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Being a teacher in the digital age: Effective professional development in online social spaces

On 7th July 2020 The Deanery hosted a webinar which focuses on social media in education – based on Dr. James Robson’s research about how teachers use social media and the webs of influence/lines of connection behind much online activity – and considerations about how to use it most productively in relation to research and […]

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Resources for GCSE sciences

Project Calibrate is sharing free online resources for practical work in GCSE biology, chemistry and physics. Teachers can give a voice to help improve the assessment of practical work in GCSE sciences. Please go to this survey. At the end of the survey, there is a link to a 45-minute online lesson that you can […]

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Trust and Climate Change: Information for teaching in a digital age

A Climate Change education workshop was held on 3rd March 2020, bringing together climate scientists, educational researchers and teachers. This project builds on a growing collaboration between the ECI (Environmental Change Institute) at the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment, and the Oxford Deanery and Department of Education. Our combined experience provides […]

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Podcast for History teachers

Jason Todd appeared on the ‘Reasons to be cheerful’ live podcast talking about empire and migration in schools. It was the no. 1 episode of 2019 in their new year chart show. You can follow the link here to episode 102 empire state of mind.

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From novice to expert: A critical evaluation of direct instruction?

Event starts: 22 January, 2020

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(with refreshments from 4.00pm) Dr Christian Bokhove, Associate Professor in Mathematics Education, University of Southampton Direct instruction is a hot topic in school, but discussions about it often end up with people talking past each other, as the term can mean several things. In this talk Dr Bokhove will look at different ways of conceptualising […]

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Child Poverty in Oxford: What do we know and what can we do?

Oxford and District Action on Child Poverty (ODACP) is hosting an event on problems of child poverty specific in Oxford within the national context. The focus is on issues faced by low-income parents and children, and their rights to benefits and services. The event will be chaired by Fran Bennett (ODACP). Speakers include Alison Garnham […]

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Webinar on assessing practical science skills

Event starts: 06 November, 2019

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Project Calibrate will offer a free one-hour webinar about new approaches to practical science in high stakes examinations on November 6th, 2019 from 16.30-17.30. Workshop activities will be delivered by Project Calibrate based at the University of Oxford in collaboration with AQA. For details about this research project, see http://www.education.ox.ac.uk/research/enhancing-summative-assessment-of-practical-science/ Participants completing the webinar will receive a free […]

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Teaching, Geography and the Climate Emergency

Event starts: 11 November, 2019

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The Environmental Change Institute at the Oxford University are hosting a lecture on Monday 11th November by Professor Martin Evans from Manchester University. The event is aimed primarily at geography teachers but could also be relevant for anybody who has a wider interest in the way that climate change is addressed within the school curriculum. […]

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Early Career Teachers’ Professional Development Day 2020

Event starts: 02 May, 2020

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Sadly, we have taken the decision to cancel this event in light of national and university guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to eliminate all non-essential social interaction. Although the event is still some weeks off, all the indications are that these measures will need to continue for some time and […]

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Oxfordshire SACRE meeting

Event starts: 19 June, 2019

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A network meeting run by Oxfordshire SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) will be held on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 for RE teachers from both primary and secondary teachers. The meeting will –  Receive information from and about faith groups in Oxfordshire; Discuss how we can collaborate to develop high quality RE; Share good practice and […]

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