Supporting Statutory Sex and Relationships Education

By Elsie Whittington  I, like countless other’s welcome and support the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening’s, statement in parliament at the beginning of March which intends make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) statutory and as such delivered in all primary and secondary schools in England and Wales.  Like numerous academics, activists, and educators … Continue reading Supporting Statutory Sex and Relationships Education

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Narrative, participatory methods and social transformation

Blog by Bella Wheeler On 16th November 2016, I attended a workshop organised by the University of East London Centre for Narrative Research at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education in London. The workshop was hosted by Professor Michelle Fine, from City University of New York (see http://www.publicscienceproject.org) and Professor Jill Bradbury, … Continue reading Narrative, participatory methods and social transformation

We’re All Going To MMU…

A couple of summers ago a colleague mentioned that she’d been to the Summer Institute in Qualitative Research at MMU and had found it hugely stimulating. I remember at the time regretting that I had not been sharper in making time to go. So when a couple of colleagues mentioned that they’d signed up this … Continue reading We’re All Going To MMU…

A jouney to a PhD Studentship

By Sarah Goldsmith I started the MACYS course in September, after many years working as a playworker in after school clubs and holiday clubs as well as delivering playwork training. The MACYS course enabled me to think differently about various aspects of childhood across a range of disciplines, which has in turn allowed me look … Continue reading A jouney to a PhD Studentship