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Educators in the UK and around the world are uniting behind the need for the profession to have access to more high-quality research and evidence to do their job more effectively.
But every year thousands of research papers are published, some of which contradict each other. How can busy teachers know which research is worth investing time in reading and understanding? And how easily is that academic research translated into excellent practice in the classroom?
In this thorough, enlightening and comprehensive book, Carl Hendrick and Robin Macpherson ask 18 of today's leading educational thinkers to distill the most up-to-date research into effective classroom practice in 10 of the most important areas of teaching. The result is a fascinating manual that will benefit every single teacher in every single school, in all four corners of the globe.
Contributors: Assessment, marking & feedback: Dylan Wiliam & Daisy Christodoulou; Behaviour: Tom Bennett & Jill Berry; Classroom talk and questioning: Martin Robinson & Doug Lemov; Learning myths: David Didau & Pedro de Bruyckere; Motivation: Nick Rose & Lucy Crehan; Psychology and memory: Paul Kirschner & Yana Weinstein; SEN: Jarlath O Brien & Maggie Snowling; Technology: Jose Picardo & Neelam Parmar; Reading and literacy: Alex Quigley & Dianne Murphy
About the editors
Carl Hendrick is the head of research at Wellington College where he teaches English. He is also completing a PhD in education at King's College London. He has taught for several years in both the state and independent sectors where has worked on several cross sectoral collaborations and is a co-director of the Telegraph Festival of Education. In 2014 he established the Wellington Learning and Research Centre collaborating with Harvard Graduate School of Education and others.
Robin Macpherson is an Assistant Rector at Dollar Academy where he teaches History and Modern Studies. He previously worked as Head of Professional Learning at Wellington College and was co-director of the Telegraph Festival of Education. He has been a Head of History for seven years and worked in Scotland, England and the UAE. He co-authored The 20th Century Coursebook for IGCSE History, published by Cambridge University Press, and the accompanying teacher resource guide. He has been an examiner for the SQA, Edexcel and the IBO. He works for the educational charity Remembering Srebrenica as a community champion. His personal Twitter handle is @robin_macp (where all views are his own).
Oliver Caviglioli was a principal of a special school for a decade and has co-authored a few books on visual teaching strategies. After nearly a decade as a trainer in schools and colleges, Oliver now sits mainly at his sketchbook and Mac visualizing educational concepts and processes. He first teamed up with the Learning Scientists on mini-projects such as devising a concept map of retrieval practice, and visualizing data from a Twitter questionnaire. This led to the ever-growing Six Strategies for Effective Learning that, more recently, led to a collaborative venture in creating six free HOW2s on the same theme. Oliver is busy on Twitter as @olivercavigliol
"This book is marvelous. It's all too easy for those of us fascinated by thinking, emotion, and motivation to get caught up in lovely theories about these processes. What Does It Look Like in the Classroom? brings us back to reality to focus on the classroom utility of education research, and offers practical applications for teachers and administrators." - Daniel Willingham, University of Virginia
"Teachers are eager to use education research, but no one wants to wade through dense academic prose. Happily, this book takes a different approach and provides the "human voice" of leading education thinkers on key issues, and shares their insights in ways that teachers will find relevant to their practice." – Benjamin Riley, executive director of Deans for Impact
“Hendrick and Macpherson have produced a wonderful book. What does this look like in the classroom is a powerful, enlightening and entertaining read. It brings a range of extremely important educational debates to life in a highly original and engaging format. The pairings of interviewees are brilliant and, through answering teachers' questions in a discursive style, each chapter provides a fascinating insight that is often absent from formal papers. It's as if we're in a room with the protagonists and we hear them thinking aloud. Wiliam and Christodoulou; Lemov and Robinson, Weinstein and Kirschner and all the others, explore the territory of their expert fields in a way that will encourage all teachers and schools leaders at every career stage to engage with contemporary research and reflect on their own practice at a deep level. A great idea, executed brilliantly.” Tom Sherrington, author, consultant, former Head
“I read a great many education books. I love the ones that ask the right questions to make me think and challenge my own views. BINGO! Without doubt this book focuses on the questions that we all need to answer; anyone that can influence practice in their school must read this. Quite simply this book will be a big driver to improving my school and I will never become a victim of the Abilene paradox again.” Vic Goddard, Head of Passmores Academy
"There are no panaceas or silver bullets for what works in classroom. There is however, sound research that gives us all at least the starting point to consider and develop our own practice. Carl and Robin provide you with access to a lot of this and then point you in the direction of even more. Great read, practical and informative." -- George Gilchrist, board member, Scottish Parent Teacher Council, former Headteacher
|Author||Carl Hendrick, Robin Macpherson and Oliver Caviglioli|
|No of pages||246|
|Publication Date||4 Sep 2017|