Effective cluster collaborations: transformation through school and university connections

Conway, Joan M. and Abawi, Lindy (2011) Effective cluster collaborations: transformation through school and university connections. In: Creating connections in teaching and learning. Research on Teaching and Learning. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, United States, pp. 165-176. ISBN 978-1-61735-550-9 (pbk); 978-1-61735-551-6 (hbk)


Clusters of schools which allow conversations between participants from different contexts, are a useful mechanism for creating connections for professional networking and learning among teacher professionals. In recent years, the creation of clusters—designed to deliver significant school revitalization — has strengthened connections across schools and education sectors Australia wide. The prospect of schools coming together, exchanging ideas, assisting each other and making connections for deeper learning and understandings is for many innovatory. Furthermore, the idea of teachers interacting with colleagues from across sectors, and leading professional conversations about pedagogical practice is refreshing and visionary of the leading teacher professional.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 13. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 04:57
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 04:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: networking; lifelong learning; school clusters
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19306

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