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2014

Learning and Skills Research Network: the practicalities of research
13 November 2014
Julie Nelson recently gave a presentation on how to embed ‘academic’ research into post-16 learning practice.
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AEA Europe 15th Annual Conference
6 November 2014
Oliver Stacey from NFER’s Centre for Assessment gave a poster presentation on an investigation of the effects of changing a Year 5 maths assessment from a calculator to a non-calculator-based paper.
Poster presentation...

Think Global lunchtime talk: Assessing students’ skills – the relevance for global learning
6 November 2014
Bethan Burge, Research Director in NFER’s Centre for International Comparisons, gave a presentation on the work the Foundation does that could provide data for the assessment of global competences
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Westminster education forum keynote seminar: primary school assessment and accountability reform – removing levels, new baseline tests and revised floor standards
5 November 2014
Liz Twist (NFER Head of Centre for Assessment) participated in a panel discussion on implementing new forms of pupil assessment without levels.
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Pupil Premium and Ofsted – Ensuring Successful Outcomes
26 September 2014
NFER exhibited at this one day event which focused on a range of practical approaches, guidance and advice.
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RCTs in the Social Sciences Conference, 9th Annual Conference
10 September 2014
Ben Styles (NFER Research Director), Pippa Lord (NFER Senior Research Manager) and Anneka Dawson (NFER Research Manager) presented on "Research into Research: Use of a ten-arm cluster RCT".
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ResearchEd Conference
6 September 2014
Tami McCrone and Caroline Sharp ran a Practical Workshop on Evaluating Research Evidence at the 2014 ResearchEd National Conference, in Dulwich, London.
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Quality Principles Event
23 July 2014
NFER and Shared Intelligence presented emerging findings from the first stage of their work with arts and cultural organisations to provide high quality experiences for children and young people. Over 40 organisations are putting seven quality principles into practice and reporting back on their experiences.
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FERA Inaugural International Research Conference: Research in Post-compulsory Education
11 - 13 July 2014
David Sims and Sarah Lynch looked at ‘Providing high-quality work experience: how do we do it? for their presentation at this conference run by the Further Education Research Association (FERA).
Conference Paper

ResearchED Research Lead Network Conference
13 December 2014
Gareth Mills (Head of Enquiring Schools) presented to research leads/co-ordinators at King's College London.
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The Key - Life after levels: developing models of assessment
Practical approaches to implementing a robust assessment system
10 December 2014
Liz Twist, NFER Head of Centre for Assessment chaired this one day conference focussing on strategies to improve primary literacy and numeracy.
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Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for music education in England
9 December 2014
Pippa Lord (NFER Senior Research Manager) discussed the benefits of music education for young people.
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CEBE Plenary Conference
8 December 2014
NFER Chief Executive Carole Willis and Wellcome Trust Head of Education and Learning Hilary Leevers jointly highlighted the importance of researchers and practitioners working together at the 2014 plenary conference of CEBE (Coalition for Evidence-Based Education).
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The Academies Show, NEC Birmingham
26 November 2014
NFER exhibited at this one day conference.
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Edge Research Conference
14 November 2014
David Sims and Sarah Lynch presented on ‘Providing work experience: how do we achieve high quality placements?’ at this sister event to the Skills Show 2014.
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ResearchEd Conference
5 April 2014
NFER Research Director Tami McCrone, and Matt Inniss of United Learning Academy presented a talk on 'Practical use of evidence: can teachers and researchers shed any light?'

Linking Evidence and Practice - What Works? What Next?
28 January 2014
NFER hosted the first in a series of seminars for the Coalition for Evidence Based Education (CEBE) to focus on linking evidence and practice in education. The event was attended by over 70 delegates including researchers, practitioners, school leaders, representative bodies from schools and further education, government agencies and the Department for Education.
Videos of the presentations, and other materials from the day

 

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