Publication Launches and Events

September 2011 - Video interaction guidance launch in Orkney and London Launched!

Liz Todd is co-editor with Hilary Kennedy and Mim Landor of the first UK Book on Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). VIG is a highly effective way to bring change in relationships and any kind of interaction – in homes, schools and other workplaces. The book was launched on Sept 21st at the London Art House to much ceremony and occasion. However this was not the first launch – it was lauched two weeks earlier in Kirkwall Orkney at the Orkney Science Festival, in a venue following a session on ‘super-conductivity’! Appropriate as this is the home of one of the editors and the venue for some formative work between the editors that went into the book. A Newcastle launch is planned for after Christmas, involving regional practitioners.

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is an effective intervention which builds positive relationships through filming and feedback sessions. By micro-analysing actions and communications in this way, clients are supported to resolve their current difficulties and increase their sensitivity and attunement within the relationship.
Bringing together contributions from researchers and practitioners across a range of professions, this book provides a definitive introduction to VIG. The book explains the theory behind the approach, reviews research evidence, and offers case studies that document how VIG has been successfully applied to family relationships, schools and higher education, individuals with communication and developmental disorders, and as a reflective professional development tool. The approach is then discussed from a range of theoretical perspectives and within the contexts of narrative therapy, infant and attachment interventions, positive psychology and mindfulness. This authoritative and comprehensive guide to VIG will be an important text for psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, therapists, and mental health and education professionals, as well as students and academics in these fields.

Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, available from Amazon for (at time of press) £25.22


Talking about Learning book published!

October 2007

CfLaT would like to announce the publication of ‘Talking about Learning: using templates to find out about pupils’ views’. Written by Dr Kate Wall (CfLaT), Prof Steve Higgins (Durham University) and Emma Packard (North Tyneside Authority) the book is the culmination of thinking across a number of research projects. For further details, click here.


Learning to Learn in Schools Phase 3 Evaluation Findings Released

May 2007

The Learning to Learn in Schools Phase 3 Evaluation was a three year project funded through the Campaign for Learning and supported by a University team comprising colleagues from the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University, Durham University and the Institute of Education, London University. The project built on findings from Phases 1 and 2 and involved 33 schools from three LAs (Cheshire, Cornwall and Enfield).


Centre launched 'Learning and Teaching Update’ Series

Tuesday 6th March 2007

Published ten times a year, the focus of the Update is on the process of teaching and learning. It aims to keep teachers and schools in touch with pedagogical innovation, providing an evidence- and school-based approach to informing their application to different contexts around the country. CfLaT hosted an official launch event on 6th March, 2007.


Liz Todd launched her book "Partnership for Inclusive Education"

Monday 26th February 2007

Published by Routledge, this book was officially launched at a joint event with Tom Shakespeare, who also launched his Routledge book: "Disability Rights and Wrongs".