Mental health education and social-emotional learning (Neil Humphrey)
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1w ago
Mental health is now recognised as an important part of schooling. Neil Humphrey (University of Manchester) talks about recent efforts to establish compulsory mental health education across English schools, and the benefits of supporting students’ social and emotional learning ..read more
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The coming crisis in education research … and what we might do about it (Sally Power)
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1M ago
Academic research is becoming increasingly peripheral to education policy-makers and practitioners. Prof. Sally Power (Cardiff University) talks about the current shortcomings of our work, and how education research might be reinvigorated through a new ‘politics of method ..read more
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Academics’ use of social media and generative AI (Mark Carrigan)
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2M ago
Why did Twitter so quickly fall apart as a place for scholarship? Where are academics now going for their social media buzz? How can you use Chat GPT as a genuinely useful interlocutor? Mark Carrigan (University of Manchester) joins us to talk about two of his latest books – ‘Social Media For Academics’ (2nd edition) and the forthcoming ‘Generative AI for Academics’. We talk about how academics can get the best out of digital tools to support their scholarship, and how academia can push back against a looming age of automated research communication ..read more
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Educational leadership, gender and race (Pontso Moorosi)
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3M ago
A/Prof Pontso Moorosi (University of Warwick) joins us to talk about her research on leadership preparation in South African schools, and the varying experiences of Black women school principals around the world ..read more
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Sustainability and climate change education (Lizzie Rushton)
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4M ago
How can schools tackle issues of sustainability and climate change? Prof. Lizzie Rushton (University of Stirling) talks about her research around environmental education in England and Scotland. We discuss the current state of UK sustainability education, teachers' and young people’s views on how environmental issues should be taught, and the benefits of applying a geographical mindset to education research ..read more
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Schools and online ‘toxic masculinity’ (Stephanie Wescott)
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6M ago
Schools are beginning to report a notable change in boys’ behaviour as a result of their increased exposure to the so-called ‘manosphere’ and online extremist influencers like Andrew Tate. Dr. Stephanie Wescott (Monash University) talks about ongoing research into how women and girls are encountering the consequences of online toxic masculinity in schools, and what steps can be taken to combat the problem ..read more
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Teachers and existentialist philosophy (Alison Brady)
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7M ago
What relevance does existentialism have for teachers? Dr. Alison Brady (UCL) uses the existentialist philosophy of Jean Paul Sartre to rethink what it means for teachers to reflect and account for their own practice. We talk about Sartre’s ideas about the self and freedom, how teaching might be seen as a process of ‘bad faith’, and why teachers need talk candidly and honestly about the vulnerabilities of being in the classroom. Alison is the author of ‘Being a Teacher: From Technicist to Existential Accounts’ (Springer, 2023 ..read more
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Student experiences of higher education (Kirsty Finn)
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9M ago
Dr. Kirsty Finn (University of Manchester) researches a wide range of sociological issues related to students and higher education. We discuss Kirsty’s interest in student mobilities, the gendered ways in which universities are encouraging students to develop ‘side hustles’, and the need for research into the loneliness of university life ..read more
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Classroom management (Marcus Samuelsson)
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10M ago
Marcus Samuelsson researches issues of classroom management with Swedish teachers. We talk about how Marcus has shifted from talking about ‘classroom management’ to ideas of ‘classroom leadership’ and ‘teaching through interactions’. We also discuss the various student behaviours that teachers can perceive as disruptive, as well as how computer simulations can prepare trainee teachers to deal with the realities of classroom conflict. Marcus is based at Linköping University - this interview took place at the 2023 NERA conference in Oslo ..read more
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School shootings and student safety (Nadine M. Connell)
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11M ago
Nadine M. Connell (Griffith University) is a criminologist working in the area of school safety. We discuss Nadine’s research around school shootings in the US, how she navigates the politically-charged nature of public debate around this topic, and why school security and safeguarding is something that all countries need to take seriously ..read more
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