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ERIC Number: EJ1086018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: EISSN-2165-8714
What Do Teachers Do When They Say They Are Doing Learning Rounds? Scotland's Experience of Instructional Rounds
Philpott, Carey; Oates, Catriona
European Journal of Educational Research, v4 n1 p22-37 2015
This paper reports on research into the practice of learning rounds in Scotland. Learning rounds are a form of collaborative professional development for teachers based on the instructional rounds practice developed in the USA. In recent years learning rounds have gained high profile official support within education in Scotland. The research finds that what teachers in Scotland do when they say they are doing learning rounds varies widely from school to school and deviates significantly from the practice of instructional rounds. The implications of this for who is learning what in the practice of learning rounds is considered. The wider implications of the Scottish experience for the development of instructional rounds practice in other countries is also considered as are the implications for promoting collaborative professional development practice more generally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)