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Looking ahead to summer 2024’s exams and assessments

This is a webinar for school, college and exam centre leaders. Join Ofqual’s Chief Regulator Sir Ian Bauckham on 30 April, 12:15 – 13:00 to look ahead to this summer’s exams and assessments for GCSE, AS, A level and vocational and technical qualifications. He will talk about this summer’s grading approach, and what it will mean for […]

The Creative Classroom: Rethinking Teacher Education for Innovation

Unlock the power of creativity in education! Join our latest OECD webinar as we explore how countries are equipping educators to nurture student creativity and inspire innovative teaching methods. In celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April, discover a professional learning framework for teachers and leaders developed by the OECD’s Creativity and […]

No Child Left Behind: Tackling the School Absenteeism Crisi

COVID pandemic-induced school closures hindered learning for young people around the world. Yet even today, many students across the OECD have failed to return to the classroom. Two-thirds of schools in the US are facing chronic absenteeism. In England, absences are 50% higher than before the pandemic, with more than one in five secondary pupils […]

AI and Cheating in Education: How Can we Safeguard the Integrity of Exams?

Cheating in high school exams is an age-old problem, but new technologies have made it easier than ever resulting in huge issues for fairness and credibility. In today’s digitally connected and AI inclusive world, ensuring the integrity of exams is a major challenge. From plagiarism detection software to solutions leveraging facial recognition and eye-tracking technology, […]

Investing in the Early Years: priorities and challenges

The UK government’s latest policy on childcare will see more parents offered free access to provision from April 2024 with the intention of helping them stay in work (HM Treasury 2023). However, the increasing demand for affordable childcare services is happening in an evolving socio-economic landscape marked by a cost of living crisis and rising […]

ASE Teacher Developers’ Conference 2024

ASE’s annual conference for those involved in teachers’ professional learning. Whether you are a university tutor, education consultant, local authority staff, Head of Science or a leader responsible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). This event is an unrivalled opportunity for networking with fellow professionals. A chance to explore the latest thinking and research in science […]

Supporting children’s language and literacy

Supporting children’s language and literacy learning environment in disadvantaged households in the United States: Challenges and opportunities Children’s early learning experiences set the stage for later language trajectories and school success. In this talk, Dr. Luo will present findings on children’s language and literacy experiences in families from U.S. low-income, language-minority backgrounds. Specifically, the talk […]

Diversity + Quality = Equity

Join our Q&A webinar and explore the intersection of diversity and quality in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) through OECD’s latest research. Discover correlations between dimensions of diversity and ECEC quality, delve into what aspects of quality matter most for diverse backgrounds, and identify policy priorities for enhanced provision. The discussion will be guided […]

General Election 2024: How will the next government close the disadvantage attainment gap?

NFER has identified four key priorities, based on our rigorous research and insights, that we believe should be addressed in each of the political parties’ manifestos in the lead up to the General Election; teacher workforce, skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce, education funding and supporting children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As part of […]

Brain Basis of Language Development

Abstract: There are comprehensive neuro-cognitive models of language processing in the adult brain, but we do not understand how language develops and what determines variability in skill. Our work attempts to determine the nature of specialization for phonology, semantics and syntax in the temporal and frontal cortices in 5- to 9-year-old children. We are testing Interactive […]

Teacher Webinar: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Explore how to teach Shakespeare’s vibrant comedy with a taste of our rehearsal room approaches. This active online webinar will share insights from our upcoming production along with teaching methods for introducing this play in primary, Key Stage 3 English, Key Stage 3 Drama, and A-level English literature classrooms. DETAILS Our webinars feature RSC rehearsal room […]

Introduction Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare

These one day courses offer an affordable way to access our rehearsal room approaches to teaching which focus on the plays in our season. Join us to develop knowledge, confidence and skills to begin to teach Shakespeare’s plays in your classroom. Includes a ticket to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

How can teachers become learning scientists, and why would this improve education? Teacher Development in Mind, Brain, and Education

Abstract: Many ask why the fields of Educational Neuroscience and Mind, Brain, and Education have not advanced more rapidly into professional development circles. Since the inception of Mind, Brain, and Education science in 2003 and the Society founding in 2007, thousands of teachers have participated in conferences like IMBES, Learning & the Brain, EARLI’s SIG 22 […]

Place-value structure of the Arabic number notation is a key to why math is difficult for a subgroup of people with dyscalculia

Developmental dyscalculia (DD) is a math-specific learning difficulty that is believed to be a multi-cause condition. Former measurements found that typically developing adults and children process place-value number notations (such as the Arabic numbers) harder than sign-value notations (such as the Roman numbers) in simple mathematical tasks. Computational considerations suggest that place-value notation processing requires […]

Making learning resilient in a changing climate

Climate change is here. Besides continuing to work to reverse emissions growth, we must adapt to its impacts, including on education. This means that not only must learners acquire new skills, but the very structure of education spaces must be reimagined to ensure uninterrupted learning in the face of extreme weather, flooding, and wildfires. Action […]

Engaging with education research: With a little help from the system

Research evidence in education serves as a compass, guiding decisions on educational progress, equity and resource optimisation. Overcoming the challenges of harnessing research evidence in education for policy makers and practitioners involves fostering a culture of research engagement, as the OECD’s Strengthening the Impact of Education Research project explores. Join our Q&A webinar to learn […]

Engaging with education research: With a little help from the system

Research evidence in education serves as a compass, guiding decisions on educational progress, equity and resource optimisation. Overcoming the challenges of harnessing research evidence in education for policy makers and practitioners involves fostering a culture of research engagement, as the OECD’s Strengthening the Impact of Education Research project explores. Join our Q&A webinar to learn about crucial […]