2018 ACRE Conference, Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University Faculty of Education are hosting their 11th Annual Research Conference in Education (ACRE) from 16-17 July.

The Conference will examine and reflect on the challenges of degree delivery in a profit-driven, customer service environment (the ‘neoliberal university’), as well as how future visions of such a system might develop. And, in particular, delegates will be asked to consider what scope there is to influence developments at the local as well as global levels.

Academics from the University will be joined by international researchers who will share their research on subjects including teacher training, the philosophy behind teaching in universities and the importance of the personal tutor for students, reflecting the variation in field research.

2018 ACRE Conference, Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University

The event will also see the launch of publications by research staff for publishers Emerald, Bloomsbury, Palgrave and Springer, including works in the fields of religion, teaching methods, education philosophy, social justice and university-community engagement.

The conference reflects the diverse research which saw the faculty rated highly in the last UK-wide Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), with 76 per cent of our research rated as internationally recognised, internationally excellent, or world-leading. John Diamond, Associate Dean for Knowledge Exchange and Innovation, said:

“As one of the largest providers of initial teacher education in the North West, our staff’s research has an impact on future teachers across the region. Our event will give researchers an ideal space for productive discussion on the state of the field.”

Click here for more information about the Annual Research Conference in Education.