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New departmental event – ‘Student Access to University, Admissions testing preparation effects’ Monday, January 14th, 2019

As part of the department’s 100th Anniversary celebrations a special public seminar series, Student Access to University, has been convened by Professor Simon Marginson and Professor Jo-Anne Baird. The series aims to encourage public discussion and move access forward by bringing a research-based treatment to it. The first event is Monday 14th January at St John’s […]

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New publication by OUCEA Researcher Dr Kit Double Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

A new article by Dr Kit Double from OUCEA has been published in the journal Metacognition and Learning. The abstract is below: Confidence ratings (CR) are often used to evaluate the metacognitive processes that occur during reasoning and problem solving. Typically CR are elicited with the assumption that they do not affect participants’ underlying cognitive processes. However, […]

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Diana Ng Yee Ping successfully defended her thesis for her Doctor of Philosophy degree Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Diana’s thesis is titled “The construction and validation of the Primary Scientific Reasoning Test” and examined the scientific reasoning abilities of primary-aged pupils in Singapore using a novel test that she developed and validated. Diana’s thesis was outstanding, and she was awarded her degree without amendments. Her examiners were Professor Sibel Erduran and Professor Wynne […]

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Save the date! Annual Lecture 2019 Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

OUCEA’s Annual Lecture in 2019 will take place on Thursday 6th June and we’re very excited to have Professor Nancy Perry as our speaker for this event. Her working title for her talk is Using formative assessment as a catalyst for self-regulated learning.  We’re sure you’ll agree this is an event to get in your diaries […]

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New Msc Educational Assessment Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

After several years in the making, OUCEA and the Department of Education were delighted to hold the first teaching week of the brand new MSc Educational Assessment. The first cohort was brought together in Oxford for face-to-face teaching at Lady Margaret Hall and were welcomed by the Head of Department, Professor Jo-Anne Baird. They heard […]

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