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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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Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
Instability caused by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) completely transformed teaching and learning in schools. Throughout this time, teachers and school leaders have had to find new ways to conduct lessons, assess learning, and maintain relationships with the children in their care. This guide is designed to support teachers and school leaders…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Collin, Joe; Smith, Ellen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
Supporting high quality teaching is pivotal in improving children's outcomes. Indeed, research tells us that high quality teaching can narrow the disadvantage gap. It is therefore hugely encouraging to see a host of new initiatives and reforms that recognise the importance of teacher quality such as the Early Career Framework and the new National…
Descriptors: Guidance, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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Sims, Sam; Fletcher-Wood, Harry; O'Mara-Eves, Alison; Cottingham, Sarah; Stansfield, Claire; Van Herwegen, Jo; Anders, Jake – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
Teachers have an important influence on pupils' academic progress, yet the quality of teaching varies widely. Policymakers, school leaders, and teacher educators therefore face the challenge of designing and commissioning professional development (PD) to help all their teachers become as effective as the best teachers. In the last two decades, a…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Program Design, Educational Quality
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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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Hodgen, Jeremy; Barclay, Nancy; Foster, Colin; Gilmore, Camila; Marks, Rachel; Simms, Victoria – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This document presents a review of evidence commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation to inform the writing of the guidance report "Improving Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage One" (ED612298). The review aimed to synthesise the best available international evidence regarding teaching and learning of mathematics for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This rapid evidence assessment aims to summarise the efficacy of remote professional development (PD) approaches to support school leaders and PD providers with decisions they are making about PD provision given social distancing requirements caused by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The review systematically searched for meta-analyses and systematic…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Literature Reviews, Faculty Development, COVID-19
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van Poortvliet, Matthew; Axford, Nick; Lloyd, Jenny – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This EEF guidance report reviews the best available research to offer schools and teachers four recommendations to support parental engagement in children's learning. Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children's learning, and levels of parental engagement are consistently associated with better academic outcomes. Evidence from our…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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Quigley, Alex; Muijs, Daniel; Stringer, Eleanor – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
Evidence suggests the use of 'metacognitive strategies' -- which get pupils to think about their own learning -- can be worth the equivalent of an additional +7 months' progress when used well. However, while the potential impact of these approaches is very high, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, less is known about how to apply them…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Skill Development
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Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Marks, Rachel; Brown, Margaret – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This document presents a review of evidence commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation to inform the guidance document "Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three" (Education Endowment Foundation, 2017). The review draws on a substantial parallel study by the same research team, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, which…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Feedback (Response)
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Murphy, Richard; Weinhardt, Felix; Wyness, Gill; Rolfe, Heather – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Lesson Study is a popular approach to teacher professional development used widely in Japan. It involves a small group of teachers co-planning a series of lessons based on a shared learning goal for the pupils, with one teacher leading the co-constructed lesson and their colleagues invited to observe pupil learning in the lesson. The team then…
Descriptors: Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Davies, Peter; Perry, Tom; Kirkman, John – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
IRIS is designed to improve primary school teachers' use of dialogue and feedback through using video technology for collaborative teacher development with a view to improving academic outcomes for pupils. It is based around a video technology system (IRIS Connect) which enables teachers to record, edit, and comment on teaching and learning. In…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Interpersonal Communication, Feedback (Response), Video Technology
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Rose, Jo; Thomas, Sally; Zhang, Lei; Edwards, Anna; Augero, Andres; Roney, Pooneh – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Research Learning Communities (RLC) was an intervention that aimed to improve teaching quality and learning outcomes by raising teachers' awareness, understanding, and use of educational research in their teaching practice. Two Evidence Champion teachers from each school attended four RLC workshops with peers from up to four other schools.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Intervention, Teacher Competencies, Educational Research
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Miller, Sarah; Biggart, Andy; Sloan, Seaneen; O'Hare, Liam – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Success for All (SfA) is a whole-school approach to improving literacy in primary schools. Teachers receive training in areas including group learning strategies, phonics, and assessment, and are provided with structured daily lesson plans and teaching materials. There is also support for school leadership in areas such as data management, ability…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Faculty Development
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Henderson, Peter; Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Kuchemann, Dietmar – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This guidance report focuses on the teaching of mathematics to pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive guide to mathematics teaching. We have made recommendations where there are research findings that schools can use to make a significant difference to pupils' learning, and have focused on the questions that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Elementary Education, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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