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Evidence-based approaches to improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners with Jean Gross

Drawing on her vast experience of working with disadvantaged communities, Jean describes the path that many children take, from early language delays to persistent literacy and numeracy difficulties, which lead to progressive disengagement from learning and underachievement. In this talk, Jean will set out how early intervention and low-cost, evidence-based, practical strategies can be used […]

Brain Basis of Language Development

Abstract: There are comprehensive neuro-cognitive models of language processing in the adult brain, but we do not understand how language develops and what determines variability in skill. Our work attempts to determine the nature of specialization for phonology, semantics and syntax in the temporal and frontal cortices in 5- to 9-year-old children. We are testing Interactive […]

Teacher Webinar: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Explore how to teach Shakespeare’s vibrant comedy with a taste of our rehearsal room approaches. This active online webinar will share insights from our upcoming production along with teaching methods for introducing this play in primary, Key Stage 3 English, Key Stage 3 Drama, and A-level English literature classrooms. DETAILS Our webinars feature RSC rehearsal room […]

Introduction Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare

These one day courses offer an affordable way to access our rehearsal room approaches to teaching which focus on the plays in our season. Join us to develop knowledge, confidence and skills to begin to teach Shakespeare’s plays in your classroom. Includes a ticket to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

The art of balancing curricular choice in upper secondary education

Upper secondary education helps refine the interests and expertise of students, preparing them for future study or careers. Yet in a system that fails to offer sufficient student choice in subject matter, learners may disengage, not reach their potential, or even drop out of school. In our latest webinar focusing on upper secondary education, we’ll […]

The impact of Impact on evidence-informed education: celebrating 20 issues

Following the publication of the 20th issue of Impact, join us as we celebrate and reflect on the impact that Impact has had on evidence-informed education to date. Evidence-informed education has been widely recognised for its potential to improve teaching and learning yet research-practice gaps continue to persist, not least because top-down models of evidence-informed practice […]

Using research well to drive improvement in schools

Calls for research-informed improvement are everywhere in education, but what does it mean to use research well? What does it look like in practice, and how can it be supported in schools? This session from researchers and educators involved in the Monash Q Project in Australia will explore how to model, support and involve others in […]

Lights, Camera, Fluency: How pop music, podcasts, and Tik Tok are impacting English language learning today

Step into the future of English language education. Beyond timetabled lesson hours, today’s students are immersing themselves in English from an increasingly early age through diverse and exciting new avenues, reshaping the landscape of language acquisition. But with many countries and families investing considerable amounts to ensure students leave school with sufficient language skills, what […]

How can teachers become learning scientists, and why would this improve education? Teacher Development in Mind, Brain, and Education

Abstract: Many ask why the fields of Educational Neuroscience and Mind, Brain, and Education have not advanced more rapidly into professional development circles. Since the inception of Mind, Brain, and Education science in 2003 and the Society founding in 2007, thousands of teachers have participated in conferences like IMBES, Learning & the Brain, EARLI’s SIG 22 […]

Become a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion

Become a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion   Overview Are you passionate about advancing education through evidence-informed practices? Elevate your impact by becoming a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion. This crucial role positions you as a liaison between the Chartered College of Teaching and your school, fostering a culture of evidence-informed practice and […]

Place-value structure of the Arabic number notation is a key to why math is difficult for a subgroup of people with dyscalculia

Developmental dyscalculia (DD) is a math-specific learning difficulty that is believed to be a multi-cause condition. Former measurements found that typically developing adults and children process place-value number notations (such as the Arabic numbers) harder than sign-value notations (such as the Roman numbers) in simple mathematical tasks. Computational considerations suggest that place-value notation processing requires […]

Engaging with education research: With a little help from the system

Research evidence in education serves as a compass, guiding decisions on educational progress, equity and resource optimisation. Overcoming the challenges of harnessing research evidence in education for policy makers and practitioners involves fostering a culture of research engagement, as the OECD’s Strengthening the Impact of Education Research project explores. Join our Q&A webinar to learn […]

What can I control to manage behaviour effectively in my classroom? with Jamie Thom

What can I control to manage behaviour effectively in my classroom? A webinar on securing positive behaviour and addressing common behavioural scenarios in our classrooms. After twelve years teaching and working in leadership roles across the UK, Jamie Thom left the classroom in August of 2022 to set up and run the English PGDE at […]

Research & Teachers: How does (and might) research move to, around and among teachers?

Research can play an important role in teachers’ professional lives. It can provide: insights to understand the experiences of learners; guidance on addressing current priorities; and inspiration for thinking about what else is possible or desirable. This webinar will explore teachers’ experiences of accessing, exchanging and engaging with research and investigate the role of individuals, […]

Preparing for your First Teaching Job: Applications & Personal Statements (Part 2 of 3)

This webinar is designed to support those Initial Teacher Training in finding their first teaching job. It is being hosted in partnership between the Chartered College of Teaching and the Department for Education Teaching Vacancies. Chartered College of Teaching and Department for Education – Preparing for your First Teaching Job: Applications & Personal Statements (Part […]

Preparing for your First Teaching Job: Searching and Applying (Part 1 of 3)

Chartered College of Teaching and Department for Education – Preparing for your First Teaching Job: Searching and Applying – 17 January 2024 at 5:30pm The Department for Education, in collaboration with Chartered College of Teaching (CCT), is running a series of webinars to help trainee teachers prepare for and find their first teaching role. Join […]

Why understanding the development of oral language matters

Abstract: Oral language is foundational for learning and attainment. Understanding the relationships between language and learning requires an awareness of the the key components of the language system and how these impact across development. By corollary language development depends on children’s language learning environments: without effective language learning environments development is compromised. Using an implementation science […]

Addressing teacher mental health and wellbeing through reflective practice

There is a growing global concern about the rate at which teachers are leaving the profession. Much of this has been attributed to the increasing stress and workload faced by teachers. Teacher wellbeing and mental health is now a priority in the education policy agenda in England. This webinar addresses two important issues faced by […]

Supporting evidence-informed teaching and learning (Associate Certificate)

This certified online course is aimed at teaching assistants and those working in similar roles supporting teaching and learning in schools. The course aims to support you to increase your understanding of how to engage critically with education research, and to develop your knowledge of evidence-informed pedagogical approaches which can be used to support teaching […]