Tag: Education

Literature Review on Best Practice in Education

27 September 2017

Louise Wareing – Innovation Fellow – Resilience Project 2016-2018 Introduction and Context In the process of my research into Resilience this year, I have become fascinated by the direction of educational best practice. I did not plan to delve into this wider arena but I became hooked by books such as ‘The Gift of Failure’, […]

Posted on: 27 September 2017
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Literacy Guidance: Literacy in History

26 September 2017

Louise Wareing, Head of History and Politics, Innovation Fellow (Year 2), Ambition Leader Fellow, St. Mary’s Catholic Academy, Research School. Background My aim this year is to synthesise the research I completed last year as Innovation Fellow with my Head of Department role, as well to disseminate what I judge to be the most useful […]

Posted on: 26 September 2017
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Introducing Blog of The Week!

25 September 2017

Educational blogging has exploded in popularity in recent years, to the point where there is so much out there that it can be difficult to know where to start. We will be sharing our “Blog of the Week” every week during term time and we hope these prove to be useful. They will be taken […]

Author: Simon Cox (Blackpool Research School lead)
Posted on: 25 September 2017
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Literature Review

25 September 2017

Literature Review on Resilience    Introduction and Local Context I began this project with the intention of researching one of the most pressing problems for Blackpool schools: the resilience of its pupils. Blackpool is one of the most deprived areas in the country according to 2015 government statistics; the 2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation revealed […]

Author: Louise Wareing – Innovation Fellow
Posted on: 25 September 2017
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Attendance Matters

22 September 2017

Research is key in establishing solid foundations on which to build. We need to stop looking for the ‘golden bullet’ in education and start formulating our decisions based on fact and well researched information. We were recently challenged by our CEO (@LeadingLearner) to ask ourselves the question “what are the five main priorities for the […]

Author: Phil Brown
Posted on: 22 September 2017
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Five Practical Tips For Engaging Teachers In Research Evidence

21 September 2017

Teaching as a profession is becoming more evidence-informed, driven in no small part by the emergence of organisations such as the EEF and the IEE, and through the great work done in engaging the teaching profession through events such as ResearchED. As a Research School, part of our role is to help schools in making […]

Author: Simon Cox (Blackpool Research School lead)
Posted on: 21 September 2017
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Metacognition in Science: Part 3

20 September 2017

As a Scientist I look to quantitative analysis to form conclusions, however in the short amount of time that I have been conducting my own research into Metacognition, I have found this difficult and have looked towards qualitative methods instead. Initially I decided to have both my test and control classes complete an exam paper […]

Author: Lauren Stephenson
Posted on: 20 September 2017
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Metacognition in Science: Part 2

19 September 2017

Following my last post I have been working to embed a variety of metacognitive strategies within lessons. Students quickly became familiar with the ‘Thinking about thinking’ steps and this was regularly used following formative assessments. However following interim assessments it was clear the students needed strategies to support them in analysing an exam question before […]

Author: Lauren Stephenson
Posted on: 19 September 2017
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Metacognition in Science

18 September 2017

As many headlines have highlighted, GCSE’s are getting harder. Expectations have risen, questions delve deeper and new skills need to be gained – no more true than with the new Science GCSE’s. Coursework will soon become a distant memory and new challenges will arise. So far we know that students will be assessed solely through […]

Author: Lauren Stephenson
Posted on: 18 September 2017
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