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Durham University

Durham University Evidence Centre for Education (DECE)

Events

Using and Understanding Research Evidence Workshop

Free one day workshop to support school leaders and teachers in using research evidence.

Durham University Evidence Centre for Education (DECE) will be hosting a free one-day workshop on Thursday 23rd April at the Marriott Hotel, Durham to support school leaders and teachers in using research evidence. It will cover topics on:

• how to read research evidence

• judging the quality of research

• identifying promising approaches or practices for classroom teaching

• how to conduct your own evaluation of education programmes or practices

Booking is available via our special Eventbrite booking page. The workshop will run from 10.00am to 2.30pm with lunch provided, and will be delivered by experienced academics in this field including Prof Stephen Gorard, Dr Nadia Siddiqui and Dr Beng Huat See.

Tickets for this event are free. If you would like further information about this event or DECE, please contact Lindsey Wardle via email on lindsey.m.wardle@durham.ac.uk.

DECE is a research group at Durham University which generates, assesses, synthesises and promotes the use of robust evidence in education policy and practice. Our team is made up of renowned academics from education and other disciplines. We aim to work with teachers, school leaders and policy makers to help support research use in schools. You can find out more about our work at www.dur.ac.uk/dece.

We hope this event will be of great use to school leaders and teachers, and look forward to seeing you on 23rd April.


December 2019

12th December: Dr Mandy Powell and Prof Vikki Boliver, What Do Universities Mean By ‘Fair’ Admissions?, SRHE Annual Research Conference, Newport



November 2019

27th November: Seminar with Dr Emil Bertilsson.

The distribution and mobility of teachers in Sweden's marketised school system

Since the introduction of several market reforms in the early 1990s the Swedish educational system has moved from a comprehensive system, resting on the pillars of non-segregation, social levelling, public funding and equal delivery of education, towards a system characterised by deregulation, differentiation and increasing social and ethnic segregation. The introduction of an almost unrestricted freedom of choice of school for students (and their parents), operating through a voucher system, and greater opportunities for private actors to open up independent schools, has resulted in growing competition between schools on local school markets.

Teachers, and the professional resources they carry, are important players in this competition. However, very little research has been devoted to analysing the consequences of these processes for teachers’ careers and work situation. This presentation will discuss preliminary results from an ongoing study that makes use of Swedish register data (covering all teachers and students in lower secondary schools during the years 1995-2016) to analyse changes in teacher distribution and teacher mobility. Questions being addressed are: Has the increasing social segregation pattern of students also resulted in an uneven distribution of teacher resources (regarding for instance teachers work-experience and qualifications)? Are there signs of increasing mobility among teachers, and if so, how can this mobility be explained?

21st November: Prof Stephen Gorard - Pupil premium impact and the NE, Sunderland Secondary Head Teachers Conference

21st November: Prof Stephen Gorard - Pupil premium impact and the NE, Newcastle University Seminar

20th November: Prof Stephen Gorard - Pupil premium impact and the NE, DfE Live, Sheffield

2nd November: ESRC Festival of Social Sciences event - This year's DECE event for the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences will take place on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham.
Our event page can be found at www.dur.ac.uk/dece/events/esrcfestival2019.


September 2019

22nd-27th September: Prof Peter Tymms giving keynote address at the IAEA (Intrenational Association for Educational Assessment) Annual Conference 22-27 Sept, Baku, Azerbaijan.

10th-12th September: Prof Stephen Gorard, Dr Beng Huat See and Dr Rebecca Morris giving presentations at BERA Conference 2019 in Manchester.

2nd-6th September: Dr Ourania Ventista giving presentation at ECER Conference in Hamburg.


June 2019

24th-26th June: Evidence Week - The DECE team will be represented at the opening of Evidence Week in the Houses of Parliament on 24th June. On Tuesday 25th June from 1 - 5pm, the team will have an Evidence Pod in the Upper Waiting Hall, where we will be briefing Parliamentarians on how to find the strongest evidence of the impact of Pupil Premium. For more information, see our Evidence Week event page.


