BERA case study collection highlights University of Glasgow Initiative

Published: 7 September 2023

A case study on the Mediator Toolkit has been included in a new collection, as part of a major BERA initiative looking at the state of education as an academic discipline

As part of a major initiative looking at the state of education as an academic discipline, the British Educational Research Association (BERA) has chosen a University of Glasgow case study to be part of a collection that highlights the outstanding impact of educational research.

‘The Mediator Toolkit: Supporting mediators working with children using picturebooks in contexts of displacement’ demonstrates how a set of tools created by University of Glasgow researchers has changed the practice of teachers in Mexico, Egypt and Chile by training them to use the aesthetic and affective features of picturebooks to reduce the negative effects of displacement.

The case study was authored by Professor Evelyn Arizpe, Dr Maureen Farrell, Dr Jennifer Farrar, Dr Lavinia Hirsu and Dr Julie McAdam.

BERA selected a total of 16 case studies, drawn from over 240 examples submitted to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 website, to demonstrate the impact of high-quality research on educational policy, practice and understanding.

The case studies have been brought together as part of the project Education: The State of the Discipline, a major BERA initiative that aims to provide a clear, comprehensive account of the state of education as an academic discipline in universities; as a field of practice; and as a significant and central element of social and political policy in the four nations of the UK.

First published: 7 September 2023

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