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COVID-19: Thinking differently about education research impact

Photo (cropped): Marasi Primary School Students (Kenya). Photo Credit: Geoff Livingston/Flickr licenced under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


11/06/2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

Being able to achieve specific changes in policy and practice through new evidence will undoubtedly be affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic - researchers will have to adapt quickly to the current realities. This webinar will explore how we need to think differently about impact for education policy and practice in the context of COVID-19.

Hosted by the Impact Initiative, and supported by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID), this event will be an opportunity to hear from policy actors on how they are adapting their thinking on the types of impact that can be achieved in an education context in the context of COVID-19 and the processes through which researchers can best engage with them in this context. It will be an opportunity to reflect on what the current context might mean for plans for achieving impact, and what kind of support is needed.

Professor Pauline Rose from the Impact Initiative will moderate a panel of researchers and practitioners who will share their thoughts on how translating evidence into policy and practice can be managed and adapted within the context of COVID-19. Delegates will be invited to put forward questions via the Chat Box which will be put towards the panel. 

Panellists include:

  • Laura Savage, Senior Advisor, DFID Education Research Team
  • Professor Tristan McCowan, University College London
  • Suman Bhattacharjea, Director of Research at ASER Centre, India
  • Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Deputy Director: Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, Department of Basic Education, South Africa

This is an invite-only event. To register your interest for joining us as this free learning event, please send an email to: Poppy Bardwell by Monday 8th June.

This event has taken place and registration is now closed.

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