Teaching and pedagogy

Character education
Character education
Amanda Taylor April 2017, Research Summary

This bibliography compiling a wide range of recent research, reports and resources on character education provides useful further reading for those involved in developing effective provision in schools.



Evidence for the Frontline
Evidence for the Frontline
Pippa Lord, David Sims, Richard White and Palak Roy March 2017, Research Report

Study evaluating the pilot of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) (2015–2016) – an online brokerage service which supports more effective use of research evidence by schools.



Response to Welsh government consultation on workforce data collection
Response to Welsh government consultation on workforce data collection
National Foundation for Educational Research March 2017, Policy Paper

NFER response to the Welsh government consultation on proposed changes to the collection of individual-level information on the school workforce in Wales.



Wellcome Trust Teacher Voice Questions - February 2016
Wellcome Trust Teacher Voice Questions - February 2016
Jack Tattersall and Wellcome Trust June 2016, Research Summary

The Wellcome Trust commissioned seven questions on science teaching to be included as part of the Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey.



Teacher Voice Questions for DfE - June 2015
Teacher Voice Questions for DfE - June 2015
Jennie Harland, Anneka Dawson, Adam Rabiasz and David Sims December 2015, Research Summary

The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including the new national curriculum, mental health support and provision, pupil behaviour and bullying and school leadership.



NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - November 2014
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - November 2014
Suzanne Straw, Anneka Dawson and David Sims July 2015, Omnibus/Panel Survey

The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including the new national curriculum, initial teacher training (ITT) routes, teacher pensions, careers guidance and the pupil premium.



Tutor Trust Primary
Tutor Trust Primary
Emily Buchanan, Jack Worth and Helen Aston July 2015, Research Report

Evaluation of the impact of the Tutor Trust on the English and Mathematics attainment of Year 6-7 pupils, and of schools’ perceptions of the need for affordable tuition and of their assessment of the quality of the service provided.



Tutor Trust Secondary
Tutor Trust Secondary
Emily Buchanan, Jo Morrison, Matthew Walker et al July 2015, Research Report

Evaluation assessed the impact of the Tutor Trust on the English and Mathematics GCSE results of Year 11 pupils, and of schools’ perceptions of the need for affordable tuition and their assessments of the quality of service provided.



Academies: time to learn the lessons
Academies: time to learn the lessons
Jack Worth May 2015, Policy Paper

Our latest NFER Thinks paper calls for the long term outcomes of learners to be considered in any future increase in the number of academies and for evaluation to be embedded in the process.



The costs and benefits of initial teacher training routes
The costs and benefits of initial teacher training routes
Rebecca Allen, Chris Belfield, Ellen Greaves et al November 2014, Research Report

This report provides valuable new evidence on the impact and cost-effectiveness of teachers trained through different routes.



NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - March to June 2014
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus: questions for the DfE - March to June 2014
Kelly Kettlewell, Sarah Lynch, David Sims et al November 2014, Research Summary

The DfE submitted questions to Teacher Voice that covered subjects including the new national curriculum; changes to accountability indicators; free school meals and the raising of the participation age.



Teachers’ Use of Research Evidence
Teachers’ Use of Research Evidence
Michelle Judkins, Oliver Stacey, Tami McCrone and Matthew Inniss July 2014, Research Summary

This research investigates the uses and perceived impact of engaging with research on teaching and learning. The project was carried out by NFER in partnership with United Learning.



Creating a research-engaged school
Creating a research-engaged school
NFER and United Learning July 2014, Practical Guide





Partnership working in small rural primary schools
Partnership working in small rural primary schools
Robert Hill, Kelly Kettlewell and Jane Salt May 2014, Research Report

CfBT Education Trust commissioned Robert Hill and NFER to investigate the most effective ways for small rural primary schools to work together in order to improve provision and raise standards.



How to… Run randomised controlled trials (RCTs): An introduction
How to… Run randomised controlled trials (RCTs): An introduction
National Foundation for Educational Research April 2014, Professional Development

This short guide provides an introduction to Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs), how they work and how to use them. It is aimed at senior leaders, teachers and those already experienced in research who are interested in finding out about how to impl



Evaluation Policy
Evaluation Policy
NFER March 2014, Policy Paper

This document has been written by NFER to provide policy makers, practitioners, administrators, researchers and teacher educators with an overview of the principles NFER applies towards evaluation.



Evidence in the classroom needs system-wide change
Evidence in the classroom needs system-wide change
Ben Durbin and Julie Nelson January 2014, Policy Paper

In this NFER Thinks we argue for system-wide change to ensure that evidence is used to the benefit of all learners.



How to... Run action research: Do it yourself
How to... Run action research: Do it yourself
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Professional Development

This short guide provides an introduction to action research for senior leaders, teachers and other school staff who are interested in carrying out research, with a view to improving practice.



How to... Plan your research: Meet your objectives
How to... Plan your research: Meet your objectives
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Professional Development

This short guide provides an introduction to planning a research project for senior leaders, teachers and other school staff. The guide offers practical tips to assist research project planning.



How to... Run qualitative and quantitative research: From definitions through to analysis
How to... Run qualitative and quantitative research: From definitions through to analysis
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Professional Development

This short guide gives an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research for senior leaders, teachers and other school staff who are interested in carrying out educational research.



How to... Use focus groups: Get the most from them
How to... Use focus groups: Get the most from them
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Professional Development

This short guide provides an introduction to focus groups for senior leaders, teaching staff and other school staff who are interested in running focus groups in an educational setting.



How to... Write up your research: Some tips to get you started
How to... Write up your research: Some tips to get you started
National Foundation for Educational Research November 2013, Professional Development

This short guide provides an introduction to writing up your research. It aims to help senior leaders, teachers and other school staff who are thinking about undertaking research in an educational setting.



'How to' guides collection
'How to' guides collection
November 2013, Professional Development

Get five guides for the price of four! This collection of five 'How to' guides includes How to... Plan your research, Run action research, Run qualitative and quantitative research, Use focus groups, and Write up your research.



Key competence development in school education in Europe: KeyCoNet's review of the literature: a summary
Key competence development in school education in Europe: KeyCoNet's review of the literature: a summary
Rose Cook and Harriet Weaving June 2013, Research Report

KeyCoNet commissioned NFER to produce a summary collating the findings of their earlier literature reviews on key competence development and assessment.



NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: New Teachers’ Standards and Appraisal Regulations
NFER Teacher Voice Omnibus November 2012 Survey: New Teachers’ Standards and Appraisal Regulations
Emily Lamont and Katie Pyle March 2013, Omnibus/Panel Survey

The DfE submitted two questions to NFER’s Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey in November 2012 covering the awareness and impacts of the new Teachers’ Standards and appraisal regulations.



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