RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 233972678 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=372585 T1 Professional learning conversations challenges in using evidence for improvement A1 Earl, Lorna M., Timperley, Helen., PB Springer PP [Dordrecht] YR 2009 SN 9781402069178 1402069170 9781402069161 1402069162 1281222968 9781281222961 1282018442 9781282018440 AB "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 important insights into the challenge associated with changing thinking and practice. Some of the stories are encouraging and others are frustrating. Taken together, they give insight into "what it takes" for conceptual change that will fundamentally shift educational practice."--Jacket.