Education in international development settings, including in conflict and post-conflict contexts: teachers, quality and learning, and inequalities related to poverty, gender and disability.
Highlights from the Impact Initiative led workshop at the 2017 UKFIET conference which gave education researchers expert insight into working with journalists and the media.
DFID-ESRC Raising Learning Outcomes grant holders Nic Spaull and Nompumelelo Mohohlwane give their tips on how to successfully engage the media and provide some reflections on the Impact Initiative led media workshop at the UKFIET 2017 conference.
David Coleman, Senior Education Advisor at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, discusses 'Super Synthesis' - a new user-friendly tool which aims to enable decision makers – national governments, development partners and involved stakeholders – to easily assess possible interventions by the level of impact on participation and student learning outcomes, and the likely associated costs.
Dr Elena Schmidt, Director of Strategic Programme Innovations and Developments, Evidence and Research at international development organisation Sightsavers, discusses the benefits of collaborations in developing and implementing effective and high-quality education programmes.
Drawing on qualitative and quantitative data collected in 2012–2014 from over 4500 young people (aged 8–25 y) in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa, this paper documents practices of using mobile phones to seek healthcare and the new therapeutic opportunities they create, alongside the constraints, contingencies and risks.
In this paper we reflect on the inter-generational encounters which are embedded in young people’s cell phone interactions, and consider the wider societal implications, not least the potential for associated shifts in the generational balance of power.
The BE2 donor working group met in Florence 5-7 April to discuss the use of evidence in education policy and programming.
Researchers involved in the Transforming the pedagogy of STEM subjects report a number of positive developments with the project.