Category: Evidence

The role of Collaborative Learning in Improving Literacy

8 June 2017

Collaborative Learning refers to a cooperative team-based approach to building knowledge, deepening understanding, and developing mastery skills. Its roots lie largely in the pedagogy developed by psychologist, Lev Vygotsky, known as social constructivism. […]

Author: Lorwyn Randall
Posted on: 8 June 2017
Posted in: Blog, 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
Posted in: Evidence

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
Posted in: Evidence

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
Posted in: Evidence

Memory for Learning: What teachers can learn from one student’s ability to remember a record breaking rap track

30 March 2017

Author: Lorwyn Randall Luke is a Year 11 student who, with little more than the prompt of a kick drum and snare, can remember all 1,560 words of Eminem’s record breaking 2013 track ‘Rap God’. Quite a feat. But perhaps even more impressive is that he can recite every lyric in 6 mins and 4 […]

Posted on: 30 March 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

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
Posted in: Evidence

Breakfast clubs boost reading and maths results for primary school pupils

4 November 2016

A randomised controlled trial involving 106 primary schools in England with higher than average numbers of disadvantaged pupils looked at the impact of running breakfast clubs in the schools. Over the course of an academic year parents of around 8,600 pupils were encouraged to send their child to free breakfast clubs before registration. The provision […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence

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
Posted in: Evidence

No clear impact for Project Based Learning

4 November 2016

A team from Durham University have evaluated a trial of a Project Based Learning (PBL) intervention called ‘Learning through REAL Projects’, developed by the Innovation Unit – an independent social enterprise which aims to improve public sector services. The programme involves teachers from different subjects designing and planning projects which enable pupils to produce a […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence

Coaching programme for possible NEETS needs more work

4 November 2016

Evaluators at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Essex have evaluated a pilot trial of ThinkForward to find out if this particular method of coaching could be tested at a larger scale. ThinkForward is a coaching programme that is designed to support secondary school pupils who have been identified as being at high risk […]

Posted on: 4 November 2016
Posted in: Evidence