Category: Evidence

EEF Evaluation: Communicating and Engaging with Research

12 December 2017

Recently, the EEF published its findings from two ‘Literacy Octopus’ trials, so called after their multi-armed design. Both trials focused on supporting teaching and learning of literacy at KS2, and evaluated the impact of communicating research to schools […]

Author: Fran Haynes
Posted on: 12 December 2017
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Fully Guided Instruction

21 November 2017

In 2006, Paul A. Kirschner, John Sweller and Richard E. Clark wrote a seminal paper on the shortfalls of minimal instructional guidance. They followed this in 2012 with an article for American Educator – ‘Putting Students on the Path to Learning: The Case for Fully Guided Instruction’ – in which they explored the reasons why explicit teaching is usually a more effective approach than minimal guidance. This blog will provide a brief summary of the 2012 article and will explore its implications for day-to-day classroom practice. […]

Author: Andy Tharby
Posted on: 21 November 2017
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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