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ERIC Number: EJ963192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0892-0206
Distributed Pedagogical Leadership and Generative Dialogue in Educational Nodes
Jappinen, Aini-Kristiina; Sarja, Anneli
Management in Education, v26 n2 p64-72 Apr 2012
The article presents practices of distributed pedagogical leadership and generative dialogue as a tool with which management and personnel can better operate in the increasingly turbulent world of education. Distributed pedagogical leadership includes common characteristics of a professional learning community when the educational actors intentionally share a common mission. There, all stakeholders take collective responsibility for students' learning. Generative dialogue is a way to negotiate in this realm in generating new knowledge and understanding. To introduce this process in practice, the article describes two Finnish learning environments where the stakeholders define, first, the critical nodes, paths and contents in students' individual learning paths in vocational education, and, second, presents examples of generative dialogue within distributed pedagogical leadership. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland