Evidence-based teaching is fast becoming a new orthodoxy. There are many strong voices, including policy voices, advocating its adoption. Understanding the underlying principles allows you to better evaluate the benefits of different approaches to evidence-based teaching and how they relate to your own school context.
This book provides a critical overview of evidence-based teaching, with balanced and reflective consideration given to arguments supporting various approaches to increasing the use of evidence in teaching and arguments that raise doubts about, or problems with, these approaches. It offers practical advice on how to implement evidence-based teaching and help with reflectively evaluating its success.
Val Poultney is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby. She teaches on initial teacher education and postgraduate programmes. Her research interests include school leadership and school governance with a particular focus on how to develop leadership to support teachers as researchers. Carey Philpott was Professor of Teacher Education at Leeds Beckett University. Before this he worked at Oxford Brookes University, the University of Cumbria and the University of Strathclyde. Prior to working in teacher education, Carey was an English and Drama Teacher in secondary schools in Glasgow and London and a mentor for student teachers on PGCE courses. His research interests included teachers' collaborative professional development, teachers as researchers, evidence-based teaching and the relationship between teachers' learning and learning in the health professions. Carey died suddenly at the beginning of 2017, but was able to shape this series and managed to complete a good amount of the writing of this book.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Mapping the Area Chapter 3 Systematic Literature Reviews Chapter 4 Randomised Controlled Trials Chapter 5 Knowledge Mobilisation Chapter 6 Translational Research Chapter 7 Professional Learning Communities and Rounds Chapter 8 Clinical Practice Models Chapter 9 Planning for Implementation Chapter 10 Conclusion