Tag: Learning Scientists

Secondary Science 2- Making it easier to do the interesting stuff…

8 October 2018

The introduction to Recommendation 4 begins “You cannot do science without knowledge. Pupils have to learn new concepts and vocabulary and apply this learning in new contexts. So being able to remember information is important for success in school science.”

So in the same way that learning the words to a choral work off-by-heart didn’t prevent me from singing it musically, taking memory and cognitive load into account when teaching Science doesn’t mean producing robotic students, who can recite lots of “facts” at me without truly understanding them […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 8 October 2018
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Building a network: Research Leads in Norwich #NorRel

11 September 2018

Yesterday, we held our first Norwich Research Leads Network (#NorRel) meeting for this school year. And what a great way to start the year: meeting colleagues from across Norwich and Norfolk, hearing news from other schools, and (very importantly after a 5-period day)… eating pizza! […]

Posted on: 11 September 2018
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My year as Research Lead

17 July 2018

At the end of this academic year I leave for pastures new. However, I didn’t want to go without summarising my key findings of my short stint as research lead. It has been a real eye-opener, both in terms of the research itself but also with regards to how it is received in schools.

So here’s my top 3 takeaways:  […]

Author: Vicki Barnett (Research Lead at Notre Dame High School)
Posted on: 17 July 2018
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Will they remember this next year? 5 key points for long-term learning

28 February 2018

We encounter a huge amount of information all the time via our senses. If we paid attention to it all, we would very soon be overloaded and unable to deal withany of it. For this reason, much of what we encounter is very quickly forgotten, unless we pay attention to it, and make a point of remembering it. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 28 February 2018
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Dual Coding- what, why and how.

16 October 2017

Many may consider it to be a new term to describe an old technique, but dual coding is the combination of visuals and words in the classroom to aid learning. It has garnered attention since the Learning Scientists named it one of their six strategies for effective learning. It is argued that a combination of auditory and visual aids increases both retention and recall amongst students. […]

Author: Vicki Barnett (Research Lead at Notre Dame High School)
Posted on: 16 October 2017
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Ed Research: A user’s guide (for busy teachers)

23 September 2017

It’s easy to feel daunted at the idea of using research to inform your teaching. Common hurdles include (lack of) time, access and specific expertise. Here’s some advice from someone who’s been there! I’m hoping it might help… […]

Author: This post is written by Niki Kaiser, our Network Research Lead.
Posted on: 23 September 2017
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