Tag Archives: Closing the gap

Can we teach students effective ‘revision skills’?

There’s some interesting evidence to suggest that well applied study skills can have an important influence on student outcomes. Indeed, perhaps the key reason that girls tend to academically outperform boys is related to the effective use of study strategies. … Continue reading

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What really improves teacher quality?

In an interesting article for the Fabian Society, Andrew Old discusses the problems inherent in the desire to raise the quality of teaching. “‘Focusing on teacher quality’ … sounds agreeable, but much of the detail will be impossibly difficult to … Continue reading

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Research for Teachers: Pupils in low attaining groups

Here’s an article (courtesy of Maxine) looking at what makes teaching and learning effective for pupils in low attaining groups. GTC (2009) Research for Teachers: Pupils in low attaining groups

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