The materials in this section suggest ways of applying research insights in practical classroom settings. Produced by CUREE, they draw on TLRP projects and other research findings. They are structured by Andrew Pollard's handbook, readings and website on 'reflective teaching' (see http://www.rtweb.info/). The resources are likely to be of particular interest to those teaching in, or training for, formal school settings. In due course, it is hoped to provide more specific materials in relation to early years, further, higher and adult education. http://www.tlrp.org/pa/
RfT Research tasters
Practical and accessible nuggets of reliable research for you to apply to your practice (http://www.tla.ac.uk/site/Pages/Anthologies.aspx). They cover the following topics:
TRIPS Research Bites
Research Bites are 90-second Power-point presentations with summaries of key research for practitioners to share among colleagues and at staff meetings. Each bite consists of 10-20 slides, and is designed to provide clear and accessible examples of interventions which improve learning and teaching. Topics include supporting classroom talk, teaching and learning in maths, pupil voice. CUREE produces these bites as part of a major project for the DCSF.
Some examples of research Bites can be downloaded here:
There are resources here for colleagues working in Further Education, 14-19 Education, Work Based Learning, Adult and Community Learning and Offender Learning.
Research Tasters are designed to support practitioners in evidence-informed enquiries into key aspects of professional practice. LSIS and TLRP are proud to offer one hundred Research Tasters as a free, easily accessible public resource. These have been specially created by CUREE, drawing on the work of the Teaching and Learning Research Programme and other relevant sources.
Each Research Taster:
- Highlights a research finding or insight of practical relevance
- Suggests a reflective activity for gathering evidence
- Suggests implications for further exploration
- Provides selected web-links to further information
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You will find above a host of resources which you can use for personal development or to support the development of the whole school.
CUREE offers two complimentary services to help you to find the most suitable resources and to tailor them to your specific needs.
School Development Plan – Support Service When you are planning your school budget or development Plan it is more important than ever to ensure that you target funds so as to maximise their impact on pupil outcomes. CUREE are able to use our in-house expertise and extensive evidence database to help you identify approaches that are likely to be effective for pupils at scale and/ or weigh up the probable cost effectiveness of different options you are already considering. During this service you will work with one of our experienced researchers to explore your options for the SDP and we can highlight where there is a mature evidence base for the impact of particular teaching strategies on enhancing pupil outcomes. This will help you direct school resources towards priorities and strategies that will have the greatest impact on the pupils. Please contact email@example.com for details of this service.
Customised Route Map
The route map is an interactive resource for locating research resources where practitioners can be assured that the materials are based on sound evidence. These web-based resources and tools are often free from a variety of organisations that support teachers, school leaders and other practitioners in addressing the following questions:
· Where can I find tools and activities to involve or support my colleagues in using research and evidence?
· Where can I explore why things do and don’t work and what is the underpinning rationale and theory?
· Where can I find practitioner friendly research summaries?
Information about route maps can be found here. We also customise the route map to give it a particular focus to meet the needs of individual organisations, groups or schools. We work with you to identify your needs for research, perhaps identifying the evidence that might underpin your school development plan, or resources relating to a specific area of teaching/learning and professional development. We can then create a bespoke route map for your use. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.