Purposeful Project Based Learning Action Research Programme(PPBLp)

Provider: Enliven Education
£720.00 (no VAT on this item) full day initial training
£300.00 (no VAT on this item) per person for follow up action research support and coaching


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Description An extended action research programme that supports primary teachers to raise achievement and motivation with the new primary curriculum through cross curricular and real world learning.
Duration Duration: This programme extends over a minimum of 3 months

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Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, KS1, KS2, Teaching staff, Behaviour for Learning, In school, Online, After-school meetings, Video chat, Collaborative Learning, Teacher Enquiry, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

You will learn

  • How to meet school and statutory requirements whilst offering a more engaging curriculum
  • How a more authentic approach to learning builds better behaviour and higher achievement
  • How to create learning opportunities that build character for successful 21st Century learning
  • How to design meaningful contexts for mastery learning and higher order thinking skills
Evidence underpinning this approach

The programme draws on more than 20 years of teaching practice and case studies where teachers have developed the building of learning habits as a central characteristic of the teaching and learning philosophy.  Case studies are supported by published texts which in turn draw on a rich bank of further research and practice illustrating the importance of building learning habits for effective and sustained learning. Publications referred to in the course of this programme might include:

Carol Dweck - Mindset

Robin Alexander – ‘Dialogic Teaching’

David Perkins – ‘Making Learning Whole’

Donald Graves – ‘Writing: teachers and children at Work’

Steven Johnson – ‘Where good ideas come from’

Ellen Langer - 'The Power of Mindful Learning'

Paul Tough - 'How Children Succeed'

Guy Claxton - 'What's the Point of School'

Lucas and Claxton – ‘New Kinds of Smart’

How users/participants can evaluate success

Schools and teachers are encouraged and supported to evaluate the impact of training through a range of qualitative and quantitative measures.

Teachers are supported through the action research process to devise their own ways of measuring the impact of new practice.

Participants are asked to give written feedback after the intial training and at the end of the programme.  This is used to improve provision and to better understand the needs of individual participants.

Testimonials from teachers who have completed similar training are available from the provider's website.

Follow-up activities and support

This programme can be run at distance via the internet, face to face or a combination of both depending on location and what is most convenient for participating teachers.

Participating teachers are strongly encouraged to share experiences through managed social networking pages.  Formal follow up meetings for groups or individuals are offered to ensure on-going development.

Guidance notes and materials are offered throughout the programme and participants are invited to communicate via phone or email to discuss specific questions that might arise between the formal meetings. 


This is a highly flexible programme tailored to individual or small group needs.

A supported process of action research is designed to bring about the effective implementation of new ideas over an extended period.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.