SEMINAR – The switch to evidence-based education: its impact on schools, universities and their suppliers

Friday 15th September 2017 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: British Educational Suppliers Association HQ

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This important and timely interactive half-day seminar addresses the lead the UK is taking in using evidence to inform government policy and practice across schools, colleges and universities and the impact that is having on the ground. To continue to be successful, education businesses need to understand this new evidence-based culture.

The event is organised by the Education Media Centre, an independent charity set up to improve public and media understanding of education research and evidence. It is staffed by highly experienced education journalists who work with the media and education academics daily. Patrons include: Lord Adonis, Lord Puttnam, Baroness Estelle Morris, Greg Dyke, Andreas Schleicher and Sue Littlemore  more.
The event will cover:

  • the move to evidence-based and evidence-informed policy and practice
  • key areas of UK education research and policy development
  • the importance of evidence in convincing education markets
  • where to find the right research
  • how to deploy your own evidence – blogging, social media.

Your hosts are:

Wendy Berliner, Co-Chief Executive of the Education Media Centre. Wendy is a former editor of the Times Educational Supplement and former head of editorial for the Guardian’s online professional networks – including the Guardian Teacher Network, Higher Education Network and Guardian Students. She launched and edited a weekly education section and higher education magazines for the Independent and has worked as a director of GEMS education in Dubai.

Fran Abrams, Co-Chief Executive of the Education Media Centre. Fran has previously been education correspondent of the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph and the Independent. For 15 years she was also part of the reporting team on BBC Radio 4’s File on 4.

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