The second regional event: Beyond Covid-19 – Lessons for advancing digital inclusion in the region was held on 10 March 2021.
New publication available now via Routledge
Hosted in partnership with the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit
The second of our online Early Years Conferences.
Visiting Professor Bob Harrison’s public lecture
Featuring papers from the HEIR Conference 2019, hosted by University of Wolverhampton
On Monday 30th November 2020, the Education Observatory hosted a book seminar to celebrate the publication of a new book from Routledge: Childhood Well-being and resilience: influences on education, edited by Zeta Williams-Brown and Sarah Mander.
On Saturday 21st November, the Education Observatory hosted the Early Year Conference 2020 with a focus on ‘Changing practice in challenging times: pedagogy and practice in the early years’
Professor John Traxler and Matthew Johnson of the Education Observatory are working with the British Council to help shape digital learning across Southern Africa. This important research project aims to help enhance learning for thousands of digital users across Southern Africa in a time where educational exclusion is increasing due to the Covid-19
On 22 October 2020 Professor Sarah Hayes from Education Observatory, University of Wolverhampton and Professor Petar Jandrić from University of Applied Sciences in Zagreb were invited to speak with Professor Felicitas Macgilchrist at the inaugural lunch to launch the Postdigital Participation Campus at Braunschweig, Germany.
The first regional meeting for the EPSRC HDI project: ‘Data and disadvantage: taking a regional approach towards Human Data Interaction (HDI) to inform local and national digital skills policies’ took place on 9 September 2020 Hosted by the Education Observatory and attended by 20 participants from digital technology businesses, local agencies across the Black Country, such as West Midlands Combined Authority
New published academic research by Kumar Jayantilal and Nick O’Leary
On Wednesday 27 May 2020, Prof Petar Jandric, from Zagreb, Croatia (Visiting Prof at Education Observatory) and Professor Sarah Hayes were interviewed by a German University In discussion with Prof Michael Kerres and an audience in Zoom Petar and Sarah were asked to comment on: How national systems differ and how individuals and institutions are
Professor John Traxler will undertake vital research which looks at the educational challenges faced by COVID-19
The Education Observatory was pleased to welcome Dr Katy Vigurs who delivered an interactive staff and student workshop on using Twitter for academic purposes.
The Education Observatory held the Institute of Education’s (IoE) annual research conference on 28th June 2019.
The Children, Young people and Families Research and Scholarship group held this research seminar on Thursday 9th May 2019. The event focused on the research of Dr Helen Perkins and Tracey Edwards – ‘Men in Childcare: A balanced Approach’.
On 28 March 2019 the Education Observatory supported the launch of an exciting new book for budding education researchers. ‘Practical Research Methods in Education: An Early Researcher’s Critical Guide’ published by Routledge.
The first BESA research symposium was held at the University of Wolverhampton on Wednesday 16thJanuary 2019.
MOOC conference brings together international experts around digital learning for disadvantaged communities
This conference and workshop brought together three different experts and areas of expertise, namely insights into the situation of refugees, the learning of languages and the design of MOOCs.
Over your on-campus morning coffee, take a moment to look up from the words in front of you and notice the familiar product names on the standard menu you ordered from. These choices are repeated in branded coffee shops globally, so that (regardless of your location) the coffee experience is routinely and efficiently delivered to customers.
The Leading Schools in the West Midlands conference took place on 15th February 2019. Hosted by the University of Wolverhampton’s Education Observatory, the event bought together school leaders, postgraduate researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and academic researchers to discuss issues and challenges facing school leaders.