Seminar two of eight in series "Future directions in teacher education research, practice and policy". This seminar is based on a recent book, which aims to help researchers and practitioners understand how and why interventions can be successful or not.
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.
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.