Classroom-based Interventions Across Subject Areas: Research to Understand What Works in Education

29th April 2019 : 17:00 - 18:30

Category: Public Seminar

Speaker: Gabriel Stylianides, Ian Thompson, Katharine Burn, Jenni Ingram, Nicholas Andrews, Alexandra Haydon, Ann Childs, Trevor Mutton

Location: Department of Education, Seminar Room A

Convener: Diane Mayer

This seminar is number two in an eight-part public seminar series on ‘Future directions in teacher education research, practice and policy’, led by the Department of Education and convened by Diane Mayer (Professor of Education (Teacher Education)) and Alis Oancea (Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy and Director of Research).

Events in the series are free to attend and aimed at academics, researchers, teachers, head teachers, government members, policy-makers and students, although anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to attend.

Registration is required.

About the series

This public seminar series considers teacher education reforms around the world in order to tease out future directions and possibilities for the relationships between teacher education policy, research and practice.  The series marks 100 years since the passing of a statute creating what was known in 1919 as the University Department for the Training of Teachers. Join us this term as we mark the Oxford University Department of Education’s  100th anniversary through this series of public events that pay particular tribute to our contributions in the field of teacher education today.

Seminar abstract

This seminar is based on a recent book, titled ‘Classroom-based Interventions Across Subject Areas’, jointly authored by members of the department’s Subject Pedagogy Research Group and other affiliated researchers and practitioners. Taking as its basis research which has been conducted in actual classrooms with close collaboration between researchers and practitioners, the book aims to help researchers and practitioners understand how and why interventions can be successful or not. The text further considers the broad theoretical and practical issues that derive from intervention studies, including ways of adapting effective classroom-based interventions for use in different contexts. The seminar will start with a brief introduction to the topic of classroom-based interventions, followed by four examples of classroom-based interventions in English, mathematics, science, and history. It will conclude with a commentary drawing across the presentations with a particular focus on implications for teacher education.

Seminar speakers

Gabriel Stylianides is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Department of Education
Ian Thompson is Associate Professor of English Education & Director of PGCE at the Department of Education
Katharine Burn is Associate Professor of Education at the Department of Education
Jenni Ingram is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at the Department of Education
Nicholas Andrews is course coordinator for the MSc in Teacher Education (Mathematics) at the Department of Education
Alexandra Haydon is Head of Science at the Castle School, Thornbury
Ann Childs is Associate Professor of Science Education at the Department of Education
Trevor Mutton is Director of Professional Programmes & Director of the Oxford Education Deanery

More information

To view all events in this series see here.

To receive all our latest event notifications direct to you inbox, join our mailing list.

To discover more about our 100th anniversary see here.