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Issue 15.3

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Improving learning and teaching

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PDT Contents 15-3

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Improving learning and teaching

Graham Handscomb reflects on the challenges facing increasingly school-led professional development.

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Teacher Reflections in response to Pupil Feedback

Jane Jones explores how teachers can learn from the feedback on learning and teaching that their pupils provide. Through a number of case studies she provides tantalising glimpses of a dynamic dialogue between teachers and pupils.

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Building professional development capacity

David Hughes reflects on developments in continuing professional development over the years and argues for a model of building school-based CPD capacity through team approaches.

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Amanda’s tale – and what it tells us about the multidimensionality of professional development

Linda Evans tells a story and asks fundamental questions about what constitutes professional development.

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How to… develop resilience!

In the following HOW TO contributions Graham Handscomb explores a range of thinking and provides a series of professional development exercises to help readers consider how to increase resilience in leaders and their schools.

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How to... understand the importance of resilient leadership and resilient schools

The attention to resilience in education has grown in momentum since the early exploration of the concept almost a couple of decades ago within the context of child development.

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How to... understand what we mean by resilience?

What do we mean by resilience in leaders and in the schools in which they work? Well, in essence it relates to overcoming adversity to obtain good results. The term has its origins in child development research where it was seen as a capacity to recover from adverse events.

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How to... address the challenges and characteristics of resilient leadership

Leadership features strongly in considerations about resilience, both in terms of being resilient as a leader and with regard to increasing resilience through leadership.

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How to... ask the hard questions

The range of research into resilience has generated some insight into the effective practices of resilient leaders. Drysdale, Goode and Gurr (2011) found in their Australian case studies that leaders’ performance was maintained through the characteristics.

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How to... develop resilient schools – the flywheel of change

Much that has been researched and written regarding resilience in schools reflects this image of the building of pressure for change and a tipping point that which brings with it a momentum of support and success

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How to... draw from the Reservoir of Hope

We have seen that a key feature of resilience relates to how leaders and schools deal with adversity in a positive way. The environment and social context is important but so is the issue of what the individual leader brings to the situation.

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How to... make the connection between resilience and well-being

In contrast to some commentators who provide a set of tools or strategies to foster resilience (e.g. Allison, 2011), others like Michael Pearn (2011) feel that the approach of leaders to developing resilience is “not a package, not a system”.

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Gaining a picture of children’s learning

Karen Vincent shares her research into the use of cameras to understand more about young children’s thinking. She reveals how this can provide not just insights for children but can also inform the professional learning of teachers.

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‘Sussing’ Out The SENCO

Adam Twyman examines different conceptions of the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinators and outlines the implications for the professional development of staff through a description of his own school’s practice.

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Reflection through professional learning

Sue Kelly discovers a dazzling array of practical ideas for developing reflection within this comprehensive professional studies guide for beginning teachers.

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PDT 15.3 Full issue

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22/05/2013
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