All pupils and students to return to school on Monday 19 April at the usual start times. View full term dates here.
We welcome colleagues from a wide range of schools to join our staff learning and development programme.
The School is frequently a venue for the sharing of practice between professionals from different educational settings and between teachers and University academics, both from the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, and across the University campus.
We aim to make a significant contribution to high quality teacher development in the region, in partnership with a range of primary and secondary schools, teaching school alliances and multi-academy trusts. Our unique links allow us to work across the school and HEI sectors, linking professionals from different phases in the interests of energising and exciting teachers and inspiring learners.
We are committed to working with both primary and secondary newly qualified teachers (NQTs) across the West Midlands and beyond, connecting them to research and scholarship and building extensive subject and phase networks which support early career teachers and sustain them in their careers in the long term.
Rush Hour Research Series
You’re invited to join the Rush Hour Research series, intended to engage teachers and educators with current research from the University of Birmingham. We extend a warm welcome to education colleagues from across the West Midlands and look forward to sharing some inspiring intellectual input at these after school events, along with tea, cake and networking.
All events take place from 16:30 – 18:00 at the University of Birmingham School, 12 Weoley Park Road, Birmingham B29 6QU. Find out how to get here.
Upcoming Rush Hour Research Events
How do I know what I see? | Professor Kimron Shapiro
Tuesday 24 March 2020 | 16.15 – 17.45
University of Birmingham School | 12 Weoley Park Road | Birmingham | B29 6QU
“The brain has multiple mechanisms that work together seamlessly to provide us with an interrupted perception of the external world. These mechanisms include attention along with short and long-term memory. I will illustrate some of these mechanisms as I trace various lines of research in which I have been engaged for many years. The research methods I use extend from basic behavioural tasks that simply ask participants “What do you see” to modern neuroscience tools such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and transcranial brain stimulation, which enable us to interrogate the way the brain works to give rise to our perception.” – Professor Kimron Shapiro.
2018/19 Rush Hour Research Events:
- Engaged in Research | An annual sharing of research | 25 June 2019.
- Subject Specialist Sessions with UoB Researchers | 21 May 2019.
- A window of research at the School of Education | 12 March 2019.
- Amanda Patten | Researching Grammar Together | 29 January 2019.
- Dr Clara Jorgensen | School space(s), inclusion and experiences of students with special educational needs | 4 December 2018.
- Dr Claire Crawford | The Trouble with Data | 9 October 2018.
2017/18 Rush Hour Research Events:
- Dr Andrea Krott-Does Language Learning make you smarter.
- Professor Jane Martin | – Carry on Comprehensive: politics, policy and practice at Holland Park School | 10 July 2018.
2016/17 Rush Hour Research Events:
- Professor David Gillborn | Race and Education | 6 February 2018.
- Professor Angela Creese and Professor Adrian Blackledge | Multilingualism in everyday practice | 10 October 2017.
- Professor Kalwant Bhopal | BME Experiences in Higher Education: Social justice, inclusion and white privilege | 4 July 2017.
- Dr Jack Rogers | The Brain and Learning – ‘Emotions, Aggression and Antisocial Behaviour’ | 21 March 2017.
- Professor Michael Hand | Teaching Controversial Issues | 31 January 2017.
- Deborah Youdell | The Biology of Learning | 2016.
2016/17 Education Keynotes:
- David Didau | What if everything you knew about education was wrong? | 4 April 2017.
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