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ERIC Number: ED443323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 19
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The Role of Collaborative Reflection in Developing a Culture of Inquiry in a School-University Partnership: A U.S. Perspective.
Osguthorpe, Russell T.
This paper describes two cases that illustrate the role of collaborative reflection in developing a culture of inquiry and individual and organizational renewal in school-university partnerships. Three assertions underlie the study: that individual renewal leads to organizational renewal; that developing a culture of inquiry is a prerequisite to the kind of individual renewal that leads to organizational renewal; and that collaborative reflection is essential for developing and sustaining culture. The first section of the paper defines the terms culture of inquiry, collaborative reflection, individual renewal, and organizational renewal. The second section describes two cases in which educators engaged in collaborative reflection (one in a new graduate program on educational inquiry and the other in an established program that involved reading, observing schools, and discussing issues related to education in a democracy). The third section offers a model for individual and organizational renewal that includes the nine elements of collaborative reflection: building trust, making time, nurturing questions, forming groups, taking risks, being patient, giving gifts, accepting offerings, and recognizing results. (Contains 22 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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