Welcome to the start of season 3 of the Oxfordshire Teacher Training Podcast. In this episode, Matthew Coatsworth discusses the latest book in the NASBTT/Critical Publishing Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Using Cognitive Science in the Classroom with its author Kelly Woodford-Richens.
Kelly refers to the work of Daniel Willingham in particular, as well as advocating a ‘human-first’ teacher approach to frame the reflective tasks and case studies she has incorporated in her book. Matthew and Kelly also discuss the 2021 EEF review of the evidence of cognitive science approaches in the classroom, including touching on whether these approaches work for more than just maths and science.
Using Cognitive Science in the Classroom by Kelly Woodford-Richens (Critical Publishing, 2021) ISBN 978-1-914171-05-5
Kelly also refers to the EEF guidance report on Effective Professional Development (EEF, 2021)
Listen to previous episodes of the Oxfordshire Teacher Training podcast featuring guests such as Tom Sherrington, Rob Coe, Anita Devi, Sam Twiselton and Afua Hirsch