May 2019

1st May: Professor Vikki Boliver - presentation at the Office for Students on contextualised admissions to higher education. Video here (starts at 36:32): Vikki Boliver contextualised admissions presentation


March 2019

25th March: Professor Vikki Boliver - public lecture (in honour of the late Professor David Raffe) on how we can promote fairer access to university study for disadvantaged applicants: https://mhse-uoe-pomote-fair-access-scottish-unis.eventbrite.co.uk/


November 2018

10th November: DECE ESRC funded Public Engagement Event 'Let's make Education Fairer', Durham Marriott hotel 10.11.18, 11am-2pm

Kinds of poverty

Higher Education and inequalities

Teacher supply


September 2018

4-7th September: Prof. Stephen Gorard and Dr Nadia Siddiqui - ECER Symposium on school segregation across the world, Bolzano, Italy http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-2018-bolzano/

4-7th September: Prof. Vikki Boliver, Prof. Stephen Gorard and Dr Nadia Siddiqui - ECER Paper on contextualised admissions to higher education, Bolzano, Italy http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-2018-bolzano/

11-13th September: Dr Rebecca Morris - How schools use their autonomy in allocating resources and developing teachers, BERA Symposium on school segregation across the world, Newcastle https://www.bera.ac.uk/beraconference-2018

11-13th September: Prof. Stephen Gorard and Dr Nadia Siddiqui - BERA Symposium on school segregation across the world, Newcastle https://www.bera.ac.uk/beraconference-2018

11-13th September: Prof. Stephen Gorard, Dr Nadia Siddiqui and Prof. Vikki Boliver - BERA Paper on contextualised admissions to higher education, Newcastle https://www.bera.ac.uk/beraconference-2018


July 2018

3-4th July: Prof. Stephen Gorard Plenary Address, Lambeth Education Conference

25th-27th July: The development of volunteering citizens led survey (Annual Status of Education Research Pakistan): Improvements in the survey data quality over time. Second International Conference on the Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys: Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex https://www.mols2.org.uk/


June 2018

5th June: Dr Rebecca Morris - A Marked Improvement? Two years on in Liverpool Conference, Liverpool https://meolscop.researchschool.org.uk/2018/03/23/conference-a-marked-improvement-two-years-on/

13th June: Prof. Stephen Gorard - Faculty seminar on school segregation and attainment, UAE, Norwich https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/595200/20807857/Stephen+Gorard.pdf/24ac1a76-225e-83fc-88d8-c1c2bff3f046

14th June: Prof. Vikki Boliver- “Sheffield Student 2013” longitudinal tracking project: Final outcome, Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Unit, Sheffield https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-student-2013-longitudinal-tracking-project-final-outcomes-tickets-42195758650

16th June Nadia Siddiqui Guest Lecture (Teach First): The critical role of contextualised admissions in widening access to higher education. Lindisfarne Centre at St Aidan's College

19th June: Prof. Steve Higgins - Keynote speaker at the Educational Aims and Values through Architecture Conference, Cambridge https://eahn.org/2018/02/seminar-3-cambridge-seminars-2018-educational-aims-and-values-through-architecture/

22nd June: Dr Rebecca Morris - NATE Conference, Birmingham https://www.nate.org.uk/courses/

27th June: Prof. Stephen Gorard - Plenary Address, Widening Participation, UCL, London http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/widening-participation/activities/sutton-trust

28th June: Prof. Stephen Gorard - Plenary Address, Schools of Tomorrow Conference, Nottingham http://schoolsoftomorrow.org/events.php


January 2018

26th January: Diversifying the elite: the responsibility of universities? Professor Vikki Boliver - panel for the Reform UK event 'Diversifying the elite: the responsibility of universities?'


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