Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

The aims of the SIG are to:

– Provide an inclusive and accessible forum for educational researchers interested in issues of educational effectiveness and equitable improvement in schools and their communities, including new as well as established researchers;

– Stimulate and support collaborative, high quality research amongst SIG members;

– Prompt and co-ordinate communication between SIG members, key stakeholders and funding agencies with an interest in issues of educational effectiveness and equitable improvement;

– Raise awareness of research in educational effectiveness and improvement;

– Promote the conduct and dissemination of research in educational effectiveness and improvement;

– Enable collaboration between SIG members and educational researchers working in other disciplines on issues of common interest/concern; and create a point of contact for comparable groups within educational research associations internationally (such as EERA, AERA and AARE).

Latest SIG Content

Inequality of pedagogy in English schools: How significant is it?

14 February 2019 | Blog

Addressing educational inequality has been a longstanding focus for educational research as well as for English education policy, yet the attainment gap between rich and poor remains constant (DfE, 2018). A difficulty with this focus on the... [...]

Heutagogy: Panacea or predicament in higher education?

16 January 2019 | Blog

In recent years, teaching within higher education has undergone a shift toward increasingly student-led pedagogies, as institutions seek to improve student autonomy, motivation, and achievement (Rowley, Fook & Glazzard, 2018). As part of this... [...]

Let’s make education fairer

11 January 2019 | Blog

A group of colleagues from the Durham University Evidence Centre for Education (DECE) were highly commended in the 2018 BERA Public Engagement and Impact Award, for their work on making education fairer. Here I explain some of the work of this... [...]

Looking back on an event-full 2018

10 January 2019 | Blog

A year that championed educational research and its impact is now gone into the ether. We worked with our brilliant SIG convenors, partners and speakers to ply you with useful and enjoyable events that, according to the feedback we received,... [...]

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