Department of Education

Viewing archives for award

Congratulations to Professor Charles Hulme who has recently received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR) conference held in Brighton on 18 – 21 July.

This award honors empirical, theoretical, or scholarly work or collections of works that have served significantly to further the scientific understanding of reading, its processes, its acquisition, or its instruction, and this year recognises Charles’ important work on reading interventions in children which have helped us understand the components that lead to developing good reading skills and has offered clear guidance to teachers on how best to support reading in classrooms.

For more information on Charles’ current projects see here.

Congratulations to researchers from the department’s Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education who have been Highly Commended for Excellence in Impact in the inaugural O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards for their work on The Educational Progress of Looked After Children in England – the first major study in England to explore the relationship between educational outcomes, young people’s care histories and individual characteristics.

The awards were announced on Thursday 19 April in a ceremony at St Anne’s College, Oxford, under the categories of Excellence in Impact, Impact Champion and Early Career Impact Champion.

The former Director of the centre, Professor Judy Sebba, received the award on behalf of the project team, which included, Professor David Berridge, Professor Steve Strand, Professor Sally Thomas, Dr Nikki Luke, Dr John Fletcher, Dr Karen Bell, Professor Ian Sinclair and Aoife O’Higgins.

The O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards are an opportunity for members of the University of Oxford, the Open University, Oxford Brookes and Reading Universities (O2RB) to come together to recognise and reward the successes of social sciences researchers who have achieved, or are currently achieving, excellent economic and societal impacts. Find out more here.

Photo credit- John Cairns

Naida Dervishalidovic, Aikaterini Kokkinaki, Katarzyna Kozinska, Ariel Liu and Srikanth Siva from the MSc e-learning programme have been awarded second prize in the University OxTALENT awards for an innovative student project using ICTs.

Their tool, “e-Kate”, is a training programme designed to support the development of academic literature searching skills. The programme can be viewed online or downloaded onto an iPhone. The  tool was developed in collaboration with Kate Williams, the  Department of Education’s librarian, and is designed to complement existing face to face workshops on information skills.

Naida Dervishalidovic, Aikaterini Kokkinaki, Katarzyna Kozinska, Ariel Liu and Srikanth Siva from the MSc e-learning programme have been awarded second prize in the University OxTALENT awards for an innovative student project using ICTs.
Their tool, “e-Kate”, is a training programme designed to support the development of academic literature searching skills. The programme can be viewed online or downloaded onto an iPhone. The  tool was developed in collaboration with Kate Williams, the  Department of Education’s librarian, and is designed to complement existing face to face workshops on information skills.