The school improvement advisor: "Supporting schools in the management of changes"

Crescentini, Alberto and Kiburtz, Lorenza (2012) The school improvement advisor: "Supporting schools in the management of changes". Technical Report. UNSPECIFIED.

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This project focuses at Swiss vocational schools, with the objective to improve students’ reasoning abilities by stimulating teachers to use “Understanding by design” methodology to plan their lessons by taking into account the desired outcomes/understandings. Each unit starts with the presentation of the information to the students, followed by an exploration of the topic and in the end an exhibition of the products. So-called School Improvement Advisors are introduced as new figures in the school domain, acting as consultant, critical friend, and academic researcher who help and give advice to the school and the teachers in a non-invasive but scientifically sound way. The aim is to extend the project to other schools in the future, creating local groups of teachers working on the basis of the same methodology and sharing their experiences through cooperative networks. This initiative starts with motivated teachers and progressively involves other colleagues in the use and mastering of the methodology.

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