Dr Clare Lawrence
Clare’s research interests include education, literacy and portrayals of autism. Her current research projects include using Shared Reading to support parents/carers of autistic children, portrayals of autistic dysfluency, creative and visual research methods and autistic teachers and literature.
Two workshops: Academic and Creative Responses to Death and Dying conference, BGU, Jan/Feb 2020: Shared Reading, visual narratives and responses to the news of death.
Round table: Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Conference 2019: The voice of the autistic trainee teacher
Workshop: Monsters conference, March 2019: Using the poem A Fine Romance to explore dementia
Workshop: Human Scale Education Conference, June 2019: Flexi-schooling and autism
Workshop at Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Conference 2018: Nothing about us without us – capturing the autistic voice in autism education
Poster at Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Conference 2017: Empty chairs and empty tables: pupils absent from school
Presentation at Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Conference 2016: Flexi-schooling and autism
Lawrence, C. (2020) Is Lennie a monster? A reconsideration of Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men in a 21st century inclusive classroom context. Palgrave Communications, 6 (17). ISSN 2055-1045
Collyer. E., Lawrence, C. et al. (2019). “‘Harder than other lessons but good’: The Effect of Colleague Collaboration on Secondary English Pupil Engagement”. English in Education (in press).
Lawrence, C. (2019) “What’s the point if it isn’t marked?” Trainee teachers’ responses to concepts of authentic engagement with poetry text. English in Education. ISSN 1754-8845
Lawrence, C. (2019) “I can be a role model for autistic pupils”: Investigating the voice of the autistic teacher. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 11 (2). pp. 50-58. ISSN 2054-5266
Lawrence, C. (2018) Parents’ perspectives on flexischooling their autistic children. The Home School Researcher, 34 (1). ISSN 1054-8033
Lawrence, C. (2018) The effect of familiarisation with autistic individuals on trainee teachers’ attitudes. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal, 11 (1). pp. 37-45. ISSN 2054-5266
Professional and outreach articles:
Lawrence, C. (2020) Learning to teach English: three RQT perspectives on English subject Secondary PGCE. Teaching English, 21. p. 36. ISSN 2051-7971
Lawrence, C. (2019) “Mr Brown is feeling down” In medias res story openers: meeting the challenge of a ‘low floor, high ceiling’ creative writing activity for KS3. Teaching English, 19. pp. 56-57. ISSN 2051-7971
Lawrence, C. (2018) “Don’t panic: it’s only a neurodevelopmental difference! SEN Magazine, 95. ISSN 1755-4845
Lawrence, C. (2018) Autism and Flexischooling. Network Autism.
Lawrence, C. (2018) “Teaching trainee teachers to meet the needs of autistic pupils: ‘How the devil do we do that in the time available?’. TEAN Storehouse (on-line).
Lawrence, C. (2016) “A painful kind of exclusion. The Journal of Personalised Education Now, 24. pp. 3-4. ISSN 1756-803X
Teacher Education and Autism: A Research-Based Practical Handbook. Jessica Kingsley, 2019.
Two Sides to Every Story: stories to explore point of view with autistic children. Hinton House, 2019
Explaining Autism. Straightforward, 2017.
Finding Asperger Syndrome in the Family: a book of answers (2nd edition.). Emerald, 2013.