Jack Leggett

Jack Leggett

Member of the Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC) Partner Schools Program

Dr Jack Leggett graduated with a PhD in cognitive psychology from The University of Queensland in 2019. His research concerned the cognitive mechanisms and educational value of retrieval practice and corrective feedback. Jack is an integral member of the SLRC Partner School’s Program, working with Dr Stephanie MacMahon to support schools to engage in systematic processes of inquiry on school-identified phenomena. He leads the Partner Schools Program’s work on professional learning in research methodology.

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School-research partnerships – the Coolum Retrieval Practice Project
School-research partnerships – the Coolum Retrieval Practice Project

Helping students to retain information is a fundamental challenge in education. Staff at Coolum State High School have partnered with researchers to investigate one promising technique for improving retention: Retrieval Practice.

The Science of Blended Learning – a research-practice partnership
The Science of Blended Learning – a research-practice partnership

For many schools, the shift to remote learning during the pandemic has led to new conversations about the possibilities of Blended Learning as a more integral aspect of regular learning and teaching programs. Today’s article looks at how a research-practice partnership is supporting four schools in Queensland to investigate this further.

An evidence-based approach to improving academic reading skills
An evidence-based approach to improving academic reading skills

Staff at St Rita’s College in Brisbane have worked with researchers to implement an academic reading skills intervention for Year 7s. The ‘Lost in Transition’ project merges evidence from the literature with research in the context of the school to meet student needs.

Building a bridge between research and educational practice
Building a bridge between research and educational practice

Translating academic research into classroom practice is traditionally a one-way relationship – from research to practice. University of Queensland colleagues Stephanie MacMahon, Jack Leggett and Annemaree Carroll share details of a collaboration with educators making it a two-way process of engagement.

Improving students' writing through feedback
Improving students' writing through feedback

‘Feedback is identified as one of the most powerful strategies to progress student learning.’ Today’s article explores the nature and impact of high quality feedback, and shares how one school’s focus on teacher feedback on students’ writing is driving real change and improving outcomes.