We’ve been working with the Centre for the use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE) to analyse research evidence around continuing professional development (CPD). We wanted to know what types of professional learning had the greatest impact on student outcomes.
CUREE’s report highlights key “ingredients” that lead to CPD having the best possible chance of efficacy (in simple terms, a cost effective and positive impact on educational outcomes) at the student level. We have taken this independent research and used it as the foundation for our approach to CPD. The result, we believe, is a new approach that increases the likelihood of improving student outcomes that is delivered in a way that means more of a school’s CPD budget is spent on CPD provision itself rather than the supporting costs such as supply and travel.
“The evidence about Continuing Professional Development that makes a difference to pupils as well as teachers is well-established. It calls for sustained combinations of specialist and peer support, imaginative use of time and practical and structured tools and resources. So it’s exciting to see Pearson using their considerable resources to put this evidence to work through their professional development programmes”
Centre for the use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE)
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