The Rt. Hon Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards
Professor Tom McLeish, FRS, Chair of the Royal Society Education Committee
Tim Oates CBE, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment
||14 Jun 2018
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
This international summit enabled a high quality debate on international experiences of using textbooks, from countries that either routinely use textbooks or are interested in introducing them to improve education standards. The event, hosted by The Rt. Hon Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, in collaboration with Cambridge Assessment and the Royal Society, provided a platform for the latest international evidence on textbook best practice, including insights from the USA, China, Singapore, and Germany. Tim Oates CBE, Cambridge Assessment’s Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, spoke about research on the strategic role of high quality materials.
Issues explored at the summit included changes in the development and use of textbooks, how teachers can use textbooks to reduce workload, and the incentives and barriers to promoting high-quality textbooks.
The main areas of debate were:
- How do textbooks improve the teaching of knowledge-rich curricula and improve education for all?
- How can we help support teachers to access, evaluate and use textbooks effectively?
- How can we improve the development, production and supply of textbooks?
Read our news report about the event here.
To find out about The Cambridge Approach to Textbooks, click here.