Researching and implementing post-COVID learning recovery with teacher-led research

  • Researching and implementing post-COVID learning recovery with teacher-led research

Education Development Trust is an international not-for-profit organisation that improves education systems internationally to transform lives, providing millions of people with greater opportunities to learn and thrive. Our work is informed by our continually refreshed body of research and we invest annually in our programme of educational research.

About the Research Lead and Trainer:
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Dr Richard Churches

Dr Richard Churches is Lead Adviser for Education Reform and Evidence Based Practice at Education Development Trust. As a government adviser, he has had a lead role in numerous large-scale reform programmes across the world. He is currently Programme Director for the Department for Education’s maths and physics post-graduate route into teaching, Future Teaching Scholars and led the DfE’s Teacher-Practitioner research into Workload Reduction across English schools.

Dr Richard Churches is Lead Adviser for Education Reform and Evidence Based Practice at Education Development Trust. As a government adviser, he has had a lead role in numerous large- scale reform programmes across the world. He is currently Programme Director for the Department for Education’s maths and physics post-graduate route into teaching, Future Teaching Scholars and led the DfE’s Teacher-Practitioner research into Workload Reduction across English schools. Richard has supported teacher-led RCT projects across the world and is currently leading a programme of teacher-led research into science pedagogy funded by the Wellcome Trust. He is co-author of Teacher-Led Research: How to design and implement randomised controlled trials and other forms of experimental research and of Neuroscience for Teachers: applying brain science in the classroom (with Eleanor Dommett and Ian Devonshire). An e-book version of Teacher-Led Research is included in the course fee and is integrated into the programme.

Programme Overview

 

Topic
Delivery Model A flipped and blended learning programme, comprising of 5 hours of virtual F2F facilitation, intersessional activity, reading and a supported research project.
Cost
  • AED 950 per delegate including VAT and e-book.
  • Discounts available for group school bookings of five or more delegates with the option to have school specific breakout sessions during the programme
Dates & Times *

 

Face to Face Online sessions Programme breakdown
F2F Sessions will take place via Zoom:
  • Teacher research will take place from September to December 2021. Preparation and training will
    take place in the Summer Term 2020.
Session 1: Wednesday 19th May – 4pm
  • E-book reading, video learning and in school activity.
Session 2: Wednesday 26th May – 4pm
  • 5 hours online facilitation.
Session 3: Wednesday 9th June4 pm
  • Intersessional activity (four lessons) and reflective tasks.
Session 4: Wednesday 16th June – 4pm
Research period with one-to-one support (as requested) September to December 2021
  • One-to-one feedback and support thought the research period.
Session 5: Wednesday Nov/Dec TBC (best fit date for delegates who have completed research projects to support write up)
Times are Dubai Time and calls last for one hour.
Programme Details:

A call-to-action opportunity to research teacher-designed post-COVID learning recovery approaches, publish findings and learn how to conduct practitioner-led randomised controlled trials and other forms of quantitative research. This programme combines blended learning with the opportunity to make an important contribution to our understanding of effective learning recovery. Delegates who previously completed the teacher-led research programme will (through flexible study) have opportunities to consolidate their learning about teacher-led RCTs and support other projects whilst extending their learning to include a wider variety of quantitative research approach.

There will be pre-reading from the forthcoming second edition of Richard’s book (which includes a new chapter on teacher collaboration and replication). Research design and implementation tasks are organised around five one-hour webinars that will allow you to worth with Richard and other teachers on the programme.

Available to delegates prior to committing to the course fee:

Free webinar (40 minutes) – Learning recovery teacher-led RCTs a call to action

 

  • Delegates who are unable to attend Richard’s free webinar will be able to watch a recording of this Webinar.
Course content

Session 1: Introduction to the project and the research approach.

  • Video learning – pre-reading – short tasks – webinar (1 hour) – intersessional activity

Session 2: Research designs and approaches

  • As above

Session 3: Completing a research plan and protocol.

  • As above, plus feedback on your research protocol

Session 4: Implementing your research effectively.

  • Video learning – pre-reading – webinar (1 hour) – research implementation

Session 5 [parallel cohorts]: research design specific support to analysis and write up findings.

  • Pre-reading – research implementation – data collection – webinar (1 hour) – additional webinars (as needed) – feedback on research write up

 

Who Should Attend?
  • Teachers and school leaders at any career stage interested in using research in schools. Delegates who previously completed Richard’s RCT programme will (through flexible study) have opportunities to consolidate their learning about teacher led RCTs and support other projects whilst extending their learning to include a wider variety of quantitative research approach.
Aims of the Course
  • Learning recovery post-COVID is likely to be the educational issue of our age.
  • We aim to recruit a large group of teachers that we will train(and support) to conduct teacher-led research into school-led learning recovery approaches. Results from trials and other quantitative studies will be amalgamated into a meta-analysis and published in a journal.

 

Intended Outcomes
  • Engage in learning recovery alongside structured and robust local research into what is working best in your school and other schools.
  • Design and implement RCTs and other forms of quantitative research.
  • Learn and be supported to analysis data and write up findings.
  • Contribute findings to a journal article and meta-analysis in which your study willbe cited.

 

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Testimonials

Matthew Maughan, Bassaleg School.

“A fantastic and efficient way to evaluate impact of teaching strategies on pupil outcomes – really helpful.”

 

Rachael Edgar, Dubai English Speaking College, Head of Research

“Really useful to have Richard’s expert input into a research programme within my school.”

For more information please email us on info@infinitelearning.ae