Tag: EEF Toolkit

Lessons from Leading Learning

14 November 2017

Leading Learning is a 3-day programme designed to support schools to develop evidence-informed CPD in order to improve teaching and learning and student outcomes. It is for staff who have a responsibility for and/or interest in improving continuous professional development opportunities. […]

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Metacognition and self-regulation- what is the difference and why should we care?

14 November 2017

Metacognition and self-regulation seem to have become interchangeable – synonyms for those unsure about the exact nature of each term, or just eager to use the latest education buzz word. […]

Author: Julie Watson, Huntington Research-lead: Memory and metacognition
Posted on: 14 November 2017
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Homework: What Does the Evidence Say?

10 November 2017

The subject of homework inspires strong opinions. Teachers, parents and students themselves all have a view on the matter and those views are often diametrically opposed. Dylan Wiliam, back in 2014, shared a very strong opinion that didn’t exactly condemn the evidence and action related to homework to the dustbin, but he poked a gaping hole into our every assumption about homework and its impact. […]

Posted on: 10 November 2017
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Unpacking the EEF Toolkit

10 November 2017

The EEF Toolkit: Unlocking the padlocks and getting beyond the headlines   What are the top three most accessed elements of the toolkit, any ideas? Well not surprisingly, the most viewed Toolkit Strands are: Metacognition and self-regulation (+8 months progress); Feedback (+8 months progress); Mastery Learning (+5 months progress). Now, not that I’m sceptical or […]

Author: Stephen Foreman: Huntington Research-lead
Posted on: 10 November 2017
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Read all about it!

4 June 2017

A common question we receive as a Research School is ‘where could we start as a school to engage with research evidence?’ It is a tricky question; of course, the answer is ‘it depends on what questions you are looking to answer’, but that doesn’t make for a satisfactory response! […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 4 June 2017
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Making Best Use of the Team on Our Bus: Our Teaching Assistants

6 March 2017

By the time the request for LLE applicants to apply to facilitate the ‘Making Best use of Teaching Assistants’ sprung into my inbox I had long since recognised that this was an area in our school that required our focus.  It was one of those development areas that, as a school leader, buzzed lazily around […]

Posted on: 6 March 2017
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‘Metacognition’… Meta – what?

4 December 2016

If you look near the top of the graph that distills the EEF Toolkit, you will find that metacognition sits proudly high amongst the approaches that have the most positive impact on learning […]

Posted on: 4 December 2016
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An Interview with John Tomsett

6 November 2016

1. Why were you interested in your school applying to become a national EEF/IEE Research School? Well, over the past few years we have become increasingly engaged in developing evidence-informed teaching and learning. The Randomised Controlled Trial we had already undertaken with the EEF has been so beneficial to our school that becoming an EEF/IEE […]

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Homework: Are we asking the right questions?

3 November 2016

Every student, teacher and parent has an opinion about homework. Researchers too have studied the effects of homework the world over, sharing their insights widely. From Shanghai to Swindon, the complex matter of homework is the subject of debate and, it would appear, some debatable evidence. In a new study, communicated by the renowned cognitive […]

Posted on: 3 November 2016
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