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VIDEO: An introduction to our Great teaching toolkit: Evidence review.
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As teachers, what areas of professional development should we focus on to have the most impact on our learners?
Cambridge International has partnered with Evidence Based Education (a UK-based research organisation) to produce the Great teaching toolkit: Evidence review.
The report, released on 17 June 2020, aims to help teachers identify the areas they can work on in their own professional development that will have the most impact on their learners’ outcomes.
We already know that the quality of teaching can make a huge difference to how students learn and how they perform in assessments. However, how do teachers identify what really works?
Professor Rob Coe and his team at Evidence Based Education have examined hundreds of pieces of research on the links between teacher performance and student outcomes. In this report, they highlight the common areas that have been proven, around the world, to have the potential to transform learning.
You can download the whole report (PDF, 2MB) or individual chapters below.
Introduction and foreword
Introduction and foreword from Dr Tristian Stobie, Director, Qualifications and Curriculum Development, Cambridge International
Understanding the content
Great teachers understand the content they are teaching and how it is learnt.
Understanding the content - chapter 1
Creating a supportive environment
A supportive environment is characterised by relationships of trust and respect between students and teachers, and among students.
Creating a supportive environment - chapter 2
Maximising opportunity to learn
Great teachers manage the classroom to maximise students’ opportunities to learn.
Maximising opportunity to learn - chapter 3
Activating hard thinking
Great teachers present content, activities and interactions that activate their students’ thinking.
Activating hard thinking - chapter 4
Review methodology, overview of studies reviewed, references and further reading.
Review methodology- chapter 5
You can also download the report in the following languages:
In October 2020, Paul Ellis, Head of Teaching & Learning Strategy at Cambridge International moderated two webinars with Prof. Rob Coe on the Great Teaching Toolkit – Evidence Review.
The webinars gave Cambridge International teachers more insights into the findings of the Review and tips on how they can integrate the findings into their professional development.
Watch the Great Teaching Toolkit webinar
The presentation slides are available and Cambridge Assessment published a blog on the toolkit.