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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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Research Meet 2019

Event starts: 03 July, 2019

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(Refreshments from 4.00pm) Join us for our annual celebration and showcase event for the teachers in Deanery schools to share the school-based research they’ve been doing within the Master’s in Learning and Teaching. As with all Teach Meets, the presentations are kept short (7-minutes maximum) with lots of scope for questions and networking. The event […]

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Valuable advice for schools on helping families struggling with the ‘costs of education in an age of austerity’

A new report on the costs of education from the viewpoint of parents was published on 13 May by the Oxford and District Action on Child Poverty. The research, based on a survey of parents of children in Year 7 in three local secondary schools, was facilitated by a number of the Deanery’s Research Champions. […]

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Early Career Teacher Conference 2019 brought insights to beginning teachers

Our Early Career Teacher Conference on 11 May 2019 was a thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating event. A very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who joined us, particularly to our keynote speakers, panel members and former Master’s students who presented posters about their recent school-based research. The day ended with a plenary session in which our delegates could seek advice on different issues and concerns […]

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Oxford English Faculty launch a collection of free resources to support English teachers with GCSE 19th century non-fiction

Diseases of Modern Life Resources The new 9-1 GCSE specifications set great store by nineteenth-century writings, both in the literature and language papers of all specifications. This poses a particular problem to today’s GCSE candidates who are increasingly distanced from the socio-cultural norms of the nineteenth-century, not to mention the idiosyncrasies of Victorian modes of […]

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