Professorial Lecture Series
The Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has recently been reconfigured
as a University Research Centre and as a new Department in the Faculty of
Education. This event highlights some of the Institute's world leading research
and features, in particular, the first in a series of public lectures by ESRI
professors. The inaugural lecture was introduced by the Head of ESRI and Associate
Dean for Research in Education, Professor Harry Torrance, and was given by
Professor Nicola Whitton, on 12 November 2015 in the Brooks Building, Manchester
Metropolitan University, with further lectures by Professor Rachel Holmes
and Professor Cathy Lewin to be given next year.
Nicola Whitton on 12 November 2015 - From Magic Micros to Magic
Circle: A Manifesto for Playful Learning.
Rachel Holmes on 3rd March 2016
Cathy Lewin on 12th May 2016
Harry Torrance - How Can Research Inform Policy and Practice?
Producing and Using Evidence in Education.
Cathy Lewin - Transforming education through technology: mission
MacLure - If things were so different back then, how come they
look the same? A perplexed look at life in early years classrooms in the
1970s vs the noughties.
Jones - Children
Heather Piper - Abuse,
Fear and Moral Panic: children, teachers and carers at risk.
John Schostak - Maladjusted
School Revisited: a time to re-imagine 21st Century Education?
Tony Brown - Whatever
Happend to Theory in Teacher Education?
Yvette Solomon -
Adding or Taking Away: how "Doing Mathematics" defines us.