SCaTE Launch Event and Conference

14th Jan 2013, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Edge Hill University

SCaTE Launch Event and Conference

The Faculty of Education is launching their new research centre for Schools, Colleges and Teacher Education (SCaTE). SCaTE aims to bridge the gap between academic research and schools by encouraging the generation of collaborative research, involving teachers, practitioners, college lecturers, teacher educators and academics in the co-construction of educational knowledge.

As part of the launch, Edge Hill University is hosting a half-day conference to address the question, ‘How can universities work together with schools and colleges to generate educational research that benefits teachers and students?’ This is a topical subject given the government’s drive to increase the role of schools in teacher education, and its commitment to evidence-based practice. It is sure to generate lively and interesting debate.

The conference will be beneficial to anyone interested in raising educational quality in schools, colleges and teacher education. Head teachers, teachers, practitioners and Education academics are particularly welcome.

Keynote Speakers
The keynote speakers for the event will be Professor Mary James, (Cambridge University and President of the British Educational Research Association) and Professor Daniel Muijs (University of Southampton, an expert in school effectiveness research). They will draw on their experience to speak about what research can achieve for schools and colleges.

  • Professor Mary James
  • Professor Daniel Muijs

Conference Schedule

  • 12.00pm – Buffet lunch
  • 12.30pm – Welcome
  • 12.45pm – Keynote 1. Professor Mary James (University of Cambridge)
  • 1.30pm – Keynote symposium. Dave Terry, Carole Arnold and Lesley Gwinnett (Head teachers)
  • 2.30pm – Break
  • 2.45pm – Breakout groups 1.
  • 3.15pm – Keynote 2. Professor Daniel Muijs (University of Southampton)
  • 4.00pm – Breakout groups 2.
  • 4.30pm – Plenary
  • 5.00pm – Finish

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