12 episodes

Evidence into Action is a podcast from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

This podcast welcomes experts in the field of education – fantastic researchers with important things to say, alongside a wealth of brilliant teachers and school leaders.

Our mission is straightforward: to tackle the most important educational topics and offer you plenty of evidence-based ideas to reflect on and, hopefully, be able to put into action.

Evidence into Action Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Evidence into Action is a podcast from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).

This podcast welcomes experts in the field of education – fantastic researchers with important things to say, alongside a wealth of brilliant teachers and school leaders.

Our mission is straightforward: to tackle the most important educational topics and offer you plenty of evidence-based ideas to reflect on and, hopefully, be able to put into action.

    Ep 12: Supporting pupils during exams

    Ep 12: Supporting pupils during exams

    In this new instalment, our expert panel discuss the evidence around how to prepare pupils for exams effectively.

    Regular host Alex Quigley is joined by our Learning Behaviours Content Specialist, Kirsten Mould, in discussion with:


    Prof. David Putwain of Liverpool John Moores University (Start – 26.55);
    Sadie Thompson, Deputy Director of HISP Research School and Modern Foreign Language teacher (26.55 – 40.23); and
    Simon Cox, Director of Blackpool Research School and Maths teacher (40.23– End).

    • 50 min
    Ep 11: Teaching reading: The reading comprehension house

    Ep 11: Teaching reading: The reading comprehension house

    In this new instalment, our expert panel discuss how reading teaching can be supported using the reading comprehension house, which featured in our updated guidance report, Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2.

    Regular host Alex Quigley is joined by our Literacy Content Specialist, Sarah Green, in discussion with:

    Kate Cain, Professor of Language and Literacy Development at Lancaster University (Start – 30:25);
    Caroline Bilton, Deputy Headteacher at Cragside C of E Primary School (30:25 – 36:50); and
    James Siddle, Primary School Headteacher and Director of Kyra Research School (36:50– End).

    This episode is the counterpart to a previous episode on teaching reading fluency, which featured Professor Tim Rasinski, Julie Phazey and Louise Quinn.

    • 53 min
    Ep 10: Teaching reading: Developing fluency

    Ep 10: Teaching reading: Developing fluency

    In this latest instalment of the EEF's 'Evidence into Action' podcast, our expert panel discuss the evidence around the importance of fluency in teaching children to read.

    Regular host Alex Quigley is joined by our Literacy Content Specialist, Sarah Green, in discussion with:

    Tim Rasinski, Professor of Literacy Education and author of “The Megabook of Fluency” (Start – 29:50);
    Julie Phazey, Primary School Headteacher (29:50 – 39:52); and
    Louise Quinn, Secondary School Deputy Headteacher and Senior Leader in Education (39:52 – End).

    • 54 min
    Ep 9: Effective Professional Development

    Ep 9: Effective Professional Development

    The EEF has released a brand new episode of ‘Evidence into Action’, our podcast which explores important areas of educational research, and how it is being put into practice in schools. In this new instalment, our expert panel discuss the key insights from our recent guidance report, ‘Effective Professional Development’.

    Regular host Alex Quigley is joined by our new maths content specialist, Kirstin Mulholland, in discussion with:

    Harry Fletcher-Wood, author and researcher at Teacher Tapp (Start – 22:09);
    Helen Bellinger, Director of Doncaster Research School (22:09 – 38:00); and
    Tom Martell, Director of Shotton Hall Research School (38:00 – End).

    • 53 min
    Ep 8: Unpicking the updated Teaching and Learning Toolkit

    Ep 8: Unpicking the updated Teaching and Learning Toolkit

    The EEF has released a brand new episode of ‘Evidence into Action’, our podcast which considers specific areas of educational research and its implications for classroom practice. In this new instalment, our expert panel explore the newly updated Teaching and Learning Toolkit.

    Regular host Alex Quigley is joined by the EEF’s Head of Synthesis, Jon Kay, alongside:

    Professor Steve Higgins, lead author of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit and Professor of Education at Durham University (Start – 28:09);
    Sarah Green, Assistant Headteacher, National Oracy Leader, Evidence Lead in Education and EEF Literacy Content Specialist and Julie Kettlewell, Assistant Director of Huntington Research School, Memory and Metacognition specialist, Psychology teacher and EEF Content Specialist for Learning Behaviours (28:09 – End).

    • 51 min
    Ep 7: Cognitive Science in the Classroom

    Ep 7: Cognitive Science in the Classroom

    Today, the EEF has released the latest episode of ‘Evidence into Action’, our podcast which considers specific areas of educational research and its implications for classroom practice. In this new instalment, our expert panel explore the findings from our recently published evidence review, ‘Cognitive Science in the Classroom’.

    Regular host Alex Quigley is joined by assistant headteacher and literacy specialist Caroline Bilton, in discussion with:

    Dr Thomas Perry, lead author on the EEF’s recent ‘Cognitive Science in the Classroom’ evidence review, educational researcher and lecturer at the University of Birmingham (Start – 28:09); and
    Mark Miller, Headteacher at Bradford Research School and Dixons Trinity Academy. (28:09 – End)

    • 51 min

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16 Ratings

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