Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools (579 Page Mega eBook)
Introduction This guide is for all secondary school leaders and teachers as they seek to improve teaching and learning both within their own institutions and in collaboration with colleagues in other schools. It provides information about the Pedagogy and practice study guides, looks at ways that schools may use them to support their own plans for improvement and how teachers may use them to further their own professional development. This booklet is divided into five sections. • The first section outlines the central importance of teaching and learning to whole-school improvement. • The second section provides an overview of the Pedagogy and practice study units and explains how they have been produced. • The third section looks briefly at continuing professional development (CPD), emphasising the role of reflection, coaching, opportunities to test out ideas in the classroom and receiving feedback to fully embed practice. This is further supported by the publication, Leading and coordinating professional development in secondary schools (Ref. DfES 0682-2004). • The fourth section describes the ways in which the units may be used to support CPD. • The fifth section provides guidance and a framework for assessing CPD needs to identify the study units that should be followed. Finally, there is guidance on where to find further information and support.