Knowledge Exchange Seminars

CERES Seminar

1+2 Language Strategy and Complementary Schools in Scotland – 2nd Seminar

Thursday 21st April 2016, 12.00-4.30pm                                                                           Room 2.03 Charteris Land, Moray House School of Education

CERES is pleased to announce a second seminar bringing together policy makers, practitioners, cultural organisations, language communities and researchers in Scotland to engage in knowledge exchange. The knowledge exchange will focus on exploring how heritage language and learning and complementary schools in Scotland can help share the Scottish Government’s 1+2 Language Strategy.

Further information can be found here

Tickets for this event are free but spaces are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

You can book tickets by visiting eventbright here

PAST Seminars

Wednesday 4th November                                                                                                Venue: Moray House School of Education, Room G21 Paterson’s Land

1+2 Language Strategy and Complementary Schools in Scotland

CERES was pleased to announce a seminar bringing together policy makers, practitioners, cultural organisations, language communities and researchers in Scotland to engage in knowledge exchange. The knowledge exchange focused on exploring how heritage language learning and complementary schools in Scotland can help shape the Scottish Government’s 1+2 Language Strategy.

Further information can be found here.

A video of the event will be uploaded shortly

Children’s Rights, Social Justice and Social Identities in Scotland

Scottish Universities Insight Institute

Seminar Series

CERES Co-Directors Kristina Konstantoni and Akwugo Emejulu and CERES Associate Marlies Kustatscher and Professor John Davis, in partnership with colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Scottish Human Rights Commission are organising a seminar series to debate children’s and young people’s complex and intersecting identities and consider the ways in which multiple social inequalities impact on children’s and parents’ lives.

The first seminar, ‘Intersecting Childhood Identities, Inequalities and Rights: Unpacking Concepts and Exploring Implications’, was held on Monday 2nd December 2013 from 9.30am to 4pm at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Here is a video with key highlights from the day:

Here are podcasts for each of the presentations:

Dr Kristina Konstantoni, Welcome and Introduction

Dr Akwugo Emejulu, Intersectionality: A Short Introduction

Dr Kylie Smith, Using multiple theoretical lenses to explore childhood intersectional identities and (in)equalities?

Dr Alison Hosie, Afternoon Panel Presentation 1

Nico Juetten, Afternoon Panel Presentation 2

The second seminar, ‘Exploring Children’s and Young People’s Views of Intersectionality’, will be held on Thursday 6th February 2014 from 9.30am to 4pm at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. This seminar focuses on children and young people’s views on intersecting identities and inequalities, and discusses how their perspectives can effect change in research, policy and practice. The seminar builds on collaborations with Investing in Children, the Children’s Parliament, Article 12 and LGBT Youth Scotland.

To register for this event click here.

Joint CERES and CRFR Lunchtime Seminar Invitation: Exploring childhood identities and their relationship with equality and social justice

Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

Wednesday 4th December 2013 1.00pm-2.00pm

Paterson’s Land, Room 1.18

We are delighted to host Dr. Kylie Smith, University of Melbourne, who will present on ‘Using multiple theoretical lenses to explore childhood intersectional identities and (in)equalities’.

Chair: Professor Kay Tisdall, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships.

Download (PDF, 503KB)

Whose Crisis Counts? Minority Women, Austerity and Solidarity in France and the UK

Tuesday 11th June 2013
9.30-12.00
The University of Edinburgh
Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland
Moray House School of Education
Paterson’s Land, Room 1.18 – map

This seminar brought together academics, policy makers, practitioners and local activists to explore and debate the differing ways in which the current economic crisis and austerity are being experienced in France and the UK. Drawing on the findings to date from the ‘Minority Women’s Activism in Tough Times’ project, it examined the ways in which the third sector in each country is being reshaped by the crisis and consider the impact these transformations are having on those in the most precarious position: minority and migrant women. Participants were invited to consider what role third sector organisations can play in responding to austerity and how these agencies can be supported in their work with migrant and minority women.

9.30 Welcome and Opening Remarks                                                                                         Dr. Rowena Arshad, Head, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

9.45  Report on Findings from the Minority Women’s Activism in Tough Times’ Project Dr. Leah Bassel, University of Leicester & Dr. Akwugo Emejulu, University of Edinburgh – Co-Principal Investigators

10.15  Ethnicity, Austerity and Social Justice: A Critical Analysis                                         Dr. Gina Netto, Heriot-Watt University

10.30  Plenary Discussion

11.00  Coffee Break

11.15   Looking to the Future: The Third Sector in Uncertain Times

12.00  Close and Lunch

For further information contact:

Dr. Akwugo Emejulu                                                                                                                Lecturer                                                                                                                                                Co-director, Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland                                     Moray House School of Education                                                                                                  The University of Edinburgh                                                                                                            +44 131 651 4167                                                                                      akwugo.emejulu@ed.ac.uk

The Distinctiveness of English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teaching and Learning: Towards an EAL Pedagogy

5th March 2013

CERES Co-Director Yvonne Foley in partnership with the National Association of Language Development in Curriculum (NALDIC) hosted this joint seminar exploring the background to current thinking in the field of EAL and the implications of this for EAL teaching in schools. This seminar was oversubscribed as teachers from across Scotland signed up to debate their knowledge of this area.

Creative Approaches to Literacy (Secondary)

4th December 2012

In partnership with the Scottish Centre for Studies in School Administration (SCSSA), CERES Co-Director Yvonne Foley delivered this popular and oversubscribed seminar. Due to its popularity the seminar is being repeated in November 2013.

Attracting International Students: Equitable Services and Support, Campus Cohesion and Community Engagement

May 2012, August 2012

CERES Co-Director Rowena Arshad led two seminars for those working in support services in UK Higher Education Institutions. The first seminar sponsored by the Equality Challenge Unit was held in May 2012 and with representation from all Higher Education Institutions in Scotland and representation from HEIs in the UK. The second seminar held in August 2012 was a specific seminar for senior management at the University of Strathclyde.