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Using evidence, learning and the role of professional learning communities

How do evidence use and teacher collaboration fit together?

In this network meeting, after exploring the social learning process that takes place when teachers engage with evidence, we will look at ways that professional learning communities can provide a valuable context to bring evidence to life and ensure sustainable evidence-informed practice, before offering suggestions for leading learning in evidence-rich professional learning communities.

Professor Louise Stoll PhD is Professor of Professional Learning in UCL’s Centre for Educational Leadership at the IOE (Institute of Education) in London and an international consultant. Her research and development activity focuses on how schools, local and national systems create capacity for learning in a changing world, with emphasis on schools as learning organisations, professional learning communities, creative leadership and leadership development.  She is also passionate about finding ways to help practitioners bring research findings to life. Recent activities include evaluating progress towards an evidence-informed teaching system for the DfE. Louise is a former President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, and regular expert to the OECD. She is author and editor of many publications and has developed a range of research-based materials, including self-assessment tools and online professional learning labs on evidence-enriched practice.  Catalyst: an evidence-informed, collaborative professional learning resource for teacher leaders and other leaders working within and across schools was published in 2021 by Crown House.

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September 29, 2022
4:15 pm
- 5:45 PM

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