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The Science of Learning

77 studies that every teacher needs to know

Reviews and praise:

Like me, I trust you will enjoy reading, dipping into, thinking about, following up, questioning, asking for more – as you touch this book. This is my ‘book of the decade”.

John Hattie, Laureate Professor at Melbourne University, Australia

This is the book I have been waiting for. Whether you are just beginning as a teacher, or a seasoned veteran, there will be something here that will be directly relevant to your practice, and, perhaps more importantly, will make you think.

Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment, UCL, UK

This book will prove irresistible to anyone keen to understand more about essential educational research findings in the most accessible manner possible. An absolute must for every school.

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, The Chartered College of Teaching, UK

The Science of Learning is a timely and precious gift to teachers. Interpreting research accurately and applying it intelligently are not easy tasks. This book has made them far easier. Every teacher should be given a copy.

Jonnie Noakes, Head of Teaching and Learning at Eton College, UK

Busch and Watson have come up with that rarity: an educational must-read. I will be recommending it to every teacher I know!

Chris Hildrew, Headteacher at Churchill Academy, UK

This book is a highly practicable guide to the often impenetrable field of education research and is a very useful compass for school leaders, classroom teachers and parents alike in seeking which evidence based strategies to implement.

Carl Hendrick, author of ‘What Does This Look Like in the Classroom?’, UK

The authors:

Bradley Busch is a Chartered Psychologist at InnerDrive, UK. He is one the leading experts on how psychological research can best help students and teachers improve how they think, learn and perform. He writes two regular blogs for The Guardian: “The Science of Learning and Teaching” and “Lessons from Research”. Outside education, he works with Premiership and international footballers, as well as helping members of Team GB win medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Edward Watson is the Founder of InnerDrive, UK. He is a graduate of Oxford University who served 7 years in the army. After completing an MBA at London Business School he worked as a strategic management consultant for Marakon Associates. In 2006 he founded InnerDrive, a mental skills company that helps students develop the right mindset and key skills needed to perform under pressure. Over the past decade, Edward has designed and delivered student workshops and CPD for over 300 schools.

Edward Watson is the Founder of InnerDrive, UK. He is a graduate of Oxford University who served 7 years in the army. After completing an MBA at London Business School he worked as a strategic management consultant for Marakon Associates. In 2006 he founded InnerDrive, a mental skills company that helps students develop the right mindset and key skills needed to perform under pressure. Over the past decade, Edward has designed and delivered student workshops and CPD for over 300 schools.