Building on recent changes and debates surrounding the use of observation, this fully updated second edition of Classroom Observation explores the role of lesson observation in the preparation, assessment and professional learning of teachers, lecturers and educators at all levels and across all educational organisations. Offering practical guidance and detailed insights on an aspect of training that is a source of anxiety for many teachers, this thought-provoking book offers a critical analysis of the place, role and nature of lesson observation in the lives of education professionals.
Updated to incorporate the latest research, policy and practical developments on observation, this new edition also includes greater coverage of research and developments in the field of observation beyond the UK. Enabling readers to use observation as a lens for understanding, informing and improving teaching and learning, and equipping them with structured frameworks for applying observation, this book includes sections on:
- Teacher autonomy and professional identity
- Performance management, professional standards and accountability
- Peer observation, self-observation and critical reflection
- Educational assessment and evaluation
- Peer-based models of observation
- Using digital technology to inform learning.
Written for all student and practising teachers as well as teacher educators and those engaged in educational research, Classroom Observation is an essential introduction to how we observe, why we observe, and how it can be best used to improve teaching and learning.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|66 pages
Exploring the role of classroom observation in teaching and learning
chapter 1|19 pages
Classroom observation in context
chapter 2|21 pages
A review of classroom observation in the English education system
part 2|67 pages
Classroom observation as a means of studying and assessing the effectiveness of teaching and learning
chapter 4|28 pages
Classroom observation as a method for studying teaching and learning
part 3|71 pages
Classroom observation as a means of improving teachers’ professional learning and development