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What are we learning about learning from learning profiles?

28 November 2018, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

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A learning profile is the relationship between some measure of capability and grade attainment. Most learning assessments allow us to compare differences in learning across children of the same grade (or age).

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All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

CEID

Location

Room 804
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
United Kingdom

New approaches and use of existing data are producing more descriptive learning profiles that show the relationship between the ability to read a sentence or do certain arithmetic operations across people with different levels of grade attainment.

We are learning that many (though not all) of these profiles are amazingly flat: there is little difference in capability across grade levels. What do these findings suggest about learning? About the typical age-grade structure of classroom instruction? About equity in learning?

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This event is open and free for all to attend however, it does require registration. Join in on the conversation on #CEIDSeminars

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About the Speaker

Professor Lant Pritchett

at International Development, Harvard University

Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (as of July 1, 2007). He is also RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He has published over a hundred, books, articles and papers (with more than 25 co-authors) on a wide range of topics, including state capability, labour mobility, and education, among many others.