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Katie Luxton; Bob Pritchard – Education Endowment Foundation, 2023
High quality science teaching builds pupils' curiosity and critical thinking, helping them to develop a coherent understanding of the world around them. Primary science teaching plays a crucial role in shaping pupils' attitudes toward the subject, nurturing participation that can support future pathways into science, technology, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Vocabulary, Cognitive Processes
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Henderson, Peter; Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Kuchemann, Dietmar – Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
This guidance report focuses on improving the quality of teaching of mathematics to pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3. The decision to focus on these Key Stages was made after an initial consultation period with teachers, academics, and other stakeholders. Schools are seeking advice on adjusting to a new curriculum, and there is also concern about…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Development
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Clark, Amy; Henderson, Peter; Gifford, Sue – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
"Improving Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1" reviews the best available evidence to offer five recommendations for developing the maths skills of 3-7-year olds. Recommendations include integrating maths into different activities throughout the day -- for example, at registration and snack time -- to familiarise children…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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van Poortvliet, Matthew; Clarke, Aleisha; Gross, Jean – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
Improving Social and Emotional Learning in Primary Schools reviews the best available research to offer school leaders six practical recommendations to support good SEL for all children. It stresses this is especially important for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and other vulnerable groups, who, on average, have weaker SEL skills at all…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Elementary School Students, Disadvantaged, Evidence
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This guidance report offers early years professionals seven practical evidence-based recommendations to provide every child--but particularly those from disadvantaged homes--with a high quality and well-rounded grounding in early literacy, language and communication. One recommendation focuses on the importance of high quality interactions between…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Economically Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education
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Mann, Anthony; Rehill, Jordan; Kashefpakdel, Elnaz T. – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This study, commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), is designed to review current evidence on the most effective ways in which employers can support schools to improve pupil educational and economic outcomes. It is a study in three parts. It aims, first, to conceptualise employer engagement in education as a strategic tool,…
Descriptors: Employers, School Business Relationship, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries