Seminars and Events

All events are held at 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY unless otherwise stated.

All are welcome to those indicated as ‘public seminars’ in parentheses after the title. These are held on Monday evenings and there is no need to book. If you are coming from outside the Department and would like to attend any of the other seminars or events, please contact the convener(s) beforehand.
Click on the title of the event for further information.

WorldSkills Participation: Perspectives from FE colleges, competitors and training managers

SKOPE event on WorldSkills Competitions

11 September 2015 10:30 - 17:00
Department of Education

The speakers will include SKOPE staff who will present findings from their most recent research on competitors, college participation in competitions, as well as the training managers involved. Mr Nigel Leigh from Stephenson College will also present on his recent research. The plenary will bring together the various ideas presented throughout the day.

Click here download the programme for the day.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to skope@education.ox.ac.uk by 4 September 2015.

Preparing English young people for work and life, an international perspective

Dr Paul Cappon, Policy Fellow, Department for Education

14 September 2015 14:30 - 17:00
St. Anne's College, Oxford

Abstract: The paper provides a panoramic, systemic overview of policies, structures and trends; identifies a range of strengths and weaknesses; and offers a number of recommendations about how support for improvement and reform might be marshalled and deployed. Its aim is not to provide a blueprint or roadmap, but rather to act as an aid for reflection by stakeholders in the English system. One of its key arguments is that the current balance between central government and localities needs to be re-thought, with greater stability at the centre and more opportunities for innovation and the sharing of good practice at the local, and with accountability arrangements that do not solely focus on the individual school.

About the speaker: Dr Cappon is a past president and CEO of the Canadian Council on Learning, and a past CEO of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. In 2014-15 Dr Cappon was invited by the UK Secretary of State for Education to become a Policy Fellow at the DfE and to undertake a review of policy and to formulate findings, conclusions and recommendations that could inform policy deliberations in the Department. Dr Cappon’s report was presented to the Secretary of State as a brief on 1 May 2015. SKOPE is pleased to be able to publish this, under an Open Government Licence, as a SKOPE Policy Paper. This seminar marks the launch of the paper and will address some of the most important issues that the paper raises.

Places are limited.  To book to attend, please contact skope@education.ox.ac.uk .

Beyond the classroom: researching second language learning in out-of-class contexts

BAAL / Routledge APPLIED LINGUISTICS Workshop PROGRAMME 2015

18 September 2015 -

Theories of potential and the creation of inequality in education

Professor Danny Dorling

18 September 2015 18:30 - 19:30
Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, OX2 6QA

FELL/Child Learning Research Group seminar

Professor Vince Connelly, Oxford Brookes University

14 October 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room K/L

Conveners: Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Kathy Sylva, Children Learning and FELL Research Groups

Pathways from parenting to peer relationships in primary school children

Nikki Luke, Department of Education

28 October 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room K/L

Conveners: Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Kathy Sylva, Children Learning and FELL Research Groups

English Medium Instruction: Global views and countries in focus

04 November 2015 10:00 - 17:00
Seminar Room G/H

Children Learning and Fell student presentations

Brad Chan and Zhen Zheng, Department of Education

04 November 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room K/L

Conveners: Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Kathy Sylva, Children Learning and FELL Research Groups

Speakers:
Brad Chan: Is oral reading fluency related to reading comprehension in bilingual children?
Zhen Zheng: Chinese children’s use of third person singular pronouns

Shared book reading in the early years: the teacher’s mediation

Ana Carolina Perrusi Brandao, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco.

11 November 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room K/L

Conveners: Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Kathy Sylva, Children Learning and FELL Research Groups

Teacher-child interactions in the Greek early childhood education context

Professor Athanasios Gregoriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

18 November 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room K/L

Conveners: Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Kathy Sylva, Children Learning and FELL Research Groups

Reading recovery: investigating differential effects on the literacy development of young children for whom English is an additional language in comparison with their native speaking peers

Charlotte Clancy, Department of Education

25 November 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room K/L

Conveners: Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Kathy Sylva, Children Learning and FELL Research Groups

Inequalities in reading performance and motivation: results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study

Therese Hopfenbeck and Jenny Lenkeit, Department of Education

02 December 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room K/L

Conveners: Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Kathy Sylva, Children Learning and FELL Research Groups

2014-15 FELL interns present their dissertations

Jake Argent, Hannah Clifton and Thomas Ballantyne, University of Bath

09 December 2015 17:00 - 18:30
Seminar Room K/L

Conveners: Professor Terezinha Nunes and Professor Kathy Sylva, Children Learning and FELL Research Groups

The Young Language Learners (YLL) Symposium 2016

06 July 2016 -