Creating Learning Communities, improving teaching and learning

Joanne Manning
Explore the benefits of Action Research and Lesson Study models for Learning Communities and enhancing teaching and learning.
Target Audience
Wondering how to improve teaching and learning across your school? This course will take you through Action Research and Lesson Study Models to enhance your teaching practice.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Wondering how to improve teaching and learning across your school? This course will explore the benefits and importance of Learning Communities in schools and the enhanced teaching and learning that results from such teamwork. The Lesson Study Model will be explored as a means of developing teaching practice within schools. Teachers will also be taken through the Action Research model developed by Kurt Lewin and adapted for the educational setting.The course addresses the curriculum areas where development might occur, including data analysis and assessment for learning, research-based practice, evaluation and observation. Many take-home models will be supplied for immediate use in your environment.

Audience

Wondering how to improve teaching and learning across your school? This course will take you through Action Research and Lesson Study Models to enhance your teaching practice.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.

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Sessions

Introduction to the frameworks plus Action Research Model

1 hour and 45 minutes

Introduction to improving school environments through Action Research and Lesson Study models – an overview of the models and how they encourage learning communities, improved practice, evaluations and observation
An exploration of places where the models can be applied including research-based pedagogy, content areas, data analysis, assessment for learning or formative assessment, summative assessment, integration of new curriculum areas (The Australian National Curriculum, for example)
Action Research – the model in detail including the background thinking, structuring, sharing and disseminating

Lesson Study Model

1 hour and 45 minutes

Lesson Study – the model in detail including the background thinking, structuring, sharing and disseminating

Design a project

1 hour and 30 minutes

Design a project for your audience – personal use, department use, school use, profession-wide use and publication, subject specific or teaching and learning

What To Bring

Pen and paper

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

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25/06/2012

I did like the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers on the subject matter

25/06/2012

Great resources, practical visual aids, good content knowledge of presenter. Very interactive.

25/06/2012

The small group size was excellent. The “take-home” resources were very helpful. It would have been good to have bought some units / programs with us to work on.

25/06/2012

Very concise and useful blend of content and application

25/06/2012

A very large subject , this served as a good introduction – it now requires practice and more practice!

25/06/2012

Very relevant and informative

25/06/2012

The course content was extremely valuable and I am able to implement content into my teaching and take back to my school as P.D.

25/06/2012

Joanne was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and inspired us to use these models and create more inclusive and collaborative learning environments

25/06/2012

Content and presentation were very good


About the team


Joanne Manning

Creator

Joanne Manning is an experienced educator working in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and English for over 20 years. Passionate about motivating students to develop a love for the English literature and language, Joanne has sought to integrate a number of research-based pedagogical methods into classroom practice. The integration of Strategies-based practices has informed her teaching of reading and creative writing. Joanne has pursued further studies in English teaching through Columbia University Teachers' College, studying a number of models of thinking. Joanne has presented on a range of topics regarding English, Learning Enhancement, Creative Writing and Teaching and Learning areas across all sectors of education. She holds a PhD in English literature.