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Issue 17.3

PDT 17.3 Cover

PDT 17.3 Cover

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PDT 17.3 Contents

What's in this issue?

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PDT 17.3 Editorial: Leading and learning in changing times

Graham Handscomb reflects on the political expectations placed on education, the demands this makes of school leaders and the implications for professional learning and development.

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School leadership as an influence on teacher quality

School leaders make a difference – not least to teacher quality. Christopher Day takes us on an authoritative exploration of key indicators and ingredients of teacher quality and shows what daring leaders can do to support and develop it.

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Rethinking professional development and professionalisation

Raphael Wilkins explores the potential implications of teacher professionalisation on how we approach professional learning.

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How to... transform teaching and learning through collaboration

Introduction to this issue's 'How to...' guide, focussing on: What are the benefits of collaboration between schools for the teaching and learning that takes place in the classroom? (open access)

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How to... make a difference to teaching and learning through collaborative enquiry

Louise Stoll shows how great professional learning, great pedagogy and great leadership are intrinsically related and how they can be achieved through collaborative enquiry.

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How to... make a difference to teaching and learning through great professional development teaching and learning through collaborative enquiry

Carol Taylor examines some fundamental claims about effective professional development and indicates how they can make a difference to teaching and learning.

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How to... develop great pedagogy

Drawing on a two year exploration of what makes great pedagogy Karen Spence-Thomas provides guidance on how to develop effective learning and teaching.

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How to... lead your teaching school alliance to help develop more effective pedagogy

Simon Rea reports on an investigation into effective leadership of teaching school alliances, and provides guidance on the leadership needed to enable them to develop consistently great pedagogy.

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A framework for evaluating teacher continuing professional development

It is important that professional development makes a difference but how can its impact be robustly tracked and measured? Drawing on extensive research, Suzanne Straw, Matt Walker, Irina Kudenko and Pauline Hoyle provide practical guidance for teachers on evaluating their continuing professional development.

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Developing future thinking school leaders - a professional development initiative in higher education

Fiona Stephens describes how a university led innovation helped focus the leadership of professional development to promote eco-awareness and sustainability in schools.

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Nurturing the entrepreneur through professional development

Carly Ward explains how teacher development is the key to creating a new generation of entrepreneurs and a better prepared future workforce.

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