Understanding Education: back to basics

Author/Producer ESCalate
  • Dr Poppy Turner (Freelance)
Published in Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward
Date Published Summer 2007
Pages 2
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By Dr Poppy Turner


I was a failure at school but retook A-levels in my forties and achieved a good degree. Later, I found myself wanting to understand my own education and, as a Placements Tutor, that of my students. I was also fascinated by my grandchildren’s learning. Learning became the subject of my PhD thesis (Turner 2005); my research involved dialogue with students about their experiences of education, focussing on what helped and what hindered their learning.