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SRHE Post-Compulsory and Higher Education Research Network and

BERA Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG

Invite you to a Research Event on

Pedagogic Leadership in Post-Compulsory Education: Does it Exist?

Keynote Speech: Emeritus Professor Denis Gleeson

Friday 11 May 2012 at 10.00 (refreshments) until 2.00 pm

Venue: University of Greenwich, Devonport House

King William Walk, Greenwich

London SE10 9JW


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Yours sincerely

Francois Smit, SRHE Event Manager, Society for Research into Higher Education, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE, Telephone 0207 427 2350, Fax number 0207 278 1135,,


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DPR10: Discourse, Power, Resistance Conference 2011


University of Plymouth, United Kingdom, 13-15 April 2011
Sponsored by the School of Secondary and Further Education Studies

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The DPR conference returns to Plymouth in its tenth year, bringing together learners, teachers, researchers and policy-makers from the international education community to look at the crises in contemporary education, not just at post-compulsory level but across the board from pre-school to post-graduate. The need for change in education has never been more urgent. The conference will bring colleagues from around the world to think radically about education changing, and needing to change.

The conference will be divided into 7 streams:

– What is the point of education?
– Anticipative education: policy and practice
– Education in a funding crisis
– Widening participation: for real
– Education across the boundaries of faith: challenging fear and hatred
– The future of post-compulsory education: the internet and 
   the role of the university
– DPR: open

The DPR conference is a site for the radical critique of discourse, power and resistance within and beyond the discipline of education, looking at concerns which are currently troubling learners, teachers and researchers engaged at all stages from pre-school to postgraduate. The conference looks more widely at the impact on education of powerful interests in and behind the policy-making apparatus as they exert their influence to reshape the goals and ethos of learning, teaching and research. DPR transgresses inter-disciplinary boundaries, attracting scholars from across the humanities and social sciences. A continuing concern of the conference is the contested issue of research methodology and the related issues of the problem of knowledge.

The conference has an international reputation, drawing delegates from a wide range of the developed and developing nations and attracting world-class keynote speakers.

The DPR journal, Power and Education (, was launched in 2009.

For full information, including a Call for Papers and registration details, please visit the conference website:

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Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Academic Practice Network

Problematising the relations between students’ pasts, presents and futures in higher education

SRHE 44 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4LL

22 September 2010 1pm – 4pm

‘Using Habermas to evaluate pedagogic justice’: Dr Monica McLean, Reader in Higher Education, School of Education, University of Nottingham  — Drawing on Jurgen Habermas’ critical theory, Monica will present a conceptualisation of university pedagogy, which constructs students as future citizens and emphasises the development of ‘communicative reason’ as a goal of university teaching .   She will then discuss whether such a conceptualization has any resonance with student perceptions of teaching and learning in university sociology departments, which are the focus of an ESRC-funded project ‘Quality and Inequality in university undergraduate degrees’.

‘Conceptualising the first year student experience: the dominance of the ‘transitions’ metaphor’: Dr Paul Ashwin, Lecturer in Post-compulsory Education, Lancaster University — In this seminar, Paul will argue that the literature on the first year experience in higher education has tended to conceptualise the first year experience in terms of the transition to higher education. Whilst this conceptualisation has obvious strengths, he argues that it tends to separate students’ experiences within higher education from their experiences prior to higher education. He will show how the choice of lens that it used to characterise particular educational processes can have significant implications for the outcomes of research and the focus of recommendations for policy and practice that are made on the basis of this research.

Network Convenors: Prof. Paul Blackmore (KCL) and Prof. Joëlle Fanghanel (Thames Valley University)

22nd September 2010

Network Events are free to SRHE members as part of their membership package.

There is delegate fee for non-members is £25, and £20 for students


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Nicola Manches

Administrative Assistant

Society for Research into Higher Education

44 Bedford Row

London WC1R 4LL

Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7447 2525

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SRHE Annual Research Conference 2010

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Learning & Skills Research Network (LSRN)
London and South East

Friday 5th June, 2.00 – 4.00pm

Venue: University of East London Stratford Campus
Full details of the venue and travel details to follow

Speaker: Professor Yvonne Hiller on:
‘What’s Going on Down Under in Research in Post-Compulsory Education?’

I am pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the Learning and Skills Research Network London and South East branch to be held on Friday, 5th June, 2009 from 2.00 – 4.00 pm. RSVP to me below. Thanks to Rania Hafez of the University of East London, who has kindly agreed to host this meeting on behalf of UEL and LSRN LSE.

Please note that this meeting was originally pencilled in for this Friday, 8th May, but we have needed to change that. I hope this does not inconvenience you.
At the 5th June meeting, we are aiming to elect NEW CO-CHAIRS for the LSRN LSE Network. We have had two nominations for the two new Co-Chair roles for Sai Loo and Rania Hafez. If any other network member would like to be considered, please can you send an expression of interest to me by the 3rd June. Otherwise, if there are no other nominations, we will aim to discuss and propose the election of the new Co-Chairs on 5th June. I’ll follow up this email with an update message with minutes and the agenda.

We look forward to seeing LSE LSRN colleagues again on Friday 5th June!

Best regards

Dr Jill Jameson
Director of Research and Enterprise
Chair, LSRN London and South East
Fellow of the Institute of Learning
School of Education and Training, University of Greenwich
Mansion site, Bexley Road, Eltham, Greenwich, London SE9 2PQ or
Research Programmes Admin. Shirley Leathers Tel. 02083318058
Research Admin Officer: Linda Haworth


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This is part of the Current Issues in Post-Compulsory Education seminar series at London South Bank University

These seminars should be of interest to all those working in the post-compulsory sector.



The first seminar is:

The Crunch Challenges: The Consequences of the Credit Crunch for Education

Ian McNay

13th May, 5.30-7.30

8th Floor, The Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University

Keyworth Street, London SE1 6NG


Reductions in funded student numbers in higher education, reductions in employer support, the prospect of a long-term squeeze on public funding – just some of the more obvious challenges of the credit crunch for higher education. How do we make sense of and address these challenges, including those affecting expansion, mission diversity and equity? Bring your own crunch issues to add to the agenda!  Ian McNay is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Management at the University of Greenwich, London, where he was head of the School of Post-Compulsory Education and Training. Recent publications include Beyond Mass Higher Education: Building on Experience (SRHE/Open University Press, 2006) and Higher Education and Human Good (with Jennifer Bone) (Tockington Press, 2006).


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Teas and coffees will be provided at 5.30, so you must book a place by replying to:

Alison Britton

Reader in Educational Development

Director, Programme for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

London South Bank University

Education Department

Rotary Street


Office: Borough Road B304

Phone: 0207 815 6498




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