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Richard Andrews on Evidence in Education
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Richard Andrews on Evidence in Education

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A presentation focusing on what counts as evidence in education.

A presentation focusing on what counts as evidence in education.

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  • 1.
  • 2. What counts as evidence in education? Richard Andrews
  • 3. Contents <ul><li>The importance of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>What’s available on TTRB? </li></ul><ul><li>Links to further sites and services </li></ul><ul><li>Its potential significance </li></ul><ul><li>Contact details </li></ul>
  • 4. The importance of evidence <ul><li>For PGCE students and teachers, researchers and policy-makers… </li></ul><ul><li>… evidence to back up propositions, practice, policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For trainee and practising teachers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What works, in what contexts? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is the range and quality of evidence for PGCE assignments? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What will help in the progress toward a Masters in Teaching and Learning, or one of the new subject-based Masters? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For researchers and policy-makers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What international comparative data and evidence is there? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is worth trying out for future practice? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 5. What’s available on TTRB? <ul><li>Recently posted material includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Tymms on evidence-based education </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions on a hierarchy of evidence: film and text of keynote </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See http://www.ttrb.ac.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?ContentId=14977 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ What counts as evidence in education?’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Article-length piece, originally written for undergraduate students at York, but reviewed and commissioned by TTRB for teachers, researchers et al. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion is invited </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What counts as research, and what as resource? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 6. Links to further sites and services <ul><li>Some examples of where to find good evidence: </li></ul><ul><li>The English teaching pages – the new MA in English Education, here at IOE, will recommend use of TTRB as a starting point for literature searches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English as an additional language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So it’s not just a case of what is on TTRB, but what it links to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Research Evidence in Education Library at http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/cms//Default.aspx?tabid=56 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Futurelab’s literature reviews at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/publications-reports-articles/literature-reviews/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The E-librarian service </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Its potential significance <ul><li>In the hands of teachers, researchers – and policy- </li></ul><ul><li>makers – it’s a powerful tool… </li></ul><ul><li>Existing policy and practice can be questioned, improved </li></ul><ul><li>Options can be looked at, reflected upon, applied </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaps in research and resources identified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School students can look at it too… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New material added by its users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… and the TTRB site itself can be improved, via feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to the Editorial and Commissioning Advisory Board! </li></ul></ul>Institute of Education University of London 20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL Tel +44 (0)20 7612 6000 Fax +44 (0)20 7612 6126 Email info@ioe.ac.uk Web www.ioe.ac.uk
  • 8. Contact details <ul><li>Professor Richard Andrews </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 0207 612 6524 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Professor David Lambert </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 0207 911 5414 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Education </li></ul><ul><li>20 Bedford Way </li></ul><ul><li>London WC1H 0AL </li></ul>

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