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Lesson study: new evaluation did not do this valuable type of teacher development justice

Sarah Seleznyov, with members of the Collaborative Lesson Research Group*. “If there is no impact on teaching and learning, then that (intervention) is not lesson study”.  (Akihiko Takahashi at a workshop in London, 7 December 2017) Having looked forward to

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Research into practice: a 5-point checklist

Chris Brown.  Last week, delegates to the American Educational Research Association held its enormous annual conference in Washington DC. Engaging with research and evidence as part of effective professional teacher development is an obvious topic for such a gathering of teachers, academics,

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London Festival of Education: vibrant, unpredictable, so much more exciting than golf

Chris Husbands I remember an occasion early in my teaching career when I went to try to see my headteacher at the end of a school day. His secretary (there were no PAs in those days) told me that he

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Posted in Education policy, ICT in education, Leadership and management, Schools, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

TALIS: A complex and realistic picture of teachers and teaching around the world

Chris Husbands  What do we really know about teaching and teachers in England’s schools? What is teaching in England really like by comparison with other jurisdictions? Too often, discussions about teacher effectiveness, teacher appraisal, professional development and job satisfaction appear

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Posted in Chris Husbands, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

What is the problem for which MOOCs are the solution?

Diana Laurillard, London Knowledge Lab MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – have been grabbing headlines and conference time for a year or two now. It’s the very large numbers that attract attention. But are MOOCs solving any real, global

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