SIG 18 - Educational Effectiveness and Improvement

Coordinators

Charalambos

Charalambos Y. Charalambous

University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Anna-Katharina Praetorius

Anna-Katharina Praetorius

University of Zurich, Switzerland
Tobias Feldhoff

Tobias Feldhoff

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Jerich Faddar

Jerich Faddar

University of Antwerp, Belgium
Saskia Liebner

Saskia Liebner

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany
Hannah  Bijlsma

Hannah Bijlsma

University of Twente, Netherlands

Mission statement

MISSION STATEMENT

What does SIG 18 stand for?

Everyone would agree: Education matters! But what makes education effective and how can we improve it? Which ways can be employed to measure its effectiveness and improvement? SIG 18 provides a forum for discussing approaches related to answering such questions. We are researchers from different disciplines all over the world and are conducting research related to all educational settings using a variety of research methods. Examples of topics we are interested in are:

  • Developing and testing frameworks, models, and theories of what constitutes high quality teaching and schooling
  • Finding ways to measure teaching quality aspects from different perspectives
  • Linking educational effectiveness and improvement
  • Improving teaching quality and schooling based on interventions
  • Developing and applying adequate measurement approaches for complex educational processes Evaluating schools and educational systems
  • Analyzing how schools develop over time

What activities does SIG 18 pursue?

  • Organizing the SIG18 conference and the SIG18 JURE pre-conference biannually
  • Holding symposia at different conferences (e.g., EARLI, AERA, ICSEI, ECER)
  • Authoring and editing special issues and books
  • Implementing innovative formats for discussing hot topics

What do you get as a member of SIG 18?

  • Regular newsletters with SIG 18 specific information (e.g., members, publications) and information about the EARLI network in general
  • Opportunities for discussing hot topics with the community interested in educational effectiveness and improvement
  • Invitations to participate in symposia, special issues, and edited books


Please note that since autumn 2020, SIG 18 consists of the former SIG 18 Educational Effectiveness and SIG 23 Educational Accountability and Improvement.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at any time: SIG18@earli.org

Activities

SIG 18 Biennial Conference

Theme
Diversity and inclusion as challenges for educational effectiveness and improvement
Dates
Postponed because of COVID 19. To be held in August 2022 (Preceded by a JURE Pre-Conference)
Place
University of Freiburg

PREVIOUS COORDINATORS AND CONFERENCES

Previous coordinators of the former SIG 18  “Educational Effectiveness”

A special note of thanks to all previous SIG 18 coordinators

PHOTO

2019 - 2020

  • Charalambos Charalambous
  • Anna-Katharina Praetorius
  • Hannah Bijlsma
  • Saskia Opalinski

2017 - 2019

  • Wolfram Rollet
  • Charalambos Charalambous
  • Saskia Opalinski

2015 - 2017

  • Daniel Muijs
  • Wolfram Rollet
  • Ariel Lindorff - Vinjayendran

2013 - 2015

  • Leonidas Kyriakides
  • Daniel Muijs
  • Ioulia Televantou

2011 - 2013

  • Pam Sammons
  • Leonidas Kyriakides
  • Mechteld Van Kuijk

2009 - 2011

  • Eckhard Klieme
  • Pam Sammons
  • Ioulia Televantou

2007 - 2009 (founded)

  • Jan Van Damme
  • John Ainley

 

 

Previous coordinators of the former SIG 23 “Accountability and Improvement”

A special note of thanks to all previous SIG 23 coordinators

Previous Coordinators

2019 - 2020

  • Tobias Feldhoff
  • Jerich Faddar

2017 - 2019

  • Tobias Feldhoff
  • Bernardita Munoz Chereau
  • Jerich Faddar

2015 - 2017

  • Melanie Ehren
  • Katharina Maag-Merki
  • Yolanda Gana-Galarce

2013 - 2015

  • Melanie Ehren
  • Katharina Maag-Merki
  • Bernardita Munoz-Chereau

2013 (founded)

  • Melanie Ehren
  • Katharina Maag-Merki

 

Past conferences

2020 (SIG 18 + 23) (postponed because of COVID-19; rescheduled to 2022)

  • Theme: Diversity and inclusion as challenges for educational effectiveness and improvement
  • Date: September 7-9 2020
  • Place: Freiburg, Germany

2018 (SIG 18 + 23)

  • Theme: Instructional Design and Technology for 21st century learning: Challenges, Solutions, & Future Direction
  • Date: 28 - 31 August 2018
  • Place: Groningen, Netherlands

2016 (SIG 18 + 23)

  • ThemeClosing the Gaps? Differential Accountability and Effectiveness as a Road to School Improvement
  • Date: 26 - 30 September 2016
  • Place: Oslo, Norway

2014 (only SIG 18)

  • Theme: Marrying rigour and relevance: towards effective education for all
  • Date: 27 - 29 August 2014
  • Place: Southampton, UK

2014 (only SIG 23)

  • ThemeThe governance of school development in relation to accountability and evaluation systems
  • Date: 10 - 12 November 2014
  • Place: Bielefeld, Germany

2012 (only SIG 18)

  • Theme: From Theory to Theory. Empirical Analyses in Relation to Theoretical Models of Educational Effectiveness
  • Date: 29-31 August 2012
  • Place: Zurich, Switzerland

2010 (only SIG 18)

  • Theme: Educational Effectiveness: Models, Methods and Applications
  • Date: 25-27 August, 2010
  • Place: Leuven, Belgium

2008 (only SIG 18)

  • Theme: Educational Effectiveness: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges for Educational Research
  • Date: 28–30 August 2008
  • Place: Frankfurt am Main, Germany