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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...

Aniqa Khaliq

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),...

Content associated with this SIG

The corridors of silence

Our vernacular is somewhat noisy with idioms of silence: deafening silences; as silent as the grave; a wall of silence; suffering in silence. Other idioms offer implicit references to silence,...

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Blog post16 Jun 2021