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ACER Research Conference 2014

Adelaide Convention Centre 3-5 August, 2014

Quality and Equity: What does research tell us?

Ensuring that every learner is engaged in challenging learning opportunities appropriate to their readiness and needs is a key goal for all early years and school educators, and achieving that goal requires a focus on both quality and equity. Research Conference 2014 addresses:

  • highly effective pedagogies
  • policies and practices that improve learning for all learners
  • the link between high expectations and high performance
  • what PISA, TIMSS and PIRLS, and NAPLAN data tell us about learning outcomes

Hear from Australian and international researchers including: Professor Petra Stanat, Director of the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement at Humboldt University of Berlin, whose research investigates the achievement of new immigrants in PISA: Dr Sally Brinkman, Co-Director, Fraser Mustard Centre, Program Manager, Faculty Member, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (Adelaide), whose research investigates early learning skills and other aspects of child development; and Professor Geoff Masters, Chief Executive of ACER, on research addressing quality and equity.

Speakers at Research Conference 2014 will also address pedagogical strategies, leadership practices and system initiatives that have been demonstrated through research to be effective in addressing the needs of all learners and improving learning outcomes for all.

Research Conference 2014 includes a range of professional learning and networking sessions, including keynotes, interactive symposia, welcome drinks and a conference dinner.

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Sunday, 3 August

We are pleased to announce Ms Julia Gillard, first woman Prime Minister of Australia will discuss Quality and Equity with Professor Geoff Masters AO, CEO of ACER on Sunday afternoon 3 August from 4.30 pm.

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