and youth studies. A few colleagues will be giving 10′ presentations of a research…
You’re warmly invited to this event organised by postgraduate researchers from the Centre for Curriculum, Pedagogy and Policy (CCPP). Wondering how to develop yourself as a researcher? Having questions about conducting research professionally? Working with others? Seeking and applying for funding and resources? Communicating and disseminating research outcomes, etc.? This interactive PGR event will provide…
This seminar will be given by three current Postgraduate Researchers in the School of Education, University of Leeds: Huiming Ding: Synthesising qualitative and quantitative data to investigate the impact of PISA on student mathematics learning Tefvik Karabiyik: Theory, policy and practice in mathematics – a comparative study based on international large-scale assessments Jose Marquez: Using…
Recommendations in numerous curricular documents around the globe suggest a movement toward science teaching that immerses students in doing science in order to learn science. Pedagogy to support such environments is dynamic, in the moment, responsive to learners’ ideas, and targets both practices and concepts; thus is challenging particularly for new teachers. Methods textbooks are…
The accountability system used to judge England’s schools is on the move. HM Chief Inspector of Schools has said that too much emphasis on exam results has put pressure on schools to deliver test scores above all else. From September 2019, a new inspection framework will be used with a much greater emphasis on the…
This seminar takes a look at findings from our three-year mixed methods project examining the successes of and challenges facing Core Maths, a new and innovative addition to Level 3 mathematics provision. We assess what our findings so far reveal about the value of this relatively new set of post-16 qualifications, and consider whether or…
For our first seminar of the academic year, we welcome Professor Paul Andrews from Stockholm University. He will present a series of little known facts about PISA, its processes and results, challenging its repeated claim that it “has become the world’s premier yardstick for evaluating the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems” (OECD, 2013, p.3,…
Marlene Rayner-Canham and Professor Geoff Rayner-Canham, Memorial University of  Newfoundland Marelene Rayner-Canham and Geoff Rayner-Canham have long been active researchers in the field of the history of women in science.  Apart from many academic papers on different topics, they have co-authored the books: Harriet Brooks – Pioneer Nuclear Scientist; A Devotion to Their Science: Pioneer…
Professor Gregory Radick, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds Abstract Twenty-first century biology rejects genetic determinism, yet an exaggerated view of the power of genes in the making of bodies and minds remains a problem. What accounts for such tenacity?  This talk will…
Dr Paul Hernandez-Martinez, Loughborough University Abstract In this talk I will critically analyse the notion of ‘science capital’ as defined by Archer et al (2015) as part of their ASPIRES and Enterprise Science projects. These projects highlighted that access to science capital is perhaps more important than prior achievement in shaping students’ aspirations and their…