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Colombian visiting researcher co-authors methodological article

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By Oscar Odena. A visiting researcher hosted in 2015, Andrea Rodríguez-Sánchez, has co-authored a methodological article with Odena (Robert Owen Centre) and Cabedo-Mas (University Jaume I, Spain) on the uses of sound postcards for researching the experiences of displaced people. The article draws on a pilot with ten participants and outlines the development of a… Continue reading

First Formal Report of the International Council of Education Advisors

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The International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) has made 19 recommendations to further strengthen the Scottish education system. Overall the council is supportive of the direction that Scotland’s reforms are taking, and it commends the core ambition of raising achievement and ensuring every child has an equal chance to succeed, regardless of their background. In… Continue reading

Collaborative Action Research in Argyll and Bute

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by Stuart Hall Senior Researcher ROC On a sunny afternoon in June I attended a presentation of Collaborative Action Research (CAR)[1] projects from four Argyll and Bute schools in Colgrain Primary School in Helensburgh. An invited audience of councillors, local authority staff from Argyll and Bute, Highland and Moray councils as well as teaching staff… Continue reading

PhD Studentships available in the Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhood Hub

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We are looking for three PhD students to join the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) at University of Glasgow. Candidates are required to provide an outline proposal of no more than 1000 words. We are particularly interested in proposals that encompass any of the following topics: The development and… Continue reading

The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change provides expert evidence to the Education and Skills Committee’s Poverty and Attainment Inquiry

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The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change draws on its own research and the wider evidence to provide written evidence to the Poverty and Attainment Inquiry. Please see the Education and Skills Committee response ROC for ROC’s written evidence. Please see for the agenda and full set of papers.    

In Nigeria for the evaluation of Connecting Classrooms

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By O. Odena. This photo shows Jonathan France (Ecorys), Oscar Odena (Robert Owen Centre) and students and staff at Community High School, Alapere Ketu, Lagos, Nigeria, after a repeat school visit for the impact evaluation of Connecting Classrooms. Oscar and Jonathan were in Nigeria between the 25th of February and the 6th of March 2018.… Continue reading

Robert Owen Centre EBulletin Issue 6 February 2018

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Our latest E Bulletin can be accessed by clicking on the link below – this has details on our latest research, recent awards and appointments, recent publications and some of our knowledge exchange activities: Ebulletin Issue-6 February 2018 As you can gather it’s been another highly productive and rewarding period for the Robert Owen Centre. You will find the previous bulletin here:… Continue reading

Seminar: The gender ‘gap’ in attainment

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  Dr Val Corry, University of Glasgow, Associate Tutor (Creativity Culture and Faith) Val will explore the findings of her doctoral research, which set out to find an explanation for the gendered gap in attainment. Her research is based on empirical evidence gathered from case studies carried out in three Scottish secondary schools. She will… Continue reading

The GEM Report 2017/18: Accountability in Education

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Dr Samantha Ross, International Programme Director Link Community Development International Accountability in Education in Action: Accountability is fast becoming an essential component of strong and successful education systems and for the past 25 years has been a core focus of Link Community Development’s work. We will explore ‘Accountability in Action’, looking at the roles of… Continue reading

The EGHE Network in Seville, Spain : 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation

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Report by Dr Josephine Munthali I arrived in Seville on 15th of November and settled at a Barceló Renacimiento Hotel. Registration took place on the 16th November after which the participants had very good presentations from two main speakers at a Plenary Session. I was impressed with Jo Bergmann’s presentation on “Flipped Learning”. Bergmann from… Continue reading