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 […]

Posted on: 8 December 2016
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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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‘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 […]

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Parental Engagement: A Tough Nut to Crack

26 November 2016

Schools across the land strive to have good relations with the parents of their students. We all know that the triumvirate of teachers, students and parents all working together in collaboration proves best for students. Still, it is really, really hard. Research evidence has, however, given us some useful indicators on how to best foster […]

Posted on: 26 November 2016
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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. […]

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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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