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Pending Puzzles: How can we make digital education more inclusive?

Thursday 3rd November, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm, Pavilion Room

  • Would you like a chance to meet other college members in a stimulating but informal setting?
  • Are you interested in interdisciplinary engagement?

If so, join us for a new academic series, ‘Pending Puzzles’ being organised and led by MCR Academic Officer, Veronica Hera.

These events aim to spark interdisciplinary engagement and help build a close-knit community at Hughes by providing students and senior members with a chance to connect and consider interesting questions from different angles.

This second event will take place on Thursday 3rd November, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, where you will have the chance to hear a panel of senior fellows as well as postdoctoral fellows and PhD students discuss their views on the question: How can we make digital education more inclusive?

Afterwards there will be a chance to informally carry on the discussion, as well as meet other college members, over a pizza supper.

Given the high turnout we expect for this event, and so that we can cater accordingly, we highly recommend signing up using the Evenbrite link below (click here

Confirmed speakers

  • Dr Kevin Martin
  • Professsor Sara Hennessy
  • Dr Alison Twiner

About the speakers

  • Dr Kevin Martin is the Centre Manager for the Digital Education Futures Initiative (DEFI) at Hughes Hall, responsible for strategic planning, financial management, and day-to-day operations. his professional background lies at the intersection of social innovation and education, and he has spent much of the last 20 years working on related initiatives in East Africa. Kevin recently earned his PhD from the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, with research interests in dialogic education, EdTech, and international development.
  • Professsor Sara Hennessy focusses on Teacher Development and Pedagogical Innovation in the Faculty of Education where she teaches and supervises on Masters and doctoral courses (mainly in research methods). She is also a Research Director in the EdTEch Hub, where she is responsibly for leadership of the ‘Teachers’ theme and convening the Hub’s Advisory Pool. While working in the field of EdTech for over three decades, she focussed particularly on professional development, teacher inquiry, and interactive pedagogy, including in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Dr Alison Twiner is a Research Associate with the DEFI CamTREE team with an interest in the educational use of various digital technologies; supporting effective communication in teaching and learning interactions; and supporting teachers’ developing pedagogy. Alison is also a member of the Faculty of Education’s Cambridge Educational Dialogue Research Group (CEDiR), and associated TechCEDiR.

We look forward to welcoming you!