Research2Teaching Seminars

(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.

Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education, and Head of the Department of Learning and Leadership, at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK  joined us to discuss this new book How Writing Works – From the Invention of the Alphabet to the Rise of Social Media. The book critically reviews the most influential guides to styles and standards of language, and presents new research of young people’s creativity and writing. He presents research-informed innovative practices to demonstrate powerfully how writing can be learned and taught.


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!

Listen below.

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 Rachel at or calling  01606 288973

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 Rachel.