Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education

Professional Learning Conversations

Challenges in Using Evidence for Improvement

Editors: Earl, Lorna M., Timperley, Helen (Eds.)

  • Provides a theoretical framework for how people change, with examples and suggestions
  • Opportunity to "listen in" on real conversations about change
  • Shows that change requires new learning and new learning is hard
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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 tremendous insight into "what it takes" for conceptual change that will fundamentally shift educational practice.

"This book moves beyond just promoting the use of evidence to examining just what is known and how it occurs in a range of settings, especially in interaction with others. This type of book will be key in a desired move to where professional educators reestablish their knowledge and responsibility base in educational policy and practice." Bill Mullford, Professor of Education, University of Tasmania

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Understanding How Evidence and Learning Conversations Work

    Earl, Lorna M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Raising Student Achievement in Poor Communities Through Evidence-Based Conversations

    Lai, Mei Kuin (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

  • Structuring Talk About Teaching and Learning: The Use of Evidence in Protocol-Based Conversation

    Little, Judith Warren (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Leadership for Evidence-Informed Conversations

    Earl, Lorna M.

    Pages 43-52

  • A Cross-Grade Learner Conversation

    Kaser, Linda (et al.)

    Pages 53-67

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6917-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6916-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2356-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Professional Learning Conversations
Book Subtitle
Challenges in Using Evidence for Improvement
Editors
  • Lorna M. Earl
  • Helen Timperley
Series Title
Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6917-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6917-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6916-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-2356-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 132
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