(The Research2Teaching Seminars aim to provide an opportunity for educational researchers to share their work and explore the practicalities of translating their findings into effective strategies for the classroom. All of our seminars are free to attend and are open to all.
In January, Professor Teresa Cremin joined us to talk about recruiting for her new trial – The Craft of Writing. Teresa is working with Professor Debra Myhill and Arvon, a charity which supports writers to develop their skills.
She suggested going to the research rich pedagogies website (here) for more information and examples.
We caught up with Teresa before she spoke to the seminar and she answered questions submitted by Aspirer's Twitter friends!
The seminars are free to attend, open to all colleagues, and refreshments are provided. Seminars run from 4pm - 5pm with the opportunity for questions afterwards. Please book your place by emailing Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our previous seminars include:
In December, Pete Henderson from the Education Endowment Foundation came to talk to us about the new EEF Maths Guidance Report for Key Stages 2 and 3. This guidance report offers eight practical, evidence-based recommendations—that are relevant to all pupils— but particularly to those struggling with their mathematics. To develop the recommendations, the best available international research was reviewed and consulted experts, teachers, and academics to arrive at key principles for effective teaching.
In November, Dr. Angela Webb, Chair of the National Handwriting Association Joined us again to discuss the latest research findings about Handwriting.
In June we had a visit from Sinéad Gaffney from Greystones Primary School, Sheffield who shared her research about her in-depth studies of teachers and their professional learning; you can listen to the podcast below.
Dr Naomi Flynn from Reading University came to Ash Grove Academy in 16th May to share her latest research about teaching English as an Additional Language - you can find Dr Flynn's presentation slides at the bottom of this page.
Professor Kate Cain (Uni of Lancaster) visited to share her research around reading comprehension - you can view the slides from the seminar below and listen to her answering questions about comprehension on the podcast player below.
We were lucky enough to have a visit from Dr Mark Boylan from Sheffield Hallam University who shared his fascinating findings from the DFE study he was involved in looking at Shanghai Maths Mastery. At the bottom of this page is a Podcast that Mark recorded for us in response to some questions about his work and the slides from the presentation are also available below to download.
Professor Carsten Elbro (University of Copenhagen) led a seminar entitled 'Dyslexia: what it is and what it isn’t and what we can do' - information from this seminar can be found on the link at the bottom of this page as well as by clicking HERE and HERE.
More details about each seminar can be found by clicking on the links below.
Please email Alison email@example.com to book your place.
The majority of our seminars will be held at Ash Grove Academy in Macclesfield. If you are interested in coming along or would like further information, please contact Alison.