News: ESRC's IAA enhances the research impact of educational research in China

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26/04/2017

Two related projects, enabled by the ESRC–DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation, and focused on improving teaching and education in China, have benefited from support through ESRC's Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA) to develop additional knowledge exchange activities in China.

Professor Sally Thomas and Dr Lei Zhang of the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, have recently visited China as part of the ESRC IAA block award to the University of Bristol in order to further enhance the research impact of the Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality (ITDEQC) and Improving Educational Evaluation and Quality In China (IEEQC) projects.  The impact project seeks to develop customised teaching materials and tools for Chinese school leaders to promote professional learning communities. These will be developed collaboratively with Chinese partners.

Find out more at the Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research in Eduction (CAERe)

The Improving Teacher Development and Educational Quality (ITDEQC) and Improving Educational Evaluation and Quality In China (IEEQC) feature in Designing Programmes to Maximise Mutual Learning as examples of projects that have successfully overcome common barriers to research impact. This is one of a series of learning guides in The Impact Lab.