Martin Hughes Memorial Prize launched
28 November 2012
The call is now open for an annual £750 prize for teachers commemorating the work of Martin Hughes who was a developmental psychologist and Professor of Education at the University of Bristol.
The late Professor Martin Hughes
Martin dedicated his life working to understand the social context of children’s learning and the social embedding of their knowledge and understanding. He was principally known for his work on children’s informal and formal understanding of number.
This new award supports work which reflects Martin’s interests in children’s thinking, the roles of parents in children’s education and teacher knowledge and understanding.
The prize seeks to support the efforts of an individual or school to become more aware of children’s out of school learning, knowledge and understanding and to build on that awareness within school. It supports innovation in home school knowledge exchange in the home to school direction.
Preference will be given to teachers whose work reflects Martin’s interests in children’s and young people’s learning out of school. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2013.
The Martin Hughes memorial fund is supported by donations from Martin’s friends and academic colleagues and by the donation of royalties from ‘Improving Primary Literacy: Linking Home and School’ (2007) and ‘Improving Primary Numeracy: Linking Home and School’ (2009). The fund is grateful to the authors of the two books.