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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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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

How can research truly inform practice? It takes a lot more than just providing information

Jonathan Sharples.  The Education Endowment Foundation’s latest evaluation report, the ‘Literacy Octopus‘, provides plenty of food for thought for anyone interested in improving the way research evidence informs practice, not just in education, but across sectors. This pair of large,

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Posted in Evidence-based policy, Language and literacy, Leadership and management, Research matters, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

School-university partnerships: fragile and fragmented, but still worth fighting for

Toby Greany It’s no great secret that partnerships between schools and universities are in a state of flux. Historical relationships are being reshaped by the push for a self-improving school-led system in England in particular, with the rapid expansion of

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