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Dr Matt O’Leary

Dr Matt O’Leary is a Reader in Education at Birmingham City University and is internationally renowned for his work on lesson observation. He is the author of Classroom observation: A guide to the effective observation of teaching and learning (2014) and author and editor of Reclaiming lesson observation: supporting excellence in teacher learning (2016), both published by Routledge.

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Dr Matt O’Leary

Have colleges and schools in England learned any lessons about lesson observation?

A national research study from November 2013 by Dr Matt O’Leary raised questions about the effectiveness of lesson observations in the FE sector. He outlines how little mindsets have changed. The study, commissioned by the University and College Union (UCU), Developing a National Framework for the...