Category: Evidence

digital quizzing platforms in the classroom

24 January 2018

In this blog, PE Teacher and E-Learning Lead Gary Burman, shares his experience of using digital quizzing platforms in the classroom, the observable results they are having for his students and five digital tools to get you started. […]

Author: Gary Burman, e-learning lead, Kingsbridge Community College
Posted on: 24 January 2018
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

SOUTHWEST MATHS GUIDANCE EVENT 2018

31 January 2018

On Wednesday 31st January 2018, Pete Henderson from the Education Endowment Foundation will be speaking at our Evidence-based Maths event, being held at Plympton Academy near Plymouth. He will be taking delegates through the EEF’s recently published Maths Guidance ‘Improving Mathematics in Key Stage 2 and 3’. […]

Posted on: 5 December 2017
Posted in: Events, Evidence, Training/CPD

Developing Academic Literacy in Your Subject

5 December 2017

Lists of key words – that’s the answer! Words on walls, words in books, words everywhere! The more ostentatious the better, so that we can loudly proclaim that WE DO LITERACY. […]

Author: SCOTT DAVIES
Posted on: 5 December 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

More than ‘Marginal Gains’

9 November 2017

A few years ago the educational conference scene was awash with inspirational (and expensive) speakers pointing to the success of the then Sky Cycling Team and how their medal winning cyclists went about their incredible achievements. The subsequent doctrine that emerged was that if we make small incremental ‘marginal gains’ then these will add up to significant improvements. […]

Author: Lorwyn Randall
Posted on: 9 November 2017
Posted in: Blog, Evidence

New guidance to improve maths teaching for 7–14 year olds

3 November 2017

A new guidance report, published by the Education Endowment Foundation offers eight practical and evidence-based recommendations on maths teaching that schools can use to make a significant difference to pupils’ learning. […]

Posted on: 3 November 2017
Posted in: 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