XI NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference

Inspirational Speakers

International Speakers

Philippa Cordingley

Chief Executive of Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE), United Kingdom

Philippa Cordingley is the Chief Executive of CUREE and an internationally acknowledged expert in using evidence to develop education policy. She leads and has a hands-on role in many of projects including the development of the National Framework for Mentoring and Coaching; the creation of innovative practical resources to engage practitioners with research. She also leads CUREE’s research and evaluation projects. Philippa Cordingley is the founder and professional adviser to the National Teacher Research Panel, an Honorary Fellow of the College for Teachers, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. She is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Sussex University and a member of the Steering Groups of several HE research centres.

XI NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference, 24-25 October 2019: Keynote Speech

Continuing Professional Development and Learning that works for pupils as well as teachers – using the research evidence to develop great teaching

An interactive keynote session exploring the value of research and evidence-informed practice and policy in education using robust evidence about the Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) activities that are linked with student and teacher success as a case study. It outlines findings from a systematic review of evidence from all high-quality systematic reviews led by Philippa, “Developing Great Teaching; a review of international research” and Philippa’s extensive research in schools about how approaches identified in the research, can be supported in everyday school life. This session will also explore evidence about how CPDL is being able to help enhance teachers’ professional identities in seven different nations globally to help illustrate the interactions between CPDL policy and practice and concludes with evidence about school leaders’ contributions to strong learning environments for colleagues as well as for pupils and the role of tools and resources in supporting this. 

XI NIS International Research-to-Practice Conference, 24-25 October 2019: Keynote Speech

Continuing Professional Development and Learning – practical tools and protocols for making this work

This break out workshop will involve participants in exploring practical, research-based protocols, tools and resources for supporting and embedding high quality, research-informed professional learning and development in day to day practice. The session will start with a research case study of CPD that reflects the research about what makes a difference in a real-world context. It will go on to explore practical ways teachers and school leaders can use tools and protocols for, for example, collaborative enquiry or evidence-rich coaching to integrate disparate formal and informal CPD activities into a coherent whole. Colleagues will unpack the evidence and examples of tools and relate them to their own experience and goals to create a context for understanding and assimilating the evidence about the characteristics of effective continuing professional development and learning.