Seminars and Events

All events are held at 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY unless otherwise stated.

All are welcome to those indicated as ‘public seminars’ in parentheses after the title. These are held on Monday evenings and there is no need to book. If you are coming from outside the Department and would like to attend any of the other seminars or events, please contact the convener(s) beforehand.
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Social and cultural influences on how young children's identities are shaped in a globalised world

30 January 2018 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room D

Speaker: Dr Tony Eaude

Seminar Abstract: This session is based on preliminary thinking for a book on how young children’s identities are  shaped and the influence of culture on this. By young children, I mean pre-adolescents, though I tend to split this age group at around the age of 7. I present identity as a construct and a constantly changing narrative, with each person having multiple identities, distinguishing between substantive and situational identities. I shall explore the wider social and macro-cultural influences on how young children's identity is shaped, focussing primarily on aspects such as family breakdown, the fragmentation of communities and weakening of support structures, such as faith-based and community groups, and how images presented in the media including television, computer games and advertising may affect young children’s sense of identity. The approach will be interactive, inviting questions and contributions from different disciplinary and personal perspectives.

A review of the current evidence on promising educational approaches which are likely to improve the attainment and participation of low-SES students in science education

27 February 2018 15:00 - 16:30
Seminar Room B

Speaker: Dr. Judith Hillier

Convener: Professor Gabriel Stylianides, Subject Pedagogy Research Group

Early Career Teachers’ Professional Development Conference 2018

23 June 2018 09:00 - 16:30
Seminar Room A