Archive: 2020

IEE closing from December

Posted on 2 December 2020

The Institute for Effective Education will be closing from 4 December 2020. All staff are being made redundant, and current activities will either be taken on by other organisations or discontinued.

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Standing on the threshold

Posted on 5 November 2020

In this blog post, Jonathan Haslam looks at whether threshold concepts is a useful theory in the context of evidence use in schools

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Should schools be taking consent to teach?

Posted on 29 October 2020

In this post Jonathan Haslam discusses the role of consent, specifically informed consent, in schools.

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What are active ingredients?

Posted on 22 October 2020

Jonathan Haslam discusses the usefulness of “active ingredients” in implementing evidence-based approaches in education

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Unplanned analyses, data dredging and cherry picking

Posted on 15 October 2020

Dr Alicia Shaw discusses data analysis, and specifically the dangers of carrying out unplanned analyses on results from scientific research.

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What difference does it make?

Posted on 8 October 2020

Jonathan Haslam looks at whether expectations about what evidence-based education can achieve are always realistic when it comes to closing the achievement gap

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Teaching the science of learning

Posted on 2 October 2020

Many teachers are really interested in the field of cognitive science in education at the moment, but how applicable is this research to pupils in primary and secondary classrooms in the UK? To try to answer this question, Dr Alicia Shaw looks at Weinstein’s Teaching the Science of Learning.

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Applications now open for new round of LbQ innovation evaluation project grants

Posted on 4 March 2020

Applications are now open for the second round of Learning by Questions (LbQ) innovation evaluation projects with grants of up to £5,000 available.

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Five more IEE Innovation Evaluation reports published

Posted on 4 February 2020

A further five reports from projects funded by the IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants have been published on our website.

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Posted on 8 January 2020

Each year we publish a seasonal round-up of our favourite studies of the year. There’s nothing systematic about the selection, just a mix of the interesting and the different

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