researchED St Albans

9 March 2018

On Saturday March 3rd, teachers and researchers from across the region battled through the snow to make it to our researchED conference.  This is our first conference as a Research School and it was fantastic to welcome so many speakers who gave their time for free to share their research and experiences of using research in the classroom. We were pleased to have the opportunity to meet so many fantastic delegates, keen to learn more from the research community, each with excellent questions and ideas.

Our day was off to a great start thanks to a really powerful keynote from Baroness Estelle Morris.  This was followed by a range of fantastic workshops across the day.  The presentations from each of the workshops are hyperlinked below (and we hope to have all presentations on this page very shortly).  Clicking on the links will give you a flavour of what was shared and discussed on the day.  We were really pleased to read blogs from Gemma Malmann (here) and Hayden Reynolds (here) sharing their reflections of the day.  If you would like to see the Tweets from the conference, this Storify captures them all on one page.

Session 1

Professor Toby Greany and Philippa Cordingley: We need to talk about subjects: findings from a review of subject-specific professional development and learning for teachers

Professor David LeatResearch and teaching – top tips, school improvement or asking the hard questions?

Lia Commissar: The Science of Learning

James de Winter: If ‘more research’ is the answer, perhaps we have the wrong question.

Candida Javaid and Dr Kassim Javaid: Research informed practice: What education can learn from medicine

Session 2

Helena Marsh and Dr Rob Loe: Lessons learnt from Relational Schools research

Fionnuala O’Reilly: Behavioural Insights in Education

Dr Efrat Furst: Retrieval Practice: the roads between research and application

Simon Cox: Improving mathematics at Key Stages 2 and 3 – unpacking the EEF guidance report

Session 3

Keven Bartle: ʺIt’s a Mysteryʺ or ʺWhat the complexity sciences can tell educators about the paradox of trying to be certain in an uncertain worldʺ?

Martin Galway: Deceptively Simple Views of Reading: Exploring the complexities of comprehension difficulties

Dawn Cox: Ditch revision; start learning from the first lesson

David WIlliams: Building good learning habits for vocabulary retrieval in languages: how can parental support help?

Ben White: Why did a small, badly designed experiment make me change my teaching forever?

Session 4

Nick Rose: Memory research for the classroom

Deep Ghataura: Making your assessments fit for purpose (incl. notes here)

Karen Roskilly and Kate Mouncey: Evidence in practice: From evidence to classroom practice

Lucy Pask: Knowledge Organisers and Memory Quizzing are the way forward

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