Research @ One
One Sixth Form is committed to continuous improvements in teaching and learning - staff are keen to integrate evidence-informed practice into their classrooms and contribute to ongoing and new pedagogic research projects where possible. Students are equally encouraged to conduct research into areas of their interest, often in partnership with external agencies, to develop their investigative and critical thinking skills. Please find below an outline of our current and legacy projects, with updates and further investigations to come throughout the academic year.
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OSFC is a proud founding member of the Research College Group (RCG)
We aim to bring together FE organisations across the UK to collaborate and participate in practitioner research. Get your work published by us on an open access basis, get involved via our website (https://www.researchcollegegroup.co.uk/) and follow us on twitter (https://twitter.com/RCGResearch).
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Interview: Tanja Hofmann & Eileen Allpress (Associate Research School) - IOA funded metacognition project
ResearchMeet OSFC - January 2021
On 29th January 2021, One Sixth Form hosted our first online ResearchMeet with delegates from a wide range of UK FE institutions. A thought-provoking keynote speaker initiated fruitful dialogue amongst colleagues, which were extended by a number of skilful facilitators in breakout rooms and round-table discussions. Thank you to all who attended for a very successful event. Please find below recordings of the sessions and additional resources.
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Keynote talk - Dr. Kristy TurnerKeynote powerpoint presentation
Education Endowment Foundation: Guidance reports, Teaching & Learning toolkits, ongoing research projects
Institute for Effective Education: Best evidence in brief, Evidence 4 impact
ONE Research lead - Dr Tanja Hofmann (email@example.com)
Staff research projects (Eastern Colleges Group) - 2020-2021
Engaging Learners in Online Lessons
Can Digital Technology Improve the Quality of Formative Assesment and Feedback?
Automated Planning Systems - a Method to Innovate the Educational System?
Can Metacognitive Strategies Improve Writing Skills in MFL?
Can Nearpod Improve Student Attainment and Engagement?
The Importance of Sleep for Academic Achievement
Staff Research Projects - 2018-2020
Does Dual Coding as a Method of Presenting Information Positively Impact Upon the Capacity of Learners' Retrieval Over Time?
Can Embedding Linguistics into French A Level Improve the Appeal of MFL to STEM Orientated Students?
Can Memory Be Improved by Recall Strategies in Lessons?
Augmenting the Level 2 English Curriculum with Functional Skills?
Which Resources are Most Effective in Supporting the Progress of GCSE Maths Re-Sit Students?
Can Independent Learning and Metacognitive Strategies Improve Exam Performance in Business and Economics A Level?
Can Active Learning Episodes Improve Task Persistence?
Can Leadership Opportunities Develop Students' Skills for Learning?
Are Mentoring Sessions Integral to The Success of Underachieving Disadvantaged Students?
Can NLP Strategies and Techniques Be Used to Improve Student Motivation and Achievement?
How Effective is FLASH Marking?
What Is The Impact of Lifestyle Choices on Academic Achievement?
Can Better Metacognitive Skills Help Students to Attain More Highly?
Maths-4-Life Project: How to Re-Engage GCSE Maths Resit Students