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UCET Conference 2012

Sarah has just returned from the UCET annual conference where she presented on the Education Futures Collaboration. Along with Sarah Younie, she led ...

... two workshops for UCET delegates:

1. Short of Time? Using e-tools to support you in undertaking research beyond the small scale using resources already available to you


2. Building the evidence base for educational practice: an invitation to engage in collective action

Both of these focused on identifying the state of educational research in the UK.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development calls for the:

“creation of ‘knowledge-rich’, evidence-based education systems,”


“in many countries, education is still far from being a knowledge industry in the sense that its own practices are not yet being transformed by knowledge about the efficacy of those practices.”

(OECD, 2009, p.3)

In her workshops and presentations, Sarah looked at how digital tools can address this issue, specifically through the Education Futures Collaboration, which is a joint initiative with the following Founding Members:

  • University of Bedfordshire
  • Core Education
  • St Mary's University College
  • Academy for Innovation
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • King's College London
  • University of the West of Scotland



November 2012