Improvement Science in Education

MOOC
Improvement Science in Education
Language
English
Duration
1 hour coourse
Certificate
Certification paid
Course by EdX
Improvement Science in Education
What will you learn?
Principles and methods of improvement science in education and other social sectors
Means of introducing improvement science in schools and systems
Approaches to accelerating improvement through networked improvement communities
About the course

With roots in industry and in health care, improvement science is a disciplined approach to educational innovation that supports teachers, leaders, and researchers in collaborating to solve specific problems of practice. Improvement science brings discipline and methods to different logics of innovation by integrating:


  • Problem analysis
  • Use of research
  • Development of solutions
  • Measurement of processes and outcomes
  • Rapid refinement through plan-do-study-act cycles.

For teachers, school leaders, and system leaders, improvement science moves educational innovation out of the realm of “fad” and into the realm of research-based, evidence-driven continuous improvement, with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of educational practice.

That, in turn, will support schools and systems in responding to calls to improve opportunities to learn and student performance and calls to reduce achievement gaps by improving the day-to-day work students, teachers, and leaders.

In this introduction to improvement science, developed in collaboration with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, learners will explore:


  • Problem-specific and user-centered design and analysis
  • Differences in implementation and outcomes as resources for improvement
  • Improving systems to improve practice
  • Driving improvement through measurement, evidence, and disciplined inquiry

This course is part of the Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Program
Improvement Science in Education
Learn how to apply principles and practices of improvement science to improve educational practice, raise student performance, and reduce achievement gaps.
Lecturers
Donald J. Peurach
Donald J. Peurach
Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation in the School of Education University of Michigan
Anthony S. Bryk
Anthony S. Bryk
President Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
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