Using Lesson Observations and Learning Walks to Develop the Quality of Teaching

Encourages teachers to take risks, innovate and share good practice

The direct observation of teaching has for too long been associated with performance management alone, judging the quality of teaching when it has a vital role to play in developing and improving it too. This course will show you how to use lesson observations and learning walks as a developmental tool, enabling your teachers to become more reflective practitioners.

Course Outcomes

  • Clarifying the practicalities – when and how to conduct learning walks and observations
  • Understanding, identifying and developing intent, implementationand impact
  • Identifying what is ‘observable’ and what can be developed
  • Identifying ‘Outstanding Criteria’ informed by approved research literature on the quality of teaching
  • Dealing with the problems of ‘high inference’ observations and learning walks
  • Developing the ‘reflective teacher’
  • Encouraging risk taking and innovation

This is one of the courses from our archive.

You can still have it delivered in your school or college, adapted to your needs and the current context, by one of our expert associates.

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