A social meal could be just what elementary and secondary schools need in order to promote learning opportunities during lunch, says Gurpinder Singh Lalli.
Gurpinder Singh Lalli currently holds a Lectureship at the University of Wolverhampton, teaching Education Studies within the Institute of Education. Prior to this, he gained QTS and QTLS whilst teaching in Further Education Colleges for eight years, teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and SEN. Previous roles have included working as a Visiting Lecturer at Coventry, De Montfort and Worcester Universities, teaching Education Studies, Sociology and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). He is currently a member of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and hold the status of a Fellow. His first degree was gained at Coventry in Sociology and Social Policy with an MA focused on Social and Cultural Theory, gained at Staffordshire University. For his PhD, he carried out an ethnographic case study on the impact of food on learning at the University of Leicester. Research interest areas include culture and identity, social learning spaces, social policy and pedagogic practices in school meals.