Nothing Works Everywhere: Evidence-Based Approaches To Learning And Teaching
Mark Healy (Deputy Head St. Andrews High School, Coatbridge; ResearchED Scotland Co-Organiser)

Wednesday, 21 March @ 4PM | Scrymgeour Building 2.12

“What do we mean by an evidence base in education? Who gets to decide the canon of knowledge that sits behind the choice of evidence and why?
For example, why do aspects of Cognitive Psychology seem to reflect the zeitgeist of evidence base in schools, but perhaps not sociology, philosophy or anthropology? Why Cognitive Psychology and not Social Psychology or humanistic lenses on learning and teaching?
Mark will highlight some of the processes and scaffolds they have put in place at his secondary school and then also widen the dialogue to assert that reductionism to a sole lens of Cognitive Psychology may be helpful, but does not fully embrace all factors that influence effective approaches to learning and teaching.”

About the speaker:
Mark is currently a Deputy Head Teacher in a secondary school in Coatbridge. He has taught for 27 years and currently teaches Higher Psychology. He has also taught GCSE, A-Level and IB Psychology in the various international schools. This includes Abu Dhabi, Dubai and most recently at a wonderful secondary school in Hong Kong. He is an alma mater of both Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities, and he is a co-organiser of ResearchEd, Scotland. He believes passionately in the beautiful risk that is education and has a deep rooted love for everything Psychology. He also tries to go to the gym when he can. He also really loves Gin.