TransformingTeacherEdproofcover June 23

Chapter 6 of ‘Transforming Teacher Education’ now available to download

The final chapter of Transforming Teacher Education – Chapter 6 – is now available to download from the Chapters section on this site. Chapter 6 brings together the various problems with current teacher education systems – problems Jane McNicholl and I identified in the research we report in the previous five chapters – and we […]

cridland June 12

Introducing John Cridland

Tuesday this week saw the third annual Education lecture at Brunel,  given by John Cridland, Director General of the CBI. It was a brilliant lecture and a fantastic evening, with over 180 people attending in the Eastern Gateway auditorium. A link to a recording of the lecture will appear, sooner or later, on the Brunel […]

Bergen May 29

Call for papers: ‘Negotiating Neglected Narratives’ conference in Bergen, October 2015

Bergen University College will be hosting another international conference this year, this time focused on narrative research in early childhood education and teacher education. Negotiating Neglected Narratives will bring together leading researchers from Europe and North America over three days in early October. The conference web page is here and the call for papers closes […]

Viola Spolin May 21

Feeling stuck? Does ‘impro’ help get unstuck and solve problems?

The ‘Stuck’ project is well underway, with four schools in the west of England taking part, funded by a US charitable foundation, and part of a collaboration with the British theatre company Peepolykus. The research team consists of Paula Zwozdiak-Myers, Kenny Frederick and myself (based at Brunel in London) and we are working with John […]

John Oliver May 12

Why can’t we do this?! Making strong arguments about education in the public sphere (and being funny too)

When you have 18 minutes to spare, watch this video. It will tell you more about the state of public education in the US and the ways in which it is being privatised and reshaped for corporate ends and naked profiteering than attending any worthy conference or reading any rigorous academic paper. It may also make you […]

TEMAG April 30

The Empire Strikes Back: Reforming Teacher Education in Australia

Hot on the heels of the Carter Review in England, comes Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers, Australia’s very own review conducted by a ministerial advisory group. It is the season to review teacher education, it seems. In fact, it is always the season to poke around and point a finger at the supposedly feckless employees of […]

TET April 21

Talking about ‘Transforming Teacher Education’

I’ll be talking about the research that underpins Transforming Teacher Education at two seminars in the next few weeks: 27th April, 12.30 – 1.30pm at the University of Southampton, School of Education (click for details) 14th May, 5 – 6pm  at the University of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities (click for details) Further seminar […]


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