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UNSW Australia - Room 209, Level 2 Morven Brown Building

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Identifying good evidence in teaching: Avoiding the ‘extra stuff’, finding the ‘wins’
Presenter: Dr Meghan Stacey

Date: 30 October 2019
Time: 9am-4pm

This professional development workshop will draw on recent research into teachers’ understandings and use of data and evidence. Drawing on the feedback of teachers from around Australia, the workshop sets out to explore a) the sources teachers identify as providing ‘good’ evidence in teaching, as well as b) how the educational community might conceptualise evidence more broadly going forward. Taking an inquiry approach, we will work through how the collection of data and evidence – often viewed as ‘extra stuff’ in a profession currently experiencing a very high workload – is in some ways already integral to the everyday work of teaching. The workshop will provide a forum for collegial interaction and discussion as we explore how data and evidence can become a part of the solutions you seek within your classrooms and schools, to the teaching and learning problems of practice that matter to you. The workshop also provides a set of curated, relevant readings, addressing matters both theoretical and practical.

About the Presenter

Dr Meghan Stacey is a lecturer in the Sociology of Education and Education Policy. Within this field, she takes a strong interest in teachers’ work and how this is framed at both state and federal levels of politics. In 2018 she co-authored the report Understanding work in schools: The foundation of teaching and learning, commissioned by the NSW Teachers Federation and which documented the current, and rising, workload of over 18 000 teachers and school executives. Meghan’s current projects include the ongoing exploration of the policy field surrounding data and evidence in teaching, as well as a continuing interest in social justice in education, evident in her role as a co-investigator in an evaluation of widening participation and outreach alongside researchers from the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University. Her first book, The business of teaching: Becoming a teacher in a market of schools, is due for publication by Palgrave MacMillan in late 2019. Prior to entering academia, Meghan worked as a secondary English and Drama teacher in the Riverina region of NSW.


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Phone: 02 9385 1972
Email: education.events@unsw.edu.au

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