Funding obtained for educational leadership research

Funding obtained for educational leadership research

EPP member Dr. Nidal Al Haj Sleiman has won a British Academy Bursary through the Centre for Lebanese Studies for a one-year research project (April 23-March 24). Nidal explained that this funding enabled her to develop her work on critical educational leadership through a social justice lens, particularly in the context of Lebanon. As part of her project, Nidal delivered a workshop for school...

Research award for EPP member 

Research award for EPP member 

A research project co-created by an EPP network member has won an award. The research paper looked at the role of education in the rehabilitation of offenders in the Kurdistan region. The research was conducted by EPP member Adnan Shwan, with fellow researcher Soran Ghazi.  The paper was titled: The Role of Education in the Rehabilitation of Offenders: A Study on the Educational...

Data collection underway In Erbil

Data collection underway In Erbil

Researchers from the EPP network are currently collecting data in Iraq, studying two distinct areas. Research Fellows, Nidal Al Haj Sleiman and Jumana Al Waeli are embarking on two fascinating research projects. Jumana has been conducting research exploring educational experiences of young women who were displaced to Kurdistan from Mosul and Nineveh plains in 2014 during the invasion of ISIS....

Koya students to embark on media training program

Koya students to embark on media training program

Interviews were conducted last week to search for new members of a soon-to-be expanded media and communications team at Koya University.  A new Reporter and Media Officer will join the university to promote news and events, while creatively engaging with new audiences.  With Koya University playing a central role in the EPP project, these plans will ensure that news and updates will...

Koya University hosts seminar on learning experiences

Koya University hosts seminar on learning experiences

Earlier this month the EPP team organised a one-day workshop on learning experiences for EPP researchers at Koya University. During the first session the group were introduced to the concept of Adventure Therapy by guest speaker Matt Low.  The session covered both the theoretical background and practical applications of Adventure Therapy, with a focus on the context of the Kurdistan Region...

Monthly newsletter has arrived

Monthly newsletter has arrived

Our very first monthly e-newsletter has reached subscribers. The Monthly Insight will be landing - direct to your inbox - on the last Thursday each month. We'll be including regular features, such as Meet the Researcher, and be sharing opportunities to collaborate with the EPP project. You can subscribe in seconds by clicking the link below and entering your details. Click here to...

EPP hosts seminar on quality research methods

EPP hosts seminar on quality research methods

A research fellow from the Education, Peace and Politics research group (EPP) has delivered a weeklong training session with recent university graduates.  Karwan Mustafa Saeed, a lecturer at the Faculty of Education at Koya University was thrilled to see both passion and budding expertise emerge from the group throughout the week.  The graduates met at the Bold Research Institute...

First podcast now live

First podcast now live

In the very first episode of the EPP podcast, we dive into the goals of the project with co-founders, Dr Sherko Kirmanj and Professor Kelsey Shanks. The conversation also covers some of the challenges facing education in conflict-affected countries throughout the wider Middle East. Click the Resources tab at the top of the page to listen.

Understanding theories in education research 

Understanding theories in education research 

The Koya and Mosul research groups attended a second workshop last month in the pedagogy center at Koya University.  This workshop was the third in a series that focused on education and peacebuilding, introducing the theoretical and analytical frameworks for researching the peacebuilding role of education. During the first day the participants were introduced to the concept of...

Insightful trip for PhD research group

Insightful trip for PhD research group

Members of the PhD research group were invited to a workshop at Ulster University in Northern Ireland last month.   The workshop theme was: Understanding Research Ethics in Conflict-Affected Contexts. The group shared experiences and reflected upon ethical research practices in conflict-affected regions. A wide range of topics, including the ethical dimensions of research in...