Teacher Education Research Network (TERN)

Building Research Capacity in Teacher Education

TERN Events

Detailed information about each TERN event (earliest listed first).

TERN Launch

Wednesday 5th November 2008, 10:00 - 15:30

The Teacher Education Research Network (TERN) launch event: Liverpool John Moores University

Graduate Development Centre
1st Floor, Kingsway House
24 Hatton Garden
Liverpool, L3 2AJ (Map)

For more information please download the programme for the day or the event presentation


TERN Workshop 1

Focus: The scholarship of the field

Workshop 1: Wednesday 21st January at the School of Education, the University of Manchester, in the Ellen Wilkinson Building.

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TERN Colloquium 1

Focus: Teacher Identities: implications of recent research for teacher education

Colloquium 1: Wednesday 11th February at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Didsbury Campus, Behrens Building, Room 0.1

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TERN Workshop 2

Focus: Theoretical frameworks for teacher education research

Workshop 2: Wednesday 25th February at Edge Hill University, Graphics Room (1st Floor), MATEC Building.

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TERN Workshop 3

Focus: Research Methods and Designs 1

Workshop 3: Wednesday 18th March 2009 at University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus, in Alexander Building AXB006

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TERN Colloquium 2

Focus: Social Justice: equality and diversity in teacher education

Colloquium 2: Wednesday 29th April 2009 at Liverpool Hope University , in Conference Room 2, Frances Mary Lescher Building, Hope Park Campus.

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TERN Workshop 4

Focus: Research Methods and Designs 2

Workshop 4: Wednesday 20th May 2009 at The University of Chester, in BINKS Building, CBK013/1.

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TERN Workshop 5

Focus: Presentation of Research Groups’ work to date

Workshop 5: Wednesday 8th July 2009 (09.30 - 15:30) will be at the following location:

Graduate Development Centre
1st Floor, Kingsway House
24 Hatton Garden
Liverpool, L3 2AJ (Map).

For more information please download the programme for the day


TERN 2010 Workshop1

Workshop 1: Wednesday 27th January 2010 (09.30 - 15:15) will be at the following location:

School of Education
Ellen Wilkinson Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
Telephone number: 0161 275 3460
For more information please download the programme for the day

Research Events in the Northwest (NW) Region

Manchester Metropolitan University

Discourse, Power and Resistance Conference - Power and the Academy Manchester, 6th to 8th of April.

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University of Manchester

18th March: Q Methodology to be led by Andy Howes and Charlotte Woods

13th May: Writing for publication led by Rosemary Webb

27th May: Report on the SEAL project to be led by Neil Humphreys

All sessions are 12.30-2, and are in

Room C3.19 of the Ellen Wilkinson
Building at The University of Manchester
Please do bring your lunch along with you. Please let Georgia (Georgia.irving@manchester.ac.uk) know if you are attending.

ESCalate at the University of Cumbria

ESCalate Seminar: Problem-based Learning for Initial Teacher Education

Friday 27th February, 10am - 3.30pm, The General Teaching Council for Scotland Headquarters, Clerwood House, Clermiston Road, Edinburgh.

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Abstract Writing Day

Tue 6 January 2009 Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, Manchester City Centre, Room GM338 in the Geoffrey Manton Building.

Reflecting on Reflection: to develop and extend our understanding of reflection

Fri 16 January 2009 University of Gloucestershire, Park campus, room TC007

5th Annual ESCalate ITE Conference

Fri 15 May 2009 Glyndŵr University, Wrexham (formerly NEWI)

A Colloquium on Teaching - a Masters Profession

Friday 5 June 2009 University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD


University of Cumbria

Assessment in Higher Education Conference (download flyer)

Wednesday 8th July 2009, University of Cumbria, Carlisle

Cumbria Study of Higher Education Network in collaboration with Northumbria University Centre for Excellence in Assessment for Learning. This second Assessment in Higher Education Conference, builds on the successful event in 2008 as an opportunity to debate concerns and increase understanding of assessment practice. It will provide the opportunity to share innovations and research with a particular focus on the voice of the practitioner, working to improve assessment in their programmes and institutions.

For further information, please follow the link to our website : http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/Services/CDLT/C-SHEN/Events/ExternalEvents.aspx

Edge Hill University

Thursday 4th June 2009

Title: "It's All in the Blend? Innovation, Research and Development: enhancing learning with technologies".

