SERA Conference 2021- programme of events
Conference theme: International Themes in Education
*Please note that all our conference events will take place on Zoom. You can sign up for the events via the Eventbrite links below. The full programme of events for #seraconf21 can be downloaded here.
Monday 22nd November
Welcome and Keynote: Teacher Professionalism and Beginning Teachers
Dr Pauline Stephen, Chief Executive and Registrar GTCS
Tuesday 23rd November
1. Measuring Quality within Initial Teacher Education: International reflections on the Scottish context
Hosted by our Teacher Education Network
Sign up for this event from this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/x/seraconf21-measuring-quality-in-ite-tickets-189857106717
2. Conceptualisations of the Teacher Researcher
Hosted by our Theory and Philosophy Network
3. Leadership learning – COVID implications
Hosted by our LiSEN Network
Wednesday 24th November
1. Current issues in Poverty and Education in the UK
Hosted by our Poverty and Education Network
Sign up for this event from this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seraconf2021-current-issues-in-poverty-and-education-in-the-uk-tickets-189912823367
2. Interactive discussion
Hosted by our Early Career Researcher Network
Sign up for this event from this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seraconf21-navigating-precarity-for-early-career-researchers-ecrs-tickets-191601273567
3. PE curriculum and pedagogy: European perspectives
Hosted by our PE Network
Thursday 25th November
1. The impact on and emotional wellbeing of early years practitioners working as keyworkers throughout the pandemic.
Hosted by our Early Years Network
2. Promoting equity, inclusion, and social justice in Scottish mathematics classrooms
Hosted by our Inclusive Education Network
Dr Constantinos Xenofontos from Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway delivered a presentation from his recent research on equity, inclusion, and social justice in Scottish mathematics classrooms. This online event was organised by the Inclusive Education Network for the 2021 SERA Conference.
Over the last 20 years, marginalisation in mathematics education has received considerable research interest, with different educational contexts adopting culture-specific lenses through which this is conceptualised and approached. Also, research on equitable mathematics teaching practices has mainly focused on “exceptionally equitable” teachers, at specific school levels. In Scotland, as with the rest of the UK, educational policies focus almost exclusively on social class, socioeconomic status, and poverty as the main marginalising variables. In this presentation I draw on interview data with “typical” early-years, elementary, and secondary teachers in Scotland, and explore perceptions of the causes of marginalisation and practices teachers consider equitable.
3. SERA AGM
Our annual general meeting is open to all SERA members.
SERA Executive members only sign up from this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seraconf21-agm-tickets-191611102967