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BA/ RS Project on Educational Research seeks case studies

BERA - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 23:28

The British Academy and the Royal Society are currently leading a policy project which is looking at strategies that could increase the potential and the impact of research to transform education in the UK, and beyond.  This project aims to understand how we can best harness existing and future capacity, and create optimal conditions, to […]

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Opportunity: PhD studentship: causes of and consequences of educational disruption owing to irregular school transition

BERA - Wed, 03/01/2017 - 10:45

University of Bath PhD studentship Apply for a full-time studentship to support the work of the departments of Education and Biology & Biochemistry as part of a genetics and evolution teaching project. The project Irregular transition between schools outside of normal admission points is known to be disruptive to early education and hence a major barrier […]

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The Best of New British Educational Research– papers from new education researchers in UK universities

BERA - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 15:57

Oxford Review of Education – proposed special issue The Best of New British Educational Research– papers from new education researchers in UK universities Are you a new educational researcher in Education in the UK?  Have you completed your doctorate in a UK university and/or have you taken up a post in a UK university in […]

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The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research

BERA - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:37

Providing a comprehensive account of education research today, SAGE Publishing launches The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research. The Handbook provides a comprehensive guide for researchers, both new and existing, as well as a resource to prompt further thinking about broader issues within education research. In particular, the book is a cutting edge account showcasing education […]

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Tender: Dimensions of quality in close-to-practice educational research

BERA - Tue, 02/14/2017 - 12:49

BERA wishes to commission a small scale research study examining the dimensions of quality in close-to-practice educational research. For the purposes of this project, close-to-practice research refers to educational research that is based on problems in practice, may involve researchers working in partnership with practitioners, addresses issues defined by the latter as relevant or useful, […]

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2017 BJET Fellowship – Nominations open

BERA - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 18:52

Applications are invited from members of BERA for the 2017 BJET Fellowship. The Fellowship will last for one year and the award of up to £5,000 will be made available to an individual with the most compelling proposal for a piece of research in the field of educational technology.  There are no restrictions as to age […]

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BERA Elections 2017

BERA - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 14:16

BERA is pleased to invite interested members to stand as candidates in the 2017 BERA Council Election.   The elections opened on 1 February 2017 and will close on 22 February 2017 at noon. BERA Council is the governing body of the Association and the members of the Council are, de facto, the Trustees of the Association as registered […]

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Former BERA President honoured

BERA - Mon, 01/09/2017 - 15:50

Many congratulations to former BERA President John Furlong who received an OBE in the recent New Year’s Honours. John received his award in recognition of his work on educational research and teacher education in particular. He is currently advising the Welsh Government and his most recent work for BERA was our project on Research and Teacher […]

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Opportunity: Postgraduate Forum Convenor Applications Invited

BERA - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:56

          The BERA Postgraduate Forum was established in 2012 as a result of the Association’s wish to offer more specific forms of support to postgraduates. It reflects the view of BERA that research is a necessary element in the best professional practice in education. The Forum seeks to meet needs of […]

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Opportunity: Independent Researchers’ Forum Convenor Applications Invited

BERA - Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:45

          The Independent Researchers’ Forum (IRF) was launched by BERA in July 2015 to create a dedicated space for those who see themselves as members of the educational research community but are not permanently employed in higher education. Researchers in this group are diverse and may work in schools, local authorities, […]

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Making the Case for the Social Sciences – Education

BERA - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:44

BERA has partnered with the Academy of Social Sciences and Routledge, Taylor & Francis to bring together a wide-ranging collection of impactful research on education that has improved standards of individual attainment and school quality, while also influencing public policy. ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences 12 – Education’ comprises 12 case studies that […]

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BERA Ordinary Members: Call

BERA - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:33

BERA is delighted to announce the call for Ordinary Members to apply to join one of our Standing Committees. Our committees perform an important role in delivering BERA’s strategic and charitable objectives. If you want to apply, please download the form, fill out and return to secretariat@bera.ac.uk by 12th January. You can download the form […]

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Special Edition of the BERA Blog – Social mobility and what it might mean in post-Brexit Britain

BERA - Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:45

This week the BERA Blog has been guest edited by Kate Hoskins who has commissioned posts that look at social mobility and what it might mean in post-Brexit Britain. Taken together, these posts critique of the concept of social mobility and argue that our understanding needs to change if we are to have a more […]

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