Mobilising Research beyond the Academy

The second of three professional development sessions at the ASMCF-SSFH Postgraduate Study Day 2017 consisted of two papers reflecting on the theme of impact and engagement through research on French literature, history, and culture. We heard from Kate Astbury, Associate Professor and Reader at Warwick University, and Gill Allwood, Professor of Gender Politics at Nottingham … Continue reading Mobilising Research beyond the Academy

Working with schools: some ideas on cooperation (part 2 – topics)

Based on preliminary scoping of teachers at comprehensive schools, there is great demand for support in designing engaging materials for the new specifications. Obviously, different schools will have different needs, but also different capacities and facilities, and give their teachers different levels of autonomy, but the ideas below are some of the aspects of the … Continue reading Working with schools: some ideas on cooperation (part 2 – topics)

Working with schools: some ideas on cooperation (part 1)

The implementation of the new GCSE and A-Level specifications (with the first exams in 2018) offers a great opportunity to step up collaboration between universities and schools, with new materials needed and a greater focus on ‘culture’ and genuine manipulation of language. Cooperation could take many shapes, but will depend on your priorities: Who is … Continue reading Working with schools: some ideas on cooperation (part 1)