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'The power of collegiality and collective thought' in effective school-based teacher learning
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) (2003)
  • Susanne Owen, University of South Australia
Abstract
The school has increasingly become the focus for teacher professional development and school leaders are maximizing teacher learning through restructuring time and meeting structures to create additional opportunities for collegial work within the school day. This research paper is the second part of a three-stage research design investigating South Australian teachers' experiences of school-based professional development and how this relates to emerging teacher learning trends. This second stage of research focuses on professional development and professional growth, by interviewing fifteen staff in three enlightening cases schools to obtain greater detail about the implementation of quality teacher learning strategies. This paper reports some of the findings from the interviews concerning school-based professional development in relation to previous teacher learning research. Using case studies, key issues identified in this report include creating time, teams and the role of leadership, thereby highlighting the power of collegiality and collective thought in effective school-based Teacher Learning. [Author abstract]
Keywords
  • Collegiality,
  • Inservice teacher education,
  • Professional development,
  • Program effectiveness,
  • School based programs,
  • School schedules,
  • Teacher attitudes,
  • Teacher education programs,
  • Teamwork Case studies,
  • Interviews,
  • Primary secondary education
Publication Date
November, 2003
Citation Information
Susanne Owen. "'The power of collegiality and collective thought' in effective school-based teacher learning" Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susanne_owen/30/