Evidence-informed Approaches to Education

Welcome to the Evidence-informed Approaches to Education course.  This course has been designed by educators, researchers, and academics and will outline what the research and evidence says about a range of topics which are relevant to teachers and those involved in aspects of teaching and learning.

Iro Konstantinou

Head of Research and Impact, Eton College
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Course overview

This course explores the multifaceted dimensions of student development by delving into character education and wellbeing, enhancing academic engagement, understanding Gen Z’s learning patterns, fostering resilience, identifying effective teaching and learning strategies, and cultivating independent learning skills and mastery in students.



Character education and wellbeing

  • To outline the evidence base of what we know about how to promote wellbeing and happiness in adolescence
  • To offer practical steps educators can take to promote wellbeing in schools.


Academic engagement

  • To provide an overview of what the research says about how to engage adolescents
  • To offer practical advice on how the research can be applied in schools


What do we know about Gen Z and how they learn?

  • To outline the characteristics of Gen Z
  • To offer practical advice on what these characteristics imply for effective teaching and learning


How to develop resilience in students?

  • To describe what resilience is and what research tells us about how to develop resilience
  • To offer strategies for developing student resilience


What works in teaching and learning and how do we know?

  • To outline what we know about the science of learning 
  • To offer practical advice on how this can be implemented in the classroom


How to develop independent learning skills and mastery of a skill

  • To provide the framework for developing independent learning skills and mastery of a skill or over an area of knowledge, leading to expertise
  • To offer practical strategies for developing students’ independent learning skills
  • To offer practical strategies students can use to work towards mastery of skills or over areas of knowledge

Evidence-informed Approaches to Education – learning outcomes

This course is designed to:

  • Equip educators with the knowledge and tools to enhance adolescent wellbeing and happiness through evidence-based practices and practical strategies for school implementation.
  • Deliver insights into engaging adolescents academically by leveraging research findings and applying them through actionable advice in educational settings.
  • Examine the unique characteristics of Generation Z to inform effective teaching and learning strategies that resonate with their learning preferences and needs.
  • Explore the concept of resilience in students, providing research-backed methods and strategies for educators to foster resilience development.
  • Offer a comprehensive understanding of the science of learning, coupled with practical classroom strategies, to enhance teaching efficacy and promote students’ independent learning skills and mastery in various subjects.

Course Study Options


Self-paced, independent learning that teachers complete at their own pace.

This is a flexible option which teachers can fit around school and other commitments.

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