BERA/RCBN Master-Classes for Autumn 2004
The Research Capacity Building Network of the TLRP is funding a series of four separate one day master-classes during this autumn working in collaboration with BERA. These are part of the commitment of BERA to enhancing the quality of educational research and cutting edge debate of methodological issues and providing means of access to it for a wide audience through digital recording. All the days advertised below will be video recorded for training purposes and applicants should understand that in applying they are giving their permission to be recorded. There is no charge for attendance and lunch and refreshments are provided. Enquiries for application should be made to the relevant contacts (identified in their separate advertisements) by the deadlines given except in the case of the first in the series where inquiries may be made by late applicants.
CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACHES AND RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
Wednesday September 22nd 2004
From 09:45 to 16:15
44, HUMSS Building
workshop, led by Dr Pam Denicolo and Prof. Maureen Pope, introduces
an approach that seeks to explore the alternative meanings that individuals
and groups attribute to a range of phenomena in educational contexts.
Following a brief review of the philosophy and theory underpinning the
approach, participants will be introduced to key concepts, terms and
processes through a practice demonstration. A range of techniques, from
simple verbal and pictorial methods to complex IT packages, for eliciting
meaning from research participants with different needs will then be
explored. Opportunities will be provided throughout for workshop participants
to raise queries and evaluate the different techniques for their own
research, be it qualitative, quantitative or mixed method in general
approach. More information is available
18th October 2004
THE MULTIMODAL ANALYSIS OF CLASSROOM INTERACTION VIDEO DATA
November 12th, 2004,
Jill Bourne (University of Southampton)
Masterclass is intended for all researchers interested in developing
new and more comprehensive ways of analysing classroom interaction.
Its aim is to show the ways in which analysis of modes of communication
additional to spoken and written language contribute to understanding
processes of meaning-making within the classroom. It will examine the
ways in which teaching and learning are carried out through the interaction
of gesture, posture, gaze, etc, as well as the way in which the classroom
context itself (layout, wall displays, etc) contribute to the construction
both of curriculum subjects and the subjectivity of learners and teachers.
Further details are available here.
25th November 2004,
main aim of the day is to develop critical insights on methodology and
methods in comparative and international education research. Presentations
by Prof. Jan van den Akker (University of Twente, NL), Prof. Stephen
Gorard (University of York), Prof. Marilyn Osborn (University of Bristol)
and Dr Birgit Pepin (Oxford Brookes University) will address issues
of diversity, generalisation and the development of theory with different
methodological approaches. Click here
for further details and booking information.
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