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Special Interest Group

Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

The Educational  Effectiveness and Improvement  SIG is concerned with sharing, developing and disseminating research that explores, informs and improves outcomes in education. We are interested educational effectiveness and improvement  in any education sector, in any country and at a system or individual level (pupil, teacher, leader).

 The aims of the SIG are to:

  •  Provide an inclusive and accessible forum for  PhD students, early career researchers,  established educational researchers and educators, to discuss issues relating to educational effectiveness and improvement;
  •  Share, stimulate and support high quality research and raise awareness of this research;
  •  Create opportunities through events to disseminate findings from research both with and without of the academic community;
  •  Influence government(s) educational policy, funding agencies and key stakeholders through the dissemination of robust research on issues relating to educational effectiveness and improvement;
  •  Collaborate with other SIGs to promote interdisciplinary opportunities with a common purpose of improving educational outcomes;
  •  Collaborate with comparable groups within educational research associations internationally (such as EERA, AERA and AARE) to promote international research on common issues relating to educational effectiveness and improvement.

SIG Convenors

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Tanya Ovenden-Hope, Professor

Professor of Education at Plymouth Marjon University

Professor Tanya Ovenden-Hope is Provost and Professor of Education at Plymouth Marjon University. In 2018 she developed and opened Marjon University Cornwall based in Truro, which she leads. Tanya is a committed and enthusiastic educationalist...

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Aniqa Khaliq, Mrs

Senior Lecturer at University of East London

Aniqa Khaliq is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Aniqa started her career as a mathematics teacher, teaching and learning across sectors (youth academies, school, FE and HE),...

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Victoria Bamsey, Dr

Lecturer at University of Plymouth

As a lecturer in Early Childhood Studies and Education and Programme Lead for the National Award for SEN Coordination at the University of Plymouth I am interested in questioning education, what education means, what it looks like and where it...

Content associated with this SIG

BERA Conference 2023

12 September 2023 to 14 September 2023Aston University/ Conference Aston

Abstract Submission Deadline is 31 January 2023

Upcoming conference12 Sep 2023

BERA Brian Simon Fund

Closes 17 Apr 2023

BERA is pleased to issue a call for applications for a new grants scheme supported by use of the Brian Simon fellowship fund. These grants are made possible due to a gift from the family of Brian...

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BERA Conference 2023 – Call for Abstract Reviewers

6 Feb 2023 - 17 Feb 2023

Would you be willing to act as a reviewer for abstracts submitted to the BERA Annual Conference 2023? To be involved, you will need to: be a BERA Member be available to referee abstracts...

Upcoming event