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A new ‘term of talks’ from the Centre for Education Research

Date 30.04.2021

A series of free-to-attend talks covering a wide-range of education-related topics are set to start in May 2021, open to academics, children’s services professionals, and all who are interested.

The summer 2021 programme of expert-led, research-informed talks hosted by the Centre for Education Research follows their successful series of seminars held earlier this year.

The new seminars highlight the newly formed CER Special Interest Groups* (SIG). The SIGs are communities for people with similar research interests to meet, discuss and share research, and plan and carry out future research projects together.

The summer seminars begin on 12 May 2021 and will be held online. They are free and open to all, whether education academics or those who are interested in learning more about the topics being discussed.

There’s no need to register, just save the dates for the seminars below. Further details, with room links to be accessed on the day, are included:

  • Wednesday 12 May (4:30-5:30pm): ‘Transitioning towards inclusion: Navigating the role of the Education Assistant’, with Professor Sheila Bennett, Professor Tiffany L. Gallagher, Dr Monique Somma and Rebecca White from Brock University, Canada.
  • Wednesday 26 May (4:30-5:30pm): ‘From Post-its on the dining table to multi-national collaboration: A decade of serendipity in mathematics education research’, with Dr Judy Sayers from University of Leeds and Professor Paul Andrews from Stockholm University.
  • Wednesday 9 June (4:30-5:30pm): ‘Translocal Caring Relationships and Multilingual Identities among Young Syrian Refugees and ‘Second Generation’. Youth of African Heritages in the South East of England’, with Professor Ruth Evans from University of Reading.
  • Wednesday 23 June (4:30-5:30pm): ‘”Is this for kids?” Adventuring and the reconfiguration of childhood spaces’, with Dr Casey Y. Myers and Rochelle L. Hostler, MA from the Watershed Early Years Partnership.
  • Wednesday 7 July (4:30-5:30pm): ‘Flipped-classroom and gamification in higher education’, with Dr Michael Sailer from LMU Munich, Germany and Professor Maximilian Sailer from University of Passau, Germany.
  • Wednesday 21 July (4:30-5:30pm): ‘Creating identity texts with young children across culturally and linguistically diverse contexts’, with Dr Jodi Streelasky from University of Victoria, Canada.

Dr Jane Murray, Associate Professor at the University, said: “Our Spring Seminars, focusing on women in education research, proved popular so we are very pleased to announce our latest series of expert talks.

“Our Centre for Education and Research is now firmly established in its new home within the Faculty of Health, Education and Society with a topical and wide-ranging 2021 seminar programme.

“As with our spring events, they are free and open to all, whether you are from the University of Northampton or beyond. We look forward to people joining us for what will be another enlightening term of talks.”

For further enquiries about CER seminars or CER SIGs, please email or

*The CER SIGs are:

  • Children and Young People
  • Digital Technologies in Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Education in Schools
  • Families and Communities
  • Further and Higher Education
  • Inclusion, Diversity and Special Education