The ‘Learning Study’ model in the improvement of teaching and learning: a literature review
The purpose of this study is to examine the role of the Learning Study Model in developing teaching and learning. The research is based on a literature review involving various Learning Studies undertaken from the 2000s onwards in various countries. The study looks into the foundations of the Learning Study Model, its aims and the application process. In a Learning Study, the aim is to deal with an object of learning in a systematic way through a number of research lessons designed in line with Variation Theory, thus bringing about an increase in students’ learning outcomes. Although, the primary purpose of learning studies is to develop student learning, it is argued that this model also plays an important role in contributing to teachers’ professional development by means of enhancing their pedagogical knowledge and skills. Overall, discussion about the outcomes of Learning Studies is presented at the latter part of the article.
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