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 […]

AERA Chicago April 15

What’s the use of sitting, alone, in your room? ‘Reinventing Teacher Education’ drinks reception at AERA

If you have arrived early for AERA (or just happen to live in or be in Chicago) and you find yourself at a loose-end with nothing more than a hotel mini-bar and payTV for company tomorrow evening (16 April), why not come along to the drinks reception to celebrate the launch of a new book […]

TET April 02

Failing to innovate? Failing to communicate

The response to Transforming Teacher Education has been really encouraging and it’s had some great coverage and produced real interest. A piece in the Times Higher published last week captured some of the argument of Jane’s and my book and I have been thanked, criticised and, of course, strategically ignored following its publication. Although mostly thanked, […]


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