What types of learning talk are engaged in by students in whole-class teaching?

This talk focuses on the types of talk engaged in by students and the ways in which teachers trained in a dialogic teaching approach allowed students to participate in the whole-class teaching.


Automated speaking assessment: What do measures of utterance fluency tell us about linguistic knowledge and processing?

This talk will present and discuss the implications of the findings for automated speaking assessment with a focus on implications for the interpretation of the scores generated by such tests.


A foot in two camps? and Tales from the hungry mind

Department of Education inaugural lecturers from Professor Emma Marsden and Professor Sophie von Stumm.

Recent events

CRESJ Seminar: Government's claim to Improve Social Mobility by expanding Grammar Schools through admitting more 'Disadvantaged' pupils

Wednesday 15 May 2019

There have been numerous studies showing that Grammar Schools had become ‘ghettoes for the privileged rather than a ladder of opportunity for economically disadvantaged pupils’. There have been no significant academic studies supporting the opposing claims.

PERC Seminar: Students’ Growth Mindsets and Growth Goals in Mathematics

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Keiko Bostwick will present findings from her PhD research focused on an underlying growth orientation that underpins students’ growth mindset and growth goals.

The growth of early word reading and spelling in monolingual children and children learning English as an additional language

Wednesday 1 May 2019

This talk looks at EAL learners skills’ in word reading and spelling compared with their monolingual peers.

PERC Seminar: Blurred lines: Bullying, friendship, and the peer group in primary school

Wednesday 24 April 2019

In this presentation I will be talking about children’s peer relationships at school, and the role that both friendship and aggression play in the peer group. In particular, I will discuss my research into the important role of reciprocal best friendship and friendship quality on the self-worth and peer identification in primary school children (aged 7-11).

UYSEG: A Question of Science

Monday 18 March 2019

Philosophical Dialogue in Science Education