Category - Collaborative Learning

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Professional Learning – Pathways to Impact in Social Science Research
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Rethinking Educational Leadership: an open space symposium
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Schools at the hub of community engagement
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Teaching for Effective Learning: South Australia Department for Education and Children’s Services
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Ngambara Fimityatit: Learning Together in Daly River

Professional Learning – Pathways to Impact in Social Science Research

There is a strange dynamic going which on the one hand gives schools greater autonomy and on the other centralizes some of the key institutions and models of school improvement (such as the National College) into becoming another arm of Whitehall. Dr Kate Reynolds talks about the relationships between research and practice in teacher education   Professional learning pathways to imact from Ruth Deakin Crick To read the full text of Dr Reynolds talk click here  Pathways to impact for a research intensive university (1)

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Rethinking Educational Leadership: an open space symposium

In January a group of   experienced practitioners and researchers in education and business met together in an Open Space Symposium designed to bring fresh thinking to the current challenges facing school leaders and to generate new ideas about leadership development.  The Open Space Technology provided a means of capturing the collective intelligence generated by the group in response to the core question. This report Rethinking School Leadership Bristol Leadership Forum Open Space Symposium Report January 2013 is the result of these two days.  It is designed as the beginning of an ongoing conversation.   The following themes were identified by a thematic analysis of the Open Space Sessions. Key ideas were highlighted and abstracted from their context,  coded on post[…]

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Schools at the hub of community engagement

Parental engagement in northern territory australia tess mc peake from Ruth Deakin Crick This seminar given by Tess McPeake of the Smith Family in Australia, describes a programme which engages parents in learning for themselves and their families. Tess described the evaluation of the project and drew on extant research which identifies important elements of learning in the community, which enhance student well being and engagement. Lea 2012 Evaluation of Smith Family Girls inthe Middle UoS Emerson Fear Sanders parental-engagement-in-learning-and-schooling A video about Parent Yarns can be viewed here……

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Teaching for Effective Learning: South Australia Department for Education and Children’s Services

Visiting Fellow Chris Goldspink presents the research and practice from the Teaching for Effective Learning Programme in South Australia at the Centre for Systems Learning and Leadership at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol in March 2012. The Teaching for Effective Learning Framework was developed as a part of ongoing enquiry in South Australia into the nexus between how teachers design and orchestrate learning and learner engagement. The framework was developed through consultation with international researchers, as well as local leaders and skilled practitioners, about the essential elements of quality practice. The framework provides means of measuring quality of practice through systematic observation of teaching practice and been demonstrated to be valid and reliable in this role. It[…]

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Ngambara Fimityatit: Learning Together in Daly River

These murals of a Barramundi and a Brolga have been painted by the community in Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia, to remind everyone about how the community and the children in St Francis Xavier Catholic School are learning and achieving together.  The project, led by Miriam Rose Bauman and Julianne Willis, draws everyone in the school community together to engage in learning and change.  The vision of the project is summed up in the title Ngamara Fimityatit – which means When we learn together, sharing + living the same language for learning, we will be empowered to create a new story for our future… It’s about bringing together local traditional knowledge systems with 21century ideas about learning, in order to empower[…]

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