Norwich Research Leads Network #NorRel
16:00–18:00 on 5 February 2018
The Research Leads Network is an informal peer support network to share ideas and practice among like-minded educators who are interested in using research to inform practice. On a practical level, this is what we do:
- Monthly meetings, open to anyone interested in that month’s topic and/or speaker. You don’t have to be a member of the Network to attend (so you can bring a colleague if you like)
- Research Lead training with Stuart Kime from Evidence Based Education (21 March). We would particularly recommend this for Research Leads working on Evidence-Based Practice Fund projects, as evaluation is Stuart’s area of expertise and so important to funded projects
- Networking, both formal and informal, and direct contact with experts in their fields who are working with Norwich Research School to share best practice and translate it into the classroom.
5th February:4-6pm at UEA. Guest Speaker: Christine Counsell, Director of Education Inspiration Trust.
Topic: Literacy, Knowledge and the Curriculum
In this meeting, we will introduce the network and give practical ideas and support for embeding research in schools. We will outline funding opportunities and suggest ways to use evidence to improve outcomes for pupils.
The meeting will include a focused session on Literacy across all key stages. It will be a chance to dissect the EEF Guidance reports, and to talk about the range of research available. We will also examine the approaches different schools are taking to embed and improve literacy across the curriculum, and to focus on the need for a solid foundation in key vocabulary and knowledge.
7th March: 4-6pm at NDHS, Norwich. Guest Speaker: Efrat Furst, cognitive neuroscientist and educator
The second #NorReL meeting will be about memory and the science of learning, looking at how we can support long-term learning, and ensure that our pupils become independent, resilient learners.
We are thrilled to announce that Efrat Furst will be attending the meeting to talk about how she is working to bridge the gap between neuroscience and education.
Efrat is a cognitive neuroscientist, who works with educators in the USA to apply effective learning strategies, grounded in neuroscience. She uses clear, visual representations of processes from a learning-brain perspective, and works to understand the psychological difficulties that prevent many learners from adopting these approaches as common practice. Anyone who has seen her work will attest to how beautiful it is, and how she manages to break down even highly complex processes into accessible, understandable chunks.
21st March (all day). Research Leads training day with Stuart Kime, Evidence Based Education.
Stuart Kime is Director of Education at Evidence Based Education (EBE). He has been a teacher of English, a school leader, a DfE Policy Fellow, has worked with Rob Coe and Steve Higgins, and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Tuebingen. He has recently launched the Assess Better Assessment Lead Programme, and is a renowned, and sought-after expert in Assessment and research. He takes a pragmatic approach to research use in schools, preferring to give relevant examples and tools, rather than “bombarding you with reading lists”.
He has recently completed a very successful Research Leads Training programme in Suffolk.
Posted on 9 November 2017
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Tags: Dual Coding, NorRel, Norwich Research Leads Network, Research Leads Network, Rob Webster, Stuart Kime, Teaching Assistants