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Worth, Jack; Sizmur, Juliet; Walker, Matthew; Bradshaw, Sally; Styles, Ben – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Teacher Observation intervention aimed to improve teacher effectiveness through structured peer observation. Teachers observe and are observed by their peers a number of times over the course of two years. It was delivered by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) at the University of Bristol. CMPO researchers trained lead…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Observation, Peer Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
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Jay, Tim; Willis, Ben; Thomas, Peter; Taylor, Roberta; Moore, Nick; Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy; Stevens, Anna – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The aim of the intervention was to raise levels of engagement and attainment across English, maths, and science in primary schools by improving the quality of teacher and pupil talk in the classroom. The approach, termed "dialogic teaching", emphasises dialogue through which pupils learn to reason, discuss, argue, and explain in order to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Skill Development
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Wiggins, Meg; Sawtell, Mary; Jerrim, John – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This Learner Response System (LRS) intervention involves the use of electronic handheld devices that allow teachers and pupils to provide immediate feedback during lessons. For example, pupils can respond to a question using the device and responses are immediately visible to the teacher, or they can work through problems on the device at their…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Rudd, Peter; Aguilera, Alaidde Berenice Villaneuva; Elliott, Louise; Chambers, Bette – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The MathsFlip intervention aimed to improve the attainment of pupils in Years 5 and 6. The programme, developed by Shireland Collegiate Academy, used a 'flipped learning' approach involving pupils learning core content online, outside of class time, and then participating in activities in class to reinforce their learning. The programme used an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Homework
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Wiggins, Meg; Parrao, Constanza Gonzalez; Austerberry, Helen; Ingold, Anne – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Foreign Language Learning (FLL) programme aimed to improve the English language attainment of Year 3 and 4 pupils through a detailed curriculum of weekly French classes with linked activity in English lessons. The programme, created by the Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT), lasted for three half-terms. French classes were 45 minutes…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Literacy
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Children's University (CU) aims to improve the aspirations, attainment, and skills of pupils aged 5-14 by providing learning activities beyond the normal school day. This trial focused on pupils in Years 5 and 6 (aged 9-11), and activities included after-school clubs, visits to universities, museums, and libraries, and 'social action'…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Lord, Pippa; Rabiasz, Adam; Roy, Palak; Harland, Jennie; Styles, Ben; Fowler, Katherine – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Evidence-based Literacy Support-"Literacy Octopus" Trial tested a range of dissemination interventions and resources, all of which aimed to engage schools in using evidence-based materials to improve teaching and learning in Key Stage 2 literacy. Four delivery partners provided interventions. These included light-touch,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Literacy, Intervention, Educational Resources
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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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Jerrim, John; Macmillan, Lindsey; Micklewright, John; Sawtell, Mary; Wiggins, Meg – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Chess in Primary Schools is a whole-school approach to teaching primary school children how to play chess. Children take 30 hours of chess lessons delivered by a tutor who is an experienced chess player, and the school is given the option to set up a chess club as a lunchtime or after-school activity. Chess classes are delivered during the school…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Games, Competition
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) is a CPD programme that aims to improve teachers' classroom practice. TEEP training is offered as a whole-school approach by the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT). All staff in a school received three days of training over a period of two terms. A smaller cohort of teachers, chosen…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Skills
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Menzies, Victoria; Kasim, Adetayo; Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Hewitt, Catherine; Akhter, Nasima; Collyer, Clare; Younger, Kirsty; Wiggins, Andy; Torgerson, Carole – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The "Hallé SHINE on Manchester" (HSoM) programme is a Saturday school educational programme designed to increase the reading and maths attainment, as well as engagement with school, of underachieving and disadvantaged pupils at Key Stage 2. Developed in collaboration between the SHINE Trust and Hallé Orchestra, the intervention provides…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Program Evaluation
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Menzies, Victoria; Hewitt, Catherine; Kokotsaki, Dimitra; Collyer, Clare; Wiggins, Andy – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a pedagogical approach that seeks to provide Year 7 pupils with independent and group learning skills to meet both the needs of the Year 7 curriculum as well as support their learning in future stages of their education. It particularly aims to improve their engagement in learning as well as practical literacy…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Questionnaires, Attitude Measures
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Motteram, Gary; Choudry, Sophina; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Hutcheson, Graeme; Barton, Hutcheson – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The ReflectED programme was developed by Rosendale Primary School to improve pupils' metacognition--their ability to think about and manage their own learning. This includes the skills of setting and monitoring goals, assessing progress, and identifying personal strengths and challenges. ReflectED consists of 28, weekly, half-hour lessons, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Metacognition, Thinking Skills
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Speight, Sveltlana; Callanan, Meg; Griggs, Julia; Farias, Javiera Cartagena; Fry, Alexandra – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Research into Practice--Evidence-informed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Rochdale (UK) was a pilot intervention aimed at supporting teachers to use evidence-based teaching and learning strategies to improve pupil progress. The project ran for one year (2014/2015) in ten primary schools in the Rochdale area, all of which are members…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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