What works in Education? 2019

Smart Tech & Education Program (STEP UP) Research Initiative

Hosted by UNSW Business School, supported by PVC (Education) and the UNSW Scientia Education Academy

We are excited to invite you to the inaugural 'What works in Education?' conference organised by the STEP UP Research Initiative at UNSW Sydney on Thursday, 22 August 2019.

The program (available here) showcases great empirical, experimental and theoretical work that we hope will make for a lively and interesting first instalment of the event.

We are also happy to welcome this year's keynote speaker Prof David Figlio (Northwestern University), one of the most influential researchers on education and social policy in the US.

There is no registration fee so please come along to hear more and contribute to the debate on how to meet the current challenges in Education.


Learn more about STEP UP research initiative

Smart Tech & Education Program (STEP UP) is an emergent research initiative that aims to develop and sustain an innovative, rigorous and interdisciplinary research agenda on Education. Think of it as a laboratory committed to identifying ‘what works’ in education and closing the education achievement gaps.

Throughout the life of the project, we plan to identify and involve key stakeholders – scientists, educators, and policy makers – to generate and test ideas that have the potential to transform education. We intend this research agenda (i) to position the network as a thought leader on the worldwide challenge of successfully meeting the growing education demand, and (ii) to provide a solid platform for sustained knowledge exchange and positive social impact. In doing so, we affirm our commitment to achieving excellence in education and advancing a just society via exceptional research and meaningful social engagement that promote social equity, diversity and justice. Read more...