Participating in the maiden edition of the 7X7 Research Presentation Competition

Written by Jane Nebe (A third-year PhD student at SOE and a CAERe member) The 7 x 7 Research Presentation Competition was held on Thursday, 26thApril 2018 at the Bristol Students’ Union building. This maiden edition was organized by Sam Brooks, the Chair of the Postgraduate Network, with funding from the Bristol Doctoral College’s Ventures … More Participating in the maiden edition of the 7X7 Research Presentation Competition

Professor Sally Thomas visits Vietnam for the Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality in China (ITDEQC) ESRC IAA impact project

On 22 March, Prof Sally Thomas gave the keynote lecture at the “Continuing Professional Development for teachers and school leaders – UK and international practice” conference, organised and hosted by the National Academy for Education Management (NAEM) and Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).  The conference was attended by 120+ participants including national policy … More Professor Sally Thomas visits Vietnam for the Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality in China (ITDEQC) ESRC IAA impact project

CAERe academics visit China mainland and Taiwan for the Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality in China (ITDEQC) ESRC IAA impact project

Professor Sally Thomas, Dr. Lei Zhang and SoE PhD student Dini Jiang visited China mainland and Taiwan in November 2017 to launch the East Asian Professional Learning Community (PLC) policy brief and the East Asian PLC toolkit.  The key aim of these new teacher professional development materials is to enhance schools as professional learning communities … More CAERe academics visit China mainland and Taiwan for the Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality in China (ITDEQC) ESRC IAA impact project

Research Work-In-Progress Round Table discussion on Merve Demiralp’s study

On 12 January 2018, a research work-in-progress round meeting was held in Room 2.06 at School of Education. The PhD project being reviewed was Merve Demiralp’s proect entitled “Validating language tests in second language acquisition research and educational programs through an argument-based approach”. The two reviewers, Jane and Sha raised many thoughtful questions and had … More Research Work-In-Progress Round Table discussion on Merve Demiralp’s study

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

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