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Dr Diana Arya hosts Brown Bag Lunch in Department of Education Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Dr Diana Arya, visiting OUCEA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, hosted a Brown Bag Lunch in the Department of Education on 13th June. Her presentation was titled “Measuring Reading Strategy Use in a Multilingual Context” and the abstract was as follows: In increasingly globalized and diverse societies, calls have been made for education to […]

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Rethinking traditional survey-based research methods Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

On June 11th Dr Andy Maul, visiting OUCEA from University of California, Santa Barbara, gave a seminar at the Department of Education titled ‘Rethinking traditional survey-based research methods.’ The abstract is below: “It is commonly believed that self-report, survey-based instruments can be used to measure a wide range of human properties of relevance to education and the […]

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Annual Lecture video available now Monday, June 11th, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that, for those unable to attend on the day or those who would like to remind themselves of the insights and thoughts presented, the video is now available here where you can watch the full presentations given by Professor Derek Briggs and Dr Joshua McGrane at the 2018 OUCEA annual lecture. […]

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OUCEA’s Annual Lecture 2018 Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Professor Derek Briggs gave us an insightful talk on ‘Tolerating Approximate Answers about Student Learning’ in the beautiful setting of the Ashmolean Museum for this year’s OUCEA annual lecture. His talk began with an aphorism from Professor John Tukey; “An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact […]

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Public Seminar ‘From modular to linear GCSE exams: effects on standards and equity Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Professor Jo-Anne Baird convened a public seminar at the Department of Education 21st May 2018 with Dr Michelle Meadows, Deputy Chief Regulator of Ofqual and Anne Pinot de Moira, a chartered statistician and consultant in education and assessment as speakers. The seminar discussed the evaluation project conducted in collaboration between OUCEA and Ofqual and designed to […]

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