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Professional Learning Communities: A Review of the Literature

Stoll, Louise, Bolam, Ray, McMahon, Agnes, Wallace, Mike and Thomas, Sally 2006. Professional Learning Communities: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Educational Change 7 (4) , pp. 221-258. 10.1007/s10833-006-0001-8

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Abstract

International evidence suggests that educational reform’s progress depends on teachers’ individual and collective capacity and its link with schoolwide capacity for promoting pupils’ learning. Building capacity is therefore critical. Capacity is a complex blend of motivation, skill, positive learning, organisational conditions and culture, and infrastructure of support. Put together, it gives individuals, groups, whole school communities and school systems the power to get involved in and sustain learning over time. Developing professional learning communities appears to hold considerable promise for capacity building for sustainable improvement. As such, it has become a ‘hot topic’ in many countries.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
L Education > L Education (General)
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1389-2843
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:34
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/41246

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