Evidence-informed education

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If you want to learn, ask a teacher
The third and final part of our evidence-informed policymaking blog series looks at the importance of stakeholders.
Blog post | 10 July 2017

Keeping up with the Jönses: European mechanisms for evidence-informed policymaking
Sigrid Boyd and Claudia Sumner look at the way research evidence informs education policy in other European countries.
Blog post | 20 June 2017

Importance of evidence in a post-truth world
In the first of a three-part blog series on evidence-informed policymaking, Julie Nelson and Claudia Sumner address how our politicians can use evidence to inform policy.
Blog post | 16 June 2017

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

Call for research evidence to be made more accessible to practitioners
One of a number of findings that emerged from an analysis of 83 teaching schools and a comparison group of 80 outstanding schools.
News release | Research report

Free Webinar: ‘How Research engaged is your teaching school alliance?’
In this 45 minute free webinar, NFER's Head of Enquiring Schools Gareth Mills shared knowledge on why and how engaging with research has helped schools.
More about the event...

NFER's international voice in education
Julie Nelson joined international experts to participate in a two-day meeting in Washington DC, focusing on the use of research evidence in public services.
More about the event...

Striving for ‘knowledge animation’ – can we bring evidence-informed practice to life?
Julie Nelson calls for papers on evidence-informed practice for 'Educational Research' special issue.
Blog post

Research in schools: experience and tips from the frontline
In our latest blog post, Caroline Fisher discusses the experiences of schools that have engage with research and in enquiry.
Blog post

researchED 2015 - Working out what works
Ben Durbin, Head of Impact on this year’s much-anticipated researchED event.
Blog post

Evaluation of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F)
NFER’s research is exploring the design and development of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F), a brokerage service to support schools to engage with and use research evidence more effectively.
Project information | Information for schools

NFER supports College of Teaching coalition
NFER has given its backing to the Claim Your College campaign in support of a College of Teaching.
News release

Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Using academic research and pupil data in education: opportunities, challenges and best practice
Julie Nelson (NFER Research Director) will be co-presenting on developing teachers’ engagement with research.
More about the event...

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NFER joins Coalition for Evidence-based Education
NFER has become a partner in CEBE, an alliance of researchers, policymakers and practitioners.
Press release

Learning and Skills Research Network: the practicalities of research
On November 13, Julie Nelson gave a presentation on how to embed ‘academic’ research into post-16 learning practice.
More about the event

The Literacy Octopus!
Teachers and schools, take part in activities to improve Key Stage 2 literacy
Find out more

Evidence-based approach adds up to success for enquiring primary school
Teachers at The Grove Academy, are celebrating great improvements in their pupils’ maths results
News release

The importance of not making a difference
Anneka Dawson’s new blog post tackles some common misconceptions about RCTs in education
Blog post

Teachers’ Use of Research Evidence
A case study of United Learning schools
Research report | Practical guide

Shaping school culture through Headteacher Standards
Ben Durbin's latest blog post argues the research community may benefit from a similar kind of process
Blog post

Increasing demand and engagement with educational research
Latest blog post by NFER's Chief Executive, Carole Willis
Blog post

Why understanding research engagement will help grow an evidence-led profession
Blog post by guest blogger Matt Inniss
Blog post

What education can learn from others’ evidence-use experience
Blog post

NFER unveils new guide to randomised controlled trials
Latest "How-to" guide for teachers to be launched at ResearchEd Birmingham
Press release | How to guide

Research Ed Conference - 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?'
ResearchEd conference 

Blazing a trail for research-engaged primary schools
The Rofft School in Wrexham has become the first primary school in the UK to receive the NFER Research Mark
News release

Evidence is key to educating the Neknomi-nation
It is vital that teachers have a decent supply of evidence-based materials and interventions for use in PSHE education
Blog post

Linking Evidence and Practice - What Works? What Next?
NFER hosted the first in a series of seminars for the Coalition for Evidence Based Education (CEBE) to focus on linking evidence and practice in education.
Videos of the presentations and other materials from the day

Everyone a teacher, everyone a learner at new NFER Enquiring School
How action research is helping Paget Primary School
News release | Enquiring Schools

Guardian live chat - 25 February 2014
Ben Durbin of NFER took part in a Guardian online discussion
Exploring evidence-based teaching – Live chat

NFER launches surveys to suit all pockets
NFER School Surveys have been carefully designed to meet schools’ need to gather feedback from pupils, parents/carers and staff
Press release

Evidence in education
A lever for professional autonomy?
Blog post

Why effective use of evidence in the classroom needs system-wide change
NFER argues for system-wide change
Download the paper | News release

Using evidence in the classroom
What works and why?
Research report | News release

Seminar: Linking evidence and practice - 28 January 2014
NFER hosted a seminar focusing on linking evidence and practice in education
Linking evidence and practice - What works? What next? 


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