The Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) is holding its annual conference in November in Edinburgh. SERA strongly encourages all members of the educational community in Scotland, and beyond, to participate in the conference. Along with the varied inputs in the programme, some key activities are of particular interest to practitioners, student teachers and early career researchers.
- Join one of the SERA networks and take part in network activities held at the conference and throughout the year. Current SERA networks include: Early years education; Early career researchers; Poverty and Education. A new network on Leadership in Education may be launched shortly.
- Participate in discussion at round tables centring on key topics in Scottish education.
- Make contacts with educational researchers, members of learned societies and government representatives in the course of discussion sessions and social events.
- Participate in a dedicated session to meet the Editors of Scottish Educational Review (SER), the key educational research journal in Scotland, and the Research in Education Bulletin (REB).
- Access, publish and disseminate your experiences in the classroom, reflections and research into practice.
- Submit a paper for the Estelle Brisard Award for the best paper written by an early career researcher.
A small fund is available from SERA to support delegates’ attendance. Please visit the website at www.sera.ac.uk to find out more about how to apply.
SERA aims to promote educational research and debate about the contribution research can make to enhanced practice. SERA membership brings the opportunity to join an active community of teachers, policy makers, teacher-researchers, professional researchers, research funders and other educational professionals.