Early Years Presentation - all staff dayPresentation Transcript
LTS Internal Staff Event
Research into Practice or R.I.P?
Early Years Team Leader
Early Years Development Officer
The Early Years Team
Our hope is that you will...
Be more aware of LTS’s role in relation to research
Want to become more ‘research-engaged’
Know more about effective dissemination strategies
Seek to support staff to work towards more evidence-based practice as they implement CfE
“ The aim of research activity in LTS is to facilitate and influence evidence-informed decision-making that will improve learning and teaching in Scottish education.”
Learning and Teaching Scotland
Research Strategy Paper (2008)
Research and Relevance
“ Most teachers are not interested in doing research, using research and evidence or changing practice for its own sake, and are enthused and motivated to adopt new ideas when they have evidence that they help pupils.”
(Prof David Hargreaves, 2007)
R.I.P Research into Practice or Rest in Peace?
“ He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” Harold Wilson, Prime Minister
Harder than it looks?
“ Bridging research and practice is harder than it looks.
Simply communicating information may help to raise awareness but it is unlikely to stimulate behavioural change.”
(CUREE, 2007, p.13)
Our children have the
best start in life and are
ready to succeed
Our young people are
Successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens
LTS identified Research Gap....
Give all our children the best start in life
Identify the steps early years services need to take
The Early Years Framework seeks to:
“ The period between pregnancy and 3 years is i n creasingly seen as a critical period in shaping children’s life chances, based on evidence of brain formation……………….”
The Early Years Framework states:
The Heckman Curve
How effective is CPD in helping support you to do your job? Focus of LTS Research
Dissemination and Mediation is ...
From Recommendation to Reality
Review national guidance & support implementation √
Review pre-service qualifications to include 0-3 √
Creation of learning communities √
Create more multi-agency initiatives √
Maximise use of distance and online learning √
Align CPD with national priorities √
Include National international local contexts Take account of needs, interests + timing Identify key gaps & priorities Make re levant connections Contextualise with all Recognise as Rich Resource Identify users & communicate Organise CPD including ICT Build in Explicit practice links Make Accessible and available Provide mechanisms for sharing Whet Appetite See Research as starting point
Growing Up in Scotland
Growing Up in Scotland 2009
“ ............these findings suggest that activities do have an influence on children’s cognitive development and that they can moderate – though by no means eradicate - the effect of socio-demographic disadvantage. “
“ Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”
How do we get from this...
Barriers to Participation in CPD
LACK OF OPPORTUNITIES
Glow can facilitate RIP
Powerful mechanism for
JISC Innovating e-Learning
Online Conference 09
05/01/10 Breaking down barriers with Glow... Link to Glow Meet Video
As we strive for world-class education, a renewed focus on knocking down barriers and building bridges between research , policymaking and practice should be a key feature of our transformational agenda.