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The Rise of Testing and the Demise of Teacher Assessment in Australia

23 October 2014, 4.30 pm

Professor Val Klenowski of Queensland University of Technology discusses the high-stakes nature of testing in Australia and critically examines emergent issues for students, schools, parents and systems, arguing for a more balanced approach of formative and summative assessment.

Higher Education and Teacher Education in the Small State of Namibia

28 October 2014, 12 pm

This ICS seminar will feature findings from Collin Tjitemisa's doctoral study on Higher Education and Teacher Education in Namibia.

Learning language, literature and literacy in Deaf Education - some approaches in Brazil

29 October 2014, 4 pm

As part of Enhancement week, Dr Rachel Sutton-Spence, former lecturer at the GSoE, will give a session open to all GSoE students and staff.

Open House for EU-funded Second Language Speech Lab

5 November 2014, 2 pm

Stop by the Second Language Speech lab on Priory Road for a tour of this state-of-the-art facility.

Assessing pronunciation: Locating the construct in the CEFR phonological control scale

6 November 2014, 4 pm

Join CAER and Linguistnet for this seminar with Luke Harding, Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University.

Education for Sustainable Development in the Museum: Using a travelling exhibition to raise awareness of challenges to sustainability of oceans and fisheries

18 November 2014, 12 pm

Join us for this ICS seminar with Dr Nicholas Watts of the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council who will talk about a new and exciting venture to bring Eduction for Sustainable Development (ESD) to live through a travelling art exhibition.

General ICS Meeting

2 December 2014, 12 pm

Bring a lunch and join us for this informal, general meeting for all ICS members and prospective members to discuss future plans for the research centre.

Evaluating vocabulary usage in student essays written for the Pearson Test of English Academic: Can we predict CEFR levels?

3 December 2014, 4.15 pm

Join CAER for this seminar with Professor Jeanine Treffers-Dallar of the University of Reading to discuss how automated analyses of vocabulary usage in essays of EAP learners can further our understanding of students’ achievement at different levels of the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).