If evidence-informed teaching is to become a reality, we need to create time and space to engage with the research evidence. But, more than that, we need to be able to discuss the research collaboratively and especially, discuss how to translate research findings into practice in the classroom.
The Health Education Service, in collaboration with Birmingham City University (BCU), has created a forum for SLT members to meet to discuss research topics – akin to a book club.
We (the group) choose a research topic for each meeting, BCU supplies key background information on the research topic and we then come together to discuss the implications of the research, its strengths and limitations, and the practicalities of implementing in the classroom (or not).
The sessions are free to attend and are proving popular with senior leaders. However we always welcome more colleagues to share their insights and successes.
The fourth meeting of the SLT Research Interest Group will take place on Thursday 9th June, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm at HESTC, Midland Croft, B33 0AW.
The Topic for this session is: How curriculum design and school structures can affect learning
The reading can all be found on our website at: http://servicesforeducation.co.uk/index.php/health-education/2013-10-09-13-36-52/bham-slt-research-interest-group
If you wish to join the group please email Sandra Passmore, Education Adviser -firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find us on twitter – @S4E_HES #bhamslt