Education Endowment Fund – Metacognition and self-regulation approaches have consistently high levels of impact, with pupils making an average of eight months’ additional progress. The evidence indicates that teaching these strategies […]
Assessment for Learning
Assessment for learning is fundamental to the development of independent learners. Through ‘the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there’ (ARG 2002) assessment for learning encourages pupils to take ownership of their learning.
Education Endowment Fund – Marking plays a central role in teacher’s work, yet there is very little evidence on which strategies are most effective.
Once again, the SW Regional AAIA Group held a spring-time event to help inform and inspire members and colleagues. This year the group took Deepening Learning as its theme, reflecting […]
TES – Founder of growth mindset plans to use $4 million from global education prize to pursue ‘real-world implementation’ of theory.
TES – The woman behind growth mindset explains the multiple misinterpretations of her work.
Education Endowment Foundation – The Changing Mindsets project sought to improve academic attainment by supporting pupils to develop a growth mindset: the belief that intelligence is not a fixed characteristic and […]
The Independent – Children encouraged to engage in debate made an average of two months more progress than those who were not. Education Endowment Foundation – EEF publishes five new independent evaluations of […]
Exceeding Expectations with Formative Assessment www.shirleyclarke-education.org
The Guardian – Parents of GCSE and A-level students taking their exams this month will know how important encouragement is. But they might be surprised to learn that how we understand […]
The Guardian – Can watching short films featuring actors impersonating Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein improve your brainpower? Researchers working in 100 British primary schools will try to find out from […]
The Guardian – Assessment systems requiring different-coloured pens and rubber stamps are the biggest cause of stress for teachers, according to a union survey.
GOV.UK – Report about eliminating unnecessary workload for teachers regarding marking, including principles and recommendations. GOV.UK – Letters from the teacher workload review groups and Nicky Morgan.
TES News – Research aims to find out whether teaching children psychologist Carol Dweck’s theory will improve their results
TES – Growth mindsets have caught on in a big way. Teachers have mapped and adapted their own practices to Carol Dweck’s framework; schools have made it their mantra. Pendulums, though, have […]
GOV.UK – The group will consider effective practice on marking in schools which raises standards for pupils without creating unnecessary workload.