Learning and Teaching

learning and teachingResearch conducted by Domus members is integrated into undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral teaching at the University of Birmingham. All of our learning and teaching involves research inquiry. Students at all levels are encouraged to join us as co-producers of knowledge and as members of an active research community engaged with the history of educational ideas, actors and practices, and committed to identifying their legacies for the present.  

Undergraduate students in the School of Education, and from selected parts of the University, have access to three modules in the history of education and childhood. These modules view education as a central component of modernity in the period from the late eighteenth century onwards. Together they trace the emergence of the school of the schooled society; the ideas and practices produced by elites that were designed to change people’s behaviour; and, finally, the efforts of individuals, communities and social movements to reclaim education for personal/collective transformation.

Our student body is characterised by diversity. The vast majority of our students are women, a significant proportion are from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and an increasing proportion come to study in Birmingham from around the globe. We welcome this diversity and our learning and teaching seeks to use it as a resource in the classroom. Students’ backgrounds and experiences are crucial to our attempt to develop global histories of education in the modern world.

Visiting Scholars

Domus actively seeks to work with scholars from around the world on topics of shared interest. We welcome applications from colleagues, at either doctoral or postdoctoral study, who would like to study in Birmingham and to share in the academic community of our group. Visiting scholars study with us for a period of one year on a specific and defined project. They attend and present at seminars and are able contribute to our learning and teaching activities. 

  • Avelina Miquel (University of the Balearic Islands)
  • Professor Angelo Van Gorp (Landau University);
  • Véra Léon (Department of Educational Sciences, Social and Human Sciences Sorbonne Faculty, Paris Descartes University).
  • Dr AkiraIwashita, Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
  • Marta Padovan-Özdemir (Institute of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen)
  • Professor Kate Rousmniere (Oxford, Ohio)
  • Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
  • Bjorn Norlin (Umea)
  • Professor Eullia Colledemont (University of Vic);
  • Dr Christian Ydesen (Department of learning and philosophy at Aalborg University, Denmark).

Doctoral researchers

Izzy Mohammed

Alison Laitner

Kate Bennettt

Angeliki Voskou

Nicholas Johnson

Anna Brown