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The Science of Learning: A fresh look at retrieval practice with Bradley Busch

Retrieval Practice is now a mainstay of many schools and colleges. But the research on it is constantly updating what we currently ‘know’. Each study adds more context and nuance on how best to apply it. In this session, Bradley will explore the latest and greatest studies, combining seminal studies alongside those just released. This will include different types of questions, multiple choice quizzes and how best to get high quality answers from students.

Bradley Busch is a Chartered Psychologist and is one of the leading experts on how psychological research can best help people improve how they think, learn and perform. As Director of Inner Drive he has worked with hundreds of schools to help them utilise cognitive science research. This has specifically focused on memory, learning, study habits, well-being, sleep and mobile phones. He delivers staff CPD and student workshops. Outside of education, he works with Premiership and international footballers, as well as has helped members of Team GB win medals at London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He is the co-author of the best-selling book ‘The Science of Learning – 99 studies every teacher needs to know’ and his next book, which has just been released is called ‘Teaching & Learning Illuminated’

Hosted by Dr Steve Murray MCCT (@EduResearching) and the Chartered College of Teaching (Bristol Hub) (@CharteredColl)

Dr Steve Murray MCCT, Lead Practitioner for Data and Research at Orchard School Bristol and Trust Leader in Education for Trust in Learning Academies (TiLA). Steve has a MSc and PhD in Climate Science and has taught geography in a number of secondary schools in North Bristol. He also has experience in middle and senior leadership, with both pastoral and pedagogical responsibility. Steve now also supports TiLA in linking educational research to classroom practice, in order to enhance teacher CPD and improve students’ academic progress. Follow Steve on Twitter @EduResearching.

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Learn more about the Chartered College of Teaching:

  • Research Hub – The Research Hub hosts summaries of academic and practitioner research as well as reports that Chartered College of Teaching members have contributed to.  You can also find a list of opportunities to participate in external research projects and access a range of tools to support you in your research engagement journey.
  • Impact is the termly journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.  It connects research findings to classroom practice, with a focus on the interests and voices of teachers and educators.  It supports the teaching community by promoting discussion around evidence within the classroom, and enabling teachers to share and reflect on their own use of research.
  • Learning Hub – The Learning Hub is your home for professional learning and development. You will find links to bitesize CPD units and details of other available courses.
  • Video Hub – The Video Hub hosts short classroom practice videos, filmed in a variety of settings, and recorded interviews with a range of teachers, leaders and educators.  Members will also find, and be able to access, ‘on demand’ recordings of our previous webcasts and events.
  • Early Career Hub – The Early Career Hub is our one-stop shop for trainee teachers, early career teachers, and those involved in supporting, coaching and mentoring those new to the profession.
  • The Chartered College of Teaching & Teacher Tapp Podcast – A collaboration between Teacher Tapp and the Chartered College of Teaching in which we look at hot off the press data on various topics concerning teaching, learning, and teacher development and ask teachers to comment on the findings by reflecting on their own experiences.
  • Early Childhood Hub – The Early Childhood Hub hosts content by, and for, early childhood education practitioners, with a focus on pedagogy and practice in early childhood education.
  • Chartered Teacher Status is a professional accreditation that recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders, offering a career pathway that is focused on developing and recognising high-quality teaching and leadership practice.  As a professional accreditation, Chartered Status builds on individual practice, priorities and interests and can be undertaken at your own pace, up to three years.