Using Lesson Study as an effective model through which collaborative professional learning can solve a teaching or learning based problem which is affecting children’s progress.

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Investment in early years practice has seen the highest level of return in terms of impact on a child’s educational achievement and improvement to life chances. (World Bank, 2005) The Early Years Pedagogy Network will therefore focus on ensuring the research and development opportunities it invests in are shared with schools across our geographical desert and beyond in a way that supports reciprocity.

This study focussed on how “Lesson Study” (Dudley and Lang, 2013) research methods and methodology could be used across the Alliance to create a professional learning process which focussed on enhanced learning and progress made by children in our schools as a specific result of practitioners and teachers employing new pedagogic techniques designed to improve an aspect of teaching and learning identified within their setting. This study explored the effectiveness of lesson study approach as a model through which collaborative classroom professional learning can solve a teaching or learning based problem which is effecting children’s progress. And, whether this learning can be reciprocated across all five schools.

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