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International Practice-Focused Research in Education Conference 2020

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Shifting Horizons of Educational Practice, Theory and Research

Welcome to the 2020 International Practice-Focused Research in Education Conference (IPFREC), the first to take place.

The inaugural IPFREC, sponsored by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), is taking place in conjunction with the ETF’s annual Practitioner Research Conference, now in its sixth year.

The two conferences are organised and delivered by the University of Sunderland Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT) in partnership with the ETF, the government- backed national workforce development body for the Further Education (FE) and Training sector in England.

IPFREC 2020 will be held at the University of Sunderland’s premier, riverside Sir Tom Cowie Campus .  This international conference is dedicated to encouraging international, disciplinary and interdisciplinary discussion and debate about the relationship between practice, theory and research across  the discipline of education and in education-related disciplines including, philosophy, sociology, psychology and policy development.

Conference Dates

6 - 7 July 2020: Beginning Researchers’ Conference


7 - 9 July 2020: Main Conference on Practice-Focused Research in Education