The UK education systems are involved in massive reform programmes. These developments open up new opportunities for researchers to contribute to and learn from the changes that are going on. Yet, despite their commitments to get involved, many... [...]
Educational Effectiveness and Improvement
– 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).
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Evidence-informed practice in classrooms (EPiC practice) is a growing issue for teachers in schools and interestingly a Google search on the topic gives a million and a half returns. Over recent years as those of us in the MESH (Mapping... [...]
When thought about at the level of the school or classroom, the self-improving school system involves teachers collaboratively engaging in evidence-informed practice to improve teaching and learning. With this blog I briefly explore what... [...]
Examining the representation of fundamental British values: What are the most prominent images used for display boards in the primary school?
It is observable that display boards are being applied widely by primary schools as visual representations for learning about the stated fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and... [...]
In some ways, the recent controversy over Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence, introduced in 2010, could be said to be going over a familiar knowledge versus skills debate. Not only is it banal to say that obviously, both are involved, but it... [...]
Across the world, schools are becoming more inclusive. This means that they are expected to enable the full participation and academic achievement of diverse students, many of whom may have previously been excluded from schooling. South Africa... [...]