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Jolliffe, Wendy – Education 3-13, 2015
Cooperative learning (CL), in spite of extensive research and documented benefits, is not widely used in England. A review of the literature shows that it requires a staged and sustained approach to implementation, which has led to a gap between its potential and actual use. The case study cited here provides one example of bridging that gap…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teacher Collaboration, Curriculum Implementation, Communities of Practice
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Webb, Rosemary; Vulliamy, Graham; Sarja, Anneli; Hamalainen, Seppo; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa – Oxford Review of Education, 2009
The article is a comparative analysis of the policy and practice of professional learning communities (PLCs) in primary schools in England and Finland. The concept of PLC has become a globally fashionable one and has been explicitly advocated in policy documents in both countries. Drawing from a database of qualitative semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Trotman, Dave – Professional Development in Education, 2009
This article discusses approaches to collaborative practice amongst primary school headteachers in the implementation of inter-school networks. "Learning networks" and "learning communities" have been subject to increasing educational attention in England as part of a broader policy shift in favour of collaborative approaches…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice