A beginner's guide to Tim Oates CBE

Where does he work? Tim Oates is Group Director of Assessment Research & Development at Cambridge Assessment, which operates and manages three exam boards and undertakes research on assessment in education. His role involves leading a 40+ research group which focuses on national and international research on assessment and measurement. Quick fa...
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A beginner’s guide to Dr Rebecca Allen

Where does she work? In early 2018 Allen took up a new role as director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science (CEIS) at the Institute of Education (IoE). The Centre focuses on leading path-breaking research about educational system improvement. This encompasses the science of learning and teaching For three years previously (2015 - 2...
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A beginner’s guide to: Doctor Martin Seligman

Best known for: The author of more than 250 scholarly publications and 20 books, Seligman started out being known for 'learned helplessness' a condition he discovered, which led humans and animals t behave helplessly in an unpleasant situation, even if they could change it. Since 2000, Seligman has become best known as the founder is perhaps best k...
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A beginner’s guide to Doctor Michael Fullan

Best known for: Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. Many of his books have been recognised as books of the year. As well as writing, Fullan is also a global advocate of leadership in education. Through his work with NPDL he encourages a transformative approach to education, seeing teachers a...
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A beginner's guide to Professor John Jerrim

Where does he work? John Jerrim is a Professor of Education and Social Statistics at the University College London Institute of Education. He is a significant contributor to the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).He completed his PhD in social statistics at the University of Southampton in 2011 and was honoured as being...
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