ABSTRACT

Self-evaluation is going global. This book describes what happened when teams of school students from across the world embarked on the trip of a lifetime to explore the school lives of their international contemporaries.
The students involved in The Learning School project used a variety of tools to evaluate the learning, motivation and self-evaluation abilities of school students in the UK, Sweden, Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic, South Africa and South Korea. From the easy freedom of the Swedish school to the highly structured day in the Czech Republic, this study shows that success and effectiveness in education really is in the eye of the beholder.
The results of this study have significant implications for school leaders and managers, policy makers and academics, and all those concerned with school improvement. This lively and accessible book makes intriguing and important reading, raising fundamental questions about how we judge quality and effectiveness in teaching and learning.

chapter |2 pages

Introduction

ByJOHN MACBEATH

part |2 pages

Part I The Learning School

chapter 1|10 pages

The story begins

ByJOHN MACBEATH, STEWART HAY

chapter 2|12 pages

What we did

ByGREGOR SUTHERLAND

chapter 3|9 pages

Tools for schools

ByGREGOR SUTHERLAND, MIKI NISHIMURA

chapter 4|14 pages

A lifetime of learning (in one year)

chapter 5|15 pages

The impact on the schools

chapter 6|8 pages

Expert witnesses

part |2 pages

Part II Insights into the school experience from the

chapter 7|9 pages

A place called school

BySAEKO YOSHIDA, JOE WILLIAMSON

chapter 8|8 pages

The school day

ByGREGOR SUTHERLAND, DUANE HENRY, MARY LEE

chapter 9|6 pages

Layouts for learning

ByDEBBIE MONCRIEFF, KOTARO NARIAI, GREGOR SUTHERLAND

chapter 10|12 pages

Subjects, subjects, subjects

ByMIKI NISHIMURA, DUANE HENRY, COLIN BRAGG

chapter 11|7 pages

Lesson, lessons, lessons

ByJIMMY KARTTUNEN, CARLA SOUDIEN, ROBERT JANÍCEK

chapter 12|8 pages

Who do you learn most from?

ByKATARO NARIAI, CARLA SOUDIEN, COLIN BRAGG

chapter 13|12 pages

Who likes school?

ByJIMMY KARTTUNEN, ROBERT JANÍCEK, SAEKO YOSHIDA

chapter 14|12 pages

Two classes compared

ByJEREMY BARNETT, JOE WILLIAMSON, ROBERT JANÍCEK

chapter 15|12 pages

It all depends on your point of view

ByROBERT JANÍCEK, KOTARO NARIAI, DEBBIE MONCRIEFF

chapter 16|14 pages

A life in the day of three students

chapter 17|8 pages

No two the same: how students react differently to the same lessons

ByJEREMY BARNETT, MATTHEW GREENHALGH

chapter 18|20 pages

Talking about learning: students as self-evaluators

ByDUANE HENRY, MARY LEE

chapter 19|6 pages

Learning out of school

ByJIMMY KARTTUNEN, ROBERT JANÍCEK, SAEKO YOSHIDA

chapter 20|10 pages

Students and their parents

ByJAN BALAC, KAZUYO MORI

chapter 21|10 pages

Lifelong learning: how teachers and students saw it

ByCARLA SOUDIEN

chapter 22|4 pages

Postscript

ByJOHN MACBEATH