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Children as Engineers (2024)
Book
Lewis, F., & Edmonds, J. (2024). Children as Engineers. (1). London: Routledge

Meeting the diverse aspects of the science, and design and technology curricula can be challenging for many teachers. Children as Engineers addresses this problem, offering both new and experienced teachers an accessible resource to apply within the... Read More about Children as Engineers.

Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, F., Edmonds, J., Carter, J., Alston, A., & Sargeant, S. (2024, March). Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools. Paper presented at NARST 2024 Science Education for the rest of us, Denver, USA

Scientific literary materials (SLMs) present science content in genres such as narratives and poems as well as traditional non-fiction genres. SLMs have the potential to engage children and teachers who are non-science enthusiasts or specialists wit... Read More about Reading for Science: The use of scientific literary materials in primary schools.

A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context (2024)
Journal Article
Carter, J., Podpadec, T., Pillay, P., Babayiğit, S., & Gazu, K. A. (2024). A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context. Educational Research and Evaluation, 29(1-2), 69-103. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2024.2314522

International comparative measures show that South Africa has extremely low standards in reading. A variety of programmes aimed at boosting reading have been developed, however, the effectiveness of these programmes is unclear. Prior reviews of effec... Read More about A systematic review of the effectiveness of reading comprehension interventions in the South African multilingual context.

Supporting new teachers: Insights from the education system in England (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Grant, W. (2023, November). Supporting new teachers: Insights from the education system in England. Presented at Webinars for Teacher Educators

How to prepare student teachers and support them in their first few years in school is a fundamental consideration for education systems around the world. In this webinar we discuss how this is approached in England. Will Grant, Programme Lead for th... Read More about Supporting new teachers: Insights from the education system in England.

Family transitions, ‘special’ education and home education (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Gillie, S. (2023, September). Family transitions, ‘special’ education and home education. Paper presented at BERA 2023 Conference, Conference Aston/Aston University

Recent years have seen families of certain schoolchildren encouraged to deregister and begin home education. Ofsted (2019) considers the practice to serve a school’s purposes rather than children’s best interests. The Children’s Commissioner (2019) s... Read More about Family transitions, ‘special’ education and home education.

Inclusive spaces for neurodivergent/neurominority students in higher education (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Whelan, J. (2023, August). Inclusive spaces for neurodivergent/neurominority students in higher education. Presented at Professional Development Programme, Rwanda

Due to the epistemic, hermeneutical injustice of neurodivergent voices, inclusive language to express and interpret experiences has been excluded from centres of language generation (higher education, journalism, and governance). Through the use of t... Read More about Inclusive spaces for neurodivergent/neurominority students in higher education.

DRY: Diary of a Water Super Hero (2019)
Book
McEwen, L., Gorell Barnes, L., Jones, V., Whitehouse, S., & Williams, S. DRY: Diary of a Water Super Hero. UWE Bristol

This is the children's book (designed for Key Stage 2) produced as part of the knowledge exchange within the NERC -funded DRY (Drought Risk and You) project. The book aims to promote awareness of drought in the UK and of positive water behaviours -... Read More about DRY: Diary of a Water Super Hero.

Final report RSHE recommendations to schools 2023
Report
Bovill, H., H, B., J, W., L, B., & H, M. (2023). Final report RSHE recommendations to schools 2023. Vice Chancellor Challenge Fund

The Women and Equalities Committee inquiry (2016), found sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools to be widespread, facilitated by access to online pornography. UK research found most children have seen pornography by 16, with 75% reporting t... Read More about Final report RSHE recommendations to schools 2023.