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Monday 3 February 2014:

8:30 – 9:00

Registration, tea and coffee

9:15 – 9:30

Opening remarks, Deputy Minister Bjørn Haugstad, Norwegian Ministry of

 Education and Research

Chair: Tora Aasland, President, Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO

Part I

Launch of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/14

Chair: Villa Kulild, Director-General, Norad

9:30 – 10:15

Presentation of the main findings of the EFA GMR 2013/14  , Asma Zubairi, GMR team member

10:15 – 10:45

Panel respondents: Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution;  Øyvind Sørreime, Member of the Central Board, Union of Education Norway; Wim Hoppers, Independent Consultant

10:45 – 11:30

Plenary discussion, followed by a light lunch

Part II

Thematic meeting

12: 15 – 13:30

Education and training for development

Chair: Tanja Kristine Hegge, Secretary General, Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO


Teaching and learning: The quality imperative revisited  , Robin Alexander, Professor, University of Cambridge

Panel respondents: Michele Schweisfurth, Professor, University of Glasgow; Camilla Helgø Fossberg, Norad

Plenary discussion, followed by a coffee break

14:00 – 16:00

Assessment of learning: What are the indicators and what do we learn from it?

Chair: Michele Schweisfurth, Professor, University of Glasgow








PISA-testing: Pedagogy or politics and power  , Svein Sjøberg, Professor, University of Oslo

Gender equality in learning outcomes in Africa: Evidence from SACMEQ and IIEP research studies  , Mioko Saito, Programme Specialist, UNESCO/IIEP

Measuring the quality of the learning environment and linking it to learning outcomes. Save the Children’s global quality learning environment indicator.  Gerd-Hanne Fosen, Head of Education, Save the Children Norway

How and what do we assess: A country perspective from Nepal  , Lava Deo Awasthi, Director General, Department of Education, Nepal

Plenary discussion

Tuesday 4 February 2014

9:00 – 10:45

What makes a good teacher?

Chair: Wim Hoppers, Independent Consultant



Teaching and the teaching profession: Core issues from the perspective of Education International,  Dennis Sinyolo, Senior Coordinator, Education and Employment, Education International

Quality schools for quality teaching in Palestine  , Caroline Pontefract, Director of Education, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Teaching   matters: Research on teaching qualities. What do we know?  Kirsti Klette, Professor, University of Oslo

Plenary discussion, followed by a coffee break  

11:00 – 12:45

Policies for improving teaching and learning

Chair: Lene Buchert, Professor, University of Oslo




Challenges of teachers in decentralised primary school management in Tanzania  , Rose Ephraim Matete,  PhD Candidate, University of Oslo

Implementation of student-centred pedagogy in Turkey: Some critical reflections from primary school teachers,  Hülya Kosar Altinyelken, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam

Conditional cash transfer programmes in education: Evidence from Argentina and Brasil  , Xavier Rambla, Associate Professor  ,  Autonomous University of Barcelona

Plenary discussion  

12:45 – 13:00



Closing remarks, Deputy Minister Hans Brattskar, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chair: Vigdis Cristofoli, Head of Education Section, Department for Global Health, Education and Research, Nora

Light Lunch

About the Global Monitoring Report 2013/4:

The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report shows why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. It explains how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening quality and equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.

Discuss the Report on Twitter: #teachlearn


Teaching and Learning for Development & launch of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4

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