Why are textbooks so dreadful and what can be done about it?

Why are textbooks so dreadful and what can be done about it?

Speakers: Tim Oates CBE, Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
Date: 13 Mar 2017 Venue: House of Lords Houses of Parliament London SW1A 0PW
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Type: Seminar Fee: Free

The Conservative Education Society will be hosting a seminar at the House of Lords where Tim Oates CBE, Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment and Robert Peal, West London Free School will be answering the question Why are textbooks so dreadful and what can be done about it? They will explore ideas on how the quality of textbooks in England can be improved.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session which delegates are encouraged to ask questions, contribute to the discussion and their share ideas on how to address the current theme in textbooks.

In 2014, Mr Oates carried out work on textbooks and published the report Why Textbooks Counts which he provided an insightful analysis on what can be done to improve textbooks in England. Further work has subsequently been carried out and in April 2016 he  launched the Cambridge Approach to Textbooks.

For more information and to register for the seminar, visit the The Conservative Education Society website.


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