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School of Education Doctoral Conference 2019

7 June 2019

The Doctoral Conference is the annual event that brings together are broad doctoral community, organised by doctoral researchers.

This year the Conference was held on 3-4 June with the theme Diversity, Equity and Innovation: Educational Research for the Future. 

The programme included parallel seminars, workshops and a plenary address from visitor Dr. Liz Austen (Sheffield Hallam University). The quality of the papers was excellent and once again it was inspiring to see the range of research and depth of research conducted by our doctoral researchers as well as to welcome participants from neighbouring universities. Highlights included Laurene Chailen's paper discussing the ambiguities of her position as an ethnographic researcher of a science research network and the sole social scientist in the network, Rhiannon's Moore presentation of her MSc dissertation research on school effectiveness in two Indian States and a session that brought together papers on school effectiveness, gendered capabilities and the invisible curriculum, innovative curricula (and why they do not survive) and teacher professional development. Themes of gender, innovation and pedagogy cut across these papers.

A huge thanks to this year's conference organisers:  Ran Qi, Jing Zhang, Jinglu Zhang, Agung Nugroho, Annie Noble and Ruimin Zhang.

Overall, we have 212 postgraduate researchers actively engaged in their dissertation projects, many of whom are registered on our Hong Kong Doctoral of Education (EdD) programme. The Bristol conference, followed an equally inspiring conference for our Hong Kong students, held in Hong Kong on 11 May.  

You can find out more about our doctoral researchers and their projects through their University of Bristol webpages.

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