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What if… we really wanted evidence-informed practice in the classroom?

Start: Jan 23, 2018 05:45 PM
End: Jan 23, 2018 07:00 PM

Location: Jeffery Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Watch a replay of the debate or listen to the podcast here.

There’s been a big push to get classroom practice shaped by evidence of ‘what works’. This has been largely inspired by advances in healthcare, where the use of research trials and national guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes is more established.

But this approach has not gone uncontested in education (or health) and ‘evidence-informed practice’ is still to be firmly embedded across all schools. Why is this, and do we even have a shared understanding of what we’re aiming for when it comes to teachers’ engagement with and use of research?

This event heard from leading commentators about whether, in their view, this is the correct agenda for education and, if so, what evidence-informed practice should look like and the steps needed to realise that vision across all schools. Join the debate about the implications for practice, teacher professionalism and education research itself.

Speakers include:

The IOE Public Debates: What if… series

Teaching working with students in class

Through this series, we’ll be bringing together a range of commentators – academics, politicians, practitioners, policy wonks – and pushing them to bring some radical new thinking to some of the apparently intractable issues within education, not least the English education system.

Join the conversation on Twitter at #IOEDebates.

Event contact

Contact ioe.events@ucl.ac.uk

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