The team at Evidence Based Education works with teachers and school leaders, policy-makers and researchers alike, to bring high-quality, flexible and affordable CPD to schools in the UK and worldwide. This podcast discusses some key issues in the field of evidence-based education, particularly focusing on how the gaps between policy, research and practice can be bridged, and how good practice in all three areas can ultimately have a positive impact on pupil outcomes. Find out more at evidencebased.education
The Science of Learning: What should teachers know, and why?
This podcast episode is a Science of Learning feast for anyone mildly obsessed with teaching and learning!
EBE’s Director of Education, Dr Stuart Kime, talks to Dr Niki Kaiser and Dr Efrat Furst about the approach the three of them took to the design our Science of Learning Programme. However, this is far more than a conversation about designing teacher CPD. Our teaching trio of Drs discuss:
The learning process and the value of teachers knowing about it;
The key characteristics of how people learn;
Their experiences as teachers encountering new information about how we learn and incorporating it into their practice;
Moving from novice to expertise;
Making learning meaningful (potatoes and carrots!).
Teacher Collaboration: Episode 3
In this third episode of the podcast mini-series on teacher collaboration, we speak to James McBlane, a regular listener to the podcast who got in touch with a suggestion and so we invited him on for a chat! Dr. Jenni Donohoo, a best-selling author and expert on the subject of teacher collaboration, and Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching.
Tune in to the discussion as we explore:
• The culture of collaboration
• The broader benefits of collaboration
• What does it mean to have collective teacher efficacy?
• What are the enabling conditions for effective teacher collaboration?
• The chicken and the egg efficacy dilemma!
Great Teaching Toolkit: A culture of trust and learning
In June 2020 we published the Great Teaching Toolkit: Evidence Review, a credible evidence summary of the elements of great teaching practice.
In this podcast series we talk to the team at Falinge Park High School as they use the Evidence Review and the model for great teaching as the focus of their professional development. The review provides a structured point of reference for the things teachers do, know, or believe (elements), which have been found to be related to how well their students learn. Staff at FPHS are each selecting an element from the review to work on as the focus of their professional enquiry. We are following the team to find out how they organise and structure their learning and how it unfolds as they seek to enhance their practice.
In this first episode, we speak to the Headteacher of Falinge Park, Janice Allen, who gives us an overview of their plans and the professional development culture at her school.
Back to school with David Didau
After an eight-year break, David Didau has returned to the classroom as an English teacher. Over the last eight years he has spent a significant amount of time reading and thinking about teaching and learning, written books on the topic and delivered training to thousands of teachers around the world.
Our Director of Chatting, Jamie Scott, spoke to David to find out about his return to the classroom.
For his blog and to find out more about David’s work, visit the Learning Spy website.
Teacher Collaboration: Episode Two
Collective teacher efficacy, professional learning communities, collective professionalism… There are many similar but different forms and terms for effective teacher collaboration, and there is a significant body of evidence about their positive impact on teachers themselves and student learning. There are gains to be made through effective and focused collaboration.
In this second episode of the Evidence Based Education podcast mini-series on teacher collaboration, we catch up with colleagues from the Dulwich College International group as they seek to enhance collaboration across nine of their schools.
We also hear from John Hattie on collective teacher efficacy and Dylan Wiliam offers some words of caution on teacher collaboration more broadly.
Sadly, the audio quality in the conversation with Dylan is slightly poorer than normal due to technical glitches. However, they soon pale into significance once you are tuned into what Dylan is saying.
Teacher Collaboration: Episode One
Collective teacher efficacy, professional learning communities, collective professionalism... There are many similar but different forms and terms for effective teacher collaboration, and there is a significant body of evidence about their positive impact on teachers themselves and student learning. There are gains to be made through effective collaboration.
This new episode of the Evidence Based Education podcast is the first in a mini-series on teacher collaboration. We are following the journey of colleagues from the Dulwich College International group as they seek to enhance collaboration across nine of their schools. We will also be offering some advice along the way!
This podcast is designed to be useful for not only members of the Dulwich collaboration network, but to any education professional with an interest in teacher collaboration, particularly across schools. The themes within the podcast are applicable to teachers and schools in all settings.
At this point, the Dulwich College International family of schools have established a framework for teacher collaboration across the group, forming almost 50 different subject, leadership or student services groups. Now the collaboration groups have the autonomy to innovate and overcome any shared challenges.
In this episode Jamie Scott of Evidence Based Education (EBE) speaks to Dulwich’s Director of Senior school about the aim of the teacher collaboration initiative, two collaboration group leads about their role, and to EBE’s Dr Stuart Kime to hear how the notion of ‘problem identification’ might be useful in the early stages of the collaboration network.
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