30 September 2011
Education research at Canterbury Christ Church has been highlighted at three international conferences in the last two weeks.
Nearly 30 lecturers and professors from the Faculty of Education - the highest representation from any UK university - presented on a range of topics at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference in London. Their presentations included a symposium, "Doing God in Education" led by Professor Trevor Cooling and papers on the Masters in Teaching and Learning, Graduate Teacher Programme, Teach First and a number of curriculum areas.
Nine Education academics also presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Berlin, while three academics gave papers at the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) Congress in Rome.
Dr John Moss, Dean of the Faculty of Education, said: "I am very pleased to see such a high number of colleagues contributing to important conferences and, more importantly, that feedback noted the high quality and currency of our research. I would like to thank Professor Griffiths and her colleagues in the Education Research Directorate for their strong and focused leadership of our research strategy."
Research in the faculty is already established as "world leading" or "internationally excellent", following the Research Assessment Exercise (2008). Academic members of staff are encouraged to participate in seminars and conferences, and to publish in a range of academic and professional journals.
Their research is organised around cross-faculty themes:
- Auto/biography and narrative studies
- Children, families and communities
- Curriculum innovation and creativity
- Faith, beliefs and values
- Inclusion, equalities and social justice
- Professional development and identity
For more information about the Faculty of Education and its work please visit: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/education/research/home.aspx
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services. With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.
- In 2010 the Faculty of Education received ‘outstanding’ grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University’s primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
- 94 % of our recent graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating (2009/10 DLHE survey).
- Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
- Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college