The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is a summary of all the research that the EEF has done so far. So, who are the authors of this Toolkit that advises the 500,00 teachers in this country the most effective way to teach their pupils?
Professor Steve Higgins, Professor of Education at Durham University, BA Literae Humaniores (Classics – Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Latin, Ancient Greek and Philosophy)
Dr Maria Katsipatki, Research Associate at Durham University School of Education, BA Psychology
Dr Dimitra Kokotsaki, Lecturer at Durham University School of Education, no information about her degree but she lectures in Music education
Professor Rob Coe, Professor of Education at Durham University, BSc Mathematics, PhD Education
Dr Lee Elliott Major, Director Sutton Trust, BSc Physics, PhD Physics
Robbie Coleman, Research and Communications Manager EEF, MSc Comparative Social Policy
When I originally envisioned the EEF, I imagined dozens of Statisticians, bent over spreadsheets, all furiously discussing their statistical methodology. Yet, it appears than in the whole of the EEF only one person has any Mathematical training at all. And, he’s using Statistics that no Mathematician has ever heard of. Are we willing to bet the lives and aspirations of millions of children on one man’s say so? I’m not sure we should.