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English as an additional language: talking to learn?

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Professor Constant Leung King’s College London 25th November 2013 Abstract English as an Additional Language is recognised as a significant curriculum issue in school education in England (and the UK more generally). The current policy-sponsored EAL practice (e.g. DfES, 2006) is built on a strongly articulated set of pedagogic and curriculum principles which foregrounds naturalistic […]


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The attraction of psychology and the rhetoric of neuroscience – on ‘knowing how to go on’ in the educational field

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Professor Paul Smeyers Ghent University and KU Leuven, Belgium 18th November 2013 Abstract Psychology’s vocabulary and discourse has become part of our everyday conversations and for many educational researchers it has become the default auxiliary science of education. As a discipline it thrives in the present climate of performativity, where more attention is given to […]


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From past to future: how the educational spirit in parts of Africa is re-rationalized toward the east

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Professor Amy Stambach Department of Education University of Oxford 11th November 2013 Abstract It is virtually axiomatic in education studies today that schooling is a human right. Such a view is often premised on particular ideas about students as autonomous subjects and as holding individual interests in their own wellbeing and economic futures. Without discounting […]


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Student evaluations of university teaching: recommendations for policy and practice

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Professor Herb Marsh, Department of Education and the University of Western Sydney 4th November 2013 Abstract Students’ evaluations of teaching effectiveness (SETs) have been the topic of considerable interest and a great deal of research in universities all over the world. Based on reviews of research by myself and others, SETs are: multidimensional; reliable and […]


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