An evidence-based approach to Great Teaching
Part of the Great Teaching Toolkit
DURATION: 5 HOURS
Every member of staff in a Great Teaching school or college starts their journey with the same Foundation course: An evidence-based approach to great teaching.
This course will prepare teachers and leaders to get the most out of the GTT platform, instruments and courses. It provides an evidence-based overview of the Model for Great Teaching, as well as introducing some of the core principles which will be revisited throughout your personalised professional development journey with the Toolkit. You’ll know how and when learning happens, and how we can maximise it for the benefit of our students.
What will you learn?
Before embarking on your professional development journey using the Great Teaching Toolkit, it’s important to understand what we really mean by an evidence-based approach to great teaching. The foundation course will help you prepare to get the most out of the toolkit and familiarise you with some important concepts that you will encounter throughout.
In this course, you’ll learn:
- how to use the evidence-based Model for Great Teaching;
- how to select and adapt strategies to your own classroom context; and
- about the cognitive basis of learning and memory and how we can maximise learning.
You’ll learn about the pre-requisites for learning, and how we go about sequencing the journey from novice to expert for our students.
During this course, you’ll explore the output of the Great Teaching Toolkit: Evidence Review – the Model for Great Teaching. You’ll learn why we suggest this approach to getting better, and there’s a practical guide for using the research evidence to select and adapt the best approaches for your classroom.
You’ll take a dive into the heads of your students, as well as your own as a learner (meta!), to understand the cognitive basis of learning and memory. You’ll move on to thinking about how to construct a knowledge base and sequence the learning journey from novice to expert. You’ll then be ready to take your next steps in your Great Teaching journey!
What else is included in the Toolkit?
Assessment Lead Programme
Science of Learning Programme
Behaviour and Culture Programme
Creating a supportive environment
Maximising opportunity to learn