Use these research resources to search for and evaluate evidence-based teaching and learning approaches to inform your Learning Sprints.


Research Brokers

Resources that summarise and evaluate a broad range of educational research.

Evidence for Learning Toolkit (Australia)
Summarises the global evidence base on 34 different approaches to lift learning outcomes in schools. You can view all approaches, see approaches relevant to primary or secondary schools or look at approaches by school management area.

Education Endowment Foundation (UK)
Toolkit - An accessible summary of the international evidence on teaching 5-16 year-olds
Guidance Reports - Clear and actionable recommendations for teachers on a range of high-priority issues, based on the best available evidence
Promising Projects - EEF funded projects which have shown promising results when trialled

What Works Clearinghouse (USA)

Best Evidence Encyclopedia (USA)
Created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.

IMPACT Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching (UK)

ResearchEd Magazine (UK)
 


Teaching

Summaries of what the research says about effective teaching practice.

What makes great teaching (Rob Coe et al) 

Principles of Instruction (Barak Rosenshine)

What makes great pedagogy:  Nine claims from research (Chris Husbands and Jo Pearce)

9 things every teacher should know (Dylan Wiliam)

Effective Teaching (James Ko et al)

Effective Feedback Practices (AITSL)
 


Science of Learning

Summaries of what the research says about how students learn.

The Science of Learning (Deans for Impact)

Six Strategies for Effective Learning: Materials for Teachers and Students (The Learning Scientists)

Metacognition and Self Regulated Learning Guidance Report (Education Endowment Foundation)

Cognitive Load Theory (NSW Centre for Educational Statistics and Evaluation)

Using Load Reduction Instruction (LRI) to boost motivation and engagement

Simplifying Cognitive Load

Retrieval Practice Guide (RetrievalPractice.org)

Strengthening the Student Toolbox: Study Strategies to boost learning (American Federation of Teachers)

 


Literacy

Toolkits and practice guides based on evidence-informed approaches to literacy instruction.

Australian Literacy Progression

Literacy toolkit (Victorian Department of Education)

Preparing for Literacy (Education Endowment Foundation)

Improving Literacy in Key Stage One (Education Endowment Foundation)

Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two (Education Endowment Foundation)

Effective Reading Instruction in the Early Years of School (NSW Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation)

Effective Reading Programs for Secondary Students ( Baye, A., Lake, C., Inns, A., & Slavin, R. (2017))

Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively (What Works Clearinghouse)
 


Numeracy / Mathematics

Toolkits and practice guides based on evidence-informed approaches to mathematics instruction.

Australian Numeracy Progression

Top Draw Teachers
Looking for ideas to help your teaching? Topic areas are: Fractions; Mental computation; Patterns; Reasoning; Statistics; Geometric reasoning.

Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics

Make It Count: Maths and Indigenous Learners
Make It Count is for educators working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners in mathematics education. It is a teaching and learning resource, and a professional learning tool.

Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three (Education Endowment Foundation) 

Improving mathematical problem solving in Grades 4-8 (What Works Clearinghouse)

Scaffolding Numeracy in the Middle Years: Authentic Tasks

 

Science

Improving Secondary Science

English Learners in STEM Subjects - Transforming Classrooms, Schools and Lives (2018), Consensus Study Report. Free PDF download available.

Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12 - Investigation and Design at the Center (2018). Free PDF download available.

 

Improving Engagement & Behaviour


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