Evidence Into Action – the EEF podcast series
This Spotlight article, rather than exploring a single piece of research, focuses on the EEF’s Evidence into Action podcast series.
Each podcast lasts between 50 and 60 minutes, and brings together expert researchers with school leaders and teachers to explore evidence in practice around a theme – ‘taking it live’ into classrooms. The range of voices offering different, but linked, perspectives on the theme makes them an engaging listen and the podcast format enables listening ‘on the go’, thereby making research more accessible to busy practitioners.
The most recent podcast in the series, Episode 15 published on 24 January, takes as its focus Vocabulary and Language. Hosted by Alex Quigley, author of Closing the Vocabulary Gap, it explores the relationship between vocabulary and reading and writing development in both the primary and secondary phase. As well as Alex himself, contributions are made by an academic researcher, a secondary English teacher and a former MAT director of primary learning.
Themes of former podcast episodes have included:
- English as an Additional Language
- Evidence-informed Leadership
- Supporting pupils during exams
- Teaching reading: Comprehension
- Teaching reading: Developing fluency
- Effective Professional Development
- Cognitive Science in the Classroom
- Teacher Feedback to Improve Pupil Learning
The full podcast series can be accessed via the link below or from a variety of podcast apps.
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