What the project aims to do
This research and development project aims to advance both understanding
and practice of learning how to learn in classrooms, schools and
networks. More specifically it will:
- Develop and extend recent work on formative assessment (assessment
for learning) into a model of learning how to learn for both teachers
- Investigate what teachers can do to help pupils to learn how
- Investigate what characterises the school in which teachers
successfully create and manage the knowledge and skills of learning
how to learn.
- Investigate how educational networks, including electronic networks,
can support the creation, management and transfer of the knowledge
and skills of learning how to learn.
- Attempt to develop a generic model of innovation in teaching
and learning that integrates work in classrooms, schools and networks.
The four year project
involves four universities, Cambridge, Reading, The Open University
and King's College, London, working in partnership with schools
in five LEAs (Oxford, Medway, Hertfordshire, Redbridge and Essex)
and one Virtual Education Action Zone (Kent and Somerset). Development
work will be monitored and changes in learning processes and outcomes
will be measured using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Accounts of the relationships between interventions and outcomes
will be developed using a theorised audit trail approach.