Open invitation to University Learning in Schools: A research project for London

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Two recent trends within secondary education in England have led us at The Brilliant Club to join in collaboration with Achievement for All and the GLA to run a research project exploring ways to enhance KS3 teachers’ subject knowledge and pedagogical skills. These two trends are:

  1. GCSE reform which aims to assess pupils across more challenging content.
  2. Efforts to engage further with research across the profession, as epitomised by initiatives such as ResearchED.

We asked ourselves a question: would a partnership between researchers (who possess exceptional subject knowledge) and teachers (who possess the pedagogical experience), help improve student outcomes?

Over the last term, five teacher-researcher pairs have created academic units of work to enhance teacher knowledge and teach aspects of their research to KS3 pupils. The units of work have been taught, and will be disseminated at a free CPD event for KS3 teachers on Friday 4th July. The day…

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