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Autumn lecture 2015 - Outstanding teaching by Harriet Harper

Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Time: 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Location: Main hall, NewVIc, Prince Regent Lane, London E13 8SG

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Harriet HarperWhat makes a lesson outstanding? Harriet is going to explore what expert teachers do in classrooms, workshops and laboratories and examine why they are so successful. The evidence emerges from 20 real lessons judged by HMI to be outstanding. In a lively and interactive session, Harriet will focus on the ways in which teachers plan, teach and assess in order to ensure that their students work hard, enjoy learning and achieve high standards. She will also dispel some commonly held myths about lesson observations and inspection. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Harriet has extensive experience of the FE sector, having worked as a teacher and senior manager, a teacher educator for FE and, for 10 years, one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (FE and Skills). Her research focuses on the theory and practice associated with teaching excellence and she is the author of Outstanding Teaching in Lifelong Learning, a book based on real lessons. She is an Associate at UCL Institute of Education and also works as a consultant, critical friend, coach, teacher, researcher and external examiner in various colleges and FE related organisations.

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