What makes great pedagogy? Nine claims from research
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Professor Chris Husbands and Jo Pearce

Bringing together a collection research, this paper summaries evidence on nine claims about highly successful pedagogies. Providing key quotes from the research into these claims, and offering an evaluation of their key points, the paper examines claims that:

Effective pedagogies give serious consideration to pupil voice; depend on behaviour (what teachers do), knowledge and understanding (what teachers know) and beliefs (why teachers act as they do); involve clear thinking about longer term learning outcomes as well as short term goals; build on pupils’ prior learning and experience; involve a range of techniques, including class and group work, guided learning and individual activity; focus on developing higher order thinking and metacognition; embed assessment for learning; and are inclusive and take the diverse needs of pupils into account.

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Professor Chris Husbands and Jo Pearce

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National College for Teaching and Leadership

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Examining existing evidence into nine apparentlysuccessful pedagogies, this review will make for useful reading for policy markers and educators. 

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