This conference will take place on Thursday 4th June 2009 and the deadline for receipt of abstracts (up to 300 words) is 5pm on Monday 2nd February 2009 (For further information click on SOLSTICE Conference Information).

Professor Martin Ashley and Dr Jeff Adams would like TERN participants to be aware of the exciting events planned by the new Centre for Learner Identity Studies at Edge Hill University. Watch this space for future updates or go directly to the university web page for information on their planned events 2008-2009 (Edge Hill University Events).

Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Marion Jones, co-ordinator of the Faculty Research Seminar Series for the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure at the IM Marsh Campus at LJMU has announced the following seminar schedule for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Faculty Research Seminars for LJMU:

11 November 08
John Clarke, ‘Leading within constraints: lecturer and teacher perceptions‘

2 December 08
Marion Jones, ‘Juggling jelly or navigating the interface of professional and academic cultures in a collaborative action research project’
Grant Stanley, ‘Raising achievement by addressing the needs of all children during transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 – a collaborative action research project between Liverpool John Moores University, partner schools and Local Authority Staff’

17 February 09
Teresa Leopold, ‘Community empowerment in post-disaster island destinations’
Wendy Jones, ‘High cholesterol - am I bovvered?’

21 April 09
Lynne Kendall, ‘The culture of enablement: the voice of students with disabilities within a Higher Education institution’
Lizzie Smears – ‘Let’s talk about bodies: narratives of physicality learning and well being’

19 May 09
Gillian Forrester, ‘Exploring notions of academic identity through the stories of educational leadership researchers’

The Centre for Educational Research and Evaluation (CERE) is planning a lecture series for the 2008-2009 academic year (Presenters and dates are to be confirmed). Past presenters have included Dr Mick Waters of the QCA; Professor Cedric Cullingford of Huddersfield University; Professor Rosemary Webb and Professor Helen Gunter of the University of Manchester.

University of Chester

Conferences - North of England Education (NEEC) 2009 Conference in Wirral and Chester (7-9 January 2009)

Professor Rob Hulme and Professor David Cracknell of the University of Chester have been involved in the preparations for the NEEC 2009 Conference and hope that TERN participants will consider attending this informative event (see NEEC 2009 Conference Website for further details about the conference and delegate registration).

NEEC co-ordinator, Jenny Grimshaw of the Wirral Local Authority provided the following overview of the planned programme:

After two years of planning, the NEEC (formerly the North of England Education Conference) is coming to Wirral and Chester from 7 - 9 January 2009. The packed learning programme caters fully for all those - politicians, educationalists, social care professionals and health colleagues - responsible for delivering Every Child Matters, and propels this prestigious 105 year old conference into the new era of multi-professional working.

Several presentations in the Evidence Informed Policy and Practice - Research Dimension strand are being presented by staff from the seven regional universities involved in TERN:

R1: "Stew, Soup or Smoothie?"
Rob Hulme, University of Chester with Pete Grady, Liverpool John Moores University. How can we grow local capacity for multiprofessional working for Children, Young People and Families?

R2: "Creativity and Culture - Entitlement or Excitement?"
Pat Cochrane, CapeUK , Janet Matthewman GONW, Allan Owens, University of Chester/ NW Arts Learning Consortium What is cultural entitlement, where did the policy come from, how is it going to work and what difference will it make? Creative learning for children and for professional development settings.

R3: "Closing the Inequality Gap"
Key messages from Manchester University's Centre for Equity in Education Alan Dyson - with local authority case studies. What are the local authority and school federation experiences of reducing inequalities of life and learning?

R4: "Improve or Else?"
Mel Ainscow, University of Manchester and Manchester Challenge What is the experience of school improvement in the London and Manchester Challenge style?

Organisers say that these Masterclasses should take place (if there is sufficient demand) at one of the two Masterclass sessions on Thursday 8 January.

For details on other presentations, see NEEC 2009 Masterclass Presentations and NEEC 2009 Programme.

NB Deadline for Early Bird registrations is 31 October 2008 (see NEEC 2009 Conference Website for delegate fees schedule).

LJMU University of Manchester Roehampton University University of Glasgow University of East London ESRC