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How Can Schools Use Evidence To Improve Teaching?

Steve Higgins sets out how the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit can help make evidence school friendly so that it can be readily used to improve practice.

Making evidence accessible, accurate and actionable

This article provides an overview of the Toolkit the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) Teaching and Learning Toolkit and summarises what I see as the potential contribution it makes to research-informed teaching and to professional development and learning in schools. It focuses on the challenges of making evidence both accessible and accurate as well as in a way that is sufficiently actionable to ensure improvement. Publishing summaries of evidence doesn’t automatically translate into schools improving their teaching practices. Sometimes people misinterpret what you intended.

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