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  Prof. Sharon Gewirtz

 Department of Education and Professional Studies
 Kings College London

  Prof. Pat Mahony

 Department of Education
Roehampton University





Thematic Seminar Series


Changing Teacher Roles, Identities and Professionalism

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Series Aims


This seminar series is one of several funded as part of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research Programme.

The series is concerned with teachers (across all sectors) both as learners and as the agents of students' learning. It has been designed to build on latest research in order to provide a basis for enhanced professional practice and learning. The seminars will present new empirical and/or theoretical work and bring together two important traditions of enquiry about teachers' lives and practices, namely, research which investigates the social and policy contexts of teachers' lives and that which focuses on the enhancement of professional practice . The series has at its core the development of knowledge that can illuminate the role of teachers in a learning society, in order to maximise their effectiveness.

The overall aim of the seminar series is to deepen and broaden analyses of teachers' work in relation to changing contexts, roles and identities, in order to enhance learning and professional practice. The objectives through which the overall aim will be pursued are to:


  • organise research-informed presentations and discussions on major themes emerging from TLRP and non-TLRP research projects;
  • ensure wide participation by including appropriate representatives from relevant user groups and through invitations to a broad audience;
  • contribute to the development of educational research capacity through research-based presentations and discussions from multi-method and multi-disciplinary approaches;
  • disseminate the outcomes of the series as widely as possible, including through a dedicated web-site, an annotated bibliography and at least one edited collection of papers.

The seminar series has now finished, and an annotated bibliography has been produced to accompany the papers. You can download this bibliography, in pdf format, here: C-Trip Annotated Bibliography

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