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How to enhance CPD to maximise the measurable impact on students’ achievement in science

This research was Published in 2014 and presented at the ESERO 2013 Conference.

The purpose of any teacher continuing professional development (CPD) is to ensure a positive change in pupils’ outcomes, yet the evaluative evidence to support this relationship is often weak or missing. Using the CPD programme...

Final evaluation of the National Science Learning Centre

Published in June 2013, this report from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) presents the findings from an investigation into the impact on students of the subject-specific CPD undertaken by teachers at the National Science Learning Centre.

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D&T teachers CPD survey

Published in September 2010, this summary of an online survey looks at design and technology (D&T) teachers’ attitudes towards CPD.

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Evaluation of the impact of ENTHUSE partnerships: draft interim report

Published in January 2015, this interim report provides an overview of the ENTHUSE partnerships, discusses the progress they have made to date, identifies the impacts that have arisen thus far and those expected in the future, and summarises key learning points....

Evaluation of the impact of Myscience CPD programmes in STEM leadership on primary and secondary schools

Published in November 2014, this summary report (based on research conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research) investigates the impact of a range of STEM leadership CPD programmes targeted at leaders and teachers of STEM subjects in primary and secondary schools and colleges.

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Evaluation of the impact of National Science Learning Network CPD on schools

Published in October 2015, this report from the ISOS Partnership is an evaluation of the impact and benefits of schools engaging with subject-specific science continuing professional development (CPD) from the National Science Learning Network (NSLN) and the National STEM Centre (STEM Learning).

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Evaluation of the impact of the cohort 3 ENTHUSE clusters

Published in November 2014, this report from the Office for Public Management (OPM) evaluates the impact of the ENTHUSE Cluster programme with the third cohort of schools.

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Evaluation of the Science Learning Centre Network

 Published in November 2012, this report from the Department for Education and the Wellcome Trust aims to understand the effectiveness of the Network, the impact of the CPD activity and opinions for future strategy and sustainability of the Science Learning Centre Network.

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Impact of CPD on teachers’ knowledge and students learning

Published in June 2010 , this report from the Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education aims to discover whether CPD has a positive impact in enhancing the personal understandings and teaching of science by the teacher and the subsequent learning of students.

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Impact of Science Learning Centre CPD on teachers' retention and careers

Published in May 2012, this report from Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Education and Inclusion Research, aimed to explore the impact of the support for the CPD of teachers provided by the Science Learning Centres on individual teachers’ career progression and retention within the profession.

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