R&D Conference - 28 June 2016
Fostering a world-leading, evidence-informed teaching profession
DfE White Paper (2016) Educational Excellence Everywhere
Moving beyond ‘what works’
The conference explored how to nurture staff who are:
- skilled in interrogating research and evidence
- passionate about improving learning
Professor Toby Greany explored opportunities in the current policy landscape and Professor Louise Stoll shared an approach for thinking about and stimulating research readiness. A copy of their presentations are below. Dr Rob Webster (MITA project) considerd how to use research and evidence to inform practice.
Panel contributions and learning conversations were from:
- schools involved in the EEF-funded Research Learning Communities (RLCs) project
- school leaders building capacity for R&D within and across their schools
- teachers engaged in collaborative enquiries and lesson study projects
You can read their case studies by joining up as a Core Member here (free for practitioners).
Dr Rob Webster spoke about the MITA project and how to use research to inform practice. Professor Carol Vincent shared her research on friendship in diverse communities and her new research on how schools promote community cohesion while also being required to promote British values.
LCLL facilitator-researchers, David Godfrey, Sarah Seleznyov, Karen Spence-Thomas and Carol Taylor also led learning conversations on their collaborative work with schools.