Our research often makes the news; whether in the local or, national media or on the radio in New Zealand! As researchers we try hard to share the work we are doing. Below are some examples of things we have been sharing:

News – sharing our research

Richard Harris was featured in TES after presenting at a Westminster Forum event. He was also quoted by Ofsted regarding his concern that Key stage 3 history ‘is being taught in 38 hours

Maria Kambouri-Danos  delivered 2 twilight sessions specifically developed for early years teachers/practitioners and parents/carers. A total of 25 teachers/practitioners and parents/carers attended the sessions which took place at the University of Reading. The sessions covered topics such as ‘Soulful Play’, ‘Empowering Partnerships’, ‘Effective communication’ etc.; every parent/carer and staff member working within early years are welcome to participate.

Impact recorded so far indicates the positive effect of the sessions; one nursery was recently re-evaluated by Ofsted as Outstanding (previously good) and the assessor specifically commented on the changes observed in practice and the benefit of having staff and parents from the nursery attending the sessions. We have also received very positive comments from parents (video recording) as to how their concepts of play has changed as well as their ideas in relation to practitioner-parent collaboration. We have also been invited to visit 2 nurseries and provide further support and guidance in relation to further developing practitioner-parent collaboration

Suzanne Graham has been very busy. She has shared her research with teachers at the University of Foreign Languages, Siena, Italy, on the findings from the Language Magician project.

She has also done the following this year:

  • A public engagement event to launch Creative Multilingualism: Linguamania, at the Ashmolean Museum on January 27, and gave a presentation at the launch conference, January 28 2017
  • Westminster Forum: Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Modern Foreign Languages at secondary level in England – classroom teaching, recruitment and standards.
  • Inside Government, October 2016 Delivering Outstanding Modern Foreign Languages Education
  • Network for Languages MFL Conference, Progress and preparedness in primary languages, Nov 2016
  • University of Reading 90th Anniversary Public Lecture
  •  University of Portsmouth MFL Teacher CPD event on teaching listening comprehension in the MFL classroom. October 2016