Seminar: Assessing the world - visiting Cleverlands

Assessing the world - visiting Cleverlands

Date: 12 Oct 2017 Venue: Downing College Regent Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1DQ
Time: 16:00 - 18:30
Type: Seminar Fee: Free

Cambridge Assessment has been at the forefront of using transnational comparative analysis to inform the improvement of assessment and curriculum, in a range of national settings. Sound transnational analysis needs sophisticated analysis of historical trends, current circumstances, as well as close observation of what is occurring in schools.

Lucy Crehan's remarkable book, ‘Cleverlands’ mixes brilliantly 'the anecdotal and illustrative' with 'the analytic and structural'. Not content merely with documenting her teaching odyssey across the globe, Lucy has linked her experiences to key strands in educational theory and research, giving deep insights into both the culture and practices in a range of key jurisdictions and illuminating major educational discussions of curriculum and assessment. 

From the nature of question in Shanghai classrooms, to learning identities in North America, the book is not only fascinating in its own right; it stimulates immediate scrutiny of the assumptions which we make about formative and summative assessment.

Lucy will be talking about the key findings from her travels at this Cambridge Assessment Network seminar. 

Through inviting authoritative voices in education to share their expertise, our seminars aim to inform and stimulate debate on current issues in assessment. As well boosting your CPD, these free events are an opportunity to network and share insights with other professionals from the wider education community.

About the speaker

Lucy_Crehan_SeminarLucy is a qualified teacher, an education explorer, and an international education consultant. She taught science and psychology at a secondary school in London for three years before turning her sights to research and policy, and completing a Master’s in Education at the University of Cambridge. She then spent time researching 'top-performing' education systems in six countries on four continents, working in schools and living with teachers; the basis for her book, ‘Cleverlands: the secrets behind the success of the world's education superpowers’, which is published by Unbound.

Since returning from her ground-breaking trip, Lucy has published a book on teacher career structures for IIEP UNESCO, advised the UK government as part of a working group on teacher workload, and spoken about her work at conferences in the UK, US and Sweden. She now works as part of a team advising foreign governments on education reform at the Education Development Trust.


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