Research paper series

Berrick Saul Building

 

2013  
 Paper 31 (PDF  , 1,061kb) Teaching approach and success in A-level Biology. Final project report to the Nuffield Foundation. January 2013.
http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/comparing-snab-traditional-approaches-level-biology 
Martin Braund
Judith Bennett
Gill Main
Gillian Hampden-Thompson 
2012  
Paper 30 (PDF  , 1,458kb) Influencing the perceived relevance of MFLs in Y9.

Florentina Taylor
Emma Marsden 

     
2011  
Paper 29 (PDF  , 1,381kb) Modes of Professional Development Evaluation. Final Project Report to the National Science Learning Centre - March 2011 Judith Bennett 
Martin Braund 
Fred Lubben
Yvonne Mason
paper 28 (PDF  , 1,327kb) Schools that make a difference to post-compulsory uptake of science:
Final project report to the Astra Zeneca Science Teaching Trust
Judith Bennett
Gillian Hampden-Thompson Fred Lubben
2010  
Paper 27 (PDF  , 1,789kb)

Professional Reflections:

International Perspectives on Science Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development

The National Science Learning Centre and the University of York Science Education Group
Paper 26 (MS Word  , 4,146kb) The Impact of Targeted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on Teachers’ Professional Practice in Science: An evaluation of the classroom impact of courses provided by the National Network of Science Learning Centres (NNSLCs) Judith Bennett
Martin Braund
Fred Lubben 
2009  
Paper 25

Analysing practical activities to assess and improve effectiveness: The Practical Activity Analysis Inventory (PAAI) (PDF  , 1,034kb)

Practical Activity Analysis Inventory (PAAI) - for one activity (PDF  , 94kb)

Practical Activity Analysis Inventory (PAAI) - for ten activities (PDF  , 167kb)

Robin Millar

Paper 24 (PDF  , 1,689kb) The impact of the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme: Phase 2 Evaluation Nirmala Ragbir-Day
Martin Braund
Judith Bennett
Bob Cambell
2008  
Paper 23 (PDF  , 1,092kb) Annual National Survey of Year 9 Students’ Attitudes to Science: Final Report Oct 2008 Judith Bennett
Sylvia Hogarth
2007  
Paper 22 (PDF  , 720kb) Annual National Survey of Year 9 Students’ Attitudes to Science: Year 2 Report Sept 2007 Judith Bennett
Sylvia Hogarth
Paper 21 (PDF  , 334kb) Talking Science: the research evidence on the use of small-group discussions in science teaching Judith Bennett
Paper 20 (PDF  , 364kb) Use of argument among first year undergraduates in UK Beng Huat
Richard Andrews
2006  
Paper 19 (PDF  , 906kb) Looking Forward: Making Key Stage 3 Science Work

Judith Bennett
Jenifer Burden
Peter Campbell
Robin Millar
Jonathan Osborne
Elizabeth Swinbank

Paper 18 (PDF  , 539kb) The 'Compleat' Design Experiment: from soup to nuts James Middleton
Stephen Gorard
Chris Taylor
Brenda Bannan-Ritland
Paper 17 (PDF  , 424kb) What does an index of school segregation measure? Stephen Gorard
Paper 16 (PDF  , 397kb) Yet another perspective: a response to Connolly Stephen Gorard
Paper 15 (PDF  , 331kb) Re-analysing the value-added of primary schools Stephen Gorard
Paper 14 (PDF  , 724kb) The impact of the York Science Enhancement Programme on practice Fred Lubben
Judith Bennett
Bob Campbell
2005  
Paper B (PDF  , 108kb) Improving Teaching about Ideas and Evidence Martin Braund
Bob Campbell
Paper A (PDF  , 371kb) Student Volunteers in York Museums (SVIYM) Final Report 2005 Martin Baurnd
Sylvia Hogarth
Paper 13 (PDF  , 180kb) Final report of National Evidence Centre for Education Working Group Richard Andrews
Andrew Morris (NERF)
Paper 12 (PDF  , 385kb) Bringing science to life: the research evidence on teaching science in context Judith Bennett
Paper 11 (PDF  , 453kb) Teaching about energy Robin Millar
Paper 10 (PDF  , 519kb) Trainee teachers' responses to systematic review reports of educational research in the areas of English and Science Bob Campbell
Judith Bennett
Martin Braund
Nick McGuinn
Paper 9 (PDF  , 805kb) Diagnostic Test of Students' Ideas in Electromagnetism Murat Saglam
Robin Millar
Paper 8 (PDF  , 1,775kb) "Would YOU want to talk to a scientist at a party?": Students' attitudes to school science and science Judith Bennett
Sylvia Hogarth
Paper 7 (PDF  , 534kb) The effect of grammar teaching (sentence combining) in English on 5 to 16 year olds' accuracy and quality in written composition Richard Andrews
Carole Torgerson
Sue Beverton
Alison Freeman
Terry Locke
Graham Low
Alison Robinson
Die Zhu
Paper 6 (PDF  , 586kb) The effect of grammar teaching (syntax) in English on 5 to 16 year olds' accuracy and quality in written composition Richard Andrews
Carole Torgerson
Sue Beverton
Terry Locke
Graham Low
Alison Robinson
Die Zhu
Paper 5 (PDF  , 593kb) A systematic review of the use of small-group discussions in science teaching with students aged 11-18, and their effects on students' understanding in science or attitude to science Judith Bennett
Fred Lubben
Sylvia Hogarth
Bob Campbell
Paper 4 (PDF  , 508kb) A systematic review of the use of small-group discussions in science teaching with students aged 11-18, and the effect of different stimuli (print materials, practical work, ICT, video/film) on students' understanding of evidence Sylvia Hogarth
Judith Bennett
Bob Campbell
Fred Lubben
Alison Robinson
Paper 3 (PDF  , 731kb) A systematic review of the nature of small-group discussions aimed at improving students' understanding of evidence in science Judith Bennett
Fred Lubben
Sylvia Hogarth
Bob Campbell
Alison Robinson
Paper 2 (PDF  , 387kb) A systematic review of the effects of context-based and Science-Technology-Society (STS) approaches in the teaching of secondary science Judith Bennett
Sylvia Hogarth
Fred Lubben
Paper 1 (PDF  , 287kb) Summarising variation in educational measurement: a simpler approach? Stephen Gorard