8th Annual Conference for Research in Education (ACRE)

12th Jul 2016, 8:45am - 13th Jul 2016, 5:00pm

Faculty of Education

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ACRE draws on internal research through the Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice (I4P), as well as regularly attracting both national and international speakers. I4P, the university’s cross-institutional and multidisciplinary research and knowledge exchange initiative, 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.

Teachers’ values, children’s values… Whose count and why?

Where do values fit in education? How is education valued?

In response to questions such as these, this year’s conference theme is values in education. The theme offers scope for a broad interpretation and aims to generate papers that both explore values in teaching and learning, and debate the wider issue of values in education and society. Thus, papers are invited on research that explores, and has generated debate in, the varying conceptualisations of values in education.

This is the eighth ACRE event to be held at Edge Hill University, bringing together researchers, school leaders and teaching staff to debate matters of mutual interest around education and educational research. Our conference theme aims to present research that explores values in education and will include a wide variety of papers and perspectives. Through ACRE, we provide the space to engage in current, and often forgotten, debates in education.

Further information is available here