Teach Meet Research 2015
Teachers undertaking the Masters in Learning and Teaching at the University of Oxford organised a Teach Meet to report on the first year.
The Teach Meet Research 2015 covered a range of research engagement, which has been stimulated by the Enhanced Masters Programme, PGCE and Action Research Fellowship programmes. Below are the presentations and contact details of the presenters, should you wish to find out more. These are arranged alphabetically according to the presenter’s topic of investigation or research interest.
Anxiety in MFL sixth formers
Kate Thirwall from Cherwell School looked into anxiety with speaking in sixth formers learning Modern Foreign Languages.
Co-operative learning at KS3
Luis Verdejo from Matthew Arnold School investigated into how introducing a cooperative model into the classroom would affect motivation, understanding, progress made and social skills.
Mindset and reading strategies intervention for MFL
Laura Molway from Cherwell School and Oxford University, aimed to improve students self efficacy in learning German through intervention training in mindset and in reading strategies.
Motivation, use of target grades and their effect
John Robertson from Matthew Arnold School investigated into the awarding of grades and use of predicted grades in relation to levels of Pupil Motivation.
Investigating Whole School Procedures through the Use of Audits
Blanche Rabbits from Cheney School carried out an investigation into whole school procedures and linking this to motivation and rewards.
Overcoming barriers to student learning
Jan Avery Harris from Cherwell School collaborated with Kate Thirlwall to investigate into an optimum learning environment.
Responses in DT Year 10 to “failure”
Stephen Nicholls from Cherwell School investigated into a range of strategies to enhance how Year 10 Students Perceive the Role of ‘Mistakes’ in GCSE Product Design.
Teaching to support retention and recall of knowledge
Tom Boulter from Cherwell School reviewed the book ‘Why Don’t Students like School?’ by Daniel T Willingham.
The impact of using technology in the classroom
Stephen Wawrzyniak investigated into the use of technology in Teaching and Learning and whether this increases levels of engagement.
Trainee teachers views of excellent teaching
Nick Heal from Lord Williams School looked into trainee teachers’ views of excellence in learning and teaching. He is also starting a Radical Pedagogy group and would welcome interest from teachers who would like to join.
Using lesson observation for professional development
Lindsay Alexander from Cherwell School looked into the impact of changes to lesson observation and feedback processes on teachers’ attitudes and practice.