Education and Childhood Research Group (ECRG)
The Education and Childhood Research Group (ECRG) encompasses four strands of research:
- Equity in education
- Childhood, children and young people
- Sustainability in education.
These four Strands are committed to deliver UWE Bristol's values, vision and strategy through real world research and scholarship that seeks to transform futures.
ECRG is made up of researchers, associates and doctoral researchers throughout the School and welcomes active membership and collaboration from across the University. The ECRG is led by Professor Alpesh Maisuria (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education at UWE Bristol. For general ECRG queries, please contact Charlotte Kite (email@example.com).
Details of the activities of the Group are advertised through our social media site, Twitter. We also include details of our activities within some of our blog posts. We further advertise our events via UWE Bristol email to relevant groups and individuals.
By Dr Tim Clark, ECRG Strand Leader as featured on the SRHE News Blog All doctoral students in the UK are expected to navigate periodic, typically annual, progress reviews as part of their studies (QAA, 2020). Depending on the stage, and the individual institutional regulations, these often play a role in determining confirmation of doctoral … Continue reading "Doctoral progress reviews: Managing KPIs or developing researchers?"
By Will Grant – Associate Director of Postgraduate Study in the School of Arts, UWE Bristol. Linked closely with the Pedagogy strand of the ECRG. The teaching profession practices in an increasingly fragmented landscape, with school profiles and processes diversified though the marketising instruments of recent policy developments. In a market, the individual teacher can … Continue reading "Engendering Collegiality Through Inter-Institutional Pedagogies"
By Malcolm Richards – Senior Lecturer in Education, School of Education and Childhood Tuesday 30 January 2024 – 4:30pm-5:30pm // free and online // Eventbrite registration required for non-UWE colleagues. The second in an exciting series of collaborations by Network for Black Studies in Education, in collaboration with UWE ECRG, Bristol Caribbean Kitchen, Bookbag (Exeter), and Phoenix … Continue reading "Culture Club: Words Sights and Sounds Vol. 2 with Dr Josie Gill (University of Bristol, Bristol, UK)"
The project – now officially branded as ‘Lit. Legacies’ – has come a long way since my last blog post in July 2023! We are excited to announce the launch event for our 6-week scheme of work on Chinonyerem Odimba’s play ‘Princess & The Hustler’! The launch will take place on Wednesday 31st January 2024 (6 – 8pm) … Continue reading "Lit. Legacies Launch Event: Teaching ‘Princess & The Hustler’"
About Suzannah Harniman Until around 10 years ago, I was employed as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in a veterinary hospital where I worked mostly with horses. Whilst in this role, was responsible for mentoring student veterinary nurses and it was this which sparked my interest in teaching. In 2014, I relocated to rural Gloucestershire and … Continue reading "My Account of Preparing an MA Dissertation for Publication"
By Terra Glowach (UWE Bristol), Malcolm Richards (UWE Bristol), and Rafael Mitchell (University of Bristol) – as published by The Conversation There is a major shortage of new teachers in England, and this includes teachers from ethnic minority backgrounds. Research from 2020 found that 46% of schools in England had no Black or ethnic minority teaching staff at all. … Continue reading "More ethnic minority teachers are needed in UK schools – but teaching can affect their mental health and wellbeing"
As Autumn stretches across the UK, many trees, once green and vibrant, now begin to turn into a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges and browns. But how many of these lovely trees can you name and does it matter? Paul Hawken (1993) suggested that the average Western adult would be able to recognise over 1000 brands … Continue reading "Raising the Profile of Plants in ECRG’s Research"
On Tuesday 7th November 2023, the Pedagogy Strand of the ECRG hosted a launch event for a new book by Dr Ben Knight. The small theatre upstairs at the Alma Tavern was the venue for a book launch by a colleague from the School of Education @ UWE, Dr Ben Knight. Nearly all the seats … Continue reading "Book Launched in Style at Bristol Theatre"