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

It’s time to place our students first, by putting feedback first

17 April 2019 | Blog

You’re at work late on a Friday night. The clock reads 9:58pm, and you’ve just finished providing feedback for the very last of your students’ essays. In the corner of your office, you spot a leaning pile of uncollected assignments from... [...]

Do trainee teachers harm pupil attainment?

28 March 2019 | Blog

A school considering involvement with initial teacher training is likely to ask whether hosting trainee teachers will bring benefits to, or disadvantage, their pupils. This is an empirical question, as theoretically there could be advantages... [...]

The Future of Educational Research in Wales

27 March 2019 | Publication

This report, published by BERA in partnership with the Welsh Government, presents the proceedings of and lessons from the Future of Educational Research in Wales conference. Held in Cardiff on 14 November 2018, this hugely successful event... [...]

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