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
|Author||Carl Hendrick, Robin Macpherson and Oliver Caviglioli|
|No of pages||302|
|Publication Date||4 Sep 2017|