We’re back in the office today, following a couple of weeks’ break, and we’re looking forward to the ResearchEd National Conference. The event will be held on 10th September 2016, at Capital City Academy, and here is where you’ll be able to see us:
- Director Stuart Kime will be leading a session called “What does an Assessment Lead do?“. In this session, we’ll acknowledge that, more often than not, teachers aren’t trained to assess well. If they were, though, what would they learn? What would they be able to do? We will frame assessment as a “powerful learning event” (Bjork, R.); we will look at evidence-based ways to use assessment to promote learning, and describe Assessment Academy, a new programme we are developing with Prof. Rob Coe of the School of Education and CEM, Durham University.
- We’ll also be sitting on a panel for a debate, run by the team at the Institute of Ideas, entitled “Evidence – is ‘what works?’ the right question for education?” The debate will be chaired by Kevin Rooney, teacher and writer, and convenor of the Institute of Ideas Education Forum, and fellow speakers will be announced in the coming days.
Find more details about the event, and book tickets, on the ResearchEd website.