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University PhD researcher speaks at educational conference

21st November 2019

Sonia Lopez teaches on the University's PGCE Local Head Teacher and University of Gibraltar PhD researcher, Sonia Lopez, has presented her PhD work in London at an event organised by the British Educational Research Association.

The event, titled ‘A Research Approach to Curriculum Development’, brought together teaching practitioners engaged in curriculum development creating a context in which it can be meaningfully developed, reviewed, shared, and discussed. Sonia’s research centres on how mobile technology has become a catalyst for transformational change and draws from her professional experience of Gibraltar’s educational system.

Speaking of her contribution at the conference, Sonia said “It was a wonderful opportunity to meet with other researchers who are developing and sustaining a research approach to shaping and implementing the curriculum in their schools. The opportunity to network has meant that I have made some valuable contacts with highly esteemed academics in the realm of education who have been able to offer support, advice and guidance which will certainly enhance my own research moving forward.”

The event was launched in conjunction with the British Curriculum Forum and featured talks from Professor Gerry Czerniawski, Chair of the British Curriculum Forum and current BERA President, Professor Dominic Wyse form the UCL Institute of Education. Sonia Lopez will be delivering a free talk about her research at the University of Gibraltar at 18:00 next Thursday 28th November 2019.