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Edge Hill University Announces 8th Annual Conference for Research in Education

posted Jan 11, 2016, 6:01 AM by Joe Shosh

Values in Education

8th Annual Conference for Research in Education (ACRE) 
Tuesday 12th July 2014 - Wednesday 13th July 2016
Faculty of Education
Edge Hill University

First Call for Abstracts

The 2016 annual conference for research in education (ACRE) is to be held at Edge Hill University on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July 2016. ACRE draws on internal research through the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), as well as regularly attracting both national and international speakers. The conference aims to advance knowledge of education by disseminating, celebrating and promoting discussion of research and practice. Practitioners, researchers and policy makers are invited to present at the conference or simply to attend and engage with the conference debates. We hope, as in previous years, to attract wide interest both nationally and internationally. 

Keynote speakers (in order of appearance)

·        Professor Meg MaguireProfessor of Sociology of Education. Kings College London. Situated sense-making: Education values and policy and practice


·        Professor Sonia Blandford, Professor of Sociology of Education. University College London.Every child has greatness inside them, it is up to us to help them find it and share it with the world


·        Professor Jonathan Rix, Professor of Participation and Learning Support, The Open University.The mainstream mirage? The importance of doubting the value of education


·       Professor Farzana Shain, Professor of Sociology of Education, Keele University. Britishness, the ‘war on terror’ and education


Papers are invited on all aspects of education, including (but not limited to):

Assessment and evaluation *Comparative education *Digital technologies in education *Early Years education *Educational leadership and management *Educational effectiveness and improvement *Higher education *Inclusive education *Informal education *Knowledge mobilization in schools and colleges *Literacy and language development *Mathematics education*Neuroscience and education *Post-compulsory and lifelong learning *Pedagogy *Practitioner research *Research methodology *School subjects and curricula *Teacher education and development

Abstract proposals of up to 500 words should be made online by February 7th 2016 at

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