Who wants to have fun? Children are not all the same, and neither are their science experiences

Lauren
| 2018

In this seminar, Lauren will share findings of her research, unique in being the first large-scale study in Scotland exploring children’s perceptions of science experiences beyond the teacher-led and their aspirations for these experiences.  Lauren will consider the evidence gathered from this work with a children’s rights-based methodology, in the context of the predominant narrative surrounding science experiences in Scotland.Lauren Boath has a background in teaching physics and science in secondary schools, and is now a lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work....

Professor Ian Barron is leaving

Ian Barron
| 2018

Professor Ian Barron, one of our directors, is sadly leaving us. Ian has been offered a post as Director, Center for International Education (CIE) at the University of UMass, Amherst. Ian has led our research theme Psychotrauma, Advocacy and Resiliency which we hope to continue. This, however, is less a goodbye and more an opportunity for TCELT and CIE to enter into partnership for new global initiatives....

The role of trials in robust evaluations of school-based interventions

| 2018

The drive for evidence-based interventions and consequently evidence-based practice has long started to influence research and practice beyond health care.  One key research methodology in this space are randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Based on material relating to some current research projects in the area of "in-classroom" interventions the talk will discuss key ideas in the development of practice-relevant trials and share experience and lessons learned, both technical and practical. The talk will provide a more general perspective on the role of randomised trials in the evaluation ...

Lived experiences and decision making in complex transitions

| 2018

Seminar 1: Transition to adulthood for young people with severe or profound intellectual disabilitiesPresenter:  Paula JacobsThe transition to adulthood has been described as the “black hole” in the lives of individuals with intellectual disability and their families. There has been little emphasis on young people with severe or profound intellectual disability in previous research, even though their pathways may differ, due to greater support needs, dependency on others across the life course and difficulties in accessing further education or achieving employment.This prese...

Understanding student experiences with intercultural collaboration and internationalised curricula

| 2018

There is a rising trend of international students studying at universities worldwide, meaning assignments such as collaborative group work create unique spaces for intercultural learning and collaboration in ways previously unprecedented. At the same time, universities in the UK are under multiple increasing pressures to internationalise and diversify their course offerings and degree experiences. This seminar will highlight recent research that has unpacked students' experiences when working with peers from diverse backgrounds using assignments that are internationally-focussed. In do...

The role of trials in robust evaluations of school-based interventions

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| 2018

The drive for evidence-based interventions and consequently evidence-based practice has long started to influence research and practice beyond health care. One key research methodology in this space are randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Based on material relating to some current research projects in the area of "in-classroom" interventions the talk will discuss key ideas in the development of practice-relevant trials and share experience and lessons learned, both technical and practical.  The talk will provide a more general perspective on the role of randomised trials in the evaluation of interven...

Knocking on Europe’s door: how narratives of fear, safety and nostalgia shape collective perceptions of immigration

| 2018

TCELT SeminarKnocking on Europe’s door: how narratives of fear, safety and nostalgia shape collective perceptions of immigrationPresenter: Dr Anna Notaro, Contemporary Art Practice, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & DesignDate/Time: 21 February 2018, 15:30 – 17:30Venue: TBCThe presentation starts by reviewing historical and cultural imagery of the “ideal” Europe, including the utopianism of the EU project reflected in the Ventotene Manifesto (1944) before discussing literary examples that have eerily foreshadowed current public discussions about European valu...

The nature and extent of physical abuse in Saudi Arabia homes and schools

| 2018

25 January, 14:30 - 16:00 - Aref Alseheimi, PhD scholar rigorously exposes for the first time, the nature and extent of physical abuse in Saudi Arabia homes and schools.   Part of the Disruptive Research Seminar Series Seminars will be held monthly in the Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee...