Daniel Langley - An Introduction to Educational Research: Getting to Grips with the Basics

About the Session

What on earth is retrieval practice? Who exactly is Dylan Wiliam? Where do teachers find the time to read all of those educational books posted on Twitter? Sound familiar?

Join me for a whistle-stop tour of the big ideas in educational research as I tell the tale of my (somewhat bumpy) journey from a ‘neuromyth’ packed PGCE, through to ‘evidence-informed’ expertise. This session is for anyone who wants to get to grips with research but has no idea where to start or what it all means for their day to day life in the classroom. With simple and understandable ‘takeaways’, the aim of this session is to give you the confidence to talk about and use educational research in your own classroom.

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About Daniel

I am the Subject Leader for Drama and Staff Governor at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School and work as an examiner for GCSE Drama. At the start of the year, I was delighted to be appointed as an SLE via the ASTRA Alliance focusing on Drama and Assessment Practice. My own research has been published in ‘Impact’, the journal of The Chartered College of Teaching.

Before becoming a teacher, I was an actor, working in venues such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Bath Theatre Royal and The Bush Theatre. You can find me on Twitter @Daniel_Langley1.

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