Category Archives: Professional Learning Communities

Planning a CPD Strategy: Some Questions For Reflection or Discussion

  What is the purpose of a CPD strategy, for you? And for others? What is the benefit of devising a strategy for CPD? What will the strategy help you to do? What ethos and values do you want to … Continue reading

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Unseen Observation: A Tool For Reflection And Professional Learning

A post from Professor Matt O’Leary highlighting the benefits and potential applications for unseen observation: https://t.co/hXJDRnWAVb?amp=1 Blog post from Oliver Caviglioli outlining how you can use unseen observation in a coaching context: https://teachinghow2s.com/blog/coaching-with-unseen-observations Blog post from Oliver Caviglioli on a … Continue reading

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Book Now! FE Showcase 2020 – University of Derby

I am very pleased to be leading a workshop on Supported Experiments and Learning Communities as vehicles for practitioner-led enquiry and collaborative developmental practice. The event takes place on May 1st 2020 at  Kirtley Hall, University of Derby. More information … Continue reading

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Creating Space For Professional Learning Communities And Supported Experiments To Flourish

In the last decade many schools and colleges have introduced Professional Learning Communities and/or Supported Experiments cycles, as vehicles for teachers to reflect on research and practice, explore new approaches, experiment in their classrooms, collaborate and share what they learn … Continue reading

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Coaching for Coherence: perceptions, experience and impact of a teaching and learning coaching initiative in a further education context by Deborah Eagle

This is a really interesting read for coaches, Advanced Practitioners and Quality/Staff Development leads in the FE sector. Many insightful points about the significance of culture, collaboration, mindset and values in supporting and developing teachers. Link to the dissertation below: … Continue reading

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The Role of Leadership in Prioritising and Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Further Education: Project Report for FETL by Matt O’Leary, Rob Smith, Vanessa Cui and Fadia Dakka

This report presents the findings and recommendations of an independent research project into the role of leadership in prioritising and improving the quality of teaching and learning in further education. The project captures the views and experiences of further education … Continue reading

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Advanced Practitioner Research and Development Programme: Book now!

AP development programme As part of an exciting ETF project with research on and professional development for Advanced Practitioners, there are places available for a three-day development programme this term. Information and booking details below. Book now as this is … Continue reading

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