#SERAconnects with the Scottish Council of Deans of Education (SCDE) – Initial Teacher Education connects event

Understanding learners and learning: poverty and inclusion

31 May 2022, 10am-12:30pm

Building on the success of our first dedicated ITE event in 2021, the Scottish Educational
Research Association (SERA) are delighted to collaborate with the Scottish Council of Deans
of Education (SCDE) to host a second event on the theme of Poverty and Inclusion. Beginning
with a keynote by Professor Morag Redford, Head of Teacher Education, University of the
Highlands and Islands. The event then moved into a choice of one of two workshops led by
SERA Networks

Welcome and Introductions

Keynote on the theme of the influences of poverty and inclusion for learners and learning from
Prof Morag Redford, Head of Teacher Education at UHI.

Session 1: Developing Reflective Inclusive Practice using the National Framework for Inclusion

Host: SERA Inclusive Education Network 

This workshop considered the role of inclusive practice as a cornerstone of Scottish education, and the role that all teachers have in meeting learners’ needs and upholding their rights. Using Inclusive Pedagogical Approaches in Action (IPAA) and the National Framework for Inclusion, participants were supported to consider how the IPAA principles and Framework reflective questions can support them in developing their inclusive practice

Session 2: Raising awareness of current issues in poverty and education

Host: SERA Poverty and Education Network Network

The Poverty and Education Network provided an overview of a number of key contemporary issues that affect children and young people and their learning. These included: food poverty; digital poverty; young carers, community approaches to tackling poverty and music education inequality. The workshop consisted of short presentations on these issues (and other issues) by researchers from throughout Scotland.

Contact SERA

SERA can be contacted as follows:

Charlaine Simpson – SERA Academic Secretary

For general SERA queries make contact via this link.

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