Tag: Research Schools Network

Ensuring students don’t clam up in Science

12 September 2018

In the wake of GCSE results this summer , it is timely to revisit one of the more talked about questions as far as the class of 2018 were concerned in Science, the Oyster question!(AQA Biology Paper 2). Why didn’t you teach us about Oysters screams social media in the hours following the exam, the […]

Posted on: 12 September 2018
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When do practicals work well in science? A Schools Week Article

10 September 2018

Our Deputy Director of Blackpool Research School has just had an article posted on Schools Week: When do practicals work well in science? Below is a snippet of the article which you can read in full by following the link at the end. Do pupils learn more science when they’re taught in classrooms – with […]

Posted on: 10 September 2018
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Some Summer Reads . . . . My Top Ten Educational Books

29 June 2018

Looking for some inspiration for summer reading? Here, Louise Wareing (research lead) presents her top recommendations. […]

Author: Louise Wareing
Posted on: 29 June 2018
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Developing Metacognition and Memory

17 January 2019–24 May 2019

A three-day programme aimed at leaders with responsibility for Teaching & Learning, middle leaders, and teachers at all phases. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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Improving Science Teaching

00:00 on 1 January 1970

A 3-day programme aimed at Science Leaders in MATs, secondary schools, and primary schools, and Science teachers in secondary schools. With a renewed focus on Science in primary schools and the introduction of more challenging GCSE and A level courses, combined with linear assessment, pupils are tasked with learning more and retaining it for longer. […]

Posted on: 28 June 2018
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Vocabulary Enrichment at Secondary

22 May 2018

Having an English Language degree, the topic of vocabulary enrichment has always and continues to fascinate but also perplex me. Research into childhood vocabulary variation has consistently shown that there are vast variations in vocabulary size between children. For those within education, this will, sadly, come as no surprise. Take a moment to think of […]

Posted on: 22 May 2018
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Physics exam on Wednesday? We’ll be ok, we’re self-regulating Sir!

22 May 2018

A rather misleading title for this blog but with the recent publication of EEF guidance on ‘Metacognition and Self-Regulated learning’ (for the purposes of this blog I will be discussing self-regulated learning and its components of cognition, metacognition and motivation).  I thought I would share my own opinions based on the available research. 1- Students […]

Posted on: 22 May 2018
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ResearchED Blackpool session review: Tom Bennett

4 May 2018

In the latest of our session summaries from #rEDBlackpool, Phil Brown (Assistant Headteacher at St Mary’s Catholic Academy, Blackpool) shares his thoughts on Tom Bennett’s talk on “Creating a Culture”. […]

Author: Phil Brown
Posted on: 4 May 2018
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Models in Science Education

30 April 2018

It’s a Thursday afternoon, its year 9 electricity, it’s raining and there isn’t enough equipment to go around the department. Welcome to the reality of Science teaching, but rather than complain about this let’s see it as an opportunity! At times like this, I tend to unleash …. The model! Modelling in science has a […]

Posted on: 30 April 2018
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rED Blackpool session review: Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson

25 April 2018

In the second of our researchED Blackpool session reviews, Simon Cox summarises the talk by Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice. […]

Posted on: 25 April 2018
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