The MA programme has a strong research focus. Many of the keynote speakers at the MA weekend have extensive experience and knowledge of research. Others have enhanced specific modules, such as Child Development and Leading Educational Change.
Visiting speakers have included:
- Professor Pat Broadhead – Research into Playful Learning
- Jonathan Doherty – Physical Development
- Sir Richard Bowlby – Emotional Development
- Professor Michael Bassey – Case Study Research
- Professor Christopher Day – Action Research as a Methodology
- Professor Paul Black – Assessment for Learning
- Sally Jaeckle – The Early Years Foundation Stage
- Sue Palmer – Toxic Childhood
- Dr Mark Chater – The Gove who kicked the hornets’ nest: curriculum prospects in the new policy context
- Dr Liz Hoult – Post Structural Approaches to Educational Research
- Peter Kubicki, headteacher of Cordeaux School, Louth – Leading the process of curriculum change for 14-19 ‘Entitlement’ Curriculum and vocational provision
- John Halocha, Reader in Primary Geography Education – The role of subject associations at the level of national policy and promotion of the discipline, with particular reference to primary education
Tutors supporting the MA programme have their own areas of research and publication.