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Webinar: Teaching & Learning Toolkit: Q&A with lead author, Professor Steve Higgins
In this webinar educators will learn about the Teaching & Learning Toolkit (the Toolkit), including the Early Childhood Education Toolkit (ECE Toolkit) due to be released later this year. This webinar will include a walkthrough of the Toolkits. The Toolkits are an accessible summary of educational research. The Toolkit aims to:
• Support evidence-informed decision-making in Australian schools and pre-schools;
• Provide guidance for principals, teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve educational outcomes for their students, particularly those from low-income families;
• Act as an introduction to educational research.

The majority of the webinar will be spent in a question and answer session with Professor Steve Higgins from Durham University, who is the lead author of the Toolkits. Educators planning to attend this webinar can submit their questions for Steve to info@evidenceforlearning.org.au.

6.00-7.00pm ACT/QLD/NSW/Tas/Vic
5.30-6.30pm SA/NT
4.00-5.00pm WA

Jul 23, 2019 06:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Speakers

Professor Steve Higgins
Professor of Education, Durham University
Steve Higgins has been Professor of Education at Durham University since September 2006. A former primary school teacher, his research interests include the use of evidence from research to support policy and practice decisions in education, the effective use of digital technologies for learning in schools, understanding how children's thinking and reasoning develops, and how teachers can be supported in developing the quality of teaching and learning in their classrooms. He has a particular interest in the educational philosophy of Pragmatism and the implications for teaching and learning, particularly relating to the use of research evidence to develop practice in schools. He is the lead author of the Teaching & Learning Toolkit and has an interest the use of meta-analysis in developing understanding of effective use of research evidence for policy and practice. He also has an interest in the use of evidence from research in education and the application of meta-analysis and systemat
Dr Tanya Vaughan
Associate Director, Evidence for Learning
Tanya is Associate Director, Evidence for Learning and is responsible for the Teaching & Learning Toolkit. Tanya has worked in education in policy design and implementation in AITSL, ACARA and PAI. She has consulted on international and national projects in leadership in education and evaluation with Learning First and Educational Transformations. Tanya taught at the senior secondary level in science and coordinated Biology. Tanya has co-authored one international book, three chapters, 12 articles and facilitated more than 116 presentations/workshops in educational research. Tanya has also published within her field of bioinformatics and genomics with five peer reviewed journal articles and eight conference presentations. Tanya became an Honorary Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne in 2011. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Professional Certificate in Instructional Leadership and Doctor of Philosophy.