Tag: ResearchED

NorReL March links- Memory and the Science of Learning

20 March 2018

Many thanks to all who came along to the Research Leads Network meeting this month. We had a full and varied Agenda including contributions from within the Opportunity Area, around Norfolk… and across the Atlantic! […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 20 March 2018
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November round-up (Science and Bananarama…)

09:00 on 5 February 2018–15:00 on 9 March 2018

I want people to look at what’s going on in East Anglia and say “we want to do what they’re doing!”
Stuart Kime spoke at our Information Evening last week about the sense of excitment that’s building in “the East” about how we can work together and use Research to improve practice and outcomes here. He also spoke about Bananrama… but that’s another story.
November has been another busy, positive and encouraging month. You can read our newsletter (and subscribe to it here) but this post outlines some personal reflections on the past month. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 9 December 2017
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Threshold Concepts (and troublesome knowledge)

4 December 2017

I have been interested in Threshold Concepts, and how they might help me support students to understand Chemistry, for a while now. I’ve read and blogged about them, used research literature to inform my teaching, and analysed student answers to try and identify them. Threshold Concepts fascinate me, because they conjure up those satisfying “lightbulb moments”, when a whole host of ideas that you’d been struggling to understand suddenly fall into place.
So when I found out that Stuart Kime had interviewed Ray Land , I was rather excited (to say the least!). I’ve summarised here some of the points that he made. […]

Author: Niki Kaiser
Posted on: 4 December 2017
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“What does this look like in the classroom?” by Carl Hendrick and Robin MacPherson (a book review)

27 October 2017

I’ve had the book for a week now, and have read it twice already. This is one of the book’s key strengths – it is incredibly accessible and provides insights for teachers no matter their ‘research literacy.’ For those brand new to research the book introduces some key issues that all teachers should be aware of, such as the impact of cognitive science on how children learn, and how to use research on assessment and marking to lower work load. For those more familiar with some key areas of research, the book expands on these areas further as well as introducing some new areas to be aware of. Personally I feel relatively research literate and yet still found the book incredibly insightful. […]

Posted on: 27 October 2017
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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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ResearchEd 2017 – A First Timer’s Account

19 September 2017

For someone interested in research and the impact it has on education, ResearchEd is one of the most cost-friendly “CPD” activities you can undertake. Where else will you get to talk OFSTED expectations, Threshold Concepts and Behaviour Management with experts all on the same day in the same location? I found it all both thought-provoking and eye opening. I left with different opinions on growth mindset, ideas on how to speed up the delivery of curriculum content, and with new insight into the problems and challenges presented by assessments following life after levels. I have talked the ear off anyone who has dared to ask “How was ResearchEd?” […]

Author: This post was written by Vicki Barnett, Research Lead at NDHS Norwich. You can contact her via twitter @vickibarnett
Posted on: 19 September 2017
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