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Education students get shortlisted for PhD Spotlight competition

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2018

PhD students, Caroline Casey (PhD Education), and Michelle Hunter (PhD Applied Linguistics) have been shortlisted to exhibit their research as part of YorkTalks, a key University research showcase event, as part of this years PhD Spotlight competition.

Dr Amanda Naylor and Dr Sally Hancock begin funded widening participation project

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018

Dr Amanda Naylor (Senior Lecturer, English in Education) and Dr Sally Hancock (Lecturer in Education) have been awarded £5,732 from the Widening Participation fund to develop a new departmental widening participation initiative, Education Champions in Schools.

Clémentine Beauvais features in Times Higher Education

Posted on Thursday 8 November 2018

In a new article about scholars who write children’s literature, the Times Higher Education features CRESJ’s Clémentine Beauvais (Lecturer, English in Education).

Review of first CRESJ Autumn seminar

Posted on Monday 5 November 2018

Dr. Jessica Gagnon (senior research fellow, University of Portsmouth) delivered the first autumn 2018 CRESJ seminar on addressing inequalities in higher education.

Pictures of Youth: Visual Culture for Children

Posted on Monday 5 November 2018

Registration is open now for a free online course, starting on 12 November 2018, created and led by two lecturers in English in Education at the Department: Pictures of Youth: Visual Culture for Children. You can also follow the course on Twitter using hashtag #FLPicturesofYouth.

Global Super High School, Japan

Posted on Tuesday 23 October 2018

Colleagues and students from Hyogo High School visited CRESJ as part of their work on the Japanese government initiative to promote global leaders.

Youth activism and education

Posted on Monday 22 October 2018

Professor Ian Davies recently visited the University of South Australia in Adelaide and the University of Sydney as part of the work associated with the Leverhulme funded project ‘youth activism and new civic learning spaces.’

Dr. Sarah Carrica-Ochoa visits from University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Posted on Friday 19 October 2018

Working jointly with Dr. Eleanor Brown, Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ), they researched into "Experiences of Latin American University students of intercultural sensitivity development in Europe."

The Department welcomes Pep Mateos-González, Research Associate in Higher Education

Posted on Thursday 18 October 2018

Recently joining us from Durham University, Pep Mateos-González will investigate issues revolving around higher education and social justice.

We are recruiting for a part-time Research Associate or Research Fellow

Posted on Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Department is seeking to recruit a new part-time (0.4FTE) Research Associate or Research Fellow in the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG). Closing date 11 November 2018.

University of York hosts BAICE 2018 Conference

Posted on Monday 15 October 2018

Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ), hosted the 2018 conference for the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE) on 12-14 September at the University of York.

Leverhulme youth activism conference call for papers

Posted on Friday 12 October 2018

A call for papers for a conference on youth activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces--to be held in Budapest, Hungary from 25-27 June 2019-- is now live.

Professor Chris Kyriacou retires

Posted on Thursday 4 October 2018

Professor Chris Kyriacou was given an excellent send off at his retirement party on 20 September 2018 held in Hendrix Hall, on completing 39 years in the Department of Education.

Lad culture and sexual harassment in universities

Posted on Thursday 4 October 2018

Sexual harassment is widespread and affects the lives of women and girls, in particular, every day. In the face of calls to tackle sexual harassment and violence, the UK government committed to carry out a review to see if misogyny should be treated as a hate crime. This review is a welcome and important step, but studies we conducted at UK universities indicate that the law alone won’t be enough to tackle sexual harassment.

Leeds meets Shakespeare

Posted on Wednesday 26 September 2018

Dr Claire Chambers (PI, English, York) and Dr Sarah Olive (Co-I, Education, York) wrapped up the project Leeds Meets Shakespeare (funded by a ESRC York Impact Acceleration grant) with a celebration event for schools and the publication of a resource pack for teachers.

MSc Psychology in Education Students at Oxford Conference

Posted on Thursday 20 September 2018

We are delighted that our MSc Psychology in Education (conversion programme) was represented at the British Psychological Society's annual Psychology in Education Section conference in Oxford on September 14th 2018.

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How polygenic risk scores might be used within Education in the coming years

Posted on Wednesday 12 September 2018

Kathryn Asbury shared her thoughts on how polygenic risk scores might be used within education in the coming years in this TES cover feature published on 7 September 2018.

Schools need to teach pupils skills to maintain good mental health – here’s how

Posted on Wednesday 5 September 2018

Schools are often where children’s and adolescents’ mental health problems are identified. While there is ever growing demand for mental health support for pupils, such as in-school counselling and mentoring, the focus now - just like for any health problem - should be more on prevention than intervention.

Education and social justice: Investigating gender-based violence and social mobility

Posted on Thursday 5 July 2018

On Thursday 7 June, the Department of Education hosted inaugural lectures for Professor Paul Wakeling and Professor Vanita Sundaram.

Education staff are highly commended in YUSU Excellence Awards 2018

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2018

A massive 17 colleagues from the department received nominations from this years YUSU Excellence Awards.

Dr Lynda Dunlop receives Vice-Chancellor Award

Posted on Thursday 31 May 2018

The Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards, introduced in 2006, reward excellence in learning and teaching.

New Global Citizenship Books

Posted on Saturday 5 May 2018

Prof Ian Davies has co-published two new books in the field of Global Citizenship Education

Neuroscience is unlocking mysteries of the teenage brain

Posted on Thursday 3 May 2018

How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind: moody, impulsive, risk taking, likely to succumb to peer pressure.

Expert Reaction: Is there a cut-off age for learning a language?

Posted on Tuesday 1 May 2018

Researchers at the the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shown that if you want to have native-like knowledge of English grammar you should ideally start before age 10.

Prof. Ian Davies to deliver seminars at The Education University of Hong Kong

Posted on Friday 27 April 2018

Prof. Ian Davies will deliver two seminars at The Education University of Hong Kong summer 2018.

Universities Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence Conference

Posted on Monday 16 April 2018

The Department of Education hosted a conference on Universities Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence to communicate and discuss the findings of recent research projects funded by the European Commission, the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account fund, and HEFCE.

CRESJ Seminar Series: Democratic Devolution: Youth Citizenship in the Wake of Brexit

Posted on Sunday 25 March 2018

Dr Andrew Mycock, Reader in Politics at Huddersfield University will present his research on youth citizenship in the wake of Brexit

Posters in Parliament (#PostersInParliament)

Posted on Monday 12 March 2018

Posters in Parliament 2018 took place on 21 February 2018, at the Houses of Parliament. This was the sixth event of its kind, and this year it was hosted by University of Sheffield and funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This exceedingly exciting event featured over 25 universities and provided an insight into the important, and varied, research undertaken by undergraduates across the UK.

Youth Action, Activism and Education: Continuities, Changes and Possibilities Conference

Posted on Friday 9 February 2018

Funded by the Leverhulme trust, CRESJ at The University of York has been a network institution for a project surrounding: Youth Activism, engagement and the development of new civic learning spaces.From this, an upcoming conference has emerged that we would be delighted to invite you to "Youth Action, Activism and Education: Continuities, Changes and Possibilities."

USV React: Free One Day conference about Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence in Universities

Posted on Monday 5 February 2018

CRESJ members will host a one day conference supporting victims of sexual violence in universities on Tuesday 27th February 2018

The Nuffield Foundation partners with Oxford University Press

Posted on Wednesday 24 January 2018

The Nuffield Foundation have partnered with Oxford University Press to publish the Nuffield Early Language Intervention.

Dr Clémentine Beauvais launches The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature

Posted on Monday 22 January 2018

The Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature, co-edited by Clémentine Beauvais (Lecturer in English in Education at York) and Professor Maria Nikolajeva, of the University of Cambridge

Dr Eleanor Brown Secures British Academy Funding For International Development Research Project

Posted on Wednesday 3 January 2018

Dr Eleanor Brown is leading a new project on international development and social justice funded by the British Academy under their Knowledge Frontiers call for International Interdisciplinary Research Projects.