Category: Evidence

Successful evaluation of E4F

31 March 2017

The NFER conducted an evaluation of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F), an online platform designed to help bridge the divide between education research and classroom practice. […]

Posted on: 31 March 2017
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Video observation and coaching to support teachers’ professional development

31 March 2017

Researchers at Birmingham University conducted an evaluation of a pilot for IRIS Connect, a programme to support teachers’ professional development by filming and reviewing their lessons. […]

Posted on: 31 March 2017
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Promising results for spaced learning

31 March 2017

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published an evaluation of SMART Spaces, a programme which aims to boost GCSE science outcomes by breaking up intensive revision lessons. […]

Posted on: 31 March 2017
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What if tests helped students learn in the face of stress?

10 December 2016

What if we went about testing in a way that could reduce stress? Could we flip the association linking testing and negative stress to instead recognise the benefits of testing for learning as making our students more resilient in the face of stress? […]

Posted on: 10 December 2016
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Time for some ‘Brain Training’?

8 December 2016

There should always be time for our brains to have a work out. Of course, school is as good a place as any. New research on the perils of ‘brain training’ may just give us a little steer on how best to go about it. For the last decade and more, purveyors of ‘brain training’ have […]

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Mind Your Language: Developmental Language Disorder

5 December 2016

Sometimes a study is published that makes you stop and think. Often it is a study that is subtle in its message and yet could have profound implications. I recently read one such study by Dr Susan Ebbels and her team at Moor House Schools and College HERE. The study looked at the effectiveness of […]

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Financial Incentives and Uncomfortable Truths

5 November 2016

As a father of two young children, I have learned a great deal about the motivation of youngsters to supplement my understanding as a classroom teacher. Trying to cultivate a habitual love of reading, writing, guitar practice – whilst fending off the lure of inane children’s television in the process – is damn hard going. […]

Posted on: 5 November 2016
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An evaluation of TEEP

4 November 2016

An evaluation of the TEEP programme was conducted by The Institute for Effective Education using a randomised controlled trial with over 10,000 students in 45 low-performing secondary schools across England. […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
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Positive progress for maths, but not reading, for a thinking skills intervention

4 November 2016

An evaluation examined the impact of the ReflectED programme on the maths and reading attainment of Year 5 pupils, and also their attitudes towards reading and maths. […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
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Breakfast Time and Beating Hunger

4 November 2016

The prospective President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, once stated: “Home is a child’s first and most important classroom”. For lots of reasons, Hilary is likely dead right. Evidence from the ‘Magic Breakfast’ EEF project also shows that when the basic resources from home can prove lacking – like at breakfast time – that […]

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