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Adventures In: Co-operative Learning, Success for All and Evidence-based Reform

Date: 14 January 2009 Time: 12.30 - 2.00 p.m.

Venue: IAS MR2

Wednesday 14th January 2009

12.302.00 p.m.

IAS Meeting Room 2 - All Welcome

'Adventures In: Co-operative Learning, Success for All and Evidence-based Reform'

Professor Robert Slavin - Audio recording of this Seminar available here(30 minutes)

Institute for Effective Education

University of York and John Hopkins University

During the 20th century, medicine, agriculture, and other fields embraced a simple but powerful idea: use what works. The practice of education today is at much the same pre-scientific point as medicine was a hundred years ago. There is limited research evaluating specific programs, practices, or materials, and that which does exist is rarely consequential in educators' decisions. As a result, important decisions about educational programs are likely to be made based on marketing, word of mouth, tradition, and politics. The result is the famous pendulum of educational reform, in which new ideas appear, become widely used, and only then are evaluated. This presentation will describe how an evidenced-based approach to the development, evaluation and dissemination of educational programmes and practices will help to improve education in the UK, using co-operative learning and Success for All as examples.

For further information please contact Dee Daglish 01524 592679 d.daglish@lancaster.ac.uk

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