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17:45 - 19:00 23 January 2018

What if… we really wanted evidence-informed practice in the classroom?


Jeffrey Hall | UCL Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Daniel Muijs, Incoming Head of Research, Ofsted
Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)
Ann Mroz, Editor, Tes
Gert Biesta, Professor of Education and Director of Research, Brunel University London
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There’s been a big push to get classroom practice shaped by evidence of ‘what works’. This has been largely inspired by advances in healthcare, where the use of research trials and national guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes is more established. But this approach has not gone uncontested in education (or health) and ‘evidence-informed practice’ is still to be firmly embedded across all schools. Why is this, and do we even have a shared understanding of what we’re aiming for when it comes to teachers’ engagement with and use of research? This event will hear from leading commentators about whether, in their view, this is the correct agenda for education and, if so, what evidence-informed practice should look like and the steps needed to realise that vision across all schools. Join the debate about the implications for practice, teacher professionalism and education research itself.

Chair: Becky Francis, Director, UCL Institute of Education


Kate Thomas
02076126056 | ioe.events@ucl.ac.uk


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