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2. Methods and activities during the action research project.


Six different activities were tried and these included:


 Personal invitations to attend CPD sessions, on topics highlighted as areas to improve during a lesson observation.


 Personal requests for feedback after a CPD session to find out if any techniques had been integrated into classroom practice.


 A new written feedback questionnaire for completion after a CPD session and again a week later.


 A new CPD process called Targeted CPD on a 1:1 basis.


 A series of three, 30 minute CPD sessions, set in a subject specific context (Engineering), but based on topics highlighted as needing development after a recent Ofsted inspection.


 Staff focus groups about how staff think CPD could work better


Guskey (2000 p7) suggests that regardless of the form it takes, CPD is a systematic effort to bring about change, not just for the sake of change but for positive


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