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 Dr Alpesh Maisuria (email@example.com), Associate Professor of Education Policy in Critical Education at UWE Bristol. For general ECRG queries, please contact Ella Rees (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Research theme and strands
ECRG's research theme and portfolio of projects within our inter-connected research strands.
What is a doctoral thesis in education? Dr Tim Clark (UWE Bristol) and Professor Tom Dobson (York St John University) We are pleased to share our upcoming collaborative research project which will explore the benefits and barriers to EdD students adopting creative approaches to project design and the presentation of their theses. But before explaining … Continue reading "Embracing creative approaches on the professional doctorate in education (EdD)"
Embracing creative approaches on the professional doctorate in education (EdD)
Dr Tim Clark, Tim.Clark@uwe.ac.uk and Rita Buehring. In this blog post we learn from, and about, Rita Buehring, a 2022 graduate from our BA (Hons) Early Childhood programme. Rita recently had a paper based on her undergraduate dissertation research at UWE accepted for online publication by the national Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN). Her … Continue reading "Student Publication Success: Research with Young Children"
Student Publication Success: Research with Young Children
Dr Ben Knight, Benjamin3.Knight@uwe.ac.uk. Architecture Media & Politics Society (AMPS) annual conference, Toronto, Canada. 26th-28th April 2023. Last month I presented a paper entitled ‘Exploring the Complex, Emergent Choreography of Classroom Teaching & Learning’ at the annual AMPS conference at Sheriton College, Toronto. Delegates came from over twenty different countries and each speaker brought their … Continue reading "Education in a Complex World"
Education in a Complex World
Education and Childhood Research Group (ECRG), School of Education and Childhood, College of Health, Science and Society, UWE Bristol In this blog, Gemma Lyons, a current EdD student at UWE and a Teaching and Learning Lead at Richard Huish College in Somerset, discusses the benefits of further education staff being ‘researchers’, as part of the … Continue reading "Research in Further Education: The pathway towards continual professional development and the reflection and application of outstanding Teaching and Learning practices."
Research in Further Education: The pathway towards continual professional development and the reflection and application of outstanding Teaching and Learning practices.
In this article Katrina Diamond, a Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood at UWE, writes about an evidence-based mindfulness intervention, with primary aged children, based on the book “My Magical Garden” by Jacqui Gray and Terri Allen (2008). The number of adults, and children, with mental health issues, stress, anxiety and fatigue is stark (Baker, … Continue reading "“My Magical Garden”: A mindfulness intervention for teachers working with children experiencing challenges around anxiety, stress and self-regulation – exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, school closures and ‘curriculum catch-up’."
“My Magical Garden”: A mindfulness intervention for teachers working with children experiencing challenges around anxiety, stress and self-regulation – exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, school closures and ‘curriculum catch-up’.
In this blog Dr Tim Clark, Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood at UWE discusses his research which focuses on exploring doctoral students’ perceptions of the influences on their methodological decision making. It is not unusual for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) to encounter challenges with the selection and coherent application of a methodological approach in their … Continue reading "Methodological Becoming: Becoming a Reflexive Researcher"
Methodological Becoming: Becoming a Reflexive Researcher
Fay Lewis, Amanda Wilkinson and Marcus Witt, all Senior Lecturers in the Department of Education and Childhood at UWE Bristol have written a new book Mastery and Depth in Primary Mathematics which gives teachers practical strategies for developing mathematical thinking in the classroom. Dr Lewis writes that the UK National Curriculum is clear about the … Continue reading "Mastery and Depth in Primary Mathematics"
Mastery and Depth in Primary Mathematics
This article is a guest blog from Louise Couceiro, a PhD Researcher at the University of Glasgow. Louise’s research explores how children aged seven to ten engage with and respond to collective biographies about women published since 2016. In this article, Louise suggests that although the proliferation of texts centering women’s achievements is laudable, supporting … Continue reading "Contemporary Children’s Biographies About Women: A laudable endeavour, but critical reading remains crucial"
Contemporary Children’s Biographies About Women: A laudable endeavour, but critical reading remains crucial
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