Use these research resources to search for and evaluate evidence-based teaching and learning approaches to inform your Teaching Sprints.
Resources that summarise and evaluate a broad range of educational research.
Evidence for Learning Toolkit (Australia)
Summarises the global evidence base on 34 different approaches to lift learning outcomes in schools. You can view all approaches, see approaches relevant to primary or secondary schools or look at approaches by school management area.
Education Endowment Foundation (UK)
Toolkit - An accessible summary of the international evidence on teaching 5-16 year-olds
Guidance Reports - Clear and actionable recommendations for teachers on a range of high-priority issues, based on the best available evidence
Promising Projects - EEF funded projects which have shown promising results when trialled
Best Evidence Encyclopedia (USA)
Created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education's Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12.
Summaries of what the research says about effective teaching practice.
What makes great pedagogy: Nine claims from research (Chris Husbands and Jo Pearce)
9 things every teacher should know (Dylan Wiliam)
Science of Learning
Summaries of what the research says about how students learn.
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Expanded Edition. (National Research Council, 2000)
The Science of Early Learning - How young children develop agency, numeracy and literacy
Six Strategies for Effective Learning: Materials for Teachers and Students (The Learning Scientists)
Metacognition and Self Regulated Learning Guidance Report (Education Endowment Foundation)
Cognitive Load Theory (NSW Centre for Educational Statistics and Evaluation)
Retrieval Practice Guide (RetrievalPractice.org)
Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using
Strengthening the Student Toolbox: Study Strategies to boost learning (American Federation of Teachers)
Feedback & Formative Assessment
The Secret of Effective Feedback by Dylan Wiliam
Feedback: Part of a system by Dylan Wiliam
LEARNING INTENTIONS & SUCCESS CRITERIA
Using success criteria (AITSL)
Learning goals and success criteria (Department of Education and Communities)
Focus on Learning: Learning Intentions & Success Criteria Workshop Booklet (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment)
Learning Intentions and Success Criteria: learners’ and teachers’ views by H.Crichton & A. McDaid
Formative assessment and self regulated learning: A model and seven principles of good feedback practice by D. Nicola & D. Macfarlane-Dick
Toolkits and practice guides based on evidence-informed approaches to literacy instruction.
Education Endowment Foundation (Teaching & Learning Toolkit & Guidance Reports)
Literacy toolkit (Victorian Department of Education)
Preparing for Literacy (Education Endowment Foundation)
Improving Literacy in Key Stage One (Education Endowment Foundation)
Improving Literacy in Key Stage Two (Education Endowment Foundation)
Stage specific resources (evidence, teaching strategies, & learning activities) to use in conjunction with the results of NAPLAN to identify areas of development in reading, writing and language conventions
Effective Reading Instruction in the Early Years of School (NSW Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation)
Effective Reading Programs for Secondary Students ( Baye, A., Lake, C., Inns, A., & Slavin, R. (2017))
Improving Reading: A Guide for Teachers (CEM, EEF, Durham Univeristy)
Teaching Strategies for Reading (NSW Department of Education)
Writing Approaches in Years 3 to 13: Evidence Review (Education Endowment Foundation)
Teaching Secondary Students to Write Effectively (What Works Clearinghouse)
Effective Writing Instruction (VIC Literacy Teaching Toolkit)
Teaching Strategies for Writing (NSW Department of Education)
Numeracy / Mathematics
Toolkits and practice guides based on evidence-informed approaches to mathematics instruction.
Stage Specific Resources (NSW Department of Education) Number & Algebra, Statistics & Probability, Measurement & Geometry, Numeracy overview
Top Draw Teachers
Looking for ideas to help your teaching? Topic areas are: Fractions; Mental computation; Patterns; Reasoning; Statistics; Geometric reasoning.
Make It Count: Maths and Indigenous Learners
Make It Count is for educators working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners in mathematics education. It is a teaching and learning resource, and a professional learning tool.
Improving Mathematics in Key Stages Two and Three (Education Endowment Foundation)
Improving mathematical problem solving in Grades 4-8 (What Works Clearinghouse)