Teaching research & resources
Reports on current thinking and practice in the field of Oracy and reports from the Walter Hines Page Scholarship, which is generously supported by EIS and, recently, a bequest from Miss Evelyn Small, allows Scottish teachers to travel to the U.S. to research their area of interest.
Speaking Frankly: The Case for Oracy in the Classrooms
Commissioned by The English-Speaking Union.
Oracy: the State of Speaking in our Schools
Commissioned by Voice 21.
Dialogic teaching: Is it effective?
Andrew McNeil, 2017-18 Page Scholar, looks at Dialogic Teaching in both Scotland and the US and examines whether this technique is beneficial to pupils.
Early Years providers support parenting skills
Adam Alexander was the 2013 recipient of the Walter Hines Page Scholarship. Adam researched ways in which Early Years providers in North America support parents with parenting skills.
Developing & improving literacy in our schools
Julie Ann McGhee, a teacher from Our Lady’s High School in Motherwell and 2016 Page Scholar, researched literacy across the curriculum.
Vocal training in the U.S.
2010 Page Scholar and Lecturer in Vocal Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Helen Lawson, looks at areas of excellence in vocal training in the U.S., a country which produces highly able singers and performers.
Outdoor learning provision
2011 Page Scholar, Ros Marshall, looks at outdoor learning and sustainable development education within the nursery and primary sector, and the links between outdoor play and learning and the health of both children and the planet.
Supporting & challenging able pupils
Elsie Dougan, 2008 Page Scholar, looks at strategies for supporting and challenging able pupils and compares practices in Scotland and the U.S. Here is her article for the Scottish Educational Journal.
Professional learning communities
2009 Page Scholar, Marguerite Edwards, researches Professional Learning Communities, exploring the perceptions surrounding the areas of collaboration and collaborative practice.
Gifted & Special Educational programmes
2006 Page Scholar, Ann Fisher, reports on her visit to the U.S. to look at Gifted and Special Educational programmes. Here is her article for the Scottish Educational Journal.
Supporting EAL pupils
Good practice in the U.S. Midwest
Gordon Lobban, 2005 Page Scholar and Principal Teacher Curriculum Support, visited the US to research good practices in teaching and learning. Here is the article he wrote for the Scottish Educational Journal.
Philosophy for young children
2005 Page Scholar, Morag MacInnes, asks “What is philosophy and how can it be done with very young children?” To answer this she travels to IAPC (The Institute for the Advancement for Philosophy for Children) at Montclair State University.
To EIS (Educational Institute of Scotland) and the Evelyn Small Bequest for supporting the Walter Hines Page Scholarship, and for allowing these articles to be shared here.
For more information about the Walter Hines Page Scholarship, please have a look at our Page Scholarship page.