researchED 2013 is a national conference for teachers, researchers, and anyone interested in evidence-based education. How can evidence best be used to inform the way we teach? What does and doesn’t work? What do we mean by good evidence, and how do we recognise it? What type of research is meaningful, and what are the boundaries – if any – to the enquiry?
The theme of the conference is simple: working out what works. How we discover this, and how to answer the questions above, might be less so. For too long, teachers in schools and those working in research have been strangers to each other, or have often been at odds with one another. Many teachers complain of the tension between what they are told works, and what appears to work in the classroom. The appetite for educational research has often been blunted by the experience of fashionable research of questionable provenance.
This conference seeks to bring teacher and researcher together. To draw out the best of the practitioner’s experience and the analyst’s theory, and produce something better: evidence based education that actually fits the classroom, rather than attempts to make the classroom fit it.
On September 7th 2013, a collection of some of the UK (and beyond)’s best researchers, writers, teachers, school leaders and academics will come together and talk about where we are now, and where we go next. There will be keynote presentations from world experts, challenging debate panels, practical sessions, and most importantly, collaboration between the often non-overlapping magisteria of school and laboratory.
Speakers/ contributors include:
Ben Goldacre, author, doctor, and scourge of Bad Science
Sam Freedman, Director of Research, Teach First
Mary Whitehouse, Project Director of York Science
Daniel T Willingham, Univerity of Virginia
Chris Husbands, Director of the Institute of Education
Professor Robert Coe, Durham University
Dr Kevan Collins, CEO of the Education Endowment Foundation
Brian Lightman, General Secretary of the ASCL
David Weston, Director of the Teacher Development Trust
Dr Rebecca Allen, Institute of Education
Tom Bennett, Author and Teacher
Amanda Spielman, Chair of Ofqual
And many more...
Attendees are invited to take watch lectures, take part in panel debates, and attend workshops in action research in schools. Parts of researchED 2013 will be filmed and live streamed; other parts will be available to view on the researchED 2013 website after the conference.
Break out areas available for networking and relaxing. Live music will also make an appearnace throughout the day...
Venue: Dulwich College, London SE21 7LD
Time: Saturday September the 7th, 2013
Venue opens for coffee and tea: 9:30am
Event begins: 10:00am-4:40pm
Hot food will be available to buy from the Dulwich Kitchens; coffee and tea will be available all day
When & Where
researchED is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing support for teachers across the world by creating opportunities for educators to meet face-to-face with academics, and hear the best of what we know about educating children.