On the 22nd October 2021, Whole Education network trust leaders came together to discuss the application and misapplication of cognitive science in the classroom at part of our series of WE Trust Influence Forums.
Cognitive science has been given a significant and concerted focus to our profession in recent years. In our Trust Influence Forum, we discussed:
- The latest research on cognitive science in the classroom
- How it is promoted across our education system through education training programmes (NPQs, ECF, ITT…)
- How all this aligns with your whole education view and your CPDL approaches.
After an initial presentation of the research by Philippa Cordingley, the Trust leaders debated the emerging conclusions and their perception of the impact of cognitive science at a national, regional and trust-wide level. As ever, their views were balanced and nuanced.
The WE Trust Influence Forums are roundtable events that provide trust leaders with the space and time to collectively influence each other and the system and become a powerful, positive voice for the change they want to see in education.
Each Trust Influence Forum focuses on trust leaders’ perspective on an important issue facing education. Afterwards, we will share their thoughts in a draft position paper. This aims to stimulate reflection and conversation amongst schools and trusts within the WE network as well as across the wider system.
You are welcomed and encouraged to add your thoughts and comments using the Google Form below. This is a living, breathing document which will be constantly updated.
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Our Trust Influence Forum sessions are open to Whole Education Trust members. If you are interested in getting involved in these events, click here to see more about Trust Membership benefits, or click here to book a membership call.