School of Education

  • Humanistic Perspectives

    Research Group Lead: Dr Susannah Wright

    About the group

    The Humanistic Perspectives research group draws together researchers who adopt a variety of humanistic methodologies (e.g. historical, philosophical, literary, anthropological, socio-cultural, narrative analysis, visual and artistic). We are a collegial and productive community which supports members with their communal, and individual, projects.

    Our aims are:

    1. To advocate the value of humanistic research within wider educational and societal debates.
    2. To explore and contribute to the development of humanistic research methodologies in the School of Education.

    Projects

    Members of the research group are working as individuals and together on a number of projects.

    • remembrance in schools;
    • youth aspirations in the UK and US;
    • humanities in primary education;
    • landscape in children’s literature;
    • class and ability and political parties in educational policy;
    • ‘peaceful youth’: internationalism and pacifism and young people ;
    • learning with artists and art and design education policy;
    • teacher craft knowledge and cross-phase pedagogy;
    • primary history pedagogy; 
  • Academic staff with related research interests

    Dr Patrick Alexander

    Reader in Education & Director, Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development (CECD); Research Lead
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488466 | Email: palexander@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Ms Georgina Glenny

    Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies and Literacy Difficulties
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488570 | Email: goglenny@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Dr Annie Haight

    Senior Lecturer in Education
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488302 | Email: ahaight@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Dr Rachel Payne

    Senior Lecturer in Education (Art)
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488339 | Email: rpayne@brookes.ac.uk | Location: Harcourt Hill Campus

    Dr James Percival

    Senior Lecturer in Education
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488364 | Email: jpercival@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Mrs Lorna Shires

    Prinicipal Lecturer: Teacher Development
    Phone: | Email: | Location:

    Dr Ian Summerscales

    Senior Lecturer in Education
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488532 | Email: iansummerscales@brookes.ac.uk | Location: Harcourt Hill Campus

    Mr Nick Swarbrick

    Affiliate Lecturer (Early Childhood & Outdoor Learning)
    Phone: | Email: ntjswarbrick@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Mr Mathew Tobin

    Senior Lecturer in Education: Primary English with Children's Literature
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488355 | Email: mtobin@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Dr Susannah Wright

    Senior Lecturer in Education Studies and Postgraduate Research Tutor
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 488909 | Email: susannahwright@brookes.ac.uk | Location: A1.03