Learning Collaborative

Applied Research At Scale

NewGlobe’s Learning Collaborative was founded on a desire to further learning at scale and contribute to public good.

The Learning Collaborative is composed of leading academics, scholars, educators and institutions. It conducts research on applied work in schools that will drive learning for children at a state and nationwide scale and contribute to global understanding of how children learn.

The Learning Collaborative conducts large-scale, randomised A/B testing to compare different approaches to instructional design and academic programming. The studies undertaken by the Learning Collaborative are based upon a real-time analysis of challenges hindering pupil achievement or a desire to contribute to the academic understanding of theories that the broader education community is examining.

The Process

Once a study has been identified, the Learning Collaborative consults, studies and reflects, drawing on the advice of field researchers and instructional design teams and from existing writings and studies from cognitive scientists and researchers.

After resolving which solution to explore, a formal A/B evaluation is designed. The study is conducted within schools and classrooms of one or more programmes within the NewGlobe portfolio. Studies range in longevity from a single term to an academic year.

Following conclusion and analysis, the approach which generated the largest learning gains for students is deployed across the NewGlobe portfolio and made available to the wider academic and practitioner communities through the publication of findings.

Research Context

The Learning Collaborative connects partnering researchers with NewGlobe Programmes, which provides the school-based context for educational evaluations conducted at scale.

Partnering researchers working, within the Learning Collaborative, have the unique opportunity to implement Randomised Control Trials (RCT’s) in multiple school contexts.

Implementation in a large program also means that studies can be implemented at scale and therefore generate statistically significant findings.

Education ThinkTank

NewGlobe’s education think tank is known as The Learning Collaborative. It focuses on applied research in schools to drive learning at scale and contribute to public good.

The academics and researchers that form the Learning Collaborative have been studying and publishing on how students learn for well over a decade