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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.

A School of Education seminar
Speaker(s)Professor Keith Topping (Dundee University)
Date27 May 2014
PlaceBaring Court 114

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.

Intended audienceStaff and students from Exeter University, visitors from other educational institutions and partnership schools.
Registration informationBooking is not required.
OrganizerTamara Snell
Professor_Keith_Topping.pdfProfessor Keith Topping's Biography, Title and Abstract (279K)
Professor_Keith_Topping_Fife_Peer_Tutoring_Project_Bibliography.pdfProject Bibliography (55K)
Professor_Keith_Topping.pdfProfessor Keith Topping's Powerpoint Presentation (2706K)

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