January 16, 2018
Tom Beresford, Innovation Unit
Katherine Crisp, UNICEF UK
Paula Valverde Revuelta, ProFuturo
Andrew Cunningham, Aga Khan Foundation
WEEK 1 | Can we do more with technology t0 improve learning outcomes? Insights from 16 countries in Eastern, Western, Central and Southern Africa
WEEK 2 | From development to vitalisation: multiliteracies research with deaf communinities in India
January 23, 2018
Professor Ulrike Zeshan, Central Lancashire
WEEK 3 | Can schools' accountability for learning be strengthened from the grassroots? Investigating the potential for community school partnership in India
January 30, 2018
Dr. Ben Alcott, Cambridge University
WEEK 4 | Examining early development and school readiness of children with disabilities in Malawi through a bio-ecological systems theory
February 6, 2018
Professor Lynch, Birmingham University
WEEK 5 | Education and aspiration in rural Lesotho, India, and Laos
February 13, 2018
Professor Nicola Ansell, Brunel University
WEEK 6 | Are children with disabilities in school learning? Evidence from India and Pakistan
February 20, 2018
Professor Pauline Rose, Cambridge University
WEEK 7A | Teaching for critical thinking: pedagogical innovation at universities in Kenya, Ghana and Botswana
February 27, 2018
Professor Rebecca Schendel, UCL
WEEK 7B | Teacher Transformation for Learning Inspiration: A Review of Global Models of Instructional Design and School Improvement
March 2, 2018
Margery Evans, Aga Khan Education Services
Steven Farr, Global Learning Lab
Keren Caple, Innovation Unit
Jane Ehrenfeld, Centre for Inspired Teaching
Sharath Jeeven, STIR Education
WEEK 8 | Challenges of monolingual and multilingual education: cognition, numeracy, and literacy skills in primary school children in India
March 6, 2018
Professor Ianthi Tsimpli, Cambridge University
Oxford Comparative and International Education Seminar Series
Raising Learning Outcomes in the Education Systems of Developing Countries
Department of Education | St. Antony's College | University of Oxford
Hilary Term | January - March
Supported by the ESRC, DFID, and Aga Khan Foundation
Despite the advances made in securing access to education for many more children around the world than was the case a decade ago, large numbers still do not have access to formal education; and where they do, many are not learning at all, or learning fast enough to make successful transitions through the education system.
And while there is a concerted effort to redress the learning gap, and indeed the learning divide, our understandings of those policies and interventions that are most likely to lead to improvements in learning for all, especially for the more disadvantaged learners remains partial.
So, how might we improve our understanding of what works to raise learning outcomes for all?
The ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme consists of a portfolio of 29 interdisciplinary research teams, each that undertakes cutting edge research on the manner in which the complex relationships between elements of the education system, the contexts in which they are embedded, and the dynamics operating within the system impact on efforts to raise learning outcomes for all.
This seminar series, organised by the ESRC-DFID Programme Research Lead brings together researchers from across the portfolio of research grants to present their questions, their thinking, and their learning.
Seminars will be given at 5pm on Tuesdays in the Syndicate Room, St Antony’s College.
Conveners: David Johnson, Bronwen Magrath, Monazza Aslam, Andrew Cunningham
For more details, please contact
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