Featured Project: Improving teacher development and educational quality in China: examining schools as professional learning communities

The CAERe Centre is pleased to announce that the ESRC-DfID funded research project on ‘Improving teacher development and educational quality in China: examining schools as professional learning communities [ES/H030352/1]’ (1st May, 2010 – 30th April, 2014) has been confirmed to be a featured project on the Impact Initiative website homepage (https://goo.gl/UOwkLg ). Led by our … More Featured Project: Improving teacher development and educational quality in China: examining schools as professional learning communities

Research Work-In-Progress Round Table discussion on Jahari Jainal’s study

On 24th March 2017, a research work-in-progress round table meeting was held again to discuss our PhD student Jahari Jainal’s thesis entitled “Teachers’ Conceptions and Practices of Formative Assessment and Feedback in Science in Malaysian Primary School” in Room 1.12 at the Graduate School of Education. The three reviewers Dini Jiang, Suh Keong Kwon and Tony … More Research Work-In-Progress Round Table discussion on Jahari Jainal’s study

Research Work-In-Progress Round Table discussion on Artemio Cortez’ study

On 21st March, the research work-in-progress round table meeting was held again in the Graduate school of Education. The PhD project being reviewed this time was Artemio Cortez’s thesis entitled: ‘Teacher Evaluation and Continuing Professional Development: Polices to Improve the Quality of Education in Mexico.’ The reviewers and the guest panels together had a very productive time clarifying … More Research Work-In-Progress Round Table discussion on Artemio Cortez’ study

MY PhD PROGRESSION REVIEW EXPERIENCE by Jane Nebe

Written by Jane Nebe  Jane is a 2nd Year PhD student at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. Her research is investigating the consequences that poor academic performance in Nigeria’s high-stakes examinations, have on post-secondary school educational aspirations.  One is made aware at the onset of the PhD programme that there would be … More MY PhD PROGRESSION REVIEW EXPERIENCE by Jane Nebe

Engaging in evaluative thinking for educational improvement and change: What shall we do?

Written by Dini Jiang (PhD student member) This topic on evaluative thinking occurred to me whilst preparing a progress review document for my PhD study at the University and working as a part-time student counsellor in a local secondary school on student counselling and quality evaluation. My thoughts here build primarily upon the key argument … More Engaging in evaluative thinking for educational improvement and change: What shall we do?

Navigating uncertain terrains: My understanding of using eye-tracking in assessment research

Written by Sha Liu (PhD student member) “Do you think that we can use eye-tracking to find out how students respond to automated feedback generated by computer software?” “I don’t think so…” This conversation occurred on 8 March 2017 when I attended a research seminar at University of Bedfordshire. At the one-day seminar, all CRELLA … More Navigating uncertain terrains: My understanding of using eye-tracking in assessment research

Research work-in-progress meeting on Kwon’s progression document

In continuation of the previous research work-in-progress round table meeting, another meeting was held on the 13th February. As before, student-led peer-review discussion was carried out on our PhD student S.K. Kwon’s thesis entitled, The impact of visual cues on second language learner’s listening comprehension process and performance: an eye-tracking study. Three peer-reviewers raised a number of thoughtful … More Research work-in-progress meeting on Kwon’s progression document

Professor Yang He talks about the Peking University

As part of the Graduate School of Education’s ‘Bristol Conversations in Education‘ seminar series, CAERe invited Professor Yang He of the Peking University (University of Beijing) to give a talk about the 120 years of history, current issues, and visions of the Peking University in the perspective of social science development. While introducing a brief history … More Professor Yang He talks about the Peking University