Assisting teachers to support learning recovery: understanding learning loss and learning gains during school closure
Wednesday 6th October 2021 – 11:30 to 12:30 BST
Join us for this interesting session where representatives from the Education Development Trust will present the most interesting findings from the first phase of their research to our Warwick in Africa Lead Teachers on the final day of their annual conference. Teachers at our partner schools in Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa will be invited to share their own experiences of teaching during the pandemic, and to suggest ways in which the output of this research could be helpful to them when facing the inevitable challenges of lost learning during the pandemic.
*There will be a Q&A session at the end of the session – questions from WIA Lead Teachers will be prioritised.
Dr Anna Riggall
Dr Anna Riggall leads Education Development Trust's global research and consultancy services and promotes evidence engagement across the organisation. She has over 20 years’ experience leading international educational research and holds an MA in Education & Development Studies and PhD in Education. She specialises in the areas of education system reform, evidence for policy and practice, educational quality improvement and technical QA for large scale research work.
Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel
Dr Elnaz Kashefpakdel joined Education Development Trust in 2021 and is leading the public research portfolio working in partnership with global education leaders, to deliver an internationally recognised portfolio of research. Elnaz has ten years of research experience in the field of careers, school-to-work transitions, youth labour market and employability skills, with her work cited in UK government policies including The Career Strategy 2018 and the Industrial Strategy 2017, and other major sectoral publications and events such as World Economic Forum, OECD Career Readiness and the Careers and Enterprise Company. Elnaz is a trained quantitative researcher and has published numerous academic and professional papers over the course of her career using quantitative research methods. Elnaz has a PhD in Education from the University of Bath, with a focus on widening participation in higher education and teenage aspiration. Elnaz is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby where she is advancing her academic credentials working with rounded academic experts in the field of careers.
Ella Page is a researcher with particular expertise in girls’ education and over ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, research and literature review. Before joining Education Development trust she worked for clients including FCDO, Plan International, the Varkey Foundation and UNGEI on research around girls’ access to schools, skill development and tackling discriminatory social nots. Ella works closely with our programme teams in East and Southern Africa and is committed to the transformative impact for the most marginalised. She holds an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics.