Category: Blog

Research Bites: Spaced Practice

22 March 2018

What is spaced practice? Why does it work? How can we mobilise this idea in our classrooms? […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 22 March 2018
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Ask the expert – Kathryn Asbury

19 March 2018

What does evidence informed practice mean to Dr Kathryn Asbury, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, University of York? […]

Posted on: 19 March 2018
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Reflections on day two of “improving memory for success in terminal GCSE courses”

12 March 2018

On Thursday last week teachers from south coast schools met again at the Durrington Research School to further their discussions on how we can improve memory in order to improve students’ performance in terminal exams. The lessons from cognitive science on how memory works are having an increasingly transformative effect on teachers’ classroom practice across the country.  In ever-increasing numbers, schools are tapping into the benefits of deepening our understanding of memory for supporting […]

Author: Chris Runeckles
Posted on: 12 March 2018
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Research Bites: Dual Coding

9 March 2018

Dual coding is the idea of combining verbal input with visual resources, when presenting new information to students. This doesn’t have to be a diagram. It could be a flow chart, an info-graphic, a timeline, a mind-map etc […]

Posted on: 9 March 2018
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We Need to Talk About Genetics

5 March 2018

At the recent Research Schools Conference on 7th February, Dr Kathryn Asbury, lecturer in Psychology and Education at the University of York, presented some stimulating findings from her work on the relevance of genetics to education. […]

Author: Fran Haynes
Posted on: 5 March 2018
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15 myths about memory and learning

26 February 2018

Education is rife with learning myths. Over time, they harden into fact and then further ossify into our most cherished beliefs. And like Japanese knotweed the longer we leave them to grow and develop, the harder they are to weed out. Here are fifteen of the most common learning myths we have encountered as a research school. […]

Author: Andy Tharby
Posted on: 26 February 2018
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Ask the expert: Mary Myatt

26 February 2018

In this “Ask the expert”, we talk to Mary Myatt about evidence informed practice […]

Posted on: 26 February 2018
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Why do schools need research leads?

21 February 2018

Last night we hosted the first of three twilight sessions, focusing on the role of ‘School Research Lead’. This post is a summary of some of the key points from the session. […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 21 February 2018
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Forthcoming events this half term

18 February 2018

After a restful half term break, this is what we have coming up at the Durrington Research School in the run up to Easter […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 18 February 2018
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Developing Great Subject Teaching

16 February 2018

Today CUREE & Wellcome published a new evidence review about subject specific CPD – ‘Developing Great Subject Teaching’. It begins by referring to the review undertaken by the Teacher Development Trust in Developing Great Teachers (2015) […]

Author: Shaun Allison
Posted on: 16 February 2018
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