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International Conference of the College for Interdisciplinary Education Research Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Dr Daniel Caro presented his research on Correcting for omitted ability bias in international assessments: An applied example using PIRLS data at the International Conference of the College for Interdisciplinary Education Research (CIDER) – Berlin in January 2016. He was also a discussant at the session on International Large Scale Assessments.

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Natalie Usher wins ESRC research funding Monday, January 11th, 2016

OUCEA D.Phil student Natalie Usher has been granted ESRC funding for a four-week research visit to Dr Allyson Hadwin’s lab at the University of Victoria, Canada. Dr Hadwin is a leading expert in self-regulated learning.

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Impact of research Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Dr Daniel Caro and Dr Jenny Lenkeit’s article in The Conversation on the effectiveness of education systems has been downloaded 211,194 times since it was published on 23 November 2015. The article is entitled ‘Which countries punch above their weight in education rankings?‘ and provides an alternative way of looking at which countries come where in PISA tests.

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Professor Pauline Rea-Dickins joins OUCEA Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Professor Pauline Rea-Dickins has joined OUCEA as a research consultant and will be contributing to research projects, in particular language assessment. She was previously Director of the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development, East Africa; prior to that, Director of Research, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol.

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New OUCEA Director, Therese N. Hopfenbeck Monday, January 4th, 2016

We welcome Associate Professor Therese N. Hopfenbeck as the new Director of OUCEA and wish Professor Jo-Anne Baird well in her new role as Director of the Oxford University Department of Education.

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