Previous TALIS seminars


Date and room Time Presenter and title
October 24th 2019
12.30-1.30 Writing workshop / new year resolutions
November 19th 2019
16.30-17.30 Robert Watts (University of Roehampton)

Children's Perceptions of Beauty: A longitudinal study of aesthetic preferences
December 11th 2019
16.30-17.30 Liz White (University of Hertfordshire)

Enriching our practice as teacher educators working in partnerships
January 7th 2020
16.30-17.30 Aileen Kennedy (University of Edinburgh)

Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education (MQUITE) project
February 11th 2020
16.30-17.30 Writing workshop

TALIS members share writing (up to 1000 words) a week before the meeting and receive feedback in small groups
March 11th 2020
GH003 Adam Room
16.30-17.30 Tessa Willy (IoE UCL) POSTPONED

Research on mentoring in Initial Teacher Education
May 13th 2020
16.30-17.30 Sam Sims (IoE UCL) POSTPONED

Research on teacher CPD and coaching
June 17th 2020
16.30-17.30 Anna Harrison (University of Roehampton) POSTPONED

Conceptualising Digital Picture Books in a Multimodal World
July 8th 2020
Room tbc
12.30-1.30 Writing workshop / review of the year POSTPONED



Date and room Time Presenter and title
September 25th 2018 16.30-17.30 Sue Gifford

Pattern awareness project report
November 6th 2018 17.00-18.00 Charlotte Carr

Mentoring PGCE students in schools
December 4th 2018 16.30-17.30 Writing workshop

TALIS members share writing (up to 1000 words) a week before the meeting and receive feedback in small groups
January 24th 2019 16.30-17.30 Polly Middleton-Heatley

The Arts in Education
February 21st 2019 16.30-17.30 Debbie Sabric

Free schools: are they really free?
12 March 12th 2019 16.30-17.30 Research writing session

Suggested focus: opportunity for staff doctoral students past and present in teacher education to share experiences of level 8 writing with others (and with staff thinking about starting doctoral studies)
May 17th 2019 10.00-11.00 Nikki Treby

Pastoral care: An exploration of pastoral care as an activity in a secondary school setting (Interim Findings)
June 13th 2019 16.30-17.30 Lyn Penfold

Conclusions of teachers' responses to three phases of the PNS



Date and room Time Presenter and title
October 18th 2017 16.00-17.00 Lyn Penfold

Teachers' responses to three key phases of the PNS and the effect these responses had upon their experiences of teaching maths.
December 5th 2017 16.15-17.15 Lucy Henning

Managing Relative Expertise in the Infant Classroom
January 31st 2018 16.30-17.30 Ian Benson

Subordinating teaching to learning 
February 28th 2018 16.30-17.30 Alastair Daniel

Voices from the woods: Storytelling and the phenomenal child. Exploring place through narrative storytelling in woodlands.
March 21st 2018 16.00-17.00 Anthony Barlow

Asking Questions about Place
May 23rd 2018 17.00-18.00 Amy Porter

Making sense of missing number equations: what do young children need to know?
June 13th 2018 17.00-18.00 Anna Harrison

Digital Picture book App research
July 11th 2018 14.00-15.00 Ali Murray

Reporting on 1800 pupils in a sequenced transatlantic study.



Date and room Time Presenter and title
October 18th 2016 17.00-18.00 Alaster Douglas

Developing research methodology in teacher education
November 15th 2016 17.00-18.00 Suja Sivadasan (with Helen Thouless, Pablo Mayorga and Sue Gifford)

Identifying and supporting children with arithmetic difficulties
December 6th 2016 17.00-18.00 Sue Gifford

The Nuffield project on maths manipulatives
January 17th 2017 17.00-18.00 Velda Elliott (University of Oxford)

Myths and Marking: what do we really know?
February 14th 2017 17.00-18.00 Billy Wong

Ethnic minority pupils and their differing ideas about Science
March 14th 2017 17.00-18.00 Lorraine Hartley

Asian Cites (Shanghai and Singapore) and their influence on maths teaching
May 2nd 2017 17.00-18.00 Angela Colvert

Alternate Reality Gaming and Learning in Education
June 6th 2017 17.00-18.00 Ali Murray

Innovative physical education beyond the curriculum


TALIS seminars 2015-2016

Date Time Presenter and title
July 7th 2015 16.30-17.30 Miles Berry Technology in schools: the impact of ed. tech in general and tablets (e.g. iPads) in particular
July 21st 2015 14.00-15.00 Lyn Penfold Primary teachers' perceptions of their professional identities
October 14th 2015 17.00-18.00 Alaster Douglas The Role of the Teacher Educator
November 10th 2015 17.00-18.00 Gerry Czerniawski  (University of East London) Teacher educator's professional learning and development needs
December 3rd 2015 17.00-18.00 Jane McNicholl (University of Oxford) Transforming Teacher Education: Reconfiguring the Academic Work  
January 27th 2016 11.00-12.00 Alaster Douglas Research opportunities and collaborations (TALIS members)
February 10th 2016 11.00-12.00 Ali Messer Better by design? A collaboration between historians, teacher educators and postgraduates using blended learning to develop historical thinking
March 16th 2016 11.00-12.00 Ali Murray The role of metacognition in health and skill related fitness development in KS2 and 3
April 26th 2016 17.00-18.00 Beccy Thompson Room for two views: Competency and Being in classroom teaching
May 18th 2016 11.00-12.00 Mari Cruice

Teachers' Writing Groups
July 5th 2016 09.30-10.30 Liz Broad Interactive text:  distraction, engagement and understanding