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CamERA 2007 Inside New Faculty Building

Academic staff, contract researchers and registered PhD students of the Faculty came together on 17th April for CamERA 2007, the fourth Faculty one-day research conference. As in the past, various academic groups organized presentations of on-going and recently completed research. In addition, Professors Christine Howe, Neil Mercer, Donald McIntyre and Ken Ruthven took part in a lively and interesting Question Time, chaired by Dominic Wyse.

There were six seminars, each offering several papers.

  • Ways of seeing and knowing - Arts Culture and Education (ACE) Contact: Pam Burnard (pab61@cam.ac.uk)
  • Social inequalities: educational access and choices, gendered citizenry and reform - Education, equality and development (EED) Contact: Nigel Kettley (nck20@cam.ac.uk) and Shu-Ching Lee (scl35@cam.ac.uk)
  • Facets of learning in science - Science EducationContact: Keith Taber (kst24@cam.ac.uk)
  • Outcomes, Lessons and Legacies - Educational Leadership and School Improvement (ELSI) Contact: Sue Swaffield (ses42@cam.ac.uk)
  • Experimental psychology methods in educational research - Neuroscience and Psychology in Education Contact: Dénes Szücs (ds377@cam.ac.uk)
  • Language Learning and Teaching Research: Implementing policy initiatives and ideas - Second Language Education Group Contact: Linda Fisher (lgf20@cam.ac.uk)

In addition:
Sociocultural Studies hosted a 'Read in' with group members bringing published and unpublished research outputs, ideas and projects to put on the table for others to read and browse.
Contact: Mary Hilton (mhiltonhom@aol.com)

Further information: Abstracts2007.doc

Mandy Maddock, Dominic Wyse and Sally Roach
(CamERA organising group)

Programme:

TIME

ACTIVITY

9.00 am - 9.20 am

Registration and coffee

9.20 am - 9.30 am

Welcome

9.30 am -11.00 am

Session 1

  • Ways of seeing and knowing - Arts Culture and Education (ACE)
  • Social inequalities: educational access and choices, gendered citizenry and reform - Education, equality and development (EED)
  • Facets of learning in science - Science Education

11.00 am -11.30 am

Coffee

11.30 am - 1.00 pm

Session 2

  • Outcomes, lessons and legacies - Educational Leadership and School Improvement (ELSI)
  • Experimental psychology methods in educational research - Neuroscience and Psychology in Education
  • Language Learning and Teaching Research: Implementing policy initiatives and ideas - Second Language Education Group

1.00 pm - 1.45 pm

Lunch

1.45 pm - 2.45 pm

Question Time - Current Educational Issues
A panel will debate topical questions submitted by members of the audience

2.45 pm - 3.00 pm

Tea

3.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Session 3

  • 'Read in' - Sociocultural Studies