European Conference on Educational Research

European Conference on Educational Research

Speakers:

Joanna Williamson, Research Officer, Cambridge Assessment
Frances Wilson, Principal Researcher, Oxford Cambridge and RSA
Filio Constantinou, Research Officer, Cambridge Assessment
Nicky Rushton, Research Officer, Cambridge Assessment

Date: 22 - 25 Aug 2017 Venue: University College UCC, Campus Carlsberg Humletorvet 3 Copenhagen, Denmark 1799
Time: 08:00 - 17:00
Type: Conference Fee: From EUR 80.00

Copenhagen will be welcoming delegates from around the world for this year's annual European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) to discuss the theme of the role of educational research in reforming education and the imperative of constant change. The conference has an exciting line-up of speakers throughout the five-day conference and each will deliver a presentation to tackle the current trends in education and how these can be used to support the development and improvement of reforming education.

At this conference we look forward to hearing our colleagues from Cambridge Assessment's Research Division and Oxford Cambridge and RSA's (OCR) Research and Technical Standards, deliver presentations that explore the current issues in education. Here is the running order: 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 from 17:15 to 18:45 (CEST)
Joanna Williamson, Research Officer, Cambridge Assessment, is delivering a presentation on “Meaningful” destinations: using national data to compare progression to higher education, employment and training from different education pathways in England. She will discuss how students’ destinations after leaving school vary depending on their secondary education.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 from 15:30 to 17:00 (CEST)
Frances Wilson, Principal Researcher, OCR, is delivering a presentation on Reform of Practical Science Assessment in England: Impact on Teaching and Learning. She will discuss the impact of the recent reform on teaching and learning over time.

Thursday, 24 August 2017 from 17:15 to 18:45 (CEST)
Filio Constantinou, Research Officer, Cambridge Assessment, is delivering a presentation on Formality in students’ writing over time: empirical findings from the UK,to talk about the changes in formality in UK students’ writing over time.

Friday, 25 August 2017 from 15:30 to 17:00 (CEST)
Nicky Rushton, Research Officer, Cambridge Assessment, is delivering a presentation on Developing a framework for coding students’ spelling errors in English, to describe the adaptation of a framework developed by Cambridge Assessment in 2007 so that it could be used for categorising spelling errors in samples of writing. 

Visit the ECER website for more details about the conference and how to register. 

Related research articles
In November 2016, Cambridge Assessment hosted a research seminar to launch the report of the 2014 phase of Variations in Aspects of Writing in 16+ English Examinations. The report is the latest phase of a unique study, which has been carried out every 10 years since the 1980s, and explores changes in a range of aspects of students’ writing in the context of formal English examinations between 1980 and 2014. Visit our website to read more about the Aspects of Writing seminar.

Also in November 2016, Cambridge Assessment published a Data Byte on Student destinations from Key Stage 5. The Data Byte examines the destinations of students who completed Key Stage 5 in the 2012-13 academic year. Visit the Our Research section of our website to read published materials on student destinations.

You can follow us on Twitter @Cam_Assessment.

Humletorvet 3 Copenhagen, Denmark 1799

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