Professor Robert Coe, Cesare Aloisi, Professor Steve Higgins and Dr Lee Elliot Major
Described as a starter kit for thinking about effective teaching, this review questions what makes ’great teaching’; what kinds of frameworks or tools could help professionals to capture it; and how could this promote better learning?
Defining effective teaching as that which leads to improved pupil achievement using outcomes that matter to their future success, the report identifies six key factors that contribute to good teaching. The two with the strongest evidence in improving student outcomes are: content knowledge, how students think about content; and quality of instruction, including effective questioning and use of assessment.
Other factors include classroom climate, the quality of interactions, and teacher expectations; classroom management, efficient use of lesson time, coordinating resources and spaces, and managing behaviour; teacher beliefs, why practices are adopted and what they aim to achieve; and professional behaviours, reflecting on practice, supporting colleagues and communicating with parents.
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