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What factors do tutors take into account when deciding whether a trainee's teaching is "outstanding"?

Ollin, Ros (2009) What factors do tutors take into account when deciding whether a trainee's teaching is "outstanding"? In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training Eighth International Conference: Researching Vocational Education and Training, 3rd - 5th July 2009, Worcester College, Oxford, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    In the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (OFSTED)
    inspections for the Learning and Skills Sector (LSS) there is a strong emphasis on the
    quality of trainees' practical teaching as evidence of the effectiveness of initial teacher
    education (ITE) provision.
    In the current inspection round, OFSTED will be using criteria for key aspects of
    trainees' performance in lessons, based on four grades: outstanding, good, satisfactory
    and inadequate. For Higher Education (HE) partnerships offering the Certificate in
    Education/PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET), this will be the
    first time the overall grading of trainees has become a formal part of inspection. A major
    issue for these providers is how to ensure consistency of judgements across the
    partnership, including a shared understanding of what constitutes "outstanding" teaching
    in the formal learning environment. This paper will report on the findings of a research
    study on teaching observation judgements made by tutors across a PCET ITE network
    and how these compare with OFSTED grading criteria. The aims of this study are to
    develop a working conceptualisation of what constitutes "outstanding" teaching and to
    identify issues related to grading to inform the development of staff and quality systems
    across an HE ITE partnership.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2009 12:19
    Last Modified: 14 Sep 2011 11:47
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5354

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