CAERe at Conferences Part 3: UKFIET 2017

In the past month, CAERe members have been active at conferences around the UK and Europe. This post is the third in a series that details recent conference presentations and publications. Toolkit to promote professional learning communities in Chinese schools CAERe at the 14th International Conference on Education and Development, University of Oxford, 5th-7th September … More CAERe at Conferences Part 3: UKFIET 2017

CAERe at Conferences Part 2: ECER 2017

In the past month, CAERe members have been active at conferences around the UK and Europe. This post is the second in a series that details recent conference presentations and publications. A documentary analysis of evaluation standards of Compulsory Education Quality in China CAERe at European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark … More CAERe at Conferences Part 2: ECER 2017

CAERe at Conferences Part 1: BAAL Vocab SIG 2017 Annual Conference

In the past month, CAERe members have been active at conferences around the UK and Europe. This post is the first in a series that details recent conference presentations and publications. Extracting words from IELTS Writing Task 1. Is it like extracting Sunlight from Cucumbers? CAERe at British Association for Applied Linguistics – Vocabulary Special … More CAERe at Conferences Part 1: BAAL Vocab SIG 2017 Annual Conference

Prof Sally Thomas visited MOE Centre for Curriculum and Instruction at ECNU Shanghai 9-17th July

Prof Sally Thomas visited MOE Centre for Curriculum and Instruction at East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai 9-17th July, where she is a visiting international expert.  As part of the activities she led a workshop for 50+ teachers on 14th July presenting the ITDEQC professional learning communities toolkit. For details please visit: http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/bQbfo3-8UTdLiE7VsbVlTw (reported in Chinese … More Prof Sally Thomas visited MOE Centre for Curriculum and Instruction at ECNU Shanghai 9-17th July

Research conducted at the SoE focusing on value-added measures of school performance and supported by ESRC GCRF funding is spreading to Chile

Written by Dr Bernardita Munoz Chereau My current ESRC GCRF postdoctoral project called “Levelling the playing field: assessing through equity the quality of Chilean schools” addresses the sustainable development goal of improving the quality of education -primarily in Chile and potentially in other ODA listed countries in the region such as Argentina- by applying an … More Research conducted at the SoE focusing on value-added measures of school performance and supported by ESRC GCRF funding is spreading to Chile

A Talk by Dr Guoxing Yu in Chengdu on language testing

Our Centre Co-Director Dr Guoxing Yu did a talk on language testing at the Forum on the new Eco-system of Foreign Language Assessment and Talent Training Philosophies in Chengdu, China. The session Dr Yu attended was focused on language testing and its evaluative framework and talent training. Professor Baocheng Han, Deputy Director of the Centre … More A Talk by Dr Guoxing Yu in Chengdu on language testing

Keynote speech by Dr Guoxing Yu on summary writing in high-stakes English language tests

Our Centre Co-Director Dr Guoxing Yu gave a keynote speech of ‘Summary Writing in High-stakes English Language Tests’ at the 1st Conference on English Teaching and Assessment in Beijing, China in April 2017. The Conference was also the Launch Ceremony of the Foreign Language Assessment Research Fund of Chinese Basic Education. In general, Dr Yu … More Keynote speech by Dr Guoxing Yu on summary writing in high-stakes English language tests

The Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research in Education has published its 4th IELTS Research Report for British Council/Cambridge Assessment/Australia IDP.

Our centre co-director Dr Guoxing Yu, alongside Professor Lianzen He (Zhejiang University, China) and Dr Talia Isaacs (University College London), have published their IELTS Research Reports for British Council/Camberidge Assessment/Australia IDP. This report is titled “The cognitive processes of taking IELTS Academic Writing Task 1: An eye-tracking study” and is available at https://www.ielts.org/-/media/research-reports/ielts_online_rr_2017-2.ashx . As … More The Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research in Education has published its 4th IELTS Research Report for British Council/Cambridge Assessment/Australia IDP.

Two CAERe members presented their research at this year’s Three Minute Thesis Competition and Research Without Border Showcase exhibition

Our PhD member Sami Alsalmi presented his work at the semi-final of this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. This research aims to investigate two learning modalities—auditory and visual—to find out which of the two best makes learners’ grammar more fluent and automatic. The research will also examine whether working memory reduces the effect of either … More Two CAERe members presented their research at this year’s Three Minute Thesis Competition and Research Without Border Showcase exhibition

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