The Politics of the Canon: An exploration of the factors influencing teachers’ text choices for the new GCSE specification in English Literature
Blog from former MEd in Practitioner Enquiry student, Anne Clough.
published on: 5 May 2017
Mentoring in schools - a European blog and a new MOOC
Rachel Lofthouse was recently invited to write a blog for European School Gateway on Improving Mentoring Practices through Collaborative Conversations
published on: 4 May 2017
Entrepreneurial Competences for School Leadership Teams
Sue Robson, Rene Koglbauer, Ulrike Thomas and Anna Reid from CfLAT and North Leadership Centre, Newcastle University, led an Erasmus+ project ‘Entrepreneurial Competences for School Leadership Teams’ (2014-2016).
published on: 18 April 2017
Demographics, short-term memory, and aphasia: Insights from the Aphasia Bank
A task that is routinely used by different clinicians (speech & language therapists, psychologists, neurologists) to evaluate the ability of adults with aphasia (the language deficit often associated with stroke) to remember spoken information for a brief period of time is the so-called word-span task.
published on: 6 April 2017
TEAs Shortlist 2017 Revealed!
Congratulations to Dr Carol Moxam on being nominated for Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Support
published on: 31 March 2017
TED Talk Meets Global Education: Keeping Your Kid’s Head in the Clouds
Dr. Rod Berger, Contributor at the Huffington Post sat down with Dr Sugata Mitra
published on: 28 March 2017
Corpus Linguistics in the South 14
Hanna recently attended the Corpus Linguistics in the South Conference at the University of London.
published on: 13 March 2017
Democracy through Pedagogy: the Mantle of the Expert in Initial Teacher Education
In his powerful speech at the Cambridge Primary Review Trust’s (CPRT) conference in November last year, Robin Alexander suggested, in relation to recent electoral outcomes in the UK and the US, that discourses of hatred and derision might be interpreted as ‘education’s failure’.
published on: 24 February 2017
Nur Nabilah Binti Abdullah discusses her attendance at the ICOP-L2 conference
I am fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Interactional Competence and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2) international conference which was held at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland from 19-20 January 2017.
published on: 16 February 2017
What progress has been made towards evidence-based education?
Stephen Gorard is Professor of Education and Public Policy, and Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute at Durham University, and Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Birmingham.
published on: 14 February 2017
CfLaT staff work hard to create and promote a vibrant research culture. Researchers enjoy related events and activities including:
- Research Teas
- Research Seminars
- centre and associate members meet once per term for a Research Away Day
Guidance Group Meetings
These meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month, at noon in room 2.50, KGVI Building.
Bid Writing Group Meetings
These fornightly meetings are held at 10.00 in room 2.50, KGVI Building. For details contact Jill Clark.
Paper Writing Group Meetings
These fortnightly meetings are held at 10.00 in room 2.50, KGVI Building (alternative weeks to the Bid Writing Group). For details contact Karen Laing.
Staff PhD support group
Staff working towards a PhD by publication meet the first Wednesday of every month to offer advice and mutual support, and share knowledge and experience. For details, please contact Jill Clark.