Head of English and Whole School Literacy, St Edmunds’ Girls’ School
What does research-informed teaching actually look like?
Having both led research-informed departments for several years, we will be sharing how we’ve taken ideas from research and applied them to the classroom setting. We will demonstrate how Bjork’s desirable difficulties, retrieval practice and cognitive load theory can be used to inform effective lessons, resources and curriculum design, offering practical suggestions for making your classroom and department more research-informed.
Claire Hill is Head of English, Media and Film, alongside her whole school role as Professional Development and Research Lead. She is a Senior Examiner for Edexcel and works in a consultancy capacity with local schools. Claire has given talks at ResearchED, Ed Fest, Westminster Briefing, the Team English National Conference, and is the co-organiser of ResearchEd Kent. Claire has also written articles for a number of education publications and is co-writing ‘Leading from the Middle: A Guide to Effective Middle Leadership’ with Rebecca Foster.
Rebecca Foster is Head of English and Whole School Literacy. She has written for Tes and blogs at www.thelearningprofession.com. She has presented at ResearchED and Ed Fest and was co-organiser of the Team English National Conference 2018. Rebecca is also co-writing ‘Leading from the Middle: A Guide to Effective Middle Leadership’ with Claire Hill.