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ERIC Number: EJ877216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Learning about Networked Learning Communities
Katz, Steven; Earl, Lorna
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v21 n1 p27-51 Mar 2010
In an effort to intentionally create the level of deep learning necessary for practitioners to make meaningful changes in their classrooms, professional networks are increasingly being promoted as mechanisms for knowledge creation that can lever the kinds of changes that make a difference for students. This paper explores the way networks function by testing a theory of action within England's Networked Learning Communities (NLC) Programme. It presents networks as collaborative systems that support particular ways of working and find expression within 2 distinct organisational units--the network itself and its participant schools. The key networked learning enablers of (a) changed thinking and practice and (b) pupil achievement are identified and described. (Contains 1 note, 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)