Research-Engaged Practice Network



Research-Engaged Practice Network 8th May 2019

Meeting on 8th May 2019

Wednesday 8th May 2019 at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
Room 942, Owen Building, City Campus

Registration and refreshments are available from 4:15 pm.

Co-creation of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Pathway through ‘cross border’ collaboration in the West Midlands

Dr Linda Devlin, Treasurer IPDA England, West Mids CPD Partnership, Pauline Smith, Co-Chair IPDA England, West Mids CPD Partnership

The West Midlands Continuing Professional Development (CPD) network has been in existence for over 20 years supporting CPD leaders, who increasingly work across the borders of the education profession. Recently we have developed the CPD Pathway. This tool has been co-created by network members to encourage and promote a shared understanding of the nature and purpose of the Standard for teachers’ professional development (DfE, 2016). In this session we'll explore how CPD leaders use the ‘Pathway’ to prioritise, design and maximise the impact of professional learning on student learning. The findings indicate a rich patchwork of leadership activity and form the basis of Pathway guidance formulated for CPD leaders. In collaboration with IPDA England.

Literacy Improvement in EAL

Jessica Hainsworth, Harmony Trust, Jenney Smith, Sheffield Local Authority

The Harmony Trust working with Oldham Local Authority as a strategic partner, aim to improve the outcomes and reduce the attainment gap for EAL pupils in Oldham, in turn creating better educational opportunities and preparing primary children for the next phase of their education.  The purpose of the programme is to use a tailored approach to strategic school improvement: Leadership Development, including supported evaluation and identification of priorities.  We aim to improve the quality of teaching and learning through high quality CPD and the use of evidence to inform practice.  Also, we will improve the use of Teaching Assistants by developing a workforce of specialist teaching assistants improving the quality of support in classrooms.  We will discuss progress so far and highlight successes and areas for concern.

Becoming a researcher – the Doctorate in Education (EdD) @ SHU

Jemma Monkhouse, Cara Doxey and Gill Adams, Sheffield Institute of Education

The Doctorate in Education is a professional doctorate, one that provides participants with the opportunity to situate professional knowledge and explore an aspect of professional practice. Students are typically full-time education professionals.  This session will provide a brief overview of the EdD. Doctoral researchers in Sheffield Institute of Education will introduce their research, sharing insights from their doctoral journeys so far.

Project in Citizenship and Mathematics (PiCaM)

Gill Adams, Fufy Demissie and Rob Unwin, Sheffield Institute of Education and the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire

This European project explores critical global learning through mathematics. Working with teachers and curriculum developers, we draw on Philosophy for Children (P4C) to develop pedagogical approaches that support pupils’ reasoning and conceptual understanding in mathematics. In this session we briefly introduce the project materials and offer possibilities for classroom research.

Please note that Professor Sam Twiselton will no longer be presenting at this meeting.

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