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Issue 18.4

PDT 18.4 Cover: Improving practice

PDT 18.4 Cover: Improving practice

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PDT 18.4 Contents

What's in this issue?

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PDT 18.4 Editorial: Improving practice

Graham Handscomb explores how sustained improvement can be built upon tenacious application and step by step marginal gains.

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Improvement through Lesson Study

Sarah Seleznyov explores the Lesson Study approach to professional development. She explains how much can be gained from schools engaging with the authentic Japanese model when shaping their own programmes.

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Skilling up for health and well-being – the professional development challenge

What skills do school practitioners need to help ensure the health and well-being of children? Lorna Hughes, Judy Durrant and Gayle Le Moine report on a pilot professional development initiative involving collaborative multi-agency working.

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Aspiration, common sense, and improving practice

How can all those who work in early year settings ensure an inclusive approach where all children thrive, including those with special educational needs? Sonia Blandford and Catherine Knowles provide some practitioner guidance to ensure everyone is well equipped.

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How to… lead individual and organisational change - Cover

Considerations about leading individual and organisational change have, over a number of decades, generated a wealth of literature about change leadership theories and their use in organisational contexts. This HOW TO section, written by Graham Handscomb, will help you explore some of these and to examine the research traditions within which these theories and approaches have developed. (open access)

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How to … perceive change leadership as a journey

Graham Handscomb considers the merits of leaders tapping into improvement trajectories and taking the long view.

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How to … embrace complexity and chaos

Schools are chaotic, complex places! Graham Handscomb explores the implications for leaders and how they can be effective in hosting collaborative approaches to improvement.

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How to … use change models

Why do so many attempts to bring about change and improvement fail? Graham Handscomb explores how change models can shed new light on the challenge.

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How to … bring about effective improvement

Graham Handscomb explores different approaches to change and how their features can contribute to school improvement.

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Changing practice - the power of Research Learning Communities

Chris Brown explores the Research Learning Communities model he has pioneered and its potential to be an effective way of fostering and embedding evidence informed practice among teachers.

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Mentoring and coaching - powerful professional development

Sara Bubb and Peter Earley provide a comprehensive guide to the use of mentoring and coaching as a potent vehicle for professional development.

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