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Anders, Jake; Shure, Nikki; Wyse, Dominic; Barnard, Matthew; Frerichs, Johanna; Bohling, Kimberly – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
The Craft of Writing (CoW) is an intervention aimed at improving the writing skills, writing self-efficacy and writing creativity (ideation) of primary school pupils by developing teachers as 'writers' and improving their own writing practice and their teaching of writing. This intervention was delivered to Year 5 pupils between June 2018 and July…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Intervention, Writing Skills, Self Efficacy
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Walker, Matt; Nelson, Julie; Bradshaw, Sally – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This research briefing summarises findings from a nationally representative survey of schools and teachers, which investigated teachers' research use. The survey was designed with reference to the principles adopted in an earlier 2014 study in which the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Education Endowment Foundation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Decision Making, Research Utilization
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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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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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Miller, Sarah; Davison, Jenny; Yohanis, Jamie; Sloan, Seaneen; Gildea, Aideen; Thurston, Allen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This report presents the findings from an efficacy trial and process evaluation of the Parent Engagement Programme (PEP). The PEP was a school-level intervention designed to improve pupil outcomes by engaging parents in their children's learning. The programme was developed collaboratively by research teams from the University of Bristol and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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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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Lord, Pippa; Sims, David; White, Richard; Roy, Palak – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) is an online brokerage service designed to provide teachers and school leaders with timely access to relevant evidence on supporting young people's learning. It was developed by Sandringham School and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at The University of York, with support from the Coalition for Evidence…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Evidence, Facilitators (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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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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O'Hare, Liam; Stark, Patrick; McGuinness, Carol; Biggart, Andy; Thurston, Allen – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This report describes the development and pilot evaluation of SMART Spaces. This programme aims to boost GCSE science outcomes by applying the principle that information is more easily learnt when it is repeated multiple times, with time passing between the repetitions. This approach is known as "spaced learning" and is contrasted with a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Repetition, Time Factors (Learning)
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Griggs, Julia; Speight, Svetlana; Farias, Javiera Cartagena – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The Ashford Teaching Alliance (ATA) Research Champion project ("the programme") was a pilot intervention aimed at developing teaching expertise and practice by promoting the use of educational research in decision-making and teacher practice. The programme ran for one academic year (2014/2015) in five schools within the ATA. Delivery was…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Decision Making, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat; Siddiqui, Nadia; Smith, Emma; White, Patrick – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The intervention evaluated here is one of two "youth social action" projects jointly funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, the U.K. Cabinet Office, the Pears Foundation and the Stone Family Foundation. It was delivered by the Youth United Foundation (YUF) and involved uniformed youth organisations being established in schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Intervention, Youth Programs
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