ACRE 2017

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9th Annual Conference for Research in Education

Children, Young People, their Care and Education

Critical issues in interdisciplinary research and practice

Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University

10th – 11th July 2017

The 2017 Annual Conference for Research in Education (ACRE) was held at Edge Hill University on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th July 2017.

View conference keynotes: Prof Victor Merriman and Dr Jo Anne Dillabough

EHU staff can access conference presentations via the FoE Research wiki pages.

The conference was live tweeted: view the storify.

ACRE linked with research undertaken through the University’s Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P) which attracts national and international renowned speakers. I4P facilitates multidisciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiatives, is committed to exploring opportunities for cross-sector collaboration and co-operation, and synthesises the experiences of professionals, practitioners and researchers in order to inform new ways of working and learning.

The conference aimed to:

  • Highlight interdisciplinary research and practice related to children, young people, their care and education
  • Showcase the strengths of cross professional/multidisciplinary research in the education and care of young citizens

In response to questions such as these, the 2017 conference theme offered scope for a broad interpretation and looked to generate papers that explored both the nature and scope of interdisciplinary research and practice related to children, young people, education and care.  We seek to debate the wider issues related to interdisciplinary research within education. Thus, papers were invited on research that explores, and has generated debate linked to interdisciplinary research and practice related to education and care.

This was the ninth ACRE event to be held at Edge Hill University, bringing together researchers and educational professionals to debate educational research and its impact. The conference was designed to attract a wide variety of papers and perspectives on interdisciplinary research and practice related to education and care.