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Interesting reads on research in schools from NFER

Some interesting reads about the growing role of research in schools from the National Foundation for Educational Research https://thenferblog.org/2015/09/07/researched-2015-working-out-what-works/ https://thenferblog.org/2016/03/11/weaving-a-little-magic/ https://thenferblog.org/2016/05/27/building-bridges-between-teachers-and-researchers/     Advertisements

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Project Summaries of Supported Experiments in Wales

I have written about the exciting work in Wales on Supported Experiments, fostering collaboration and innovation to improve teaching and learning. Some information here: https://joannemilesconsulting.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/collegeswales-quality-improvement-fund-supported-experiments-dissemination-event-2014-what-can-the-wider-fe-sector-learn-from-wales/ Here is an interesting summary of the different projects that ran in Wales: https://moodle.colegaucymru.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=153&username=guest If … Continue reading

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Continuing Professional Development: It’s in the name really

Unfortunately, in some institutions CPD is not perceived as continuing, professional or developmental. As trainers, coaches and CPD planners, I think it can help to look out for these common pitfalls and raise our game to overcome them: CPD as … Continue reading

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Professional Learning Communities: Links to research and implementation guidance

Professional Learning Communities offer a structured way of fostering action research in the classroom and consistent sharing of practice between teachers. These links will introduce you to the research behind them and the practical approaches to setting them up effectively: … Continue reading

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Developing Great Teaching: A significant report for the FE sector

This report is a key read for staff involved in planning and delivering professional development in the FE sector. It will also be of interest to practitioners who want to develop their own practice, skills and thinking. DevelopingGreatTeachingSummaryReport2015 DevelopingGreatTeachingFullReport2015 Here … Continue reading

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The Learning Revolution: National Conference for the FE Sector, March 26th 2015

This will be an interesting conference for FE leaders, managers, coaches and practitioners. Some strong speakers and a wide range of workshops, I think. Hope to see you there. http://www.newbubbles.com/index.php?option=static&page_id=147&pname=The%20Learning%20Revolution%202015

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Lesson Study: The process and benefits for teachers and learners

I think lesson study is an interesting model for teachers to explore in FE, as a form of deeper, long term professional development of their classroom practice. This also has links to other models of peer observation that the sector … Continue reading

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