Building capacity: teachers thinking and working together to create new futures.

Andrews, Dorothy and Lewis, Marian (2005) Building capacity: teachers thinking and working together to create new futures. In: International Congress for School Effectiveness and improvement (ICSEI), 2-5 Jan 2005, Barcelona.


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This paper is based on research illuminating organisation-wide processes used during a whole school revitalisation process, IDEAS (Innovative Designs for Enhancing Achievement in Schools). It explores the organisation-wide processes that engage teachers in futuristic thinking and the creation of shared meaning. The paper explores how teachers engaging in processes of school revitalisation think and work together to add significant value to their successful practices. The school revitalisation process at the heart of this research centres on the work of teachers and recognises the fundamental importance of teacher leadership in successful school change. Creative organisation-wide processes link personal pedagogical work with the work of the broader professional community of the school. This linking of personal and school wide pedagogical aspirations and understandings provides a foundation for culture building and the creation of new futures. It enables the professional community to build the capacity of the school to add value to classroom and school wide practices - improving teaching and learning as a result.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2007 07:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional learning community, school improvement, school-wide change, teacher leadership, capacity building
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators

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