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'Collaboration and Connections' RaPAL Conference 2018

Conference 2018

Collaboration and Connections

Friday, 23rd March 2018

University of Bolton

A ‘makers faire’ celebrating our teaching and learning practices, Collaboration and Connections looks at how we use our English and maths to negotiate and build lives, and the role of educator research in making sense of managing it all.
How do we reconcile curricula with our learners and contexts? What projects as individuals and teams do we manage to squeeze through and to what effect? How did we do that? How does educational technology help and what alternatives serve better? What numeracies do we find in literacy? What literacies do we find in numeracy? How does language development thread through all of this? What more can a professional learning community add?
This conference seeks contributions of practitioner research projects showcasing English and maths andragogy and the research practices which underpin our work.

Workshop and Carousel Proposals

Please do disseminate the flyer, available here. Interested proposals are welcome via the online interactive GoogleForm below, or this Word document and send to conference2018@rapal.org.uk
Deadline for proposals extended to 23rd February 2018
Deadline for articles: 30th Sept 2018


Dr Vicky Duckworth, Reader in Education, Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University ‘Transforming Lives

Dr Irene Schwab, UCL Institute of Education, has worked for over 40 years in the field of literacies as a teacher, teacher educator and researcher.

Dr Jude Fransman is a sociologist currently holding a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at IET, the Open University. Her research focuses on the processes of research/evidence production and use.


Online booking via Paypal will open shortly. Prices are designed to be highly accessible to students and staff working in the sector at £10 for members and £20 for non-members.


09:00 Registration
09.30 Tea and Coffee
10:00 Keynote
11:00 Theme Activity
11:30 Tea and coffee
11:45 Workshops 1 – 4
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Keynote
14:30 Theme Activity
15:00 Tea and coffee
15:15 Workshops 5 – 8
16:00 Plenary
16:30 Finish

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