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Are these the 7 pillars of classroom practice?

Not all research is perfect – or even worth reading, argues Nick Rose. But here, he presents a septet of reliable reviews that time-pressed teachers can bet their house on being useful in the classroom

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There are two main problems with the idea that teachers should be reading research. The first is that they don’t have time to do it (see bit.ly/UnreadResearch). Studies by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) have examined methods of encouraging teachers to engage with academic research but report that time pressures – and a lack of opportunities for teachers to work together – appear to undermine the initiatives.

So, if we genuinely want teaching to be a research-informed profession, we should reduce the number of hours we expect teachers to work – and ultimately set aside some time for ...

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