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The Centre for Learner Identity Studies (CLIS) would like to announce this first symposium on Learner Identity and to invite all interested in this subject to attend.

CLIS is the Faculty of Education's research centre. This symposium aims to bring together scholars whose research examines or critiques the socio-cultural context that gives rise to who or what learners conceive themselves to be, and the pedagogical conditions that affect and determine identity formation and transformation.

Guest speakers include David James (UWE), Rob Hulme (Chester), Martin Ashley (EHU), Mark Murphy (Chester), Tara Page (Goldsmiths) and Anna Carlile (Goldsmiths).


  • 9am - Arrival and coffee

  • 9:20am - Welcome and introductions by Martin Ashley

  • 9:25am - Making Use of Bourdieu's Conceptual Tools in Educational Research by David James, Professor of Education, University of West England

  • 10am - Learning Across Boundaries: The Role of Practitioner Enquiry in Developing Understanding between Professions by Rob Hulme, Professor of Education, University of Chester

  • 10:30am - Coffee Break

  • 11am - Choose between ‘Teacher's Use You'. Knowledge, Discourse, And the Role of the Teaching Assistant by Linda Dunne and ClareWoolhouse, Edge Hill UniversityOR The Benefits of Doubt: Distinction, Recognition and Ambivalence in Learner Identities by Mark Murphy, University of Chester

  • 11:25am - Choose between The Experiences of Pupils and Professionals Affected by Permanent Exclusion by Anna Carlile, Goldsmiths OR Teachers and Morality: The GTCE Code of Conduct and Practice and Trainee Teachers by Damien Shortt, Edge Hill University.

  • 11:55am - Choose between From Transmission to Construction: A Personal Journey in ITE in the Context of Primary Science Interpreted through Perspectives from Research by Eira Wyn Patterson, Edge Hill University OR The General Teaching Council Code of Conduct: Myth and Meaning by Fiona Hallett, Edge Hill University

  • 12:20pm - Choose between Perceptions of Pedagogy and Practice: Non-specialist Primary Teachers Develop Their Approaches to Learning and Teaching French by Paul Bartle and Elaine Hunt, Edge Hill University and Bishop Rawstorne School OR Talking About My Generation! By Martin Ashley, Rob Foster and Fiona Hallett (Edge Hill University)

  • 12:50pm - Lunch

  • 1:50pm - Choose between The Cultural Offer: Primary Student Teachers Working with Cultural Institutions by Cait Simpson, Edge Hill UniversityOR Transitional Identities: Embracing Change and Moving Forward by Vicky Duckworth, Edge Hill University

  • 2:15pm - Choose between A Critical Approach to Learning: Issues Based Art by Wendy Hyde, Goldsmiths / Birkenhead Sixth Form College OR Transition to Higher Education - The Case of Initial Teacher Training by Lisa Murtagh, Edge Hill University

  • 2:40pm - Choose between Sense of Belonging and Identity Within an Australian Rural and Isolated Place by Tara Page, Goldsmiths OR Ofsted and Learning: Utility or Futility: Do the QTT Standards Help Beginning History Teachers Develop a Sense of Professional Identity? by Ian Phillips, Edge Hill University

  • 3:05pm - Choose between Personalised Learning: An Action Research Approach by Mary McAteer, Edge Hill University OR The Value of Research: The Dilemmas of Active Research Communities in Education Departments by Jeff Adams, Edge Hill University

  • 3:30pm - Afternoon tea

  • 3:45pm - Audio Transcription: What Are We Missing? by Martin Ashley, Professor of Education, Edge Hill University

  • 4:15pm - Plenary and close

Book Your Place

If you would like to attend, please contact Nicola Leslie, Faculty Research Administrator, by emailing [email protected].

Added by ehuwebteam on June 23, 2009

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