The NFER Research Programme
Projects in this area investigate how excellence in teaching and learning can be promoted, so as to secure the best possible outcomes for young people. Work has consisted of three literature reviews, which provide syntheses of: seminal reports on what constitutes good teaching; factors that lead to positive change in teaching and learning practice; and strategies for applying evidence within schools and classrooms. We have also written a policy paper on changes that we believe could help education to become more evidence informed and have produced a series of blogs in the evidence-based teaching area.
Conferences and events
5 April 2014 - NFER Research Director Tami McCrone, and Matt Inniss of United Learning Academy presented a talk on 'Practical use of evidence: can teachers and researchers shed any light?'
Exploring evidence-based teaching – Live chat
25 February 2014 - Ben Durbin of NFER took part in a Guardian online discussion
Linking evidence and practice - What works? What next?
28 January 2014 - NFER hosted a seminar focusing on linking evidence and practice in education