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Course Date

May 15, 2018

Course Cost


Coffee & Registration from 9.30 am

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

Grosvenor Street, Haymarket
EH12 5EF

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  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
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Course Description

For – All Practitioners

We are delighted that we have secured the input of a number of leading professionals in the field of evidence based practice.

Dr Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel, Assistant Professor at the University of Dundee will give the keynote address.  Carolina is a Learning Scientist Collaborator is the Founder of TILE – Teaching Innovation and Learning Enhancement which strives to bring people from different disciplines and sectors together so discuss ways to overcome issues in education using evidence-based findings.  Carolina will open the Conference with what promises to be a thought-provoking perspective on the place of evidence-based practice.

Carolina’s address will be complemented by sessions led by George Gilchrist, Robin Macpherson and Nick Ward.

George is an ex-headteacher, who now writes and talks about education, schools and leadership.  George is a Fellow of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership, Board member of SPTC and he is committed to keeping it real for schools and teachers, using research to inform practice and development. George writes extensively about education: blog can be found here and his book  “Practitioner Enquiry: Professional Development with Impact for Teachers, Schools and Systems”  was published in January 2018. George will aim to demystify practitioner enquiry and share what research and experience says about its benefits and possible pitfalls.

Earlier this session, Dollar Academy welcomed Robin as Assistant Rector.  Robin has a wealth of experience in the field of professional learning and co-authored "WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM? Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice" which was published in September 2017. Robin will lead a session "From theory to practice: how to develop a research-literate culture in schools” in which he will consider the challenges of educational research, and how to develop research-informed practitioners within a school.

Effective professional development can transform classroom practice and the outcomes for children. So why do so many feel like it is ineffective? What does the evidence and research say makes effective professional development and how can we build it into the Scottish education context? Nick of Education Fellowship Scotland will explore the most recent research in the field of teacher development and what it might mean for Scottish classrooms.

Please register as soon as possible and by Monday 7 May at the latest

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