Webinar: Findings of the interim report Webinar: Findings of the interim report

Findings of the observation visits interim report

  • Webinar
  • 4 March 2014
  • For teachers, ICT coordinators, head teachers, policy-makers


The interim report on link observation visits draws on the information and observations from telephone interviews and visits with half of the Advanced Schools identified in the Living Schools Lab project. The report, written by Diana Bannister from University of Wolverhampton, focuses on the case studies being developed following the visits to the first 6 countries (Phase one: UK, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Norway and Italy).

One of the biggest challenges for the education system is the significant differences between schools both within and across countries, all of which are affected by multiple factors including different and ever changing political structures, funding, leadership and governance, training and professional development. Inevitably, this leads to changes in staffing, resources and the curriculum. The observation of these Advanced Schools in the LSL project provides a unique insight into these leading schools showcasing innovative practice and demonstrating to all schools the mainstream use of ICT.

The initial findings are divided in four areas:

  • Innovation and Whole School Change
  • Infrastructure
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy

The draft recommendations address three different levels: National Co-ordinators and the Regional Hubs, the Advanced Schools and the Advanced Practitioner Schools. In principal, these initial findings and recommendations feed into the second phase of the observation visits and the development of a CPD course for teachers. The final report on the LSL link observation visits will be published in summer 2014.

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