The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has commissioned the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) to undertake a three-year programme of research and capacity building in Wales. You will be part of an interdisciplinary research team, collectively working on a range of research activities, which will involve working closely with schools, teachers and children to establish and maintain a series of longitudinal studies across Wales. This will involve data collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
Submitted by MarkDonoghue on 15 August 2012 - 4:54pm
EXAMINING RISK: deeper analysis of the pressures on assessment in England will be the theme of the 6th Cambridge Assessment Conference, which will take place on Wednesday 10 October at Downing College, Cambridge.
Human error has always been at the forefront of risk in public assessment. But are there other risks associated with the processing of tests and examinations? And who is running what sort of risk? Are the risks for learners different to the risks for governments? Can we, should we and how do we reduce risk?
Submitted by MarkDonoghue on 9 August 2012 - 11:47am
Applications are invited from members of the British Association for Educational Research for the BJET Fellowship. For more information please see the document below.
Applications must be made by 12th October 2012. If necessary, interviews of the shortlisted candidates will take place (probably via Skype) on 17th October, and the successful applicant will take up their Fellowship in December 2012.
Your application should set out:
1. Why you want to do this work.
Submitted by MarkDonoghue on 7 August 2012 - 3:37pm
The BERA Charter for Research Staff in Education replaces the previous version of the charter, THE 2008 BERA CHARTER FOR RESEARCH STAFF: promoting quality conditions for conducting quality research (2008).
The Editor, Dr. Sarah Fletcher, is currently inviting papers for the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education (IJCME) http://www.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijmce, publishing theoretical and practical accounts of mentoring and coaching in educational contexts, including schools, colleges and universities.
Submitted by MarkDonoghue on 3 August 2012 - 12:18pm