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Therese Hopfenbeck gives BBC interview on PISA results Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Therese Hopfenbeck was interviewed on the international channel BBC World News following the release of the PISA rankings on Tuesday. You can watch the clip, courtesy of BBC World news, here. Therese discussed the complexities of the education system and issues of equity.

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Students’ learning situations Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Therese Hopfenbeck has co-authored an article with Rolf Olsen and Sølvi Lillejord, published in the Norwegian education journal Norsk Pedagogisk Tidsskrift. The article is entitled Elevenes læringssituasjon etter Kunnskapsløftet, which roughly translates as ‘Students’ learning situations after the “Knowledge Promotion” reform’.

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Professor Arthur Graesser seminar OUCEA Monday, November 18th, 2013

Professor Arthur C. Graesser is visiting OUCEA 26-29 November. Professor Graesser is a professor in the Department of Psychology, an adjunct professor in Computer Science, co-director of the Institute of Intelligent Systems at the University of Memphis, and Honorary Research Fellow at OUCEA. Prof. Graesser’s primary research interests are in cognitive science, discourse processing, and the learning sciences. More specific interests include knowledge representation, question asking and answering, tutoring, text comprehension, inference generation, conversation, reading, principles of learning, emotions, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and human-computer interaction.

Professor Graesser will be presenting a seminar on Learning and Assessment with Conversational Agents and Automated Measurement of Text Characteristics on Wednesday 27th November at 12.45 in Seminar Room A.

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Jeanne Ryan wins AEA-Europe poster award Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Congratulations to OUCEA doctoral student Jeanne Ryan, who won the award for best poster at the Association for Educational Assessment-Europe Annual Conference in Paris in November 2013. Jeanne’s research looks at the impact of international tests upon national curricula. The award is sponsored by Cito and the panel was chaired by Guri Nortvedt, University of Oslo.

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The Conversation: New GCSEs Friday, November 1st, 2013

Jo-Anne Baird has written an article for The Conversation. The article is entitled “New-look exams from Gove, same old political ambition” and is available to read and comment on here.

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