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Professional learning conversations : challenges in using evidence for improvement

Author: Lorna M Earl; Helen Timperley
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Professional learning and development in schools and higher education, v. 1.
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"This volume provides informed arguments, theory and practical examples based on research about what it looks like when educators, policy makers, and even students, try to rethink and change their practices by engaging in evidence-based conversations to challenge and inform their work. It allows the reader to experience these conversations. Each story reveals the depth of thinking that change requires and gives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Professional learning conversations.
[Dordrecht] : Springer, c2008
(OCoLC)182663773
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorna M Earl; Helen Timperley
ISBN: 9781402069178 1402069170 9781402069161 1402069162 1281222968 9781281222961 1282018442 9781282018440
OCLC Number: 233972678
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 132 p.) : ill.
Contents: Understanding how evidence and learning conversations work / Lorna M. Earl and Helen Timperley --
Raising student achievement in poor communities through evidence-based conversations / Mei Kuin Lai and Stuart McNaughton --
Structuring talk about teaching and learning: the use of evidence in protocol-based conversation / Judith Warren Little and Marnie W. Curry --
Leadership for evidence-informed conversations / Lorna M. Earl --
A cross-grade learner conversation / Linda Kaser and Judy Halbert --
Evidence-informed conversations making a difference to student achievement / Helen Timperley --
Honey, wooden spoons, and clay pots: the evolution of a Lithuanian learning conversation / Linda E. Lee --
Learning to think and talk from evidence: developing system-wide capacity for learning conversations / Sue Lasky, Gene Schaffer, and Tom Hopkins --
Learning conversations stillborn: distrust and education policy dialogue in South Africa / Brahm Fleisch --
Using conversations to make sense of evidence: possibilities and pitfalls / Helen Timperley and Lorna M. Earl.
Series Title: Professional learning and development in schools and higher education, v. 1.
Responsibility: Lorna M. Earl, Helen Timperley, editors.

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