Feedback: Misconceptions and corrections

These slides accompanied a CPL session on feedback – focusing on the different ways we need to address misconceptions and errors. The problem with feedback Feedback is an important part of teaching. In fact, teaching would be inconceivable without it. Try and teach a lesson without saying whether an answer a pupil gives is correct…

Research Spotlight – February

Research Focus – Homework Homework is a controversial subject. Rarely a parents’ evening goes by without half the parents complaining that their child seems to get no homework and the other half complaining that their child gets too much. Some people value it as an important part of the learning process, others see it as…

Research Spotlight – January

Blog Posts – Focus on Feedback Feedback is a topic that is sure to get teachers talking. One welcome change we are seeing in the education landscape is a greater awareness that feedback does not equal marking but involves deploying a range of strategies to, as Dylan Wiliam says, “improve the pupil not the work”.…

Research Spotlight – December

Blog Posts – Focus on Cognitive Load Theory Cognitive load theory (CLT) continues to get a lot of interest in the research-informed community. Many writers are focusing on how, as teachers, we can ensure that we focus on supporting working memory, especially for children who may struggle with their memory or processing speed, reduce extrinsic…

Research Spotlight – November

Blog Posts – focus on recall As ever, there is a huge amount being written on how we can make educational research work for us in the classroom. Here is just a taste of what is out there at the moment. Tom Sherrington’s post on creating a deeper understanding and better recall talks through the…