Data Can Tell Us 'What Works' in Education Insights from Quantitative Education Research

Monday, 24th May 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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How can we better use data to inform educational decision making and improve learning outcomes?

Dr Markus Gehrsitz (Department of Economics) and Dr Edward Sosu (School of Education), both researchers at the University of Strathclyde, will provide an overview of how data can be exploited to help inform educational decision making.  The  researchers will draw on their ongoing research as well as international evidence, and in particular how administrative data can inform education policy, teaching, and learning in Scotland and beyond...

Topics will include the use of composite classes to generate positive peer effects; the adverse effects of school absenteeism on academic achievement; creating parental engagement by way of text messaging and educational inequalities in times of Covid-19.

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

Who should attend?

This event is open to all stakeholders in education such as policy makers, school administrators, teachers, parents, and the general public.  

Benefits of attending

Knowledge and understanding of how cutting edge research and methods can be used to exploit existing and new data to generate evidence to improve learning experiences and outcomes for children. 

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