Stated learning outcomes for this course
ECC Lesson Study helps teachers run their own professional development to meet their pupils’ needs.
Three teachers work together to plan, teach and observe cycles of three lessons, analysing their impact on pupils and sharing their learning with colleagues. They are supported by an expert ECC Trainer.
Every Child Counts Lesson Study helps schools:
to provide the opportunity for ‘good’ teachers to become ‘outstanding’ teachers’
to share good practice amongst staff
to develop leaders of professional development
to implement your school development plan
Every Child Counts Lesson Study helps teachers:
to design better lessons that get your pupils engaged in thinking
to deepen your subject knowledge
to examine the cause and effect relationship between teaching and learning
to discern more and less effective teaching strategies
to become more astute observers of your pupils
to build supportive collegial relationships and enrich your professional lives
Lesson Study gave me the opportunity to really see what is happening in my classroom and how children are learning. It has been absolutely invaluable and has allowed me to adapt my teaching to truly meet the needs of the individual children.
Nik Hudson, Assistant Headteacher, Marland Hill Community Primary School, Rochdale
How Does it Work?
The ECC Trainer has an initial meeting with the Headteacher to help to prepare for Lesson Study.
As a school, you decide on a research focus that fits your school development plan. You identify one or more groups of three teachers who are willing to take risks, experiment and learn from their mistakes. The teachers work together to plan, teach and observe a Lesson Study cycle of three lessons, analysing their impact on pupils. They run three cycles over the year and share their learning with colleagues.
ECC Lesson Study has been developed by Edge Hill University, building on its extensive research programme funded by the Education Endowment Foundation 2013-15. Training is delivered by the University’s acclaimed Every Child Counts team, who have provided high-quality professional development to over 6,000 schools since 2008.