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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

Tanya Ovenden-Hope, Professor

Provost and Professor of Education at at Plymouth Marjon University and Marjon University Cornwall

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...

Pauline Taylor-Guy, Professor

Director at ACER Institute

Professor Pauline Taylor-Guy is currently the Director of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Institute and Centre for School and System Improvement (CSSI). The Centre provides global research and practice leadership in school...

Content associated with this SIG

In Conversations with…Professor Paul Miller

In this episode of the BERA Podcast BERA Chief Executive Nick Johnson interviews Professor Paul Miller, the President of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management...

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Podcast13 Oct 2020