2021 International Practice-Focused Research in Education Conference

Registration for the first International Practice-Focused Research in Education Conference (IPFREC 2021) is now open. The event, which will take place online, will be held in conjunction with the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) Practitioner Research conference – the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Conference, which is in its sixth year. The conference fee of £70 includes attendance at both events.

The ECR Conference, which takes place on 5–6 July, will feature presentations and sessions led by those who have undertaken, or are undertaking, Masters’ degrees via the Practitioner Research Programme. Keynotes will be given by Professor Lynne McKenna (Dean of Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland), Paul Kessell-Holland (National Head of Curriculum Design Projects, ETF), and Visiting Professor Dr Gary Husband (University of Sunderland and University of Stirling).

Following on immediately on 6–8 July, the theme of IPFREC 2021 will be ‘Shifting Horizons of Educational Practice, Theory and Research’. Supported by the ETF, it is dedicated to encouraging international disciplinary and interdisciplinary discussion and debate surrounding the relationship between practice, theory and research in Education. Keynote speakers include Professor Gert Biesta (University of Edinburgh), Professor Ewart Keep (University of Oxford), ETF CEO David Russell, Professor Maggie Gregson (University of Sunderland), Dr John Johnson (ArtEZ University of Arts, Netherlands), and Dr Tony Charles (‘Platform A’ Art Gallery, Middlesbrough).

Both conferences are delivered by the University of Sunderland’s Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT) located in the School of Education. Places can be booked via the conference portal.

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