Research Reviews

Using cognitive science in education: Selected reading

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing interest in the potential of…

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High expectations and challenge for all: Selected reading

We know that it’s important to have high expectations of all pupils and plan challenging…

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Engaging parents: Selected reading

We know that home learning environment has a key influence on pupil outcomes, but we…

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Developing a strong professional culture in school

Overview A strong professional culture in school influences both teacher development and teacher retention, so…

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Building an evidence and research culture in your school

There has been a growth in interest in evidence-based practice in the teaching profession over…

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Cooperative learning and mixed ability grouping

In recent years, there has been much interest in the potential benefits of both group…

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Understanding the composition of matter in primary schools

Introduction A fundamental target of chemistry education is for students to develop an understanding of…

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Reflecting on initial teacher training

Where is ITT now? Initial teaching training has been of great interest to politicians since…

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How do schools help learners with hidden learning needs?

Following the Children and Families Act in 2014, access to resources within ‘Special Educational Needs…

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Developing the maths mastery approach

In 2014, a new National Curriculum was introduced in England which significantly changed the contents…

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The Dark Side of rewards and punishments in the classroom part I

Ask teachers or educational psychologists about how teachers motivate children to behave and learn in…

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The Dark Side of rewards and punishments in the classroom part II

Many schools advocate the use of praise over punishments, but sanctions are also common for…