Chapter 8: Evidence Based Practice and the Learning Commons

Evidence Based Practice


Resources from the book: The New School Learning Commons


Foundational Ideas


•    Sawyer, R. Keith, ed.  The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

•    Popham, W. James. TransFormative Assessment. ASCD, 2008


Professional Resources:

•    Carol-Bruce, Cathy. Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research. Corwin Press, 2007.

•    Chaplin, Connie, David V. Loertscher, and Nancy A.S. Miller. Sharing the Evidence: School Library Assessment Tools and Resources. 2nd ed. Hi Willow Research & Publishing, 2008.

•    Clauset, Karl H. Schoolwide Action Research for Professional Learning Communities: Improving Student Learning Through the Whole Faculty. Corwin Press, 2008.

•    Costa, Arthur L. The School as a Home for the Mind. Corwin Press, 2008.

•    Farmer, Lesley. How to Conduct Action Research: A Guide for Library Media Specialists. AASL, 2002.

•    Habits of Mind

•    Kelly, M.G. (Peggy) and Jon Haber. Resources for Student Assessment. ISTE, 2006.

•    Koechlin, Carol  and Sandi Zwaan.  Build Your Own Information Literate School. Hi Willow Research & Publishing, 2006.

•    Loertscher, David V. and Ross Todd. We Boost Achievement. Hi Willow Research & Publishing, 2006.

•    Reeves, Douglas B. Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School. ASCD, 2008.

•    Clauset, Karl H., Dale W. Lick, and Charlene U. Murphy. Schoolwide Action Research for Professional Learning Communities. Corwin Press, 2008. 


Other Resources

•    OSLA Toolkit

•    Project Achievement

•    Building Evidence Based Evidence through Action Research

•    Action Research in the Grand Erie District School Board


Professional Organizations:

•    CARET Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technology

•    IES Institute of Educational Sciences

•    American Educational Research Association

•    International Association of Learning Sciences




Over to You


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