Thursday May 9, 2019 - Thursday May 9, 2019
08:45 - 16:20
Hallam Conference Centre
44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ
Julie Nelson, NFER’s Senior Research Manager joined this forum which presents attendees with an opportunity to examine how evidence informed teaching is an essential method for improving teaching standards, raising overall attainment and closing the attainment gap. Participants discussed the importance of encouraging effective partnerships between higher education institutions and schools to drive evidence informed teaching throughout the education sector. Attendees also heard case studies discussing how research can improve teaching practices and deliver improved attainment for pupils.
Jonathan Haslam, Director of Institute of Effective Education chaired the event and Professor Daniel Muijs, Head of Research at Ofsted was the first speaker of the day and explored current updates to evidence informed teaching.
After lunch and networking, Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research, Chartered College of Teaching delivered a keynote on translating research into practical strategies to improve teacher pedagogy; followed by Julie Nelson at 1.50pm on closing the attainment gap through evidence informed teaching.
Julie's presentation featured:
- Background – persistence of the attainment gap
- What potential does evidence-informed teaching hold in closing the gap?
- How close are we to achieving this vision?
- What factors help and hinder progress?