At the nexus of learning and innovation
Nov
15
November 15, 6:00 pm
Where

6 to 7.30pm

Education LT 351, Education Building A35
University of Sydney
Camperdown, NSW 2006

Research-Practice Partnerships as a Strategy for Developing and Using Evidence in Policy and Practice

Where

6 to 7.30pm

Education LT 351, Education Building A35
University of Sydney
Camperdown, NSW 2006

A CRLI Event also hosted by Sydney Ideas and Education and Social Work Dean's Lecture Series

Research-Practice Partnerships as a Strategy for Developing and Using Evidence in Policy and Practice

RSVP - Free and open to all with online registration requested. Please click here for the registration page.

Bill PenuelInternationally, there is growing interest in promoting evidence-based policymaking within government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. Most policies that promote evidence use emphasize “doing what works" and do not take into account the growing research base regarding the use of evidence.

In this presentation, I will describe results from a series of studies conducted in the US focused on how research-practice partnerships support both evidence use and the development of evidence that can guide local decision making. These studies support the growing consensus that research use is an interactive process that involves much more than using evidence to select programs and practices that work. They underscore, moreover, the importance of long-term, mutualistic arrangements among researchers, practitioners, and local policy makers.

About the speaker:
Professor William R Penuel
is a professor of learning sciences and human development in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. His current research examines conditions needed to implement rigorous, responsive, and equitable teaching practices in STEM education. With colleagues from across the country, he is developing and testing new models for supporting implementation through long-term partnerships between educators and researchers. Currently, Penuel has partnerships with large school districts and a national association of state science coordinators focused on implementing the vision of science education outlined in a Framework for K-12 Science Education. As a co-Principal Investigator of the Research+Practice Collaboratory, he is developing resources to help people build and sustain research-practice partnerships. Penuel is currently Principal Investigator for the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, which is focused on how school and district leaders use research. He is one of the developers of an approach to improvement research called Design-Based Implementation Research.

Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
The Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series provides an opportunity to hear internationally renowned experts as they contribute to the debates and discussions in education, social work and social policy. The lectures are free and open to the public.

  • Wednesday 15 November, 6 to 7.30pm
  • Education Building A35Education LT 351, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006
  • RSVP - Free and open to all with online registration requested. Please click here for the registration page.