Speaker: Professor Keith Topping (Dundee University) Title: Peer Tutoring in Reading and Mathematics in Primary School: Randomised Controlled Trials and Scaling Up
Keith will report on the Fife Peer Learning Project a randomised controlled trial in which 128 primary schools participated.
Schools were allocated a condition: cross-age vs. same-age tutoring; light vs intensive tutoring; reading vs. maths vs. reading and maths. The project lasted two years with the same children in Year 2 but generally with different teachers, so the pupils were key to carrying tutoring forward. Subsequently the University of Durham established a Maths tutoring project which intended to scale up the project (to which Keith is a consultant). Four local authorities are implementing tutoring (Medway, Worcestershire, Leeds and Durham), again over two years. Local co-ordinators are responsible for training and monitoring teachers, while the university has trained the co-ordinators. Results will be available soon! Meanwhile there is a peer tutoring page on TES Pro which has registered over 13,000 hits from teachers.
|A School of Education seminar|
|Speaker(s)||Professor Keith Topping (Dundee University)|
|Date||27 May 2014|
|Place||Baring Court 114|
|Intended audience||Staff and students from Exeter University, visitors from other educational institutions and partnership schools.|
|Registration information||Booking is not required.|
|Professor_Keith_Topping.pdf||Professor Keith Topping's Biography, Title and Abstract (279K)|
|Professor_Keith_Topping_Fife_Peer_Tutoring_Project_Bibliography.pdf||Project Bibliography (55K)|
|Professor_Keith_Topping.pdf||Professor Keith Topping's Powerpoint Presentation (2706K)|
Baring Court